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Mary Donahue - P.E. and Biol Hlth

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"Those who can, do. Those who believe others can also, teach." John E. King
"When you learn, teach. When you get, give." Maya Angelou

Mary Donahue

Mary Donahue

Contact via email
at / in the swimming pool after classes
After most of my swim classes and by appointment


Course Syllabi


swimming, CPR, first aid, lifeguard training
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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 Advisor to the Outdoor Club.

I'm proud to have been a lifeguard, lifeguard captain or in charge of the swim of 50 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 am a member of the De Anza College Academic Senate Executive Committee.

Winter 2018
CRN Course Title
35143 HLTH-057A-55L First Aid for the Community, Home, Wilderness, and Disasters
34101 KNES-001B-01L Beginning Swimming
34099 KNES-001C-01L Intermediate Swimming
34098 KNES-002A-01L Aerobic Swimming
Spring 2018
CRN Course Title
45413 HLTH-057A-55L First Aid for the Community, Home, Wilderness, and Disasters
44616 KNES-001A-01L Novice Swimming
44619 KNES-001A-02L Novice Swimming

You can find the the course syllabi (also know as greensheets), required equipment and/or texts and homework assignments for each of my classes at the class webpages listed in the column to the left.

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Last Updated: 5/19/16