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Mateusz SAWRYMOWICZ
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Poland   
GenderMen
Born22 Apr 1987 in Lublin, POL
Height1.85 m
Weight 75 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Szczecin, POL
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English, Polish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He was signed up for swimming lessons at age five, and began competing in open water swimming in 2013.
Why this sport?
His father enrolled him for swimming lessons.
General Interest
Nicknames
Sawrym (gs24.pl, 15 Sep 2012)
Hobbies
Snowboarding, longboarding, kiteboarding, tennis, following other sports. (Facebook page, 27 Jul 2018; weszlo.fm, 09 Aug 2018)
Injuries
In late 2009 he tore the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in his right knee after slipping on ice. He required surgery and did not return to the water until March 2010. (plywanie.net, 01 Aug 2011; se.pl, 11 Jan 2010)

He missed the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Italy, because of mononucleosis. (sport.wp.pl, 17 Jun 2009)
Awards and honours
He was named 2007 European Male Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World Magazine. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 14 Dec 2007)
Other sports
He has competed in open water swimming at international level, and in triathlon at national level in Poland. (Facebook page, 12 Jul 2017; radioszczecin.pl, 09 Jul 2017; triathlon-lipiany.pl, 21 Jun 2018)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He took a break from the sport after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and eventually decided to retire from swimming. (weszlo.fm, 09 Aug 2018)

RETURNING TO POLAND
In 2014 he moved back to Poland after four years training in Los Angeles, CA, United States of America. "I could not stand it financially, as all the time I was accompanied by pressure that if I got injured I would lose my only source of income. Los Angeles has many legends that are just myths." (przegladsportowy.pl, 22 Oct 2014)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He decided to get involved in coaching children at swimming camps, introducing them to swimming techniques and improving their skills. He has also served as a personal swimming coach at Floating Arena in Szczecin, Poland. (Facebook page, 27 Jul 2018; 14 Mar 2018; weszlo.fm, 09 Aug 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 1500m Freestyle 15:26.33
21 2012 London, ENG 400m Freestyle 3:53.33
7 2012 London, ENG 1500m Freestyle 14:54.32 
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 1500m Freestyle 14:50.30
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 1500m Freestyle 15:06.45
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 1500m Freestyle 15:02.56
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:56.22
1 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 1500m Freestyle 14:45.94
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 400m Freestyle 3:50.82
5 2005 Montreal, CAN 1500m Freestyle 14:59.38 
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2012 Istanbul, TUR 1500m Freestyle 14:38.29
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 400m Freestyle  DNS
3 2008 Manchester, ENG 1500m Freestyle 14:43.37
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2010 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:12.28
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:58.99
3 2008 Eindhoven, NED 1500m Freestyle 14:58.78
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 400m Freestyle 3:53.29
6 2006 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:09.08
6 2006 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:49.00
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
16 2013 Herning, DEN 1500m Freestyle 14:58.89
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 400m Freestyle 3:53.76
4 2012 Chartres, FRA 1500m Freestyle 14:43.87
32 2011 Szczecin, POL 400m Freestyle 3:49.59
1 2011 Szczecin, POL 1500m Freestyle 14:29.81
19 2009 Istanbul, TUR 400m Freestyle 3:44.07
12 2009 Istanbul, TUR 1500m Freestyle 14:48.78
9 2007 Debrecen, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:44.19
1 2007 Debrecen, HUN 1500m Freestyle 14:24.54
13 2006 Helsinki, FIN 400m Freestyle 3:47.01
2 2006 Helsinki, FIN 1500m Freestyle 14:28.43
10 2005 Trieste, ITA 400m Freestyle 3:43.83
3 2005 Trieste, ITA 1500m Freestyle 14:38.86
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2012 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 14:55.02
5 2012 Stockholm, SWE 1500m Freestyle 15:12.89
1 2007 Moscow, RUS 1500m Freestyle 14:37.28
3 2005/2006 Moscow, RUS 400m Freestyle 3:46.46
3 2005/2006 Moscow, RUS 1500m Freestyle 14:56.26
3 2005/2006 Stockholm, SWE 1500m Freestyle 15:03.82
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
22 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:50:49.1
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
23 2014 Berlin, GER 10km 1:50:45.9
9 2014 Berlin, GER 5km - Team Time Trial 59:23.2
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
24 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:48:16.00
8 2015 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:41:54.95
18 2015 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:56:18.5
19 2014 Cancún, MEX 10km 1:57:13