Watch below as Indiana freshman breaststroker Lilly King swims the 4th-fastest 100 yard breaststroke in history.
King who is also the 17-18 National Age Group Record holder in long course, turned 19 on February 10th, which means she missed that record by 8 days (ages are based on the start of a meet). She now just becomes the second non-Texas A&M Aggie inside of the top 10 in the event.
— IU Swim and Dive (@IUSwimAndDive) February 20, 2016
As reported by James Sutherland:
After coming close to the B1G record in the prelims, Indiana freshman Lilly King shattered the 100 breaststroke record in finals, annihilating the previous mark of 58.08 with a time of 57.35. The previous mark was set in 2011 by Jillian Tyler of Minnesota. That swim breaks both the conference and meet records previously held by Tyler.
Not only does that swim smash the B1G record, it comes dangerously close to the American and NCAA record. That record stands at 57.23 from Texas A&M Olympian Breeja Larson.
King’s time is the 4th fastest in history, behind only 2 swims from Larson and one from Alia Atkinson.
All-Time Top 5 Swims
- Breeja Larson 57.23 2014
- Breeja Larson 57.28 2014
- Alia Atkinson 57.29 2014
- Lilly King 57.35 2016
- Breeja Larson 57.43 2014