How Fast Will Lilly King Swim at 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials?

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.comOlympic 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.

WAY TOO EARLY 2021 SWIMMING PREDICTIONS

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.

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See Lilly King’s personal best times:

  • 100 breast – 1:04.13
  • 200 breast – 2:21.39

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Hswimmer
23 days ago

She’s not winning that 200. Escobedo is on a roll. I see Escobedo going 2:21 low at the LEAST. Will be close second between Lazor, King, and Galat.

Admin
Reply to  Hswimmer
23 days ago

I’ve gotta call Lazor the favorite for me. She’s been 2:20 and seems to get faster every time she hits the pool.

Hswimmer
Reply to  Braden Keith
23 days ago

US Open 2020 Escobedo beat Lazor and King going 2:22 and she recently was 2:23. I believe she has 2:20 in her

Hswimmer
Reply to  Hswimmer
23 days ago

2019**

Stewie
Reply to  Braden Keith
23 days ago

“FIRE THE LAZOR!!!!! “

Stewie
Reply to  Braden Keith
23 days ago
wow
Reply to  Hswimmer
23 days ago

Lazor went 2:20 tapered and went 2:21 in-season before the pandemic.
I see the main race between Lazor, Escobedo, and King. Lazor the favorite.

Khachaturian
23 days ago

According to multiple facts and opinions, I am pushing forward with the statement that I think Lilly King will, in fact, be swimming fast at Olympic trials.

Coleman Hodges
Reply to  Khachaturian
23 days ago

whoa. this will take some time to digest

lolololol
Reply to  Khachaturian
23 days ago

I think you might be right

Paul
23 days ago

Trials: 1:05.20, 2:22.00
Tokyo: 1:04.80, 2:20.50

The unoriginal Tim
Reply to  Paul
23 days ago

2:22 might not be enough to get a swim at Tokyo

Admin
Reply to  Paul
23 days ago

There’s a good chance that 2:22.0 won’t get it done at Trials this year. Both Annie Lazor and Emily Escobedo are swimming very, very well, and both have been that fast or better. Then you have Galat, who’s been 2:21.77. Throw in Galat, who has been 2:21.7 (albeit not lately), and you add in a swimmer who has every motivation to go full-taper for Trials.

676
Reply to  Paul
23 days ago

I think she’ll go a WR in the 100

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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