2022 Worlds Bronze Medalist Ksawery Masiuk of Poland Commits to NC State

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Ksawery Masiuk of Warszawa, Poland has announced his commitment to continue his academic and athletic careers at NC State beginning in the 2023-2024 school year.

I’m extremely happy to announce my verbal commitment with NC State University 🐺♦️ I’m very grateful for giving me this opportunity to continue my swimming and school career in one of the best teams in the USA 🇺🇸 GO PACK! 🐺♦️

Masiuk swims for UKS G8 Bielany Warszawa. Masiuk is currently competing at the 2022 European Junior Championships. There he has already won the 50 and 200 backstrokes. He will look to complete the backstroke sweep in the 100 backstroke final tomorrow night. He is the top seed in that by over a second and a half after setting a championship record of 53.11 in the event this morning.

Just a few weeks ago, Masiuk represented Poland at the 2022 World Championships in Budapest. There he swam lifetime bests in the 50 back (24.48) and 100 back (52.58). Both of those times also set new Polish National Records. His 50 backstroke time of 24.49 in finals earned him a bronze medal as he finished behind Americans Justin Ress and Hunter Armstrong. In the 100 backstroke, he swam a 52.75 in finals to finish fifth.

His best LCM times are:

  • 50 back: 24.48
  • 100 back: 52.58
  • 200 back: 1:56.62
  • 100 fly: 52.69
  • 50 free: 23.05

The NC State men captured the 2022 ACC Championship and went on to finish fourth at NCAAs. Masiuk’s converted times already have the chance to make a huge impact at the conference level. His best times would already make the A final of the 100 back, the B final of the 100 fly, and the C final of the 200 back.

It took times of 45.87 in the 100 back, 1:40.92 in the 200 back, and 45.57 in the 100 fly to qualify for 2022 NCAAs.

Masiuk will not be the first Polish swimmer on NC State’s roster as the team is home to Rafal Kusto and Kacper Stokowski. Notably, Stokowski was the 2022 NCAA 100 backstroke champion swimming a 44.04. Kusto is swimming a fifth year at NC State this fall and Stokowski is entering his senior season.

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8 months ago

I remember one girl from my team who went to the USA to study and train. She came back with SCY times and all that and went to nationals because the conversions allowed her to swim. She got last in all three events she swam and was miles away from her converted times. Never trusted those converters again

8 months ago

Awesome opportunity for both Ksawery and NC State. Congrats to both!

The free Swim Time converter app I use gives SCY conversions of 44.93 and 1:40.73 from those LCM times.

Reply to  Ferb
8 months ago

I’m thinking maybe you guys had the converter set for women by mistake.

Reply to  Ferb
8 months ago

The “classic converter” doesn’t have a gender setting.

The reality is that converters get wonky at the fringes. Is what it is.

Reply to  Braden Keith
8 months ago

Well, apparently, some converters get wonkier than others.

Reply to  Ferb
8 months ago

I always laugh at that conversions. You are telling me that a guy who was 6th at the world LC championships will get no better than 8th at the NCAA. Ridiculous

NC Fan
8 months ago

And add ACC Champion Bartosz Pisczcorowicz to the State Polish mafia…though after typing his name I understand why you left him out of the article.

Reply to  NC Fan
8 months ago

this is correctly 😉

Former Big10
8 months ago

Should just not list converted times. Dude got third at worlds and you don’t have him under 46???? Jokes.

8 months ago

These conversions are absolutely laughable he is going to destroy those by mid season

8 months ago

Congrats. Can’t wait to watch him grow at state. NC state has been developing some of the best backstrokes in the world for a couple years now I can’t wait to see what he can do there.

8 months ago

Those conversions are just god awful. Love the pickup by State, they really have a good connection with Poland 🇵🇱

Reply to  Anon
8 months ago

Right?!?! yeah, a 52.5 LCM backstroker isn’t even close to qualifying for NCAA’s, sure. More like 44.6 or something.

8 months ago

This man is going to be an absolute backstroke god under Holloway

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