(VIDEO INTERVIEW) Kathleen Baker on Her Favorite Parts of Golden Goggles

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Kathleen Baker chatted quickly with Swimming World on the Golden Goggles Red Carpet about her favorite part of the event as well as what she has done in New York City.

Baker won the Female Race of the Year award on Monday night for her world record in the 100 backstroke at US Nationals. She won the award over Katie LedeckyMicah Sumrall and Haley Anderson.

Kathleen Baker brought the crowd to its feet with her first career world record in the 100m backstroke at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine. She charged off the start and was a more than sixth-tenths of a second under world-record pace at the 50-meter mark. Baker held on over the final 50 and touched in 58.00 – a tenth under the previous mark set by Canada’s Kylie Masse at the 2017 FINA World Championships. She won the race by more than seven-tenths of a second and claimed her second straight national title in the 100m back.

Baker’s best moments of 2018:

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Author: Andy Ross

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Andy Ross is the new man on board at Swimming World. He is based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the International Swimming Hall of Fame. He is a 2017 graduate of Southern Illinois University where he graduated cum laude.

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