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Heather L Kite

Assoc Director Recreation Oper

Swimming Pool | Student and International Affairs

Areas of Expertise

American Red Cross certification in basic level, instructor level, and instructor-trainer level for water safety and lifeguarding; aquatic aerobic exercise and arthritis exercise instruction.


B.S. University of North Florida, 2001

Major: Community Health

Minor: Exercise Science


I began my aquatic experience as a lifeguard at the age of sixteen.  Little did I know that summer job would turn in to a full time career in aquatic based recreation. 

As an undergraduate at the University of North Florida, I worked at the Aquatic Center as a lifeguard and swim instructor.  Eventually I obtained additional certifications to be an American Red Cross lifeguard instructor, an Aquatic Exercise Association water exercise instructor, and an Arthritis Foundation aquatic instructor.

Shortly after graduating, I was hired for the full time program coordinator position where I supervised the very large and successful swim lessons program.  Years of experience as the coordinator opened up the opportunity to pursue the aquatics assistant director position for campus recreation.

I am now the Assistant Director of Recreation for aquatics and am responsible for the staffing and operations of the Aquatic Center.  Through my years as coordinator and assistant director, I have enjoyed teaching as an adjunct instructor for Foundations of Secondary Education.  My experience and certifications in aquatics provide a great foundation to share the world of aquatic exercise, skill, and sport with UNF students.


American Red Cross

Arthritis Foundation

Contact Information

Building 61, Room 1208

(904) 620-1561