Kasia Wasick is a Polish swimmer who specializes in the sprint freestyle events. She represented Poland at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Games. She is a world championship medalist and 2-time European Championships (SCM) medalist.
College (Southern Cal)
Swimming under Dave Salo at the University of Southern California from 2012-2016, Wasick racked up 12 NCAA All-American honors. She was crowned NCAA champion in her last race as a Trojan, helping USC to a victory at the 2016 NCAA champs in the 400 free relay. She also got 3rd in the 100 free at that same meet.
Retirement and Return
After the 2016 Olympic Games, Wasick retired. However, in 2018 she had moved to Las Vegas and had decided to compete in a masters meet. Enjoying being back in the water, she eventually started training with the UNLV college swim team. Kasia capped her comeback with a successful first season in the ISL (2019) as well as anchoring Poland’s 4×50 medley relay to gold at the 2019 Euro short course championships.
International Swimming League
Wasick competed in the first-ever season of the International Swimming League (ISL) with the Cali Condors, where she played a key role in sprint events and relays, helping the Condors qualify for the grand final in Las Vegas.
In Season 2, Wasick competed for the New York Breakers in the 6-week Budapest bubble. In Budapest, Wasick racked up 3 consecutive wins in the 50 free in her last 3 regular season matches (after not swimming it in the Breakers’ first match). She also placed 2nd in the semi-final #1 that the Breakers competed in.
2020 Swammy Awards
For her performances in the ISL bubble in Budapest, Wasick earned the 2020 Swammy for Breakout Female of the Year.
2021 European Championships (Budapest, Hungary)
Wasick earned her first LCM Euro champ medal in Budapest, tying with Pernille Blume in the 50 free for silver at 24.17.
2020 Olympic Games
In Tokyo, Wasick made the final of the 50 free easily, heading in as the 5th seed. She held seed in the final, tying with China’s Wu Qingfeng for 5th at 24.32.
2022 World Championships
In Budapest, Kasia advanced to the final of the 50 free as the 2nd seed behind Sarah Sjostrom. She held that position in the final, clocking a 24.18 and earning her first world champs medal, a silver.