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Marcin CIESLAK
Sport Swimming
NOC Poland   
GenderMen
Born07 Apr 1992 in Warsaw, POL
Height1.98 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Zosia
Residence
Orlando, FL, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner
Languages
English, Polish
Higher education
Business, Finance - University of Florida: Gainesville, FL, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age eight in Warsaw, Poland.
Club / Team
AZS UMCS Lublin: Poland
Name of coach
Slawomir Pliszka [club]
General Interest
Hobbies
Surfing, kitesurfing. (isl.global, 31 Dec 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Add value to the world by being the most interesting version of yourself." (isl.global, 31 Dec 2020)
Awards and honours
While competing for the University of Florida in the United States of America, he was named 2011 Southeastern Conference [SEC] Male Freshman Swimmer of the Year and 2014 SEC Men's Swimmer of the Year. He was also honoured with the 2014 Ben Hill Griffin Award for his overall contributions to the University of Florida athletic programme. (floridaswimnetwork.com, 06 Jun 2015; gatorzone.com, 11 Dec 2011; swimcloud.com, 10 Apr 2014)
Other information
CAREER BREAK
He took a break from the sport between 2016 and 2019 to focus on other ventures. During that period he founded Phlex, a swimming technology company based in the United States of America, and the 5Styl Group, which offers swimming camps and workshops in Poland. (swimswam.com, 10 Dec 2020; Facebook profile, 16 Oct 2021; Instagram profile, 21 Nov 2020; LinkedIn profile, 01 Aug 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
19 2012 London, ENG 200m Individual Medley 2:00.45
19 2012 London, ENG 200m Butterfly 1:57.07
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Individual Medley 1:58.14
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Butterfly 1:56.13
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Individual Medley 2:01.65
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Individual Medley 52.45
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Butterfly 22.86
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Butterfly 50.79
6 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.13
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
8 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Individual Medley 52.27
6 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley 1:53.91
6 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Butterfly 1:53.09
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Individual Medley 1:56.59
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 51.80
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 52.58
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 50.08
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.81
Heats 2016 London, ENG 200m Individual Medley 2:02.09
7 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Individual Medley 2:00.65
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 52.99
5 2010 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 1:57.93
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 22.56
3 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Butterfly 49.75
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:23.74
4 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Individual Medley 52.78
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Individual Medley 1:55.81