2022 NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

200m Breaststroke WOMEN

  • NCAA: 2:02.60, 2018, Lilly KingIndiana
  • Meeting: 2:02.60, 2018, Lilly KingIndiana
  • American: 2:02.60, 2018, Lilly KingIndiana
  • US Open: 2:02.60, 2018, Lilly KingIndiana
  • 2021 Champion: 2:03.86, Sophie Hansson, NC State

kate douglas from Virginia went three for three in individual American records at the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. She is now the fastest American woman in three different strokes and three different distances.

On Saturday, Douglass broke the US Open/NCAA/Meet 200 breaststroke record (2:02.19), passing Lilly Kingof the 2018 NCAA Championships (2:02.60) to become the fastest woman in American history. When King set the record, she was 0.59 faster than Douglass, but Douglass had a halfback exactly one second faster.

Douglass was previously 3rd fastest behind King and teammate Cavalier Alex Walch. mark of douglas came from a time trial at the Cavalier Invite in February 2022. When she posted this time, it was a new ACC record, and it made her the 2nd fastest performer in the story. Walsh then broke Douglass’ ACC record at the ACC Championships (2:03.02) and passed Douglass to become the 2nd fastest in history. Douglass now reclaims the ACC and Virginia records in this event.

kate douglas–Rider Invites, February 2022 kate douglas–American record, March 2022 Lilly King–Previous US record, March 2018
28.44 27.84 26.96
31.29 (59.73) 31.14 (58.98) 31.43 (58.39)
31.48 31.56 32.17
31.93 (1:03.41) 31.65 (1:03.21) 32.04 (1:04.21)
2:03.14 2:02.19 2:02.60

During Friday’s final session, Douglass broke the American record for the 100m butterfly (49.04). The previous disc belonged to Claire Curzan (49.24), which was set earlier this year.

On Thursday, Douglass broke the US/US Open/NCAA/Meet record in the 50m freestyle in the preliminaries (20.87), which she re-broken in the final (20.84). The previous mark was 20.90 per Weitzel Abbey at the 2019 Minnesota Invitational.

Greatest players of all time – 200 breaststroke

  1. kate douglas2:02.19, Virginia
  2. Lilly King2:02.60, 2018, Indiana
  3. Alex Walch2:03.02, 2022, Virginia
  4. Bethany Galat, 2:03.26, 2018, Texas A&M
  5. Kierra Smith, 2:03.55, 2017, Minnesota
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