Lilly King Posts the Fastest 50 Breast Relay Split in History at B1Gs


Tonight, Lilly King swam a time we believe to be the fastest 200 medley relay breaststroke split in history, posting 25.55 to help propel her Indiana team to a Big Ten conference championship silver.

The only three other performances we could find under 26 seconds were Molly Hannis‘s with 25.88 relay split from 2013 USA Swimming Winter Nationals, USC’s Kasey Carlson with 25.78 at NCAAs in 2014, and King’s own 25.92 from last year’s Big Tens.

For further comparison, a few other top 50 breaststroke splits we’ve run across are King’s own 26.05 from NCAAs in 2016, Hannis’s 26.06 at 2015 SECs, and Breeja Larson‘s 26.21 at NCAAs in 2014.

King will come into the 100 breast this weekend the heavy favorite, seeded solidly at the top with her 57.30 from the Big Ten vs. USA College Challenge in November. She comes into the race seeded two seconds ahead of second seed Kierra Smith of Minnesota, and, moving forward into NCAAs, she that time is a full second faster than any one in the NCAA has been this season.

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IU Fan
3 years ago

She went a 25.9 at last year’s B1Gs

3 years ago

What a beast

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Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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