After re-breaking the 15-16 National Age Group record in the 50 free earlier this week, Ryan Hoffer of Scottsdale Aquatic Club was back at it again tonight, this time in the 100 freestyle. Hoffer cut over a half second off his previous best time to clock a 43.13 in the 100 freestyle, bettering the previous standard of 43.29, set by event champion Caeleb Dressel at this meet last year.
The first time he set the 15-16 NAG record in the 50 this fall at the Arizona High School Swimming and Diving Championships, Hoffer was just 43.87 in the 100 freestyle. While his 50 free time was right around the same at this meet, Hoffer was able to find another gear here. Here’s a quick split comparison:
Dressel (2012 record): 20.58-22.71 (43.29)
Hoffer (Arizona HS meet): 21.15-22.72 (43.87)
Hoffer (new record): 20.84-22.29 (43.13)
The most eye-catching things about this swim:
- Hoffer just turned 15 this past summer, so he will have another full short course season to take this record to new heights.
- 43.13 puts him in the top 15 all time in the 17-18 age group, and is just three tenths from cracking the top five. With two years in the 17-18 ranks, he’ll have the opportunity to become the first 18-and-under swimmer to get under the 42 second barrier.
- Somehow, 43.13 is somehow only good for third place at an age group meet.