Swimming & Diving
Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
Honors: NCAA Div. II National Champion (100 Breast - 2010; 100 Breast, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay - 2011) ... Div. I All-America Honorable Mention (100 Breast - 2012) ... Div. II All-America (100 Breast - 2010; 100 Breast, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay - 2011) ... ACC Champion (100 Breast - 2012) ... All-ACC (100 Breast - 2012; 200 Breast - 2012) ... All-ACC Academic (2012) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012)
2011-12: Capped his year at Duke by claiming All-America honorable mention honors with a 15th-place showing in the 100 breast at the 2012 NCAA Championships, as he and teammate Ben Tuben became the first Blue Devil swimmers to achieve All-America status and score at an NCAA Championships meet in over 30 years ... also competed in the 200 breast at the NCAA Championships, finishing 22nd in the event prelims ... member of the Blue Devils' 200 medley relay team that set a new ACC and program record with a 1:25.98 clocking at the Ohio State Last Chance Qualifier in March ... also broke his own school record in the 100 breast prelims at Ohio State, tapping the wall at 52.99 ... the 52.99 clocking was tops in the ACC during the 2011-12 season ... captured the 2012 ACC title in the 100 breast, posting a time of 53.61 ... took second in the conference in the 200 breast with a 1:57.03 clocking for a new program record ... earned All-ACC honors in both breaststroke events with his performances ... also at the ACC Championships, guided the 200 and 400 medley relay squads to a pair of podium finishes as the 200 medley relay team took second and the 400 medley relay third ... the 400 medley relay also set a new school record and surpassed the NCAA provisional standard in that event at 3:12.02 ... also competed on Duke's 200 free and 400 free relay teams at the conference championships, with both taking home seventh-place finishes ... broke the Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion pool record in the 100 breast against Clemson with a time of 55.73 ... totaled seven first-place showings and collected six NCAA provisional standards in breaststroke events during the course of the season ... took second in the 100 breast (55.10) and fifth in the 200 breast (2:02.38) at the Nike Cup Invitational ... member of the 200 medley relay that notched first-place finishes against Maryland, South Carolina and Queens and at the Nike Cup Invitational ... swam on the 400 free relay squad that took first against North Carolina and South Carolina/Queens ... opened his career at Duke by winning the 100 breast and helping the 200 free relay place first in the season opener at Maryland ... named to the All-ACC Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2010-11 (University of Bridgeport): Swam two seasons at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Conn. ... earned a second consecutive Div. II title in the 100 breast, dropping his winning time to 53.07 ... also a member of Bridgeport's national champion 200 medley and 200 free relay teams ... took fifth in the 200 breast and sixth in the 200 IM at the NCAA Div. II National Championships ... garnered All-America honors for his performance at the national meet ... established program records in the 100 breast, 200 breast and the 200 IM ... also helped break school records as a member of Bridgeport's 200 free, 400 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relays ... captained the Purple Knights' squad as a senior.
2009-10 (University of Bridgeport): Captured the Div. II national championship in the 100 breast, posting a time of 54.40 to earn All-America distinction.
Prep: Attended C. K. Norwid High School No. 4 in Białystok, Poland.
Personal: Born Piotr Safronczyk on May 30, 1988 in Bialystok, Poland ... son of Wienczyslaw and Renata Safronczyk ... has one sister, Kamila ... enrolled in the Master of Management Studies program at Duke's Fuqua School of Business.
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