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Patryk Kowalski

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SB8, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Gdansk, POL
Languages
English, Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in the first grade of primary school. In 2009 he took up Para swimming at the Plywak club in Gdansk, Poland.
Why this sport?
His parents enrolled him in swimming classes. Three years after his accident he returned to swimming and was noticed by coach Hanna Klimek-Wlodarczak, who encouraged him to join her training group.
Club / Team
Szansa Start Gdansk: Poland
Name of coach
Hanna Klimek-Wlodarczak [club], POL; Wojciech Seidel [national], POL

General interest

Awards and honours
He was named the 2013 Athlete with an Impairment of the Year in Gdansk, Poland. (gdansk.pl, 12 Dec 2013)
Impairment
An accident in 2006 resulted in the amputation of his left leg. (trojmiasto.pl, 19 Jul 2016)