Born in Bratislava – Slovakia, Katarina started swimming at the age of 10. Soon after, results started showing as she became a National Champion at the age of 14. Since then Katarina broke many national records, competed at European and World Championships as well as the 2012 London Olympic Games. After graduating in High School from St. Paul’s Anglican High School in Brisbane – Australia, she decided to pursue a collegiate swimming career and joined the Virginia Tech Hokies. During her collegiate career Katarina broke multiple school and conference records, was awarded for her outstanding freshman and senior year, became an ACC champion as well as NCAA All-American.
Prior to joining Planet Swim, Katarina served as Swim Camp Counselor at the Virginia Tech Swim Camps. She joins Planet Swim as our Swim Lesson Coordinator and continues to train in hopes to secure a spot in the Slovakian National Team going to the next Olympic Games in Rio.