Adam Mania

Adam Mania (born 31 August 1983 in Hickman, Nebraska) is a swimmer who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece for Poland. In 2006, he switched allegiance to the United States. He grew up in Hickman, Nebraska, where he attended Norris School District 160 and swam for Beatrice High School.

He was initially trained by Robin Lowe at Country Kids Swim Team in Bennett, Nebraska.

He swam for the University of Wisconsin–Madison, coached by Eric Hansen, where he was a Big-10 champion in the 400 freestyle relay, and a 13-time All-American. He was the University of Wisconsin–Madison school record holder in the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, and 200 individual medley. He was the US National Champion in 2006 in the 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley in Federal Way, Washington. In 2010 Mania was also part of his team's national championship 4 x 100 LCM Freestyle Relay, giving him his third U.S. national title.

Currently he is a coach and swimmer for Schroeder YMCA Swim Team in Brown Deer, Wisconsin and coached by Dave Anderson.

His parents are Genowefa Szczerbowska and Zbigniew Mania.

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    What we are, that only can we see. All that Adam had, all that Caesar could, you have and can do. Adam called his house, heaven and earth; Caesar called his house, Rome; you perhaps call yours, a cobbler’s trade; a hundred acres of ploughed land; or a scholar’s garret. Yet line for line and point for point, your dominion is as great as theirs, though without fine names. Build, therefore, your own world.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)