Wasick Moves To #3 All-Time With 23.10 50 Freestyle, Breaks Polish Record

2022 FINA WORLD CUP – INDIANAPOLIS

Kasia Wasick pulled off her third straight victory in the 50 freestyle during night 1 of the Indianapolis World Cup. Wasick hit a 23.10 to reset the Polish record in that event and become the 3rd-fastest woman in the history of the event. Her time was faster than her own previous national record of 23.30 from 2020 and she replaced Cate Campbell as #3 all-time.

Campbell’s PB in the short course 50 freestyle is a 23.19 from back in 2017, while Ranomi Kromowidjojo holds the world record at a 22.93 and Sarah Sjostrom occupies the #2 spot with her 23.00. Wasick is now 0.10 seconds away from becoming the second-ever woman to crack 23 seconds.

Women’s Short Course Meter 50 Freestyle – All-Time Performers

  1. Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) – 22.93 (2017)
  2. Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 23.00 (2017)
  3. Kasia Wasick (POL) – 23.10 (2022)
  4. Cate Campbell (AUS) – 23.19 (2017)
  5. Magdalena Veldhuis (NED) – 23.24 (2013)

By winning the 50 freestyle, Wasick pulled off a “triple crown”, meaning that she won the same event at all three stops of the 2022 World Cup. She started off with a 23.32 gold medal swim in Berlin, followed up with a 23.27 in Toronto, and capped off the series with a 23.10 in Indianapolis.

Wasick has extended her lead ahead of the rest of the world with this swim and is now the fastest in the world by more than half a second.

2022-2023 SCM Women 50 Free

EmmaAUS
McKeon
12/17
23.04
2Kasia
Wasick
POL23.1011/03
3Maria
Kamaneva
RUS23.3412/16
4Sarah
Sjostrom
SWE23.5911/24
5Abbey
Weitzeil
USA23.6211/03
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Wasick out-swam Abbey Weitzeil in this Indianapolis race who touched second with a 23.62, followed by Madi Wilson who hit a 23.73 for the bronze medal. Wasick has also entered to race the 200 freestyle, 50 butterfly, and 100 freestyle in Indianapolis.

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bubo
3 months ago

2017 was a wild year for women’s sprint free

Fry
3 months ago

wow way to go !!!
You make us proud

Meathead
3 months ago

Its crazy to think someone can be more than .5 seconds ahead of the world in a 50 free…great swim!

JimmySwim
Reply to  Meathead
3 months ago

True! I believe McKeon is second this year with a 23.61, so Kasia is 0.51 faster. Very impressive. Especially considering she’s doing PBs at 30