Danylo began swimming in 1991 and competing in 1993. After winning multiple gold medals in the 1500 free as a Ukrainian junior national, in 1998, he was selected to represent and joined the Ukrainian national team. As a professional swimmer, he attended the Zaporizhzhya National University and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Sport and Physical Education in 2004. He became a swim coach/teacher and worked with world class swimmers and triathletes.
Over his 12 years coaching career, he trained and prepared Ukrainian athletes for the Paralympics in Beijing and London, the Olympics in Athens, European Swimming Championship in Madrid and France, and most recently, the FISU World University Games in Korea (2015). Under his guidance, the athletes earned multiple international and national swimming medals. In addition to his success as a swim coach, he also trained triathlon Olympic athletes who competed in the Olympics in Athens, Beijing and London (2012).
His coaching experience on the international stage will be an asset to the GWSC coaching staff to prepare our swimmers to achieve their potential.
As Coach Danylo would say, “COMPETITORS, there is only ONE winner!”