|DAN Examiner #25||Larry Zettwoch|
>Larry’s interest in water-related activities goes back to a young age in Louisville, Kentucky. He started swimming lessons at age 6 and was lifeguarding from age 16 on. While in graduate school earning a master’s degree in education and a doctorate in law, he taught swimming at the college level; during the summers he ran swimming pools for motels and private clubs. As a flying member (RF-101 and RF-4) of the Kentucky Air National Guard he taught life support courses that included land and water survival. His shop earned the "Best in Air Force" distinction. He retired a colonel after 31 years of service.
>When his daughter, Allison, wanted to learn scuba the whole family was certified in the late 1980s in Louisville. Larry became a PADI instructor in 1989 in the Florida Keys, and eventually became a PADI Master Instructor. He began teaching DAN oxygen courses in 1991 and was one of the first three Instructor Trainers in the nation.
>Larry has taught DAN Instructor/Trainer courses from Cozumel, to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, to Slippery Rock, Pa., to the Community College of the Keys in Key West over the years. He became a DAN Examiner in 2006 and can now certify DAN Instructor Trainers. An Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor Trainer, he also became a Medic First Aid Instructor in 1990 and is now a Master. In 2009 he earned Master Instructor Trainer with ASHI. Larry has also completed training as an EMT-P and DMT. Larry become a DAN Ambassador in 2010. In 2012 he was the DAN USA Top performer, he has taught over 1250 DAN students. Larry has been involved in boating since 1986 and is a licensed Coast Guard Captain. His diving and boating take place mainly in the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Keys.