FACTS & STATS
Date of birth
Februar 28, 2001
Pool and Open Water Swimmer
At eight years old, Ivan knew that swimming was what he wanted to do, and he has been doing ten kilometers a day ever since.
“I’ve always considered myself lucky to find what I fell in love with at such a young age. [...]The key is that you have to start the sport in a fun way, fun but productive, and then it’s your job to hang on to that feeling.”
“I’m a firm believer that anyone can be successful if you put in the work. It’s one of those sports if you are going to put in the work, no matter how much talent you have, you can be the best—and that takes a certain amount of loyalty to the craft.”