Two-Time Olympian Kristian Gkolomeev Joins Team Elite

by SwimSwam 2

August 15th, 2018 Industry, News

Coach ​David Marsh​ and ​Team Elite Aquatics​ is thrilled to announce the addition of two-time Olympian Kristian Gkolomeev​ to Team Elite.

Coming off of a 21.44 runner-up finish at the 2018 European Championships for Greece, as well as a 4th place finish in the 50 Fly and 47.51 4 x 100 Freestyle relay split, Marsh said:

“Kristian is one of the top swimmers in Europe and the best sprinter the nation of Greece has ever had. He has great upside and is motivated to explore his fullest potential in San Diego with Team Elite.”

The NCAA champion from The University of Alabama Gkolomeev added:

“I’m very excited to continue my training and progress with David Marsh and Team Elite in San Diego beginning this Fall.”

Under the guidance of 2016 Head U.S. Women’s Olympic Swim Coach, ​Team Elite​ put more athletes on the 2016 United States’ Olympic swim team than any program in the nation. If Team Elite were a country, they would have placed 4th in the medal standings in Rio. The group consists of athletes from The United States, Brazil, Japan, Spain, The Netherlands, and Israel, forming a truly global training base for amateur and professional swimmers around the globe based in San Diego, California.

David Marsh, courtesy of Team Elite

Swimming news is courtesy of Team Elite Aquatics.

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Great pickup for Team Marshey Elite


Interesting, he lowered his best time from last year by 0.25 seconds in the 50 free and was about 0.5 seconds faster then at the 2016 Olympics. Fairly steady and continues improvements year by year. Have gone from 22.13 in as a personal best at the 2014 European Champs to 21.44 at the 2018 European Champs.

My guess it must be something other then lack of improvement that is the cause of the change in training venue.

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