Olympic gold medalist and world record holder swimmer Lilly King chatted with Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos after the second day of the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Indianapolis.
On May 13, King won the women’s 100 meter breaststroke event with a time of 1:05.47.
“It was good. It is always super nice to have our last meet in Indy like we do each year,” she said. “This is great for me because it’s only a one-hour drive. I have been racing here since I was a little kid. It’s very familiar and obviously good racing tonight. It was fun.”
While this is the final stretch before the 2021 Olympic Trials, she acknowledged that “I know it’s not my first Trials, but I feel like it is because my first Trials was so long ago at this point back in 2016,” she said. “I feel like a veteran but I also don’t know what to expect. It’s kind of a surprise, which is always fun and it keeps me on my toes.”
King shared that she is looking forward to the upcoming International Swimming League (ISL) Season 3, which will kick off in the fall. She was a part of the Cali Condors winning team in 2020 with Jason Lezak as the team’s General Manager. “It’s going to be a very very busy fall,” she hinted. “It’s something we haven’t really done after an Olympics before especially going straight back into racing and not taking one to three months off so it should be fun.”
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