Our team

β€œRI Swimming" is a a multi-level swim program for children and adults. Out mission is to help children achieve their full potential as swimmers. We strive to teach children to be successful swimmers through the mastery of aquatics as their self-confidence, concentration, and discipline improve. The club is designed to give residents a local opportunity to participate in swimming for fitness and as a competitive sport. We have an inclusive club seeking to meet the needs of a diverse group of children and adults who would not otherwise be able to participate regularly in the sport of swimming because of travel expense and time restrictions.


Our team β€” the Roosevelt Island Marlins Swim Team β€” has the highest level of program requirements. It is the first step into the exciting world of competitive swimming. The R.I. Marlins Swim Team is a member group of Metropolitan Swimming, our Local Swimming Committee (LSC). Metropolitan Swimming is part of USA Swimming, the national governing body for competitive swimming in the United States.

Our Coaches

Michael Gavrilchin - Head Coach

Michael Gavrilchin is a dedicated coach and has been with the Marlins since 2009.
During this period the Marlins have achieved excellent results and became powerhouse
of swimming. Many Marlins swimmers tremendously improved their times and achieved Mets,
Speedo Sectionals and Junior Nationals Standards. Coach Michael dedicates all his
passion and experience in training swimmers to reach their maximum potential.
He gives 100% working on techniques, strength and also he focuses on the importance
of healthy nutrition and effective tapering. These aspects are crucial for developing
outstanding swimmers. Finally, Coach Michael brings his personal experience as
a National Champion of Moldova Republic, 2004 Olympic Trials Qualifier(Moldova),
FINA World Cup participant in 2005, 2006. Champion of Balkan Games in 2005.
8th Place 100 yard butterfly at 2011 Swimming NCAA championship. All America in
50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Butterfly. Currently he studies
at Queens College, Department of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science.


Igor Zagoruiko

Professional water polo player. Represented Kazakhstan
National Water Polo Team on the Olympic Games in 2000 Sydney- Australia,
2004 Athens-Greece and FINA World Championships in 1994 Rome-Italy,
1998 Perth-Australia, 2001 Fukuoka-Japan.
BS in Physical Education, American Swimming Coaches Association certified coach.
Specialization: Aquatic management. Water Polo Coach, Swimming Coach, Physical Education.

Join us today !!!

We are here for you !!!We will match your skills and goals to the proper program

Come  visit our pools. Our programs are for everyone to enjoy, improve their skills and get healthy

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Signing up has never been easier.

Fill out the registration form below and bring it to us during practice hours. We guarantee you will be in the water racing by the next practice.

About team selection

Our club provides a variety of programs to accommodate all ages groups from toddlers to adults.

We will schedule a try-out to determine your skills level then provide you the best practice regimen.

Once a young swimmer is assigned to a group, he is ready to come to practice. Make sure to bring a swim suit and goggles.

Upon joining the club, we expect swimmers to attend practices on a regular basis, and to respect their teammates and the rules of conduct. A swimmer has responsibilities to the team, the coach, his or her parents, and most importantly to himself or herself.