Getting to Know Kris Olszewski
Where were you born?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was ten I wanted to be...a pro tennis player. Now I want to be...an IT specialist.
What is your favorite movie?
James Bond - Casino Royale (the new one)
Why did you choose Michigan State University?
I have relatives in Michigan.
Who is your favourite MSU athlete of all time?
Name one person living or dead, that you would most like to compete against?
All the coaches I've had
Top 5 songs on your iPod?
1. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
2. Don't let me be misunderstood - The Animals
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
4. Nip Tuck - soundtrack
5. Faith - Limp Bizkit
Your favorite moment in the outdoor pool?
Every day when there is a clear blue sky and the sun is shining
GREEN or WHITE???
Where would you want to live after graduation?
Luxemburg or Amsterdam
Junior Season: Clocked a 9:56.30 which was good for first place in the 1,000 free at St. Bonaventure (11/8)...Also posted two more top-three finishes vs. St. Bonaventure in the 200 IM (2:01.72) and 500 free (4:48.98)...Took first place in the 1,650 free at Purdue (1/12) with a time of 15:48.87...Posted two second-place finishes vs. Oakland in the 1,000 free (9:32.07) and 500 free (4:38.99).
Sophomore Season: Dominated the distance events, registering seven first-place swims in the 500 and 1,000 freestyle events ... Opened the season with win season-best 9:23.89 in the 1,000 free versus Iowa (10/28) ... Placed first in the 1,000 free (9:24.06) and third in the 500 free (4:36.96) at Notre Dame (11/10) ... Won the 500 free (4:43.37) and the 1,000 free (9:26.66) on Nov. 11 against Princeton and Michigan ... Swam to a first-place finish in the 200 IM (1:57.13) and 1,000 free (9:25.71) versus Ball State (12/9) ... Posted second-place finishes in the 200 IM (1:57.88) and 1,000 free (9:28.60) against Purdue (1/13) .. Won the 500 and 1,000 free in regular season finale versus Oakland (1/19) ... Placed 18th in the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships ... Also competed in the 500 and mile free at the conference meet.
Freshman Season: Placed second in the 1000 free (9:28.17) against Notre Dame (1/21) ... Finished fifth in the 500 free (4:35.27) at the Ohio State Invitational (12/2) ... Took first place in the 1000 free (9:45.89) and the 500 free (4:40.17) against Oakland (1/20) ... Set a career high in the 400 IM (4:02.48) at the Big Ten Championships .
High School: Member of the Polish National Team ... Polish national champion in the 400 IM, ages 19-20 ... High school national champion with SMS Oswiecim.
Personal: Born April 4, 1986 in Torun, Poland ... Son of Kazimierz and Hanna Olszewski ... Telecommunications major.