2015 FINA World Jr Champs Preview – Ryan Hoffer (Video Interview)

At the tail end of a summer filled with big international meets, the World Junior Championships are just around the corner. The championships will be in Singapore and take place from Aug 25th to the 30th. The team is currently scheduled to reassemble on August 20th to travel to Singapore for the Championships.

Ryan Hoffer would possibly be the #1 swimmer in the class of 2016. If he was in it. at just 16 years of age, Ryan is a big part of the new age of elite swimmers that the US will soon be depending on. Hoffer recently destroyed the 2014 short course Winter Jr Nationals, where he broke a bundle of 15-16 NAG records, including dropping 19.3 in the 50 free, 42.6 in the 100 free, and 46.4 in the 100 fly. And to be honest, I think this is just the beginning.

Ryan Hoffer is an incredible underwater swimmer, making him very well suited for short course swimming. However, over the last week at US Nationals, we saw him make great strides in the long course pool with the big boys. He was 53.0 100 fly, 49.8 100 free, and 22.8 50 free in San Antonio, and he’ll be swimming 100 free and 100 fly in Singapore after already having international experience this summer, having gone and trained in Spain and competed at Spanish nationals.

Look to this young rising star to make serious waves in his sprint events in the coming future.

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Will he be rested for Worlds?

Based on times, probably a contender for the minor medals on 100 fly (Based on Andrews and the russian flyer who are ahead of the rest), and for 100, maybe final, there are chalmers with 48,6 and 2 guys with 49,1.. also Rooney on 49,3.. probably some other guys on 49 range.. but he will ge a good piece for both relays (4×100 free and can be the fly leg on medley relay if they use Andrew back leg and Whitley on breast)


Andrew will swim fly most likely. Michael Taylor will be on Back. Whitley on Breast, and Rooney on free.


Prelims swim then? Andrew schedule is crazy.. if he does not drop anything he will need to rest as much as he can on prelims.

What is Taylor time on 100 back? The difference between Taylor and Andrew time is smaller than the difference of Andrew and Hoffer fly?

bobo gigi

If everyone is at 100% in that final event on the last day, and I have some doubts when I see the crazy schedule of MA, I think the best line-up for the US medley relay is:
Michael Taylor on back. PB of 55.15
Reece Whitley on breast. PB of 1.01.06
Michael Andrew on fly. PB of 52.57
Maxime Rooney on free. PB of 49.35


Maybe it would be good to wait till the 100s are swum at the meet to see if any best times are made which adjust the differential between Michael Andrew and the other athletes – some of the differentials are pretty close now and may then be closer or even possibly reflect swims faster than Andrew.

As of now:
Back — Andrew :54.96, Taylor :55.15 .19 differential
Breast — Andrew 1:00.68, Whitley 1:01.06 .38 differential
Flly — Andrew :52.57, Hoffer :53.09 .52 differential


Maybe Grant House free?


He always shows up when the heat is on!

bobo gigi

Hopefully something is scheduled on swimswam about Cassidy Bayer.
She’s a strong gold medal contender on fly.

bobo gigi

Double taper and even triple taper for many US juniors. I wonder how many of them will perform well in Singapore. I’m not sure we’ll see a lot of best times there.

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