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AREAS OF FOCUS: swimming, CPR, first aid, lifeguard training
BIOGRAPHY: I've been on the faculty at De Anza since April, 1988, first in Physical Education, then in Biological and Health Sciences as well.

I'm a Red Cross certified instructor, primarily in lifeguard training, swimming, first aid and CPR/AED. I also train Red Cross instructors in each of these fields and have mentored two Instructor Trainers.

Shortly into my term as a De Anza instructor, I became the Senior Faculty Adviser to the Outdoor Club.

I'm proud to have been a lifeguard, lifeguard captain or in charge of the swim of 53 triathlons or open water swims.

I was retained as an expert witness in a near-drowning lawsuit. The good guys won.

March 2014 I became a volunteer with Yosemite National Park Preventative Search and Rescue.

I have been a member of the De Anza College Academic Senate Executive Committee since 2012.

Classes I Teach

Spring 2019

46073HLTH 57A55LFirst Aid for the Community, Home, Wilderness, and Disasters
44616KNES 1A1LNovice Swimming
44619KNES 1A2LNovice Swimming

Winter 2019

35684HLTH 57A55LFirst Aid for the Community, Home, Wilderness, and Disasters
34101KNES 1B1LBeginning Swimming
34099KNES 1C1LIntermediate Swimming
36090KNES 1D1LAdvanced Swimming
34098KNES 2A1LAerobic Swimming

Faculty Info

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Mary Donahue
Part-time Faculty

Physical Education, Biology/Health, Outdoor Club

At / in the swimming pool after classes


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