Ryan Hoffer of the Scottsdale Aquatic Club has broken his second National Age Group record of the weekend at the Federal Way Sectional Championship meet. In Sunday morning’s preliminary session, Hoffer swam a 20.08 to break his own record of 20.45 done in December at the Gulf Swimming Senior Championships in College Station, Texas. The record before he broke it was a 20.79 belonging to Kyle Bubolz in 2001.
This is Hoffer’s second record-breaking swim at the meet; on Thursday, he took down the 100 yard freestyle standard by swimming a 44.81.
He will be the second seed in tonight’s final behind Cal swimmer Tyler Messerschmidt, who was a 19.75 in prelims. Expectations on deck are that Messerschmidt will challenge for an 18-second result, so Hoffer will have both that wake and the ntimidation factor to cope with if he wants to break his record tonight.