Mr. Ivanchenko Evgeny Ivanovich
Mr. Ivanovich was born on June 27, 1943 in the family of a military serviceman. He became Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences in 1993, Professor in 1994 and correspondent member of the Academy of Education of the Republic of Belarus in 1996.
Mr. Ivanovich is the Honoured Trainer of the USSR since 1981 and of the Republic of Belarus since 1976. From 1975 to 1984 he worked as trainer of the national swimming team of the Soviet Union. He trained prize winners and champions of the USSR, World Student Games, European and World Cups and Championships and Olympic Games, as well as of many prestigious competitions like between the USSR and the USA, the USSR and GDR and many others.
He was the Master of Sports of the USSR in swimming, one of the best swimmers in the country in the beginning of the 60-ies and champion and the record-holder of Belarus of 1961-1963 in breast-stroke.
Mr. Ivanovich was awarded with:
- The medal "For Labour Merit" in 1980.
- The Diploma of the Supreme Council of the BSSR in 1976.
- The Honoured Diploma of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in 1997.
- The medals of the sports committee of the USSR "Laureate of the All-Union Concourse of Trainers" of 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982 etc.
- The honoured mark of the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus for "Development of Physical Culture and Sport in the Republic of Belarus" in 1988.
- The honoured mark of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus for "Excellent Specialist of Education of Belarus".
He graduated from the Bealrusian State Institute of Physical Culture of the Order of the Labour Red Banner in 1966, the post-graduate studies of the State Central Institute of Physical Culture of the Order of Lenin in 1973 in Moscow.
His professional activities:
- 1966 - 1967: trainer of the combined swimming team 7 Army Sport Club of Belarus.
- 1967 - 1970: teacher of the swimming department of the Belarusian State Institute of Physical Culture.
- 1970 - 1973: study in the post-graduate courses in the State Central Institute of Physical Culture.
- 1973 - 1975: senior teacher of the swimming department of the Belarusian State Institute of Physical Culture and the senior trainer of the national swimming team of the BSSR.
- 1975 - 1984: trainer of the national swimming team of the USSR.
- 1984 - 1989: senior lecturer of the department of physical culture and sports of the Minsk Radio Technical Institute and trainer of the national swimming team of the BSSR.
- 1989 - 1993: senior lecturer of the swimming department of the Belarusian State Institute of Physical Culture.
Swimming and the Swimsafe Floatsuit according to mr. Ivanovich:
"Swimsafe Floatsuit" swimming costume is intended for children having the weight from 8 to 20 kg (3-5 years old). It is made in accordance with the modern technologies of the light, elastic and rapidly drying cloth. At the breast and spine level the costume is provided with supporting means made of foamed plastic. Owing to the special collar the child's head is above the water level. The costume does not bind natural motions. Tightness of the swimming costume, if its size is properly selected, will not allow to independently get out from it for a child. In practice rubber life buoys, swimming pillows or cork belts are often used; however, due to possible damage of these means there is increased danger. One of the tasks of the first stage of the initial training of swimming consists of making a child feel like a fish in the water. Therefore, auxiliary means are needed. They must help the children to feel peculiar features of water and to overcome the difficulties connected with making the exercises.
Swimming motions are not systematic in the beginning of habit formation for the children of 3-5 years old. Many muscle groups participate in motions. The motions are uneasy and irregular and there is no agreement between motions of arms and legs. Legs do not keep the body on the water surface, they either sluggishly follow the body or vice versa, motions of the legs are abrupt, non-rhythmic, and the knees are too bent. As for motion of the arms, their simultaneous jerks and scatterings can often be observed. But gradually, as the result of continuous trials of swimming the motions acquire more definite and stable structure when alternate motions of legs and arms dominate.
Active interference of adults with fulfilment of one exercise or another helps to clear up the idea of moving in water. However, the child must become capable of independently watching his/her body position and levelling it out, if necessary, freely lying on the surface without any extra stress. This is facilitated with auxiliary supporting means, which promote acquirement of the sense of balance.
It is quite obvious that swimming is versatile in strengthening the body and it gives a great profit. Hence, it is very important that children could do it as early as possible. But one more reason exists for propaganda of swimming. The international statistics show that drowning persons constitute an essential part of the total number of the persons dead in accidents. Most frequently accidents on water take place with children from 3 to 10 years old. That is why apart from the measures aimed at improvement of the work of the saving service swimming teaching is obviously a promising method of prevention of accidents in water.
"Swimsafe Floatsuit" is one of these safety methods, a method of mastering water, which is especially crucial in summer in natural pools and "home" water-pools. Swimming can temper and harmonically develop a child from the early age. The road to champions is open for all. Therefore, Ivanchenko Evgeny Ivanovich wishes happy swimming to all kids!
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