Imagen
18094-Kamil Rzetelski photo

Kamil Rzetelski

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Gdansk, POL
Languages
English, Polish, Spanish
Higher education
Communications, Journalism - University of Wroclaw: Poland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming in 2005 in Wroclaw, Poland.
Why this sport?
Doctors encouraged him to try swimming after he was diagnosed with the spinal condition scoliosis. "A form of rehabilitation turned into a great passion."
Club / Team
Szansa Start Gdansk: Poland
Name of coach
Hanna Klimek-Wlodarczak [club], POL; Wojciech Seidel [national], POL

General interest

Hobbies
Travel, learning about other cultures. (team100.pl, 01 Jan 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S13 100m freestyle and silver in the S13 50m freestyle at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (parasportowcy.pl, 02 Jan 2018)
Most influential person in career
His mother, and coach Wojciech Seidel. (pap.pl, 07 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life is too complicated to be led by a cliche." (paralympic.org.pl, 08 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (fundusznataliipartyki.pl, 01 Jan 2016)
Impairment
He began experiencing vision issues at age one. He was later diagnosed with dimness of vision. (pap.pl, 07 Jun 2016)
Other information
CHANGE OF APPROACH
He was disappointed with his performances in the 2018/19 season, and decided to leave the START Wroclaw club to move to Szansa Start Gdansk in Poland. "It's the first season in my career without any personal bests, which is the most important fuel for every athlete. The season was like a crazy roller-coaster. I decided to finish cooperation with my previous coach and move to Gdansk and change my club." (Facebook page, 19 Sep 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 3 2016-09-08 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 1 2016-09-11 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 3 2016-09-14 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2016-09-16 7
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2017-12-05 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final 1 2017-12-05 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 2017-12-06 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2017-12-07 3