Polish Sprinter Natalia Fryckowska Announces Verbal Commitment to ASU

Natalia Fryckowska of Szczecin, Poland has announced her intention to swim for Arizona State University next fall. Fryckowska originally committed to Virginia Tech in June of 2017, but never made it onto the H2Okies’ roster. She wrote on social media:

“I’m proud to announce my verbal commitment to swim for Arizona State University🇺🇸☀️

“Under the wings of such amazing coaches as Bob Bowman, who is known as Michael Phelps’ coach, Dan Kesler, Herbie Behm, Derek Schmitt, Rachel Stratton-Mills. I’m really excited to become a Sun Devil 😈☀️

“Can’t wait to meet my future teammates. See you soon, out there 🇺🇸 #ASU 🇵🇱”

Fryckowska swims for MKP (Municipal Swimming Club) Szczecin where she specializes in sprints. Her top LCM 50 free time (25.84) comes from a 4th-place finish at the 2015 Baku European Junior Games, while her best SCM 50 free (25.07) comes from a gold-medal performance at the 2017 Polish Winter Junior Championships (17-18 years). She also won the 100 free (55.36) and was runner-up in the 50 fly (27.60) at that meet.

Fryckowska has represented Poland on the international stage for the last four years. In addition to the 2015 European Games in Baku, she has swum and finaled at European Championships. In the 18 months since her initial commitment, Fryckowska has added backstroke to her repertoire, going from 31.6 to 30.3 in the LCM 50 back and from 31.2 to 29.6 in the SCM 50 back.

Her top LCM times (converted to SCY) include:

  • 50 LCM free – 25.84 (22.55)
  • 100 LCM free – 56.85 (49.77)
  • 50 LCM back – 30.30 (26.75)
  • 50 LCM breast – 32.96 (28.80)
  • 50 LCM fly – 27.73 (24.35)

Also starting at Arizona State next fall will be Claire Nguyen, Jadé Foelske, Katrina Marty, Lindsay Looney, Riley Lexvold, and Savannah Mitchell.


If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected].



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Texas A&M Swim Fan
4 years ago

Be leery of what you are offered!

Reply to  Texas A&M Swim Fan
4 years ago

He, we get that you are related to Jace Brown, and you love to sit on websites and talk crap about people, how about you let this young girl have her moment of excitement on the decision SHE made. Keep your negativity to yourself.

Texas A&M Swim Fan
Reply to  NoMoreNegativity
4 years ago

Just sayin!!

Texas A&M Swim Fan
Reply to  NoMoreNegativity
4 years ago

Glad that she is excited. And I don’t sit on websites and talk crap like you suggest (so that shows how little you read my posts). Just a little advice for her. She doesn’t have to take it & I hope it doesn’t hold true for her as well but the premise of my first post still holds. And finally, I’m not about to let you tell me what I can or can’t do (not on this side of never or the other side of never)!!!

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4 years ago


4 years ago

Then she will transfer 😂😂😂

Mark Wilson
Reply to  Hswimmer
4 years ago

Especially since it appears she has not taken a visit nor met anyone on the team with her statement, “Can’t wait to meet my future teammates. See you soon”. She must not be aware that Bowman isn’t a sprint coach, and his top 2 female sprinters transferred. This is typical Bowman. He likes to look outside the country for talent developed by others because he can’t develop his own recruits who are diamonds in the rough, like Claire Fisch. She came to ASU with so much potential, transferred to Auburn after 2 years, and is now one of the top sprinters in the NCAA.

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