Dear MatchPoint NYC Swim Team High School Graduates, it is a very proud moment for us as you go off to college. Chasing a dream requires your efforts and passion. Hard work isn’t over when you graduate; it’s just a break as you enter the new battlefields of life. Good luck and congratulations! Your success is well deserved. Set your goals high, and don’t stop until you get there! We are will proud to see your names in the future National swim meets ranking and you are always welcome in our MatchPoint NYC swimming pool. Our farewell party at Sahara Restaurant this past weekend was a wonderful time together with your supportive families. It felt bitter sweet as we send you off into the real word with best wishes for your college swimming careers ahead!
Each swimmer wrote an essay about themselves that we would like to share.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”12425″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text delay=”0″]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 toMmatchpoint NYC, where I have proudly swam for the past 2 years. In my opinion, this is probably the best team I have ever swam with. 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 MatchPoint NYC will enjoy them as much as we did. As Kostya would say, “No fire, No desire”
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”12426″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text delay=”0″]My name is Nadine Brewster. I attend Midwood High School and will be graduating in June, 2016. I will be attending Nazareth College in the fall where I will be pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. I have been swimming at MatchPoint NYC for two years. Being here has been a great experience. I got the opportunity to make new friends and my swimming has improved under the guidance of Konstantin and the other coaches. Swimming for me means structure and discipline which is the reason why I have chosen to continue to swim in college. I believe that I will be able to be a positive contributor to Nazareth College’s swim team. Swimming teaches diligence and persistence. I hope to utilize these qualities in all aspects of my life.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”12427″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text delay=”0″]Hi, my name is Konstantin Lomeyko. I started swimming at the age of 6 as a way to conquer my fear of deep water. Little did I know back then that swimming would turn into my life-long passion. Swimming has truly blessed with me so much. Most importantly, swimming gave me the opportunity to meet many amazing people and make lifelong friends. It just seems that being in the pool 2 hours every day seems like a great formula that develops many great friendships. When I first joined Match point, I was anxious that it was a terrible decision joining this team. I didn’t know a lot of people and I regretted leaving my other team behind, but I was wrong. This has been one of the best decisions in my life and I’m grateful for all of the friends I made.
This fall, I’m proud to continue to swim and resume my education at SUNY New Paltz. I fell in love with the campus and the kind people that go there. Biology and Psychology are the choices that I’m interested in majoring in at my new school. My end goal is to get into medical school and continue my education to become the best physician I can be. It won’t be easy getting into a medical school or becoming a doctor, but I’m motivated to accomplish my end goal.
I want to thank Coach Kostya for everything that you’ve done for me. I’ve had many coaches before, but you’re definitely the most awesome one. Your passion for the sport is truly inspiring to me and you definitely push me to my limit every single day.
I’m gonna miss everybody at practice next year, and I bet this team will continue to grow in the right direction under Kostya’s guidance. I want to thank my family, friends, and Coach Kostya for believing in me and being there through my highs and lows. For this couple of years, I was truly blessed to be a part of the big Match point family.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”12429″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text delay=”0″]Hello my name is Veniamin Konovalov. I am a 4 year undefeated captain of Brooklyn Tech’s varsity swim team and I’ll be attending the University of Buffalo next year studying civil engineering. I have been swimming since the age of 3 and competitively swimming since the age of 10. I have 2 records in my high school and 3 MatchPoint NYC records. My future plans are to be a 4 year swimmer while studying engineering and I can’t wait to start my journey.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text delay=”0″]