Lilly King Smashes 57 Second Barrier to Set 100 Breast American Record

Indiana’s Lilly King crushed her own American, NCAA, and U.S. Open Record in the 100 breaststroke finals at the 2016 Women’s NCAA Championships. In a historic swim, King smashed through the 57 second barrier to set the new record at 56.85.

Earlier today, King broke Breeja Larson‘s previous American Record of 57.23, taking control of prelims with a 57.15. King was notably faster than Larson’s record on the 1st 50 this morning, taking it out in 26.61. Tonight, she didn’t hold back any on the 1st half, coming out of the gate even faster with a 26.44. She was able to shave a tenth off her 2nd 50 tonight as well, coming home in a 30.41.

King Finals 26.44 30.41 56.85
King Prelims 26.61 30.54 57.15
Larson 2014 27.03 30.20 57.23

King established herself as the top 100 breast performer of all time this morning, pushing herself even further ahead with her 56.85 tonight. Notably, Stanford’s Sarah Haase also lowered her time from prelims to a 57.36 tonight, which holds her at 4th fastest all time. King’s teammate Miranda Tucker also moved into the top 10 all time tonight. Tucker is now tied for 10th with Rebecca Soni at 58.10.

Top 100 SCY Breaststrokers All-Time

  1. Lilly King, IU – 56.85
  2. Breeja Larson, A&M – 57.23
  3. Alia Atkinson, Jamaica – 57.29
  4. Sarah Haase, Stanford – 57.36
  5. Emily McClellan, UWM – 57.76
  6. Tara Kirk, Stanford – 57.77
  7. Emma Reaney, Notre Dame – 57.79
  8. Annie Grevers, Arizona – 58.06
  9. Jill Tyler, Minnesota – 58.08
  10. (tie) Rebecca Soni, USC – 58.10
  11. (tie) Miranda Tucker, IU- 58.10

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Ylper Evael
5 years ago


5 years ago

Here’s hoping it’ll translate to LCM!!

Reply to  Stephen
5 years ago

Heck yeah, baby! That’s like a low 1:05 & #RioHero material.

Captain Ahab
5 years ago

Holy issht!! I watched them on ESPN 3 a couple of weeks ago during Big X swimming championships. IU has some pretty good kids. I believe she can defeat Ruta Meilutyte.

Reply to  Captain Ahab
5 years ago

She’s get to get past Yuliya Efimova first.

X Glide
Reply to  CraigH
5 years ago

Haha yeah all she has to do is wait for Yuliya to be found guilty lol.

Reply to  CraigH
5 years ago

You’re joking. Right?

Reply to  swimdoc
5 years ago

If she can get past some dope in someone’s system…

5 years ago

Lilly and Miranda youre my hero

Cynthia mae Curran
5 years ago

Breaststroke under 57, its a good guys high school time.

bobo gigi
5 years ago

A M A Z I N G!

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