Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees & Certifications •East Stroudsburg University Educational Leadership & Administration (Ed.D) Doctoral Candidate •M.S. in Sport Management from East Stroudsburg University •B.S. in Health and Physical Education from East Stroudsburg University •Graduate of Panther Valley High School •American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) •American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Teaching Experience •3 years as a Health and Physical Education Teacher at Pocono Mountain West High Shool •2 years as the Health and Physical Education Teacher at Carbon Career & Technical Institute Coaching Experience •East Stroudsburg University Swimming Intern/Graduate Student Worker 2 years •ESU Swimming Camp Coach and Counselor 6 years •ESU Learn To Swim Instructor 7 years College Swimming •Division II Swimming student-athlete for East Stroudsburg University •Four year athletic scholarship recipient •Competed in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championship Meet in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 season •Held 1 individual record and was a member of 4 record setting relays at ESU High School Swimming •Member of the Panther Valley High School Swimming Team 2007-2011 •2008 PIAA State bronze medalist •4 time PIAA State swim meet qualifier •4 time PIAA District XI AA swim champion •2011 PIAA District XI AA individual 50 free style champion •2008 PIAA District XI AA team champion •2009 PIAA District XI AA team runner up •8 time Schuylkill League swim champion •2009 Schuylkill League individual 50 freestyle champion •2011 Schuylkill League individual 100 breaststroke champion •2009 Schuylkill League team champion •2 time Schuylkill League swimmer of the year
Ms. Karoline Vavra
The focus of the Pocono Mountain West swimming program is to provide an atmosphere where student-athletes can demonstrate competitive skills, sportsmanship, teamwork, and integrity.
Swimmers are encouraged to continue practicing with or to join a community or YMCA/USA Swimming Club team in the off-season. Cardio and weight training is also encouraged year-round.