The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh held its 9th Annual Jack Morris Swim Meet honoring the memory of the beloved swim teacher and coach. The late Jack Morris’ love of swimming was conveyed to each of his students over nearly six decades of teaching and coaching.
Morris was fittingly called the “Zen Master of the pool” and the “Mister Rogers of the water.”
During his long career as a swimming coach and instructor, Morris worked at the Young Men and Women’s Hebrew Association, the JCC, the Shadyside Boys Club, the Rehabilitation Institute and countless other public and private pools.
In 2009, to honor his accomplishments and in tribute to his years of dedication to the sport, longtime students Dr. Sidney Busis and attorney Edgar Snyder spearheaded a campaign to develop an endowment fund to establish the Jack Morris Swim Meet at the JCC in memory of his contributions to the JCC and to the community.