RACE VIDEO: Watch Sarah Sjostrom Destroy World Record in 50 Fly

Watch below as Swedish Swimmer Sarah Sjostrom crushes the World Record with a 24.43 in the women’s 50 fly.The video, cased within an interview with Swedish legend Lars Frolander, demonstrates a technique for Sjostrom than she uses in the 100 fly (see video of her 100 fly from Thursday here). Her swim is shown at several different angles and speeds.

All videos are courtesy of SVTplay.

This stroke is comparatively much more shallow, with a higher turnover, but this is similar to what we see from men’s 50 butterfliers as well: the stroke becomes more freestyle-like. Sjostrom’s sprint fly, like her free, is very flat, with virtually no “bounce” to her stroke. Not taking a breath contributes to that, but it makes for a very efficient stroke.

Read more about Sjostrom’s history-making swim here.

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6 years ago

No breaths!! Just like her 50 free. But I’ve never seen that in a 50 fly before.

Reply to  liquidassets
6 years ago

Me neither, at least among top flyers. Who else did no breath in 50 fly before?

Reply to  aswimfan
6 years ago

I have many times when i swam. Try doing the breaststroke doing the same and the officials will pull the books on you but is perfectly legal. Our swim team was the first in our area to do this 10 years back and we dominated with our newly implemented stream lined breaststroke. I was apart of the first 3 in the same race while our coach laughed his ass off while the officials scratched their heads flipping througg the rule books.

bobo gigi
6 years ago

😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

6 years ago

How in heavens did she do that? She did not take a breath, did she?

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