Katie Meili

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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.

NCAA Championships

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.

Katie Meili, Lilly King 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary (photo: Mike Lewis)

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.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Gold 100 Breast 2015 Pan American Championships
Gold 400 Medley Relay 2015 Pan American Championships
Silver 400 Freestyle Relay 2015 Pan American Championships
Gold 400 Medley Relay 2016 Olympic Games
Bronze 100 Breast 2016 Olympic Games
Silver 100 Breast 2017 World Championships
Bronze 50 Breast 2017 World Championships

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 50 Breast 29.99 07/30/17 2017 FNA World Championships
Budapest, Hungary
lcm 100 Breast 1:05.03 07/25/17 2017 World Championships
Budapest, Hungary
lcm 200 Breast 2:23.69 01/15/16 2016 Arena Pro Series
Austin, Texas
Katie Meili, courtesy of Domeyko Photography Katie Meili is all smiles after breaking the 100m breaststroke meet record, courtesy of Domeyko Photography Katie Meili, Domeyko Photography