Katie Meili is a 2-time Olympic medalist from Carrollton, Texas. She’s an active professional swimmer and she’s currently enrolled at Georgetown University’s Law School.
Meili swam for Columbia University until she graduated in 2013. In 2012 at the NCAA Championships, Meili finished fifth in the 100Y breaststroke. During her senior year, 2013, Meili finished third in the 100Y Breaststroke and 7th in the 200Y Individual Medley.
In 2014 at the US Short Course Nationals, won gold in the 200Y IM and 100Y Free, silver in the 100Y Breaststroke, and bronze in the 200Y Breaststroke. At the Long Course US Nationals, Meili finished 3rd in the 50 Breaststroke, 5th in the 100 Breaststroke, 9th in the 50 Free and 14th in the 100 Free.
At the 2015 US Long Course Nationals, Meili won the 100Breaststroke and 13th in the 50 Free.
2015 Pan American Games
Meili represented the US for the first time at the 2015 Pan American Games, winning gold in the 100M Breaststroke, as part of the 4 x 100 Medley Relay and silver on the 4 x 100 Free Relay.
2016 US Olympic Trials
Meili finished second in the 100M Breaststroke behind Lilly King with a time of 1:06.07. With that 2nd place finish, Meili assured herself a spot on the US Team heading to Rio.
2016 Rio Olympics
Katie Meili made it a 1-3 finish for the American women in the 100M Breaststroke. She won the bronze behind American Lilly King and Russian swimmer, Yulia Efimova. Just 19 one hundredths out of the silver medal.
2017 US Nationals, Law School Announcement
At the 2017 US Nationals, after making the world championship team in the 100 breast, Katie Meili announced she would be attending law school at Georgetown University starting in the fall of 2017.
2017 FINA World Championships
Day three of competition Meili won silver in the 100m breaststroke behind teammate Lilly King. King broke the world record in 1:04.13. Meili helped King shutdown controversial Russian breaststroke star, Yuliya Efimova, pushing her to third. Meili’s time 1:05.03 hacked .45 off of her previous personal best of 1:05.48.
Day eight of competition in the final of the 50m breaststroke, Meili picked up another medal, bronze, with a 29.99. That makes her the fourth American women (as of July 30, 2017) to break 30 seconds in this event, joining King, Jessica Hardy, and Breeja Larson. U.S. Teammate Lilly King won the event with a world record, 29.40. Yulia Efimova won the silver with 29.57.
2018 U.S. National Championships
Meili was runnerup in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.19) and finished third in the 50 breaststroke (30.72) at the Phillips 66 National Championships.
2018 Short Course World Championships
Meili capped off her year with a 4-medal performance in Hangzhou. She helped team USA to 3 gold medals in the 4×50, 4×100, and mixed 4×50 medley relays as well as touched 2nd in the 100 breast (1:03.63) for silver.