Here’s When You Can Watch Lilly King Swim at the Tokyo Olympics
The eyes of the Tri-State will no doubt be glued to our TVs over the next few weeks as the Olympic Games get underway following Friday night's opening ceremony. Those eyes will be particularly interested in watching to see if Evansville native and Reitz High School graduate, Lilly King can repeat the gold medal-winning performance she had during the 2016 games in Rio. All we need to know is when can we watch her? Thankfully, Lilly's fan page on Facebook has the answer.
Tokyo is 14 hours ahead of us living in the central time zone, 13 if you're in a part of the Tri-State in the eastern time zone. Fortunately, whoever posted Lilly's schedule on the fan page took the time to do the math for us, listing her competition times in both time zones. While a couple of her races may be a little early in the morning depending on when you normally wake up, the majority of them will be later in the evening. Here's the complete schedule:
Times listed are approximate. Tune in a few minutes early on each so you don't miss her.
- 100-meter Breaststroke Prelim - Sunday, July 25th at 5:59 AM
- 100-meter Breaststroke Semi-Final - Sunday, July 25th at 8:50 PM
- 100-meter Breaststroke Final - Monday, July 26th at 9:17 PM
- 200-meter Breaststroke Prelim - Wednesday, July 28th at 5:52 AM
- 200-meter Breaststroke Semi-Final - Wednesday, July 28th at 9:54 PM
- 200-meter Breaststroke Final - Thursday, July 29th at 8:41 PM
Lilly is also scheduled to be a part of the 400-meter Medley Relay and 400-meter Mixed Medley Relay however, the times for those events are yet to be announced.
If you'd like to cheer Lilly on with other fans, the City of Evansville will be hosting two watch parties next week. The first will take place at Bosse Field on Monday, July 26th for the 100-meter Breaststroke Final, while the second will happen at Mosby Pool at Howell Park on the west side on Thursday, July 29th for the 200-meter final.
Both are free to attend and open to the public. Gates open at 7:00 PM Monday night at Bosse Field and concessions will be available for purchase. Organizers encourage you to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.
Thursday night will feature free swimming before the race from 6:30 until 9:00 PM as well as a few local food trucks.
[Source: Lilly King on Facebook / Lloyd Winnecke on Facebook]