Susan Vosik Pekala, MS

Trainer and Instructor

Susan brings over 25 years of training experience to meet your every need.   She began her teaching journey at a local YMCA while still in High School, serving both as a lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons. She served in an Aquatic Director role for many years as well as working for the PA Fish and Boat Commission.  In that role, she enjoyed delivering instruction for the Safe Boater Certification Course for hundreds of new boat and personal watercraft operators.  Wanting to expand her teaching credentials she quickly became a Lifeguard Instructor and Water Safety Instructor/Trainer, and most recently a Lifeguard Instructor Trainer.  Today Susan serves as an adjunct faculty member at both Wilkes University and LCCC. She also works as an Aquatic Examiner for the American Red Cross visiting aquatic facilities up and down the East Coast.  Acknowledging there is an important medical component to these teaching roles, she also is certified as a PA EMT and Wilderness EMT.  Susan has an infectious and vibrant passion for teaching and enjoys working personally with each of her clients. She believes in giving her clients the tools they can use to recognize and respond to emergencies. Whether it is working with a group of new lifeguards or seasoned health care providers she always brings a smile to her classes.