Ivan Bondarenko was a member of the National Olympic Team of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Ivan has represented the Republic of Kazakhstan at various International meets. He was an annual champion of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the bronze medalist at the CANAMEX Grand Prix meet and among the top twelve finalists at the World Championships. Ivan enjoyed coaching the age group teams in Kazakhstan, leading his divers to be the best in country. Ivan came to the US in 2001 and was coaching with Montgomery Dive Club ( MDC ) for the past 8 years.