May 1, 1995 |
It's funny where swimming can take an athlete. For Bart Kizierowski, it wasn't that long ago that he was doing laps in Poland, wondering if the winter would ever end. The Polish swimming ace now is busy training for the 1996 Olympics with the Mission Viejo Nadadores and competing for Mission Viejo High. "I'm having a good time here," said Kizierowski, ranked 11th in the world in the 100-meter freestyle, and 14th in the 100-meter backstroke. "I really love the weather of Southern California.
July 1, 2001
Former Mission Viejo High swimmer Bart Kizierowski edged 2000 Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin of Valencia in the 50-meter freestyle final Saturday at the Santa Clara International Invitational swim meet. Kizierowski won in 22.32 seconds; Ervin finished in 22.57. Kizierowski, swimming for Poland, finished fifth behind Ervin in the 50 freestyle in September in Sydney. Ervin, a junior at California, broke Kizierowski's Pacific 10 record in the event in March.
May 26, 1995 |
Some of the nation's best swimmers will compete today through Sunday in the International Grand Challenge Swimming Invitational at Heritage Park Aquatics Complex.
March 7, 1996
Coach: Mike Pelton (21st year). 1995: 8-0, 5-0 in the South Coast League. Won its 17th Division I championship. Key returners: James Crowson, Jr.; James Davidson, So.; Agustin Guzman, Sr.; Brandon Hiji, Sr.; Karl Hyross, Sr., Bart Kizierowski, Sr.; Goh Phuangthong, Sr. Key newcomers: Bo Luddy, Fr.; Evan Ray, Fr.; Juan Rodela, So.; Fausto Trivino, Sr.; Sean Wilson, Fr. Outlook: It must be nice to lose top seniors and be able to plug in the gaps with swimmers just as talented.