Lilly King Matching Donations to Newburgh Sea Creatures Club

Lilly King representing the Newburgh Sea Creatures in 2013. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Olympic gold medalist Lilly King is giving back to her home club.

King announced on social medial she will match all donations to the Newburgh Sea Creatures up to $5,000.

The club is raising money for its 2021 season, which will likely include travel costs for the 2021 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

I will be matching donations for the Newburgh Sea Creatures from until December 31st up to $5000 dollars! Link in bio to donate,” King wrote on Instagram.



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The Newburgh Sea Creatures have brought up six U.S. national team members, including King, Michael Klueh and 2004 Olympian Bryce Hunt.

King is coming off of a stellar International Swimming League (ISL) season that saw her go undefeated in the breaststroke skins races, leading the Cali Condors to the team championship.

Along the way, she set American records in the 50 and 200 breaststroke in short-course meters.

King earned gold medals in the 100m breaststroke and the 4x100m medley relay at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. King’s success continued as she broke world records in the 50m and 100m breaststroke at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, earning gold medals in both events.

A standout student-athlete for Indiana University, King was the first woman to sweep the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke all four years, making her an 8x NCAA Champion. In 2018, King also became a 3x Pan Pacific Championship Medalist, winning gold in the 100m breaststroke, and silver in the 200m breaststroke and the 4x100m medley relay.