Olympic and World Champion Lilly King was SwimSwam’s 2020 U.S. Swimmer of the Year because the global pandemic did not slow her down. King crushed her competition over ISL’s second season representing the Cali Condors.
At USA Swimming’s most recent Pro Swim Series in San Antonio King swept the 100 and 200 breaststroke, but she was edged by Emily Escobedo at the Richmond Pro Swim. I have a feeling King would’ve swum faster had she been racing head-to-head with Escobedo.
- Emily Escobedo – 100 breast – 1:07.11
- Lilly King – 100 breast – 1:07.14
- Emily Escobedo – 200 breast – 2:23.46
- Lilly King – 100 breast – 2:25.83
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I can’t pretend to doubt King—not even a tiny bit. King dominates the field in the 100 breast at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, inching close to her personal best at 1:04.3. She also wins the 200 breast, going out fast and holding on for 2:21.5
But who cares what I think? I wanna know what you think. Give me your best expert swimming analysis.
See Lilly King’s personal best times:
- 100 breast – 1:04.13
- 200 breast – 2:21.39
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