Graduated from BYU in 2000 with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting and Business Administration ... during his years at BYU earned additional four All-American titles (for the total of six) and was honored as the Most Valuable and the Most Improved swimmer of the year ... in 1999 received Ed Stein Award presented annually to the most outstanding senior athlete who has displayed great desire, performance, and scholarship ... holder of the BYU 100 breast record ... parents are Aleksey and Svetlana.
High School - Attended Moscow School 1414.
Prior to his collegiate career, was a member of the Russian Junior National Team ... selected as talented young swimmer, Dmitri trained with top Russian athletes at Olympic bases in the former Soviet Union until 1991 ... in 1995 Dmitri accepted swimming scholarship at the University of Alaska, Anchorage where he set new records in 100 and 200 breast, placed second at NCAA Championship and earned two All-American titles ... after spending his freshmen year in Alaska, Dmitri accepted swimming scholarship and transferred to BYU as a sophomore in 1996.
1996-1997 | Sophomore Year
Recorded second-best BYU times in the 100 and 200 breast, including a 55.63 in the 100 at the WAC Championships.
1997-1998 | Junior Year
Recorded time of 54.67 in the 100 breast and 1:58.65 in the 200 breast, both BYU second-fastest times ... runner-up in the 100 and 200 breast at WAC Championships ... placed 10th in the 100 breast and 11th in the 200 breast at NCAA Championships, earning two All-American titles. Received the Most Improved swimmer award.
1998-1999 | Senior Year
Recorded time of 53.15 in the 100 breast setting the new BYU record. Placed 7th in the 100 breast at NCAA Championships, earning first team All-American title. Earned All-American title in 200 breast. Received Ed Stein Award presented annually to the outstanding senior athlete who has displayed great desire, performance, and scholarship. Received Most Valuable swimmer award.