When we arrived at camp, Jim needed a certain number of participants registered for his Red Cross Lifeguard Course. I grew up with lots of time in a pool, but I was not much of a swimmer. Most of the 12 had been through the class so I signed up to help out with the numbers. The first thing we had to do was swim forever (can't remember how far but it was like forever). Tim swam beside me to encourage me to keep going (and maybe to make sure I didn't drown). At the end of the day, I talked to Jim and said I wasn't going to keep going with the course. He didn't try to stop me which we still laugh about now! Thankfully, for both of us, Jim only needed certain numbers to start, not finish!
Over the summer, I think running the buddy board was my favorite afternoon assignment. It may have had something to do with Jim being the Waterfront Director. We had become friends and he was a lot of fun to be around!