Vladimir Pyshnenko

Vladimir Vasilevich Pyshnenko (Russian: Владимир Васильевич Пышненко; born March 25, 1970) is a Russian former freestyle swimmer who won one gold medal and two silver medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics at Barcelona and one silver medal 1996 Summer Olympics at Atlanta. He also won two silver medals at the 1994 World Aquatics Championships in Rome and one gold medal at the European LC Championships 1991.

Vladimir Pyshnenko
Personal information
Full nameВладимир Васильевич Пышненко
Nationality Russia
Born (1970-03-25) March 25, 1970
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight89 kg (196 lb)
ClubCSKA, Rostov-on-Don

Coaching career

Since arriving in the U.S., Pyshnenko has coached at COHO Swim Club, Glenbrook Aquatics (formerly Northbrook Spartan Swim Club) in Northbrook, IL, Deerfield High School in Deerfield, IL, and at CATS Aquatic Team. He is currently the Head Senior Coach for the CATS Aquatic Team in Libertyville, IL.[1]

US Masters Swimming

After a successful professional swimming career, Vlad Pyshnenko continues to swim through the United States Masters Swimming program. Currently, Pyshnenko holds 3 World records and a couple of American records in masters program: For men 35-39 he holds the 100 yards freestyle American record of 44.24 seconds short course yards (SCY), and the 200 meters freestyle World Record of 1:52.84 long course meters (LCM). For men 40-44 he holds the 100 meters freestyle World record of 51.72 seconds (LCM), and the 200 meter freestyle World record of 1:53.65 (LCM).[2]


Pyshnenko has one daughter, Daria Pyshnenko (b. 1999).[3][4] Pyshnenko resides in Mundelein Illinois.


  1. CATS Aquatic Team." CATS Aquatic Team. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Apr. 2014.
  2. Vlad Pyshnenko - USMS Swimmer." U.S. Masters Swimming. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2013.
  3. "Club Swimming: Young Pyshnenko is a CATS swimmer to watch" Sun-Times. N.p., 13 Mar. 2012. Web. 4 Apr. 2014.
  4. Daria Pyshnenko - Profile College Swimming. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Apr. 2014.

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