Kasia Wasick Lowers Her Own Polish Record With 50 Free Win at World Cup


Polish sprint specialist Kasia Wasick still hasn’t hit her peak at age 30.

Wasick went 23.27 during the women’s 50-meter freestyle final at the World Cup in Toronto on Friday, lowering her Polish national record by .03 seconds en route to the gold medal. 


  • World Record: 22.93, Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) – 2017
  • World Junior Record: 23.69, Anastasiya Shkurdai (BLR) – 2020
  • World Cup Record: 22.93, Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) – 2017


  1. Kasia Wasick (POL) – 23.27
  2. Maggie MacNeil (CAN) – 23.74
  3. Madi Wilson (AUS) – 23.89

The victory gave Wasick her second World Cup win after she also touched first in the 50 free last weekend in Berlin. The USC grad clocked a 23.32 at the first stop of the series. 

Wasick’s previous-best time of 23.30 was set during an International Swimming League (ISL) match in November of 2020. The four-time Olympian now owns the 29 fastest times ever among Polish women. 

Wasick touched just over half a second ahead of Canada’s Maggie MacNeil (23.74), who was just five events removed from her 50 back victory. Australia’s Madi Wilson rounded out the podium more than a second behind MacNeil with a 23.89.

Wasick is carrying momentum into the short-course season coming off a huge summer of long-course success featuring a silver medal at the World Championships in June (24.18) and a gold medal at U.S. Nationals in July (24.17).

Last December, Wasick picked up her first short-course Worlds medal with a bronze in the 50 free (23.40).  

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