Kasia Wasick Breaks Own LCM 50 FR Polish Record (24.58) at PSS Des Moines

2020 PRO SWIM SERIES – DES MOINES

Saturday Finals Recap

The women’s events in Des Moines concluded with the 50 free finals, which featured an exciting battle between USA’s Simone Manuel and Poland’s Kasia Wasick. After breaking 25 seconds in prelims at 24.91, the 27-year-old Wasick blasted to a new national record at 24.58. Manuel touched in second at 24.68.

Wasick’s lifetime best swim took down her 2019 best/national record of 24.73. She also owns the 100 free record (54.22) as well as 4 relay records. During her debut ISL season with the Cali Condors, Wasick sprinted to break the SCM 50 free (23.88) and 100 free (52.54) records as well.

Wasick’s Saturday swim has now made the Olympic “A” cut, which is a 24.77. In Des Moines, Wasick also swam the 100 free, where she placed 10th in finals at 54.84. The 100 free A cut time for Tokyo is 54.38. This season, Wasick currently is the 10th-fastest performer in the world. Wasick is also the 5th-fastest performer in 2020.

2019-2020 LCM WOMEN 50 FREE

CateAUS
Campbell
08/15
24.02
2Liu
Xiang
CHN24.0301/19
3Sarah
Sjostrom
SWE24.1401/24
4Michelle
Coleman
SWE24.2610/11
5Emma
McKeon
AUS24.2903/14
6Maria
Kameneva
RUS24.3211/01
7Ranomi
Kromowidjojo
NED24.3801/19
8Simone
Manuel
USA24.4312/05
9Bronte
Campbell
AUS24.4711/01
10Erika
Brown
USA24.5701/18
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WOMEN’S 50 FREE FINALS

  • PSS Record: 24.17, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 2016

Top 3

Alto Swim Club’s Simone Manuel and Poland’s Kasia Wasick pulled away from the field into the final meters during the women’s 50 free final. At the wall, it was Wasick who took the win in a new Polish national record of 24.58, taking her own record of 24.73. Manuel settled for another PSS silver finish at 24.68.

Wasick now moves up to #10 in the world this season while Manuel’s season best (24.43) from the US Open remains 7th on the top 25 rankings.

Finishing in 3rd was Mission Viejo’s Margo Geer, clocking in a season best of 24.86. Geer now ranks 16th on the world rankings list for the 2019-2020 season.

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Nick Pecoraro

Nick Pecoraro started swimming at age 11, instantly becoming drawn to the sport. He was a breaststroker and IMer when competing. After joining SwimSwam, the site has become an outlet for him to research and learn about competitive swimming and experience the sport through a new lenses. He graduated in …

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