Kevin Joseph Mclaughlin
Clinical Instructor

Kevin McLaughlin is an educator and coach with more than 30 years of Aquatics experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree, an Elementary Education Certificate, and a Master’s of Education from the University of Pittsburgh where he served as an athlete and Captain for the Pitt Swim Team. He is a 20-year certified Instructor Trainer for the American Red Cross and has certifications in the following areas: Safety Training for Swim Coaches, Fundamentals of Coaching, First Aid Health and Safety for Coaches, Concussion in Sports and Sudden Cardiac Arrest. As a faculty member in the Department of Health and Human Development, Kevin teaches many courses including Intermediate Swimming, Aquatic Conditioning, Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Instructor, CPR/FPR-AED, First Aid, CPR & First Aid Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, Lifetime Activities and Water Safety Instructor.

Instructional Interests

  • Lifesaving techniques
  • Aquatics
  • Health and wellness

Scholarly Interests

  • Lifesaving techniques
  • Aquatics
  • Health and wellness

Selected Grants

August 2004 “Validation of the 12-Minute and 500 Yard Swims as Field Tests of Maximal Aerobic Capacity in College Men and Women” Principal Investigator E.F. Nagle, Co-Investigators R.J. Robertson, K.J. McLaughlin. Submitted to National Swimming Pool Foundation/Center for Disease Control Awarded September 2004 ($37,748)

Awards and Honors

  • Red Cross Service Award - 2006

  • Allegheny Mountain Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year 1996, 1999

  • Allegheny Mountain Swimming Racing Camp Coach 1995, 1997, 2007

  • Allegheny Mountain Swimming All-Star Team Coach 1994, 1995

  • Two-time United States Swimming Senior National Qualifier 1991, 1992
Kevin Joseph Mclaughlin


University of Pittsburgh
148 Trees Hall
Allequippa and Darragh Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261