Ryan Hoffer from the Scottsdale Aquatic Club has broken his own National Age Group Record in the men’s 50 yard freestyle on the first full day of the 2014 Winter Junior National Championships.
Hoffer is still only 16-year old, and his 19.45 breaks the 19.53 that he did earlier this season at the Arizona High School State Championship meet.
Unlike many top male sprinters, Hoffer takes full advantage of his underwaters. He was impressive off the blocks and impressive underwater on both turns, where he was nearly to the 15 meter mark off of each wall.
Hoffer now has the 9 fastest swims ever done by a 15-16 50 yard freestyler. The next closest swimmer is Caeleb Dressel in 19.82. He’s been under 20 seconds an even 10 times in his career, which is twice as many times as everyone else in the history of the 15-16 age group has done it.