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AREAS OF FOCUS: swimming, 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 have also trained 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.

I have been a volunteer with Yosemite National Park on and off for 15+ years, including five years with Preventative Search and Rescue when it was funded in the park.

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

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Classes I Teach

Fall 2024

28228HLTH 57A01First Aid for the Community, Home, Wilderness, and Disasters

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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