Eugene Godsoe’s insane underwater kicking was certainly on display at the Schroeder Aquatic Center. He touched the wall in 1:41.82 in the 200 back, breaking Matt Grevers’ 2008 meet record of 1:42.65. His 100 back was an equally impressive 45.47, another meet record. “My underwater kicking technique is definitely years in the making,” he says. “When I got to Stanford it became pretty obvious that underwater kicking was what made the best college swimmers the best. So I spent my first three years of college trying to perfect it—the speed, the power, the endurance, trying to hold your breath that long. It’s nice for me to have that weapon and I absolutely plan to keep using it as a weapon, even in long course.”
Thanks to Milwaukee Swim for sharing this swim video.