Behind The Blocks With Jowita Sienczyk
Poland Native Finds Similarities Between Denton, Biala Podlaska
DENTON - After a week break, Behind the Blocks makes its return with Mean Green swimming freshman, Jowita Sienczyk. Sienczyk, a native of Poland, talks about the similarities between Denton and her hometown of Biala Podlaska among other things in today's installment.
Q: How does Denton differ from your hometown?
A: My hometown is as small as Denton, and I love it so much. People here are so nice and if you need help, they will help you. And, of course they speak polish, not English.
Q: Who or what got you into the sport?
A: My mom got me into swimming when I was four or five. I don't really remember, but I'm so thankful for my mom getting me involved in this sport.
Q: What is your favorite event to compete in?
A: The 100 free and 200 IM (but not always). I love racing short distances.
Q: What event do you hope to never compete in?
A: I think it has to be the 200 fly. I'm dying at the second 100 and I can't breathe for the next 10 minutes, I do not like it.
Q: What are you looking forward to most about the upcoming season?
A: Seeing how our team will improve over the course of the season. I can't wait until when we take down some of the old records. I'm really looking forward to see how we do this season based on what we have already accomplished and what we can accomplish moving forward.
Q: What is your favorite sport to watch during the Olympics?
A: Swimming, of course.
Q: Who is your team family?
A: Delta Fish.
Q: Do you have a hidden (or not so hidden) talent?
A: I think I'm pretty good at doing makeup. Me and my roommate (Lindsey) we are addicted to makeup. If you don't know what to buy me for my birthday, buy me makeup.
Q: If you could trade places with one person, who would it be and why?
A: Jordan Hanz, because she is an AMAZING makeup artist. I wish I could have her makeup skills. But besides that, I wouldn't trade places with any other person, I like myself.
Q: What is different about swimming or diving in college than in high school or internationally?
A: I hated swimming in high school. Everything is so serious, there is no team atmosphere, and I swam a lot and didn't even improve. At North Texas, it is different. I love swimming again. There is a team environment and everyone is cheering and pushing each other.