ZUMO Performance of the Week: Annie Lazor Has Big Swims In Knoxville

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick


This week’s ZUMO Performance of the Week goes to Annie Lazor for her performance in the 200 breast this week at the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series stop in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Lazor had an impressive few days in Knoxville, recording multiple personal bests from the 50 to the 200 breast. However, her win in the 200 may have been the most significant. Lazor touched the wall in 2:23.51, knocking almost a second off her previous lifetime best of 2:24.42 from last year’s National Championships. In that race she took third behind Micah Sumrall (2:22.06) and Bethany Galat (2:23.32). Sumrall was second here Knoxville, finishing three seconds back in 2:26.50.

Lazor is coming off a stellar Short Course World Championships where she led a 1-2 finish with Bethany Galat for Team USA in the 200 breast with a huge PB of 2:18.32. Going a lifetime best in January is surely a good sign moving forward, and adds one more name to watch to the list of potential qualifiers for the 200 breast in 2020.

While Lilly King has a stranglehold on the 100 breast for the American women, the 200 breast has been relatively more open. Only a handful of women have broken 2:24 since the 2016 Rio Olympics, making this one of most difficult to predict events heading into the next Olympic quad.

Congratulations Annie Lazor on earning ZUMO’s Performance of the Week!