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.