|Club||John Casadia||Vineland Dolphins||Vineland||NJ|
|High School||Brian Newton|
|50yd free||50m free||100yd free||100m free||200yd free||200m free||400m free||500yd free||800m free||1000yd free||1500m free||1650yd free|
|50yd fly||50m fly||100yd fly||100m fly||200yd fly||200m fly|
NJ State Qualifier - Freshman Year
I am currently 16 years old and a Junior this year. I speak Russian and understand Ukrainian. This year I won a Gold Medal in Russian National Olympiad and I have been inducted into the National Honor Society. Also, I do crew in my off-season. I have not taken the SAT, but I am planning on taking them very soon.
The most important volunteer activity that I partake in is Special Olympics at my local YMCA. I have been an assistant coach for 3 years and I help teach adults and teens with down syndrome how to swim. I go to meet with the team as well as get in the water and teach them technique and stroke work.
I try to maintain athletic performance during the school year by practicing with the high school swim team before and after school and on weekends for 3+ hours a day. In addition, i complete a weight program that begins in the school time before our swim practice. I will also be training 1 on 1 in the pre-season of the upcoming year with a coach.I am also constantly working in the gym on my own time. In the summer, I swim for a club called Dolphin Swim club and we train every morning and combine regular physical conditioning. I understand how vital it is for an athlete to be extremely fit and strive to constantly improve.
One of the ways I serve to help my community is by doing beach clean ups with the surf-rider foundation. I love to surf and believe it is important to preserve our ecosystems. At school, I am a member of Shape Club, which allows me to participate in various park and river clean-up projects. In addition, I am member of Russian Club and have recently been inducted into the National Honor Society.