Karin Werth

I am a 10-time All-American swimmer at University of Florida, and have been working with athletes at UF since July of 1998. I currently design and implement strength and conditioning programs for the Gator women’s lacrosse, soccer and gymnastics.

I was promoted to my current position as Assistant Director/Olympic Sports in June of 2003.

I am certified as a Strength & Conditioning Coach through two different organizations: the College Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) and through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), where I received certification as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist.

In 2011 I received my Master Strength & Conditioning Coach certification: the highest honor for a strength & conditioning coach. It represents professionalism, knowledge, experience, expertise, as well as longevity in the field.

During the 1997-1998 season, I was assistant women’s swim coach at the University of Florida. Before coaching, I was a paramedic and firefighter for the City of Miami from 1990-1996 and was a SWAT medic with the Miami police department from 1994-96.

From 1996-97, I was a paramedic and firefighter for the City of Gainesville. I am also 13-time gold medalist at the World Police and Fire Games.

I graduated from Florida in 1988 with a B.S. in Psychology, began bodybuilding in 1994 and participated in three competitions. I was crowned Ms. Gainesville in 1998 in the bodybuilding heavyweight and overall divisions. In my spare time I enjoy fishing, hunting, camping and hiking.

✰ Where are you located? Florida.

✰ What is your favorite quote? "Success is never owned; it is rented, and the rent is due every day."

✰ Who do you admire most? My Mother.

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