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Jackie James
Assistant Director for Aquatics

Primary Service: Physical Education, Rec Programs

541-346-4112 E-mail

Ask me about…

  • Swimming, lifeguarding and water fitness classes
  • Youth swimming lessons
  • Lifeguard training and employment

Bio: Before working at the UO, Jackie worked for Willamalane Park and Recreation District as an aquatics supervisor. She started working in PE and Rec in 2000 as a swimming and lifeguard instructor.

She became the assistant director of aquatics, youth and family programs in 2008 and in 2015 became the assistant director of aquatics with the opening of the new, bigger, and better aquatics facility.

Jackie studied at the UO and graduated with a BS in leisure studies and services in 1990.

Jackie loves coming to work every day because of the students. Working with and for the students is her passion. She loves teaching and coaching students to be the best they can be and learns as much from them as they do from her.

Outside of work, Jackie enjoys being outside, running, hiking, gardening, travelling, spending time with family and friends, and taking care of her three dogs.

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Input, Learner, Responsibility, Analytical, Arranger