Born: 12 November 2004
Crossing Year: 2023
Time: 4 h 40 min 41 sec
Neoprene swimsuit: NO
I’m an athlete and enjoy any kind of physical activity, but I’ve always been drawn to swimming. During the coronavirus pandemic, my coach (Grzegorz “Greg” Radomski) suggested training together in a lake (pools were closed at the time) and that’s how I got to know swimming all over again – open-water swimming. It was something completely different and more interesting for me than wall-to-wall swimming in a pool.
Our first joint project with the coach was to swim across the Bay of Gdansk in a swim (which we succeeded in 2022), and the second was to swim Bonifacio. Why Bonifacio? It was our first idea to swim across this strait, but at the time I had no open water experience, so we decided to do something different.
However, once I had gained experience in open-water swimming then my coach and I decided to try our hand at it.
The swim itself wasn’t the easiest ( strong waves, steaming jellyfish off Corsica and less time to prepare due to school), but I will definitely remember it very well. Who knows, maybe I’ll swim Bonifacio again another time?
(Woszek Szymon June 2023)