Bartosz Kizierowski

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Bartosz Kizierowski
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Kizierowski after winning gold at 2006 European Championships
Personal information
Full nameBartłomiej Kizierowski
National teamPoland
Born (1977-02-20) 20 February 1977 (age 44)
Warsaw, Mazowieckie
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
StrokesFreestyle, backstroke
ClubPolonia Warszawa
College teamUniversity of California, Berkeley
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing Poland
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Montreal 50 m freestyle
World Championships (SC)
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Hong Kong 100 m freestyle
Goodwill Games
Gold medal – first place 2001 Brisbane 50 m Backstroke
Gold medal – first place 2001 Brisbane 50 m Freestyle
European Championships (LC)
Gold medal – first place 2002 Berlin 50 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2006 Budapest 50 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Seville 4×100 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Berlin 50 m backstroke
European Championships (SC)
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Dublin 50 m freestlye
Gold medal – first place 2001 Beijing 50 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2001 Beijing 100 m freestyle

Bartłomiej "Bartosz" Kizierowski (born 20 February 1977) is a freestyle who represented Poland in four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996.


Kizierowski began his career as a backstroke swimmer, but changed to freestyle in the mid-1990s.

Kizierowski trained at The Race Club, a swimming techniques training club founded by Olympic Swimmers Gary Hall, Jr. and his father, Gary Hall, Sr. The Race Club, originally known as "The World Team," was designed to serve as a training group for elite swimmers across the world in preparation for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. To be able to train with the Race Club, one must either have been ranked in the top 20 in the world the past 3 calendar years or top 3 in their nation in the past year. The Race Club included such well known swimmers as Roland Mark Schoeman, Mark Foster, Ryk Neethling, and Therese Alshammar.[1]

He won his first medal in 2002 at the European Championships in Berlin, in the 50 m freestyle (gold medal). He won a gold at the 2006 European Championships in Budapest.

He lives and studies in the United States, at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is a 1996 Graduate of Mission Viejo High School, where he swam for Coach Mike Pelton.

See also[edit]


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Bartosz Kizierowski". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009.
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Andrzej Wroński
Flagbearer for  Poland
2004 Athens
Succeeded by
Marek Twardowski