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Konrad
Czerniak
PolandPoland, POL
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
11 July 1989
Height
193 cm
Residence
Madrid, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Polish, Spanish

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training regularly at age 13.
Why this sport?
"Swimming gives me a sense of freedom and happiness."
Club / Team
AZS UMCS Lublin: Poland
Name of coach
Michal Szymanski [personal], POL, from 2017
Training Regime
He trains every day except Sundays. He does 10 pool sessions and three gym sessions a week.

General Interest

Nicknames
Czerny, Cobra [as a child he ran fast so his friends named him after the nickname of the lead character from the movie Cobra] (eurosport.onet.pl, 08 Aug 2015; kurierlubelski.pl, 23 Mar 2013)
Most influential person in career
His younger sister Gabriela, and coach Bartosz Kizierowski. (eurosport.onet.pl, 08 Aug 2015; wiedza.sklepmatres.pl, 01 Jun 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you work hard you can achieve anything." (sport.tvp.pl, 13 Oct 2016)
Famous relatives
His younger sister Gabriela has competed in swimming at club level in Poland. (itvl.pl, 04 Aug 2011; plywanie.pl, 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (chillitorun.pl, 07 Dec 2017)
Other information
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
He was engaged in a national campaign to promote swimming among children. He coached young swimmers in various cities in Poland. "Swimming is a very important element of life. Everyone should be able to swim, maybe not on a professional level, but at least amateur. It's crucial to go safely into the water and enjoy it." He also coaches children within other projects. "I want to give my knowledge to others. I see that kids like this kind of training and I see that I'm helping them to improve. For me it's a huge joy and something different than just swimming and doing kilometres in the pool." (chillitorun.pl, 07 Dec 2017; centrum.fm, 03 Jun 2018)

ACADEMY
In 2015 the Konrad Czerniak Academy was launched in Lublin, Poland, with the aim of coaching children for professional sport. (lublin.tvp.pl, 02 Sep 2015)

OTHER EDUCATION
He has studied at University of Madrid in Spain. (konradczerniak.pl, Aug 2012)