Watch Regan Smith And Lilly King Make Statements In 100 Back/Breast Semi-Finals


Night 2 of the 2021 US Olympic Trials featured 4 semi-finals in the form of the women’s 100 backstroke, the women’s 100 breaststroke, the men’s 100 backstroke, and the men’s 200 freestyle.

Former world record holder in the 100 back Regan Smith led the way in the women’s 100 backstroke with a 57.92 US Open record which gave her a decent lead heading into the final. In the women’s 100 breast, world record holder Lilly King dipped under 1:05 to earn the top spot with a 1:04.72. As for the men, world record holder Ryan Murphy managed to control the field with a 52.22 for top seed heading into the final and Olympic-qualifier in the 400 freestyle Kieran Smith hit a 1:45.74 200 free.

While we don’t yet have access to the men’s race videos, check out Regan Smith and Lilly King‘s semi-final performances here, courtesy of NBC Sports:

Women’s 100 Backstroke – Semi-Final

  1. Regan Smith (RIPT), 57.92 US
  2. Olivia Smoliga (ABSC), 58.50
  3. Katharine Berkoff (NCS), 58.62
  4. Isabelle Stadden (CAL) / Rhyan White, 58.99
  5. Phoebe Bacon (WA), 59.62
  6. Catie Deloof (CA-Y), 59.90
  7. Lisa Bratton (AGS), 1:00.18

Women’s 100 Breaststroke – Semi-Final

  1. Lilly King (ISC), 1:04.72
  2. Annie Lazor (MVN), 1:05.37
  3. Lydia Jacoby (STSC), 1:05.71
  4. Bethany Galat (AGS), 1:05.96
  5. Micah Sumrall (GAME), 1:07.03
  6. Emily Escobedo (COND), 1:07.23
  7. Miranda Tucker (UN-MI), 1:07.26
  8. Kaitlyn Dobler (TDPS), 1:07.28

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cynthia curran
1 month ago

I thought that little Video about her life that she did was enjoyable.

He said what?
Reply to  cynthia curran
1 month ago

I liked it. No idea why so many were finding fault. It was a different and entertaining way to meet her.

Reply to  He said what?
1 month ago

Her putting on makeup with just weird.

1 month ago

Women’s 400 medley relay was looking STRONG last night. 57.9/104.7/55.6 — from flat starts! And two of them weren’t even finals swims. If only we had the defending Olympics/Worlds champ in the 100 free to anchor 🙂

Bobo Gigi
1 month ago
please & thank you
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1 month ago


Coach Mike 1952
1 month ago

anyone know why Molly Hannis was DQ?

Beverly Drangus
Reply to  Coach Mike 1952
1 month ago

She was swimming butterfly