The finswimming sport club DARNITSA was
founded in 1971 by a group of people. First ones called the Sport
Technical Club for Children and Youth. Multiple World Champion
and record-holder Georgiy Uspenskiy became the main coach.
23 sportsmen of our club became the Worldrecord-holders
as well as theirs coach. Such names as A.Nosow, O.Strelkov, N.Grevenko,
O.Kostenko, I.Zholobova, A.Grechihina, L.Nosova, S. Uspenskaya , I.Shidlovska,
G.Syssoev, A.Smirnov famous on territory of Commonwealth of Independent
States and World finswimmings on the whole.
We were the first in the World who began to swim
all distances from 50m to 1500m in monofins and in 1973 our club
gained success on the USSR Championships. In 1979 we won the USSR
Cup. In 1980 6 our sportsmen were taken to the national team of
the USSR and on the World Championships in Bolognia, France most
of our sportsmen were the best. Many times Georgiy Uspensky was
recognized as the best coach of the USSR.
After breakdown of the USSR our club became
the main club for the National team of Ukraine. Having a big financial
problems our sportsmen stayed the strongest and succesed on the
World and European Championships.
1993 On the European Championships in
Moscow our sportsmen got 2 gold, 13 silver and 8 bronze medals.
1994 World Long Distance Championships
- Tatyana Nitchiporenko became the winner, Oxana Voskonyan was
the second and with Alla Skovorinska they won a relay. On the
Youth European Championships Yulia Uspenska got 3 gold medals,
Tatyana Nitchiporenko - 1 gold, and also from that Championships
our sportsmen brought home 13 silver and 5 bronze medals.
1995 Our women won
the European Cup in France, the European Long Distance Cup in
Chech Republic. On the World Youth Championships in Bratislava,
Slovakia our sportsmen got 13 silver and 8 bronze medals.The team
Darnitsa won 3 parts of the InterLeague.
1996 On the Eropean
Cup in Ravenna, Italy Yulia Uspenska was the 1 on the 400m IS
women, and women team Darnitsa took the 3 place. On the European
Youth Championships Andrey Borodkin got 6 gold medals with new
European Record on 100m IS, Yulia Uspenska - 5 gold with new European
Record on 800m IS, Tatyana Nitchiporenko - 1 gold and also 13
silver and 5 bronze medals. Team Darnitsa won 3 parts of the InterLeague.
1997 Victory on the
European Cup in Berlin, Germany(gold medals: women and men relays,
800m FS - Yulia Uspenska). European Championships in France -
5 silver and 1 bronze medals and also new World girls Record on
1500m FS - Yulia Uspenska. On the World Youth Championships in
Balatonfuzfo, Hungary Yulia Uspenska got 1 gold and 2 silver medals,
Yevgeniy Burlatchenko - 1 bronze medal.
1999 Yulia Uspenska won 800m IS on the European
Championships in Athens, Greece
2000 On the European Long Distance Championships
in Toula, Russia Moroz Maxim got 2 gold medals. On the European
Youth Championships Moroz Maxim got 1 silver medal. Yulia Uspenska
took 3 place on the World Championships in Palma de Mallorca,
there are 6 coaches and more than 150 finswimmers in our club.
We have 50m and 25m indoor pools for training needs.
P.S. Sorry for terrible English we used here.
Ukraine, 02160, Kiev, Kharkivske shosse, 18/50,
Tel. (380) 44- 552-64-03. Fax. (380) 44 - 559-81-57