Natalia is from Slovakia. She swam competitively as a national level breaststroker for fifteen years and was a member of the Slovak National Team for four years. Currently she is a graduate student at The New School University, pursuing her PhD in Psychology, with an emphasis on childhood development. Teaching the sport runs in her family: Natalia's father owns a swimming school in Slovakia. She has also taught swimming in Ireland at Terenure College in Dublin and at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. In addition to her brilliant work at the pool, Natalia is also an indispensible member of the office staff, leading the development of Imagine's proprietary scheduling system - Seaway Software. When she's not underwater or hitting the books, Natalia is an avid traveler - most recently exploring Iceland and Virgin Gorda, in the British Virgin Islands.