Lindenwood Picks Up Verbal from Polish Junior Nat’l Champ Bruno Kazmierczak

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Bruno Kazmierczak from Raszyn, Poland has announced his verbal commitment to Lindenwood University for 2021-22.

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the Lindenwood University. I am beyond thankful for my family, coach and friends that help me in this process!”

Kazmierczak swims with UKS GOS Raszyn and represents Poland internationally. He specializes mainly in 50/100/200 free and sprint back and fly. At the recent 2020 Winter Polish 17-18 Years Championships (25m) in Lublin, he won the 50 free with a PB of 22.14. He also medaled in the 100 free (3rd) and 50 fly (3rd) and tied for 6th in the 50 back. His times in all four events were lifetime bests.

Best SCM times (converted to SCY):

  • 50 free – 22.14 (19.94)
  • 100 free – 48.86 (44.01)
  • 200 free – 1:50.90 (1:39.90)
  • 50 back – 25.16 (22.66)
  • 100 back – 57.33 (51.64)
  • 50 fly – 23.73 (21.37)
  • 100 fly – 55.28 (49.80)

Kazmierczak’s best time in the 50 free would have scored in the A final at the 2019 NCAA Division II Championships; his 100 free time would have made the B final. His 50 back time would have been about a second faster than Lindenwood’s leadoff on the medley relay. The 2020 Division II national meet was halted after a day and a half of competition, due to COVID-19. Kazmierczak would have scored in the A final of the 50 free on Day 1. He would have been the fastest sprinter, and the only sub-20, on the Lindenwood squad last season.

 

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Swimmah
1 month ago

I wonder what the draw to Lindenwood was, especially with times that could give him a spot on a team with some insane coaches and teammates. I’m not in any way bashing Lindenwood, but I’m surprised that he didn’t choose a more well-known school in the swimming world.

Last edited 1 month ago by Swimmah
Jon Lau
Reply to  Swimmah
1 month ago

Lindenwood has had success with sprinters in the past. Most notably, Serghei Golban, who won the 50/100 titles in 2016 and defended his 50 title in 2017. He set the NCAA record in the 50 twice in 2016.

HuntleyJones
Reply to  Swimmah
1 month ago

Most likely some sort of academic credit issues from whatever secondary school he attends/ed that made him ineligible for D1 programs. Often times, you see international recruits go D2 because they are 20-21-year-old freshman, and thus want to be able to swim all four years, but that isn’t the case here.

Crash
Reply to  Swimmah
1 month ago

You say you’re not bashing Lindenwood, but you kind of are. You don’t have to be at a big-name school to be a good coach, and you aren’t necessarily a good coach if you’re at a big-name school.

Spiderfrommars
Reply to  Swimmah
1 month ago

So if I to understand you, it is not possible that any above average swimmer would want to go to a well-coached program like Lindenwood…just because it is Division II? No offense, but I am not sure how awesome the Division I landscape is right now with more well-known schools getting dropped as an excuse to pour more resources into football.

Swimmah
Reply to  Spiderfrommars
1 month ago

That’s not it at all. I’m saying that teams with Olympic coaches (and Olympic hopeful teammates) would be more desirable to me, personally, so I was curious to know what the draw was. Division 2 is great: great academics and scholarship opportunities. I didn’t at all say that there are bad coaches there, I’m sure they’re amazing too. But they’re not the ones being considered for international positions as much.

Swimmah
Reply to  Swimmah
1 month ago

And great athletics!

CRASH
Reply to  Swimmah
1 month ago

So if he went to swim for….say….Arizona State, you wouldn’t be asking this question?? There the sprint coach is a 30 year-old who is much less proven as a coach than Jason Owen (who had a 19.1 sprinter at d2 a few years back).

DrSwimPhil
Reply to  Swimmah
1 month ago

Why are you assuming there aren’t great D2 coaches? To be fair and honest, it might take even more coaching at the D2 level, given the typical swimmer-level that arrives. But check SwimSwam’s improvement ratings. Some D2 teams are >1.0% median improvements. Not many D1 (especially top-end D1) programs can say that.

SwimFani
Reply to  DrSwimPhil
1 month ago

If they are great coaches. they are at D1 – Not politically correct but the best rise to the top.

Richard
Reply to  SwimFani
1 month ago

You are obviously style over substance and know very little how the coaching game is played. That’s like saying because a coach used his influence with the admissions office to get a recruiting into school, when they don’t meet the standard entrance requirements, that said recruit is smart because he was admitted. You can’t keep using the GREAT 20-25 DI coaches as the ” we’re awesome by association” argument. That’s like everyone saying I swam with Michael Phelps!! No you didn’t! You swam on the same team, but you didn’t swim with him! Someday people will have to drop the tee shirt envy!

Last edited 1 month ago by Richard
Admin
Reply to  Richard
1 month ago

I desperately want SwimFani to expose himself. It would blow some minds.

DrSwimPhil
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

You can’t throw that out there without at least some hints.

It’s Rowdy, isn’t it?

Admin
Reply to  DrSwimPhil
1 month ago

If there is one person that it definitely isn’t, it’s Rowdy.

SwimFani
Reply to  DrSwimPhil
1 month ago

Rowdy Rodney Piper??? Man wish I were!

SwimFani
Reply to  Richard
1 month ago

Hmmm – I see you points and now, finally after meditating on that logic actually agree with you. Suffice it to say there are and have been MANY phenomenal men and women coaches in DII and DIII. I further apologize to any DII or DIII coach who actually believed the earlier post. Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all!

CRASH
Reply to  SwimFani
1 month ago

Jim Steen, Brian Reynolds, Gregg Parini, Bob Steele, Ernie Maglischo….you can call these guys not great coaches if you want, but you’d be wrong. Also, remember when David Marsh coached d2? It’s commenters like you who lead swimmers (and coaches) to chase prestige rather than seek the school that will truly be the best path for personal development.

SwimFani
Reply to  CRASH
1 month ago

Your passion is equal to your acumen. Please see the second post found above with my apology and retraction. Also to any swimmer considering DII or DIII programs – Without a doubt some of the finest people and coaching minds are DII and DIII.

The Importer AND Exporter
1 month ago

Knowing Polish food, the C+ campus food is a big upgrade.

https://www.niche.com/colleges/lindenwood-university/

SwimmerMamusia
Reply to  The Importer AND Exporter
1 month ago

Polish food is best food in the world! Just ask my swimmer who trained in different countries.

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