Maxim is a long and triple jump coach and has been involved in athletics from 1998. As an athlete Maxim competed in triple jump for 8 years (PB = 15.31m). Within that time he won the State Championships repeatedly over a number of years and participated in numerous Russian National Championships, reaching 2nd place in 2004 in U18 age group. As an athletics coach Maxim worked with athletes who have competed at National Junior Championships across different age groups including national medalists and finalists in jumps and hurdles. Apart from club coaching Maxim has also been actively involved in school athletics programs at Ascham school, Cranbrook school and Scots College.