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Alan Ogorzalek

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Wroclaw, POL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age 10 at the Juvenia club in Wroclaw, Poland.
Why this sport?
"I'd had contact with water since I was born as part of my rehabilitation. I began swimming in the fourth grade of primary school. Back then, I was interested in a lot of sports, but swimming has been my passion for as long as I can remember. It's what drives me and motivates me every day."
Club / Team
Start Wroclaw: Poland
Name of coach
Jurij Szyczkow [club]; Kazimierz Bauer [club], POL; Beata Prozowszczyk-Kuczko [national], POL

General interest

Hobbies
Playing video games, chess, jigsaw, listening to music. (fundacjahasco-lek.pl, 22 Oct 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Achieving a qualifying time for the 2020 Paralympic Games at the open national championships in Szczecin, Poland. (Facebook page, 24 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There is no elevator to success. You need to go up the stairs." (Instagram profile, 20 Aug 2021)
Impairment
He was born with underdeveloped feet. (fundacjahasco-lek.pl, 13 Nov 2019)