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Mark Szaranek

Date Of Birth: 16 August 1995
Place Of Birth: Kirkcaldy
Current Club: Edinburgh University
Current Club (non-affiliated): University of Florida
Current Coach: John Szaranek/Gregg Troy
Back A Rising Star:

When MARK SZARANEK left school he took a year out to focus on training to become a better swimmer before furthering his studies. He's now based in Florida, training with the renowned Florida Gators team at the University of Florida. It's all paid off with a ticket to the Gold Coast in 2018.

Mark competed at the World FINA Championships in 2017, a sign of how has progressed. At the most recent British Championships he came home with two Silver medals and in the NCAA Championships in America he swam to a Gold and a Bronze in short course events. It was the year before, in Minneapolis at the 2016 US Open Championships where Szanarek claimed his first Gold medal, in the 400m Individual Medley race.

2013 saw his debut in international representation on GBR squads at both the European and World Junior Championships. Mark is hungry for more ahead of 2018, quoting his favourite expression: "The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work." 

Achievements

FINA World Championships
2017200m Individual Medley11th
2017400m Individual Medley9th
British Championships
2017200m Individual MedleySilver
2017400m Individual MedleySilver
2016100m Butterfly6th
2016200m ButterflySilver
2016200m Individual Medley4th
2015200m Individual Medley4th
US Open Championships
2016200m Butterfly4th
2016200m Individual MedleyBronze
2016400m Individual MedleyGold
NCAA Championships
2017200 SCYGold
2017400 SCYBronze
World Junior Championships
20134x100m Mixed Medley Relay5th
Commonwealth Youth Games
20114x100m Medley RelaySilver
2011200m Individual Medley2:03.02Bronze
2011400m Individual Medley4:27.384th
20114x200m Freestyle Relay4th
201150m Butterfly25.135th
20114x100m Freestyle Relay5th
2011100m Butterfly56.147th
European Juniors
2013200m Individual MedleyBronze
20134x100m FreestyleSilver