At the end of November, XXIX Russian Masters Swimming Cup was held in Kazan, the sports capital of Russia. The opening ceremony started with a speech by Vladimir Salnikov, President of the Russian Swimming Federation and a four-time Olympic champion.
Three coaches from the swimming pool of Voronezh State University – Lyudmila Bukhtaeva, Natalia Ismailova, and Yury Perin – took part in the championship. Lyudmila Bukhtaeva took third place in a relay race, Natalia Ismailova won two silver medals in the 100- and 200-meter butterfly stroke, and Yury Perin came first in 100- and 200-meter backstroke.
Apart from participating in the championship, Yury Perin was also the authorised representative of the Russian Swimming Federation and organised a workshop of the School of authorised representatives, after which the participants passed a test and received certificates.