(Video Interview) Arkady Vyatchanin Returns to Racing in Atlanta

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Arkady Vyatchanin did not get to go to the Rio Olympics this summer after FINA refused to let him compete for Serbia, but he persevered through and posted strong swims at the U.S. Open in Minneapolis. Now, he’s back in competition and training in Gainesville, Fla.

At Winter Nationals, Vyatchanin finished second to Tom Shields in the men’s 100 back and then qualified first in the prelims of the 200 back Saturday morning. After that race, he discussed how training has been going since this summer, what he thinks about his times in Atlanta and what his goals will be for the upcoming season as he shifts his focus back to long course.

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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