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Hometown: Harwinton, Conn.
School: Bristol Central
Gwozdecke was elevated to the varsity as a freshman, receiving the coaches’ award. As a member of the West Hartford Aquatic team, Gwozdecke also won five regional championships in the 13-14 year old age groups: the 200-meter butterfly, the 200 backstroke, the 200 individual medley, the 100 freestyle and 200 free. Gwozdecke finished second in three other events. He also qualified for nine long course races in the USA Swimming 13-14 championships.