At Wellesley I took the Water Safety Instructor's course as part of the required physical education while majoring in Zoology. This course made me eligible for employment as a Learn to Swim program director for the Red Cross in Chesterfield County, Virginia . I held this job every summer during college years and even after graduating. I did not use my college major until many years later when I began a career of teaching science in the public schools of Austin, Texas
The required physical education courses led to my first job as a swimming instructor.