Sebastian Matczak

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9

Further personal information

Residence
Kalisz, POL
Languages
Polish
Higher education
Physiotherapy - University of Physical Education Wroclaw: Poland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 11.
Why this sport?
Initially he was very reluctant to want to swim according to his coach Maciej Siemianowski. "By the end of the first year, we managed to overcome this and Sebastian began to swim seriously," he says. "At some point, he became addicted to water."
Club / Team
START Kalisz: Poland
Name of coach
Maciej Siemianowski [club], POL; Wojciech Seidel [national], POL

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to believe in yourself and never give up. I believe you have to have goals and never give up trying to attain them. Anybody can achieve something if they really want it." (sprawniniepelnosprawni.fora.pl, 09 Jan 2010)
Awards and honours
He has received awards from the mayor of Kalisz, Poland for his performances in 2007, 2008 and 2010. In 2010 he signed a contract with the Kalisz City Hall permitting them to use his image to promote sports in the city. (kalisz.pl, 01 Dec 2010)
Impairment
He has an underdeveloped right leg. (start.kalisz.pl, 15 Jun 2011)