Matt king Describes The Todd DeSorbo Set That Helped His Back Half


Reported by Michael Hamann.


  • World Record – 46.91, Cesar Cielo (2009)
  • American Record – 46.96, Caeleb Dressel (2019)
  • U.S. Open Record – 47.39, Ryan Held/Caeleb Dressel (2019)
  • LC Nationals Record – 47.39, Ryan Held/Caeleb Dressel (2019)
  • World Junior Record – 47.13, David Popovici (2022)

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Zach Apple (Indiana)/Matt King (Cavalier Aquatics): 48.44
  2. —–
  3. Shaine Casas (Texas Longhorn): 48.46
  4. Destin Lasco (Unattached): 48.75
  5. Danny Krueger (Unattached): 48.89
  6. Kieran Smith (Ridgefield Aquatic Club): 48.91
  7. Luke Maurer (Alto Swim Club): 48.94
  8. Justin Ress (Mission Viejo): 49.00

In a thrilling final where the top three swimmers were separated by just .02, Virginia undergrad Matt King and Indiana pro Zach Apple tied for the national title with a 48.44. King was out first at the 50, but Apple closed hard on the final 50 to get his hand on the wall even with King.

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Joel Lin
2 months ago

Great to see him find success. He earned it.

2 months ago

3x50s on 1:30 all out

Last edited 2 months ago by Supafly23
2 months ago

Matt ^2, Jack Aikins and now Connery coming in…. I’m thinking UVA guys are gonna be impressive yards and meters these next coming years.

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Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
2 months ago

Watching Matt King swim it was always clear he would thrive in LCM. He barely does any underwaters and has such a strong pull.

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