Jeremy Alfred, 25
How long have you lived in Pearland and what made you decide to live here?
15+ years / I wanted to live somewhere close to where I work
What is your favorite activity in Pearland?
I like to exercise at the running trails at Tom Bass Park
Where’s your favorite place to eat and/or shop in Pearland?
Cinnaholic gourmet cinnamon rolls
What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I’m vegan and share tips and information on my Facebook and Instagram pages @veganideashouston
How long have you been swimming?
I swam recreationally starting very young and eventually joined a swim team in middle school. I played other sports in high school, and focused on my studies in college, but I eventually came back to swimming as an adult to be a coach.
What made you want to be a swim coach?
I had friends who worked at HSC and they would tell me so many stories about what a great time they had at work, so I decided to look into a job there. I’ve been there for 7 years!
What age/levels do you teach?
All ages and levels! I teach infants as young as 4 months of age in our Starfish (parent/child) classes and also teach adults who are just beginning their swimming journey. There’s a wide range of ages and levels in between!
What’s your favorite thing about teaching swimming?
I like seeing the expressions of my students when they start to feel confident in their abilities to swim.