Swim Poll of the Week: How Fast Will the Women’s 50 Free Be at Worlds?


This is the Swim Poll of the Week for Thursday, June 9, 2022, sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products. In our last poll, we wanted to know: How fast will it take to win the women’s 50 freestyle at World Championships?

The top-3 50 freestyle times for 2022 are all held by Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjoestroem. Sjoestroem’s top time is 24.06, set last month at the 39th Mare Nostrum in Monte Carlo. The Swede’s next closest competitor is Australia’s Shayna Jack. Jack stopped the clock in 24.14 at the Australian Championships last month.

Based on these times, a sub-24 time is not out of the question. Though it looks like it will be a battle between Sweden and Australia for gold and silver. These two swimmers make up the entirety of the top-10 times for 2022.

It is also worth mentioning, that Emma McKeon, who set an Olympic record in this event last summer and won gold, did post a sub-24 time. She touched the wall in 23.81. Cate Campbell and China’s Xiang Lu also went sub-24 in the latter half of 2021.

Regardless of when the clock stops it will be a fast and exciting race to watch.

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Swim Poll of the Week: How fast will it take to win the women’s 50 freestyle at World Championships?

Under 23.90 — 51%

Between 23.90 and 24.0 — 33%

24.01 or slower —  15%

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