Gleb Ionichev Bringing Sprinting Talent to Tennessee This Fall

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Gleb Ionichev will join the Tennessee Volunteers this fall. The future Vol is coming to the United States from Israel.

He will be a huge boom to the program, as his sprint prowess will be a help on relays. Swimming in Israel, his best times are in long course meters. Ionichev has posted a 22.79 50 freestyle and a 50.63 in the 100 freestyle. Those times convert to a 19.83 and a 44.20 in yards.

He also considers his 50 butterfly to be one of his best events. He has posted a 24.89 in the long course meters version of this event. That would stand at a 21.78 in the NCAA’s short course yards format.

Ionichev told Swimming World he believes, “You are one swim away from a good mood,” an attitude that will certainly be welcome in Knoxville this fall, and beyond.

This year, the Tennessee men finished sixth in the SEC and seventh in the NCAA.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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