Above: Gus Ciesiolka with his 2019 School Sport Australia National Swimming Championships 12-years’ boys’ 200m individual medley bronze medal.
Gus Ciesiolka’s swimming journey reached an incredible height last week when he won a bronze medal at the National Schools Swimming Championships in Melbourne.
Gus, the son of Matt and Sarah Ciesiolka, relocated to Queensland from Narrabri in January.
He currently attends at The Southport School on the Gold Coast.
In March this year the former Narrabri Stingray excelled at the Queensland School Sports 10-12-years Swimming State Championships where he was awarded four gold medals, four silver medals, broke a Queensland School Sports state record, set some new personal best times and most impressively was named joint male swimmer of the meet at the four-day event.
He qualified for six events at the 2019 School Sport Australia National Swimming Championships which was held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre from Wednesday, July 31, through to Friday, August 2.
His performances at that event earned him the right to be regarded as one of the best junior swimmers in Australia – not bad for a boy from the bush.
Gus swam well enough to earn a bronze medal in the 12-years’ boys’ 200m individual medley event.
He stormed home in the final lap to finish just 0.1 seconds outside of second place, just missing out on a silver medal.
His time was 2.31.03, a new personal best.