Marica Strazmester (born 28 August 1981 in Kikinda, SR Serbia) is a 2 time Serbian Olympic swimmer. She represented FR Yugoslavia at the 2000 Summer Olympics in 100 and 200m backstroke. Eight years later, she represented Serbia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in 100m backstroke.
She has 6 National Records for Serbia in Swimming. She competed in Semifinals at European swimming championships, World championships...
She became several times champion of Spain combining her swimming practices with her job as coach. She exerts the vitality and enthusiasm with which she lives all that she undertakes. She still preserves and applies these qualities in all projects and challenges she has ahead. The values of sport excel in her lifestyle, committed and responsible, demanding on herself, hardworking and always willing to continue evolving. She is consistent with the objectives set.
Marica graduated on University of Sport and Physical Education – Novi Sad, Serbia. As BA in Physical Education and Swim Coaching Idedicated her career to work with swimmers, to teach them how to become professionals and how to achieve their goals, in life and in sport. She graduated on Sports psychology and mental training for swimmers, which gives her chance to pass her experience and achievement to another swimmers.
After working as a Swim Coach for Serbian Swimming Federation, Serbian swimming clubs and also for many years in Spanish clubs, she decided to move to US and work here.
With success she became USA Swimming Federation Certified Swimming Coach and Level 3 coach in Association of Swimming Coaches of America (ASCA), Aquatic Director, Physical Education Professor.
She is hired by clubs and individuals over entire U.S. to educate swim instructors, young coaches and swimmers how they can improve their swimming and coaching skills. Her passion is motivate youth and adults, to share her knowledge and experience.