Konrad Czerniak

Konrad Czerniak is a competitive swimmer who represents Poland internationally. He has been a staple for Polish swimming, primarily in butterfly and freestyle, since 2010 when he won a bronze medal in the 100 fly at the European championships.

2011 World Championships

Czerniak won a silver medal in the 100 fly in Shanghai, setting national records in both the semi finals (51.54) and final (51.15). He also swam the 100 free, where he placed 9th overall (48.48) in the semi finals.

2012 Olympic Games

In London, Czerniak again swam the 100 free and 100 fly. He reached the final of the 100 fly, ultimately touching in 8th (52.05). In the 100 free, he touched the wall at 48.44 to tie for 9th in the semi finals, missing out on the final heat.

2013 World Championships

2013 saw Konrad back on the international medal podium when he repeated as a 100 butterfly medalist. In the final heat, he touched the wall at 51.46, good for 3rd place and a bronze medal. In the 100 free, after going into semi finals as the 2nd seed (48.50), Konrad fell to 15th overall (48.78) and missed the final.

2014 European Championships

Konrad opted out of the 100 free, focusing on the 100 fly at the 2014 Euros, which payed off. The final heat saw him touch first with a new championship record of 51.38, marking Konrad’s first European title. Konrad did, however, swim the 50 free later in the meet, winning a silver medal to go with his gold.

2015 World Championships

Konrad again swam the individual 100 fly, and once again made the final. In a historically fast field where 3 men were under 51 seconds, Konrad finished 6th in 51.28. He branched out in events at this meet, opting to swim the 50 fly, which paid off with a national record in the semi finals (23.07) and a tie with Hungarian Laszlo Cseh for the bronze medal in the final (23.15). Although he didn’t swim the 100 free individually, he did swim on Poland’s 4×100 free relay which qualified for finals. In the final heat, they finished 6th overall with a new Polish record (3:14.12).

2016 Olympic Games

Sticking to his individual lineup of 100 fly, he made the semi final of the 100 fly. After touching at 51.80 in the first of 2 heats, he finished 10th overall and didn’t advance to the final heat. Again swimming the 4×100 free relay, Poland finished 12th overall as well, missing out on the final. Czerniak also swam on their 12th place 4×100 medley relay.

2017 World Championships

After making it to the semi final of the 100 fly, Konrad touched in 51.60 to finish 14th overall, missing out on a final that would see 6 men go under 51 seconds, making it the deepest 100 fly heat in history. He again swam the 50 fly, but finished 9th in the semi finals (23.35), missing the final heat.

2018 European Championships

Czerniak swam the butterfly events individually in Glasgow, finishing 8th in the 50 fly (23.49) and 6th in the 100 fly (51.72). Although he didn’t medal in either of his individuals, he did find himself back on the medal podium with Poland as their 4×100 free relay touched in 3rd for the bronze medal.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Bronze 400 Freestyle Relay 2018 European Championships
Bronze 50 Fly 2015 World Championships
Gold 100 Fly 2014 European Championships
Silver 50 Free 2014 European Championships
Bronze 100 Fly 2013 World Championships
Silver 100 Fly 2011 World Championships
Bronze 100 Fly 2010 European Championships

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 100 Free 48.22 07/29/09 2009 World Championships
Rome, Italy
lcm 50 Fly 23.07 08/02/15 2015 World Championships
Kazan, Russia
lcm 100 Fly 51.15 07/30/11 2011 World Championships
Shanhai, China
Konrad Czerniak 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary (photo: Mike Lewis) Konrad Czerniak 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary (photo: Mike Lewis) Konrad Czerniak and Ben Proud, winner 50 butterfly Credit: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com Laszlo Cseh, Chad le Clos, Konrad Czerniak, 100 butterfly final, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig) Konrad-Czerniak-2018 European Championship Glasgow - courtesy of Giusy Cisale swimswam.com