Tatyana started diving from the age of 8, continuing through 2006. As an athlete, she was the bronze medalist in the USSR Cup and was a World Masters medalist in England, Canada and the US. She received her university degree in Physical Culture in 1982 and attended a special training course in Moscow in 1989. She has a long history of coaching diving. She was a national team coach in the USSR and later the Olympic Coach for Kazakhstan. Three of her divers represented Kazakhstan at three different Olympic Games – in Atlanta in 1996, Sydney in 2000 and in Athens in 2004. She moved to Canada in 1997 and has been coaching diving here for 16 years. She has twice developed divers to become Canadian Junior National Champions and has had silver and bronze medalists during the last five years. She’s been with the GATQUATIC Diving Club since 2009.