FIVE MINTUES OF FAME: Swim teacher fears sharks, not vampires
Jake Rathmell: So are you Team Jacob or Team Edward?
Chelsea Maxwell: The wolf guy is hot, so I’m definitely Team Jacob.
Rathmell: Did you see the New Moon movie trailer?
Maxwell: Oh, my God. Yeah, of course.
Rathmell: Jacob is, like, crazy-buff right?
Maxwell: Yeah he is, but he looks good.
Rathmell: What do you plan on doing with your Spanish degree?
Maxwell: I want to teach Spanish in high school and also go overseas and teach English to Spanish speakers.
Rathmell: Would you go to Spain or Mexico?
Maxwell: I think going to Spain would be a lot better than going to Mexico, but my dad lives in Mexico, so I could probably go there.
Rathmell: Where does your dad live? What does he do?
Maxwell: He lives in Ixtapa, and he runs a surf shop where he sells surfboards and gives surf lessons.
Rathmell: Wow, it sounds like your dad has the perfect little thing going on.
Maxwell: Yeah, his life is pretty good. I go down and visit him sometimes.
Rathmell: Do you surf?
Maxwell: I used to until my dad’s best friend died from getting eaten by a shark at the beach that we surf at, so I haven’t been recently.
Rathmell: That would certainly change the way that I look at the ocean.
Maxwell: I get really freaked out if I can’t see my feet. I’m like, ‘I don’t want to do this.’
Rathmell: Have you ever been out in the ocean and had sharks circling around you?
Maxwell: Yeah, I went deep sea fishing one time and they took us 15 miles off the coast, and I was literally crying.
Rathmell: Sounds like a terrible experience, but you still like the water, so it didn’t keep you from swimming in pools.
Maxwell: Exactly. Pools are cool. There’s no fish in there.