2015 AT&T U.S. WINTER NATIONALS
- Thursday, December 3rd – Friday, December 5th, 2015
- Federal Way, WA
- Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center
- Prelims 9:00 AM / Distance 3:00 PM / Finals 6:00 PM (U.S. Pacific Time)
- Psych Sheets
- Heat Sheet
- Live Video
- Live Results
18-year old Lilly King dominated the A final of the women’s 200m breaststroke at day 3 of the 2015 AT&T U.S. Winter Nationals. She touched the pad in a new American national age group record time of 2:24.47, shedding almost a second off of Amanda Beard‘s previous 15-year old record of 2:25.35, done at the 2000 Olympic Games. Her time in this event was also the fastest time posted by any American woman this year and a tie with Denmark’s Rikke Pedersen, for the 6th fastest time in the world for the 2015-16 season.
King started the race impressively and was able to maintain a strong pace throughout the race, resulting in her record breaking swim. She turned at her first 50m in a time of 33.18, and her split at the 100m mark was 1:09.84. Her 3rd and 4th 50m’s were 37.82 and 37.08 respectively, making her second 100m split 1:14.90.
King swam a personal best in the preliminaries, a time of 2:27.01 and came to the finals and took nearly 3 seconds off of her previous personal record.