Srecko received his master of education degree in physical education from the University of Pecs, Hungary, a graduate certificate in football: testing, training and coaching from the University of Salzburg, Austria, a graduate certificate in sports medicine from the University of Auvergne, France and a graduate diploma in content language and integrated learning from City College in New York. He is presently working toward his doctorate in exercise science. Srecko came to the United States in 2005 after holding teaching and research positions in Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Austria and Italy. He is a physical education and swimming teacher at East Fordham College and Career Preparatory High School in The Bronx. He is an American Red Cross water safety instructor, a Cooperative, Healthy, Active, Motivated, Positive Students (C.H.A.M.P.S) swimming coach and Special Olympics NY soccer coach. In service to NYS AHPERD, Srecko is the York City Zone president-elect, past president of the Exercise Science/Sports Medicine Section and past New York City Zone representative to the Aquatics and Recreation/Adventure Education Sections. Srecko has been honored with the Council for Aquatic Professionals National Service Award and the Exercise Science/Sports Medicine Section Amazing Person Award and he will be receiving the Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award at the Jay B. Nash dinner tomorrow evening. It is with great pleasure that the Aquatics Section recognizes Srecko Mavrek as their 2012 Amazing Person.