OLYMPIAN AND COACH EXTRAORDIONAIRE JAMIE PETERKIN
Warrior swim team, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; September 2012- August 2015
- National champion in all 3 years of collage swimming career
- Nine times Great Lakes Conference in different events
- Nine times All-American ( top 8 finalist) at Nationals in various events in all 3 years of collage swimming career
Regional champions in Russia; 2009- 2012
International swimmer represented Russia; 2008-2012
- Word championship in Moscow; 2008-20012
- Dual meet Russia- British; 2008
- National champion in Russia; 2009-2010
- Participated in the 2012 Russian National that determined the qualifiers for the Olympic Games.
- Second place in the Fins swimming World Championship in Kazan
OLYMPIC CHAMPION SERGEY FESENKOSergey Fesenko, Sr.
He graduated from Kiev University of Physical Education. He competed for the "Avangard" Club (Kiev). Honored Master of Sports of USSR (1978). Champion 1980 Olympic Games in 200 m butterfly (1.59,76). Silver medalist of the Olympic Games 1980 in 400 meter individual medley (4.23,43). Silver medalist at 1978 World Swimming Championships and 1982 FINA World Swimming Championships in 200 meters butterfly. Bronze in 1982 FINA World Swimming Championships in 400 meter individual medley. 1977 and 1981 European Championship champion in 400 meter individual medley. Silver medalist of the 1983 European Championship in 200 m butterfly. Bronze medalist of the 1981 European Championship in 200 meter butterfly. The winner of the competition at the European Cup 1979, 1981 in the 200 meter butterfly, 1982 in 400 meter medley. The winner of the World Universiade 1981 and 1983 in the 200 meter butterfly, 1981 in 200 and 400 meter individual medley. USSR Championship 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983.
Sergey has married his schoolmate Iryna Fesenko in 1980. They have two sons, Sergiy Fesenko, Jr. (born in 1982) and Kyrylo Fesenko (born in 1986). Both are swimmers.
Iryna is an interior, home, and landscape designer.
Sergiy Jr. competed in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece and qualified for 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China for his native country. He is a former student at the Indiana University. Sergiy became a Big Ten swimmer of the week twice and once an NCAA swimmer of the week in 2005-2006 collegiate season.
Kyrylo competed at 2006 European Championships in Budapest and 2008 European Championships in Eindhoven. He's a student at Drury University, and NCAA D2 individual and team champion for 2006–2007, 2007–2008 and 2008-2009 collegiate seasons.
Merle Liivand is a swimmer on a mission. The two-time Baltic States champion and Estonian national team member has represented her country and provided swimming inspiration in the international arena at events such as the World Youth Championships, the European Olympic Festival and the World Cup. After having quit the sport in 2010, Merle realized that she just couldn’t leave the swimming world altogether and decided to make some life-changing decisions. She moved to Florida and embarked on the path to becoming a swimming coach, currently holding ASCA Level 1 certification. In addition to volunteering and coaching in Florida and back home in Estonia, Merle recently became the FINIS swimming ambassador to Estonia and the Baltics. Despite her busy schedule, Merle is determined to continue working to make a difference in the swimming world, and to keep that world growing in a positive way through coaching, volunteering, and sharing her love of the sport.