Coach Ana Smokowicz

 

- Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, her first language was/is Portuguese

  1. -Growing up in a lake house, she learned to swim as a child and had the opportunity to learn how to sail, waterski and windsurf.

  2. -From age 9 into teenage years she swam with a year around club (Sociedad Harmonia de Tenis) and was their swimmer of the year a couple different years.

  3. -Her favorite and best events  - 100 & 200 Butterfly

  4.                                                 - 100 & 200 Backstroke

  5.                                                 - 200 & 400 Individual Medley

  6.                                                 - 200, 400 & 800 Freestyle

  7. - Other sports she has participated in: running (5km and 12 km) and triathlon, judo, tennis, handball and basketball.

  8. -Graduated college with BS in Nutritional Science specializing in sports nutrition and physiology (Paulista Medical School)

  9. -Worked 6 years as clinical dietician at their hospital facility

  10. -Moved to the US in 2001

  11. -Past Water safety Instructor (WSI) with American Red Cross

  12. -Taught private swim lessons in Arizona (2005 - 2008)

  13. -Settled in Georgia with husband Craig and family in 2011

  14. -Taught both of their children Sophia (13) and Christian (10) to swim

  15. -Joined the SMART staff in 2012