VIDEO INTERVIEW: Pavel Sankovich of Belarus Misses Home But Loves Swimming in U.S.

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ORLANDO- Pavel Sankovich won the 100 fly (52.55) on the first night of the Orlando Arena Pro Series and dropped a swift 2:02.88 to win consolation finals in the 200 I.M. tonight. He graduated from Florida State in December and continues to train with the Club Seminole. Yankovich misses his family and friends in Belarus, but would not forfeit his American swimming experience for anything.

Here he talks to Swimming World about gearing up for Belarus World Trials in April and the sacrifices he’s made to have train in the U.S.

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Author: Annie Grevers

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Annie (Chandler) Grevers is a staff writer for Swimming World. She swam for the University of Arizona, winning the 100 yard breaststroke at the NCAA DI Championships as a senior in 2010. She was also a member of six NCAA Championship relays during her college career as well as a member of Arizona’s NCAA Championship title in 2008. She represented the United States at the Pan Pacific Games in 2010 and at the Pan American Games in 2011, where she won the 100 breaststroke. She is married to Matt Grevers and resides in Tucson, Arizona.

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