I have participated in the world’s foremost swimming events, namely the Youth Olympic Games, FINA World Championships, FINA World Cup and LEN European Aquatic Championships (both Short and Long Course). I broke numerous Youth Olympic ande European Junior Records, and won numerous gold, silver and bronze medals in both the LEN European Junior and European Aquatic Championships. I also won a Gold Medal, in the FINA World Cup Swimming Circuit while representing Russia.
My performances have allowed me to represent my country internationally. I have participated in the world’s foremost swimming events, namely the Youth Olympic Games, FINA World Championships, FINA World Cup and LEN European Aquatic Championships (both Short and Long Course).
Kids & Teens Swimming
The beginning of career
In 2009, I began my international swimming career for Russia at the 2009 World Gymnasiade in Qatar, UAE. At this event I won two individual gold medals while also setting two new World Gymnasiade Records in the 100m (1.00.08) and 200m breaststroke (2:14.10). My time of 1.00.08 still stands as one of the All-Time World Top 50 Performances in the history of the 100-meter Breaststroke event. This time would have qualified me as a member of 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team in this respective swimming style and distance (100m Breaststroke) if I was a US citizen.
In addition to those remarkable achievements, later that year, I won a Gold Medal at the FINA World Swimming Cup and a Bronze Medal at the European Championships. As a multiple Youth Olympic Medalist and FINA World Cup Champion I am among an exclusive group of elite international swimmers who have won Youth Olympic Meals and become FINA World Cup Champions and this includes, Chad Le Clos, a fellow 2010 Youth Olympic Medalist and FINA World Cup Champion. At the 2012 London Olympics, Chad Le Clos won the Gold Medal in the 200-meter butterfly beating then World-Record Holder and the undisputed Greatest Olympian of All-Time, Mr. Michael Phelps.
As a student-athlete I was selected as the SSC Male Swimmer of the Year by conference coaches following an exceptional season. At the 2017 NCAA Division II Championship, I won my third consecutive individual titles in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events to set a program record with six individual national championships. I also
helped NSU to a second-place finish in the 400 medley relay, third-place in the 200 medley relay and eighth-place in the 200 free relay, moving my All-American award total to five in 2016-17.
Overall, I still hold the NCAA DII records in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events, both of which were set in 2015. I am also a member of three SSC Championship record holding relay teams, including the 2017 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay teams.