Jan Switkowski and Radoslaw Kawecki both posted top five times on the first day of the Polish National Championships.
Switkowski took the men’s 200 butterfly in a time of 1:55.23 which ranks fourth in the world. He also beat the World Championships qualifying time of 1:57.37.
Marcin Cieslak finished second in a time of 1:58.61 followed by Michael Poprawa who recorded a time of 1:58.88.
Kawecki, who took the silver in the 200 backstroke at the 2013 World Championships, won the men’s 200 backstroke in a time of 1:56.38. His time ranks fifth in the world and is also under the World Championships qualifying time of 1:59.19. He was not the only man to qualify for Kazan in the event, Mateusz Wysoczynski finished second in a time of 1:59.12.
Krzysztof Morawski finished third in a time of 1:59.31 qualifying for the World University Games.
Anna Dowgiert took the women’s 50 freestyle in a time of 25.19 beating the World Championships qualifying time of 25.23. Polish record holder Aleksandra Urbanczyk finished second in a time of 25.27 followed by Nikola Petryka who touched in a time of 25.98.
Wojciech Wojdak was the final athlete to qualify for Kazan on the first night of competition. Wojdak took the men’s 1500 freestyle in a time of 15:05.34 destroying the qualifying time of 15:13.98. It was a heart breaking swim for Mateusz Sawrymanicz who finished second in a time of 15:14.06, only eight one-hundredths of a second off of the World Championships qualifying time.
Kryzysztof Pielowski finished third in a time of 15:31.42.
Other winners on the first evening of competition include:
- Women’s 200 butterfly – Klaudia Nazieblo – 2:14.57
- Men’s 50 freestyle – Konrad Czerniak – 22.17
- Women’s 200 backstroke – Alicja Tchorz – 2:10.55
- Women’s 800 freestyle – Justyna Burska – 8:40.73
Full results can be found here.