Ryan Hoffer becomes first 15-16 under 43 seconds in the 100 free

Ryan Hoffer has his fifth NAG record-breaking swim of Winter Juniors, going 42.67 to break his own 100 free mark on Saturday night.

The Scottsdale 16-year-old became the youngest swimmer to crack the 43-second barrier after swimming to a 43.05 in breaking the record this morning.

Hoffer broke, then re-broke the 50 free in prelims and finals Thursday night, added a 100 fly NAG on Friday night, and now broke the 100 free record twice on Saturday. But this swim, breaking his own record by nearly a half second, has to be one of the most impressive performances yet from the Arizona high schooler.

To put it into perspective, not only is Hoffer the fastest-ever 15-16 in the event by a longshot, he’s only three tenths of a second off of David Nolan‘s National Age Group record for 17-18s without even entering that age group yet.

Hoffer’s time ranks him 8th in the entire nation so far this season for all levels – club, high school, college and professional. He also snaps a meet record set by current Florida Gator freshman Caeleb Dressel last season.

Here’s a look at Hoffer’s splits compared to his morning swim:

  • Prelims: 20.52/22.53 – 43.05
  • Finals: 20.62/22.05 – 42.67

Interestingly, Hoffer actually went out a tick slower at night, but parlayed that into a half-second improvement on his back half.

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