AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - A former Olympic swimmer discusses how her experience helps her in the classroom.
Catalina Casaru is an Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance at Georgia Southwestern State University.
Prior to becoming a professor, she competed for her home country of Romania in the 1996 Atlanta games and won more than 200 national titles.
Casaru said her experience as a competitive swimmer helps her as a professor.
"Students they connect with me easily and they can relay the material better if I give them examples...practical examples," said Casaru.
Casaru encourages her students to stay dedicated, work hard and follow their dreams.
She also offers private lessons and continues to share her knowledge with the community.