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More than 30 Lycoming College students participated in a Try Scuba workshop on Monday, Feb. 25, at the College pool.
The experience offered students their first breath underwater and introduced the scuba certification course, according to Dr. Mel Zimmerman, professor of biology and a member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors.
Equipment was provided by Lycoming alumnus Frank Morrow, owner of A Water Odyssey Scuba, of Williamsport, and six Lycoming students who are PADI-certified divers assisted with the workshop. The students receive certification after completing the open water scuba course offered every semester at the College.
Since 1984, Lycoming has offered PADI open water and advanced open water certification courses for physical education credit. Zimmerman coordinates the courses through A Water Odyssey Scuba.
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visitwww.lycoming.edu.