Ausra began her competitive swimming career in Lithuania at the age of five. She continued swimming through high school and college and was a member of the Lithuanian Olympic swim team. Her experience includes coaching positions for over 20 years in both Europe and the United States.She is a Physical Education teacher at Long Ridge School in North Stamford where she also runs after-school games.
Several of Ausra’s swimmers have qualified for USA National and Junior National meets, and have achieved collegiate All – American status. Locally, Ausra previously coached the Darien Piranhas Swim Club and Convent of Sacred Heart High School and is now in her 12th year as head coach of the Orca’s Italian Center Swim Club.