My name is Daniel Adayev and I have recently graduated Staten Island Technical High School. I will be attending Stony Brook University, Long Island in the fall and will be majoring in psychology in hopes of becoming a Clinical Psychologist in the future. I have been swimming since I was 5 years old, and after 12 years of intense training, my interest or strive has never wavered. Swimming has always been an integral part of my life, and I plan to continue swimming throughout college as soon at the Stony Brook pool is finished with its renovations.
I had been on 2 other teams before I moved to match point, where I have proudly swum for the past 2 years. In my opinion, this is probably the best team I have ever swum at. No other coach provides the intense passion and care for their swimmers as Kostya. He treats every swimmer with respect and motivates his swimmers to a level I have never seen any other coach ever reach. I will certainly miss his unique and hilarious catch phrases but hope the future swimmers at Match point will enjoy them as much as we did. As Kostya would say, “No fire, No desire”