Alex Walsh Convinced Her Coaches to Let Her Switch From Aerobic to Power



  1. Lilly King (ISC), 1:05.47
  2. Emily Escobedo (COND), 1:07.66
  3. Miranda Tucker (UN), 1:07.71

It was another dominant performance from Lilly King in the women’s 100 breast, as the reigning Olympic and World Champion jumped out to a big early lead in 30.66 at the 50 before extending her advantage coming home, ultimately clocking a time of 1:05.47.

That showing is just shy of King’s world-leading 1:05.32 set in late March.

Emily Escobedo moved through the field with a strong back-half of 35.55, edging Miranda Tucker at the wall for second in 1:07.66. Escobedo set a season best of 1:07.11 in Richmond back in January. Tucker dipped under her season-best of 1:07.94 for third in 1:07.71.

Alex Walsh took 2nd in the B-final, dropping from a 1:10 in the morning to a 1:09.17, touching behind Olivia Anderson who registered a 1:08.73.

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1 month ago

Great choice! The longer events and the training are boring.

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Reply to  SwimFani
1 month ago

Watch it SwimFani

Pack Mack
14 days ago

DeSorbo made his bones as a sprint coach. Why did Walsh have to convince him? Why didn’t he recognize what he was seeing in practice? I spent the weekend with UVA swimmers. Recruiting is on lock. Swimmer development has to keep up.

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