Swimming is an individual as well as a team sport. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with events in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.
MATCHPOINT NYC SWIMMING PROGRAM BENEFITS:
• Total Body Workout • Self-Confidence • Self-Esteem
• Healthy Habits • Team Work • Sportsmanship
• Discipline • Stamina • Technique
Konstantin Petrov, Aquatics Director (Olympics Bronze medalist, European Championships Gold medalist) and his team of highly skilled swim coaches are committed to offering an exceptional experience for student swimmers in our Junior Olympic size pool.
- Mommy and Me (3-5 years old) • Learn to Swim (6-14 years old)
- Elite Swim League (10-17 years old) • Competitive Swim Team
- Adult Learn to Swim Classes • Private Lessons
Free Introductory Lessons for Kids ages 5-14 are on Saturdays 9 – 9:30am and Wednesdays 7 – 7:30pm
Sessions: September – January, February – June, Summer
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MATCHPOINT NYC ADULT SWIMMING
Adult Learning Classes:
a.) Beginner Classes (Confidence Building):
Participants of this introductory class will learn breath control, freestyle stroke, kicking and arm strokes. Participants must be able to float comfortably with their face submerged.
b.) Advanced (Pre-Masters Team):
Participants will continue to improve their stroke fundamentals, including the butterfly and backstroke. Participants will also receive an introduction to the basics of endurance training. Skills covered will include breath control, submersion, arm stroke, and kicking components of freestyle swimming. Participants must be comfortable in the deep end of the pool.
MatchPoint Masters Team:
For team members aged 19-85 with a wide range of swimming abilities and experience. Participants will focus on competitive workouts such as sprinting, race-paced swimming, kicking and other drills. Team goals include hypoxic workouts as well as increasing participants’ aerobic endurance and anaerobic thresholds.
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Learning to swim & to become a proficient swimmer can be both a challenging and rewarding process for many children. We offer an extensive selection of swim classes to provide children with a comprehensive experience at the pool. Safety & water-awareness, stroke development & technique, & fitness & conditioning are combined to create well-rounded swimmers in and around the water.
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MatchPoint NYC is offering a unique Lifeguard Training and Certification program open to everyone interested. Upon completion participants will receive Certificate in Lifeguarding and CPR/AED/First Aid).
For more information and to register please call Valerya at 347-822-1899
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Konstantin Petrov – Program Director
Our program has been designed and implemented under the leadership and guidance of former Olympic Bronze medalist and internationally acclaimed swimmer and coach, Konstantin Petrov. Konstantin began his swimming career in 1972 and quickly became a fixture in the international swimming circuit, winning Olympic Bronze in Seoul during the 1988 Summer Games for the 4x100m medley relay. He also took home Gold for the same event in the 1987 European Aquatics Championships, and Bronze in 1983.
Konstantin currently holds a Level 4 Certificate from the American Swimming Coaching Association, placing him in the top 5% of coaches in the country. Konstantin brings more than 30 years of coaching experience having trained world class athletes and teams, ranging from Junior Olympic Level to National and Olympic Trials. Lead by Konstantin, MatchPoint Team is building promising athletes and quickly conquering recognition of USA Swimming.
Valeriya Curinnaia, is a Learn To Swim Program Coordinator at MatchPoint NYC. She brings a wide range of knowledge and passion to the program. Her qualifications include: * American Red Cross Certifications in Lifeguard Management, Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor * Certified Pool Operator * American Swimming Coaches Association Levels 1 and 2 (fundamentals of coaching, and stroke school) * USA Swimming Coach * Masters in Swimming Athletics.
Valeria’s goal is to teach kids and adults how to swim properly, together with MatchPoint NYC team of Aquatic Professionals, they focus on breathing techniques and functional movement. Her priority is to create fun, safe and challenging environment that satisfies child’s curiosity for swimming while giving a parent a peace of mind.
SWIMMER OF THE MONTH
- Class of 2017
Dear Parents and Swimmers! Last Saturday on May 20, Match Point NYC Swim Team had great 2017 Match point Team day party in Match Point restaurant. Thanks a lot to all restaurants staff for good organization and very testy food. Party was in friendly atmosphere, many parents and swimmers got good communicate between each other. Also we had a speech of graduate swimmers who is going to college in this year.
Our wishes to them: Michael Mcalpine – West Virginia Wesleyan. Omar Hafez – Brooklyn College, NY. Rachel. l Davidovich- Rutgers University, NJ. Serena Yu – Binghamton University, NY. Elan Oumarov – New York University, NY. Robert Wisniewski – Iona College, New Rochelle, NY. Lok Chi Hon – SUNY Oswego, NY.
Dear Match Point 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 you name in the future National swim meets ranking and always welcome in our Match Point swimming pool.
Best wishes for your college swimming career ahead!
Match Point Team
My name is Serena Yu. I will be graduating in June from Brooklyn Technical High School. I have been swimming at Match point for a little over a year. Because of this team, not only was I able to stay in shape for the last season of Tech swimming, but I was also given the opportunity to have a competitive swimming experience. Thank You Coach because this has given is a new perspective of this sport and of course new friends. I will carry this experience with me as I attend Binghamton University this fall to pursue an undecided major.
My name is Michael Mcalpine. I attend the Berkeley Carroll School and will be graduating in June, 2017. I will be attending West Virginia Wesleyan in the fall where I will be pursuing an Engineering degree. I have been swimming at Match point for almost four years. Since joining this team I’ve made new friends and learned what it means to be truly part of a team. Under the guidance of Konstantin I’ve learned many things and as well as improved my swimming. Swimming has taught the meaning of discipline and hard work which is why I will continue swimming in college. Leaving this team and the bonds I’ve created will be hard, but I hope to find the same type of love and friendship at Wesleyan. To the members of the team who will still be here when I leave, my advice to you is work hard and never give up. As the great Kostya once said, “No Lazy DJ, you need Busy DJ” as well as “No Fire, No Desire”
My name is Omar Hafez and I am captain of the Fort Hamilton varsity swim team. I have been swimming for a really long time and it has become a very important part of my life. Swimming at Match point helped me become a better swimmer, meet many amazing people, and also made I enjoy swimming more. I will be attending Brooklyn College next year studying pre med at Brooklyn then hopefully getting into Medical school. Swimming for Match point was definitely a great experience with the funniest, most amazing, caring, and hard working coach I’ve ever had. I will really Miss Match point and all the people I’ve met from being on this wonderful team. My future plan is to swim for Brooklyn College and also become a medical doctor in the future.
Hi, my name is Elan Oumarov and I am a graduating senior at Brooklyn Technical High School, as well as the captain of the MatchPoint NYC Swimming Team. I will be attending the Stern School of Business at New York University in the fall, where I plan to continue my swimming career. Although I swim breast stroke on occasion, I am mainly a butterflyer and hold both the 100 and 200 yard MatchPoint records, as well as a spot as the flyer in MatchPoint’s 400 and 200 medley relays.
My experience at MatchPoint has changed my perspective on the sport of swimming. Although this is partly due to the amazing swimmers I get to call my teammates, it is mostly the work of our amazing coach Konstantin Petrov, who I have had the pleasure of working alongside for over three years now. He is one of the most caring and talented individuals I have ever met in the swimming community, and I consider myself lucky to have been elected captain under his supervision.
While I am excited to start a new chapter of my life in college, I will always remember my time at MatchPoint and will surely stop by for some more of Kostya’s famous fly sets.
My name is Lok Chi Hon. I am a senior at Brooklyn Technical High School and will be graduating in June. I will be attending SUNY Oswego in the fall where I will be studying computer science. I plan on swimming on the Oswego swimming and diving team.I have been swimming at Matchpoint for about two years.Not only did my times improve drastically, I was able to build strong friendships with both swimmers and coaches. I would like to thank Coach Konstantin for being so tough but at the same time, being so caring. I will always be grateful for all the advice, motivation, and guidance he has provided me over the past two years. With Konstantin’s passion for swimming, this team will surely continue its road to success. I would like to thank everyone for making my memories here unforgettable.
Lok Chi Hon (Gi Gi)
Hi my name is Robert Wisniewski I started swimming for a small team as a young childand from day one; I fell in love with the sport, which became a defining part of who I am. Despite my initial lack of skill, I worked hard at practice, and came to realize that it was only through hard work and discipline, that I could achieve success in swimming. While in high school, I began swimming for Match point, and I applied these values every day at practice. In my years there I improved exponentially, made great lifelong friends and achieved many of my swimming goals. I plan to apply the same passion that I have for swimming, to my college endeavors. I will be attending Iona College this fall, where I will pursue a degree in computer science. I am also very excited to continue my swimming career on their team. I am so thankful for the life skills and the love for swimming that I have gained throughout my career at Match point. I want to thank Konstantin for the support and guidance he has given me throughout my swimming career. Without the help of all the Match point coaches I never could have significantly improved on my passion enough to be swimming on a Division 1 Team.
My name is Rachel Davidovich and unlike many others, I began my swimming career late in life. I was already 14, a sophomore in High school when I began participating in anything remotely resembling a structured swimming workout. Although I started late in life, that in no way diminished my neither love nor enthusiasm for the sport. With each passing practice my love and determination grew. Eventually under the guide of both Dima and Konstantin I joined the Senior Team at Matchpoint. It was harder and more demanding than anything I had ever experienced before, and I loved every moment of it. There isn’t enough gratitude in the world for me to express how grateful I am to have been given the opportunity to take part in such a wonderful team. Now that I have graduation the Yeshivah of Flatbush I hope to continue my education at Rutgers University as a pre-med student with the hopes of becomes a sports medicine doctor.
- Class of 2016
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
- Class of 2015
A Vlad is a graduate of Leon M. Goldstein High School with a 4.0 GPA. His accomplishments include setting multiple school records including the 100 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Individual Medley, 200 Medley Relay and 200 Freestyle Relay. He placed third overall at the New York City PSAL Championships in the 100 Freestyle. At the New York State Championships for the 100 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke Vlad made the C and B finals for both, respectively. His dedication and persistence qualified him to attend the Speedo Sectionals Championships making finals for 100 Breaststroke and 100 Freestyle. His awards during senior year at Goldstein include the distinguished award of the National Scholar Athlete, presented by the U.S Army Reserve. He also received the Athlete of the Year award for demonstrating his athletic achievement, sportsmanship and dedication. Vlad will be attending the 3-2 program with Adelphi and Columbia University School of Engineering. At Adelphi he plans to break the record for the 100 Breaststroke in his freshman year.
Ariel is a Staten Island Technical High School graduate who will be attending NYU in the fall to pursue a career in Computer Science. His goal is to produce applications to aid adults and children with their swimming life experiences. Ariel has been swimming since the age of 9. As a National Level Swimmer his goal is to train and compete in the Olympic Trials.
Lawrence is a Captain of his high school swim team who will be attending the Yalow honors program at Hunter College. Lawrence has been swimming since the age of 3 and has been a part of the Matchpoint NYC family for a year. Under the watchful guidance of Konstantin Petrov he was able to qualify for Junior Olympics in both short and long courses. His favorite stroke is butterfly.
Rachelle is a recent graduate of the Kew Forest School who is set to attend Pace University in pursuit of a Biology degree with the goal of becoming a doctor. She has been a competitive swimmer for 11 years and her other passions include playing viola and piano. The MatchPoint NYC swim team is her second family and one of her greatest accomplishments was qualifying for the Junior Olympics.
Jessica is a graduate of Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Merrick, NY. She will be attending Georgetown University in pursuit of a career in Bio- Chemistry. Her goal is to work in the medical field. Jessica has been a competitive swimmer since the age of 6 and is currently a Junior National level swimmer. At Georgetown she will train to compete under Coach Jamie Holder.
Bohdan has been swimming for 4 years. He started during his freshman year at Staten Island Tech High School. After graduating he will pursue a medical program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Bohdan qualified to compete in the Age group championship, Senior Mets, and the NY state championships. Bohdan is a PSAL record holder in the 400 Freestyle Relay.