25 Strokes and a Record: Breeja Breaks American, NCAA, U.S. Open Record in the 100 Breaststroke

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 11

February 22nd, 2013 College, News

Breeja Larson is like clockwork in this 100 yard breaststroke. She’s so big, so strong, and goes so far underwater. That’s where her consistency comes from. We’ve certainly never seen a yards breaststroke season like she’s having this year. We’ve maybe never seen a college season like she’s having this year. For the second meet this season, Breeja Larson broke the American, U.S. Open, Texas A&M, and NCAA Records in the 100 breaststroke with a 57.43 in the final at the 2013 SEC Championships on Friday.

Larson was pushed the whole way by Tennessee’s Molly Hannis, who was an identical time in prelims as Breeja. Hannis actually led at the turn – something not many can do on Larson. But Breeja was unbelievably good on her third 25, taking a predictable and perfect 25 strokes on this 100, just like she’s done all year, for the record.

Her old time of 57.53 was done in November at the Phill Hansel Invitational. The last swimmer not named Breeja to hold this record was Tara Kirk in 57.77. The comparative splits  between her two swims this year are below.

Breeja SEC’s 27.37 30.06 57.43
Breeja Hansel 27.29 30.25 57.53

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How much faster can she go at NCAAs? Break 57 seconds?

cynthia curran

Breeja Larson is like clockwork in this 100 yard breaststroke. She’s so big, so strong, and goes so far underwater. That’s where her consistency comes from. We’ve certainly never seen a yards breaststroke season like she’s having this year. We’ve maybe never seen a college season like she’s having this year. For the second meet this season, Breeja Larson broke the American, U.S. Open, Texas A&M, and NCAA Records in the 100 breaststroke with a 57.43 in the final at the 2013 SEC Championships on Friday. The American Recod for 100 yard fly in 1973 was a 56.0. Breeja is swimming times that are Great.

Niemannator

Sub 56 at NCAAs. You heard it here. 26.51 29.47. 55.98.

ArtVanDeLegh10

You heard it hear–not going to happen.

Sub 56?Nah… sub 57 is doable.Sub 56, thats something i can believe only if i see.
Someone told me Hawke expects Chieriguini to break Cielo 50 free record(18.47) in NCAA.Thats other thing i will believe when i see to happen(But i believe Morozov can do it, maybe with some ease…).

Yes, sub 56! I think you have a little too much drunk! But it’s good to be optimistic in the life.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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