WATCH: Gretchen Walsh, Kate Douglass 100 Kick Under 1:00 in Practice

While Recently Filming at the University of Virginia, one of Todd DeSorbo‘s speed practices included a couple 100 kicks for time. Freshman standout Gretchen Walsh was sharing a lane with NCAA Champion Kate Douglass, and the 2 were ‘strongly encouraged’ by DeSorbo to break 1:00 in their final 100 kick of the day.

Now, let’s recognize the elephant in the room: DeSorbo calls out 54.2 for Gretchen’s 100 kick. Timing it ourselves (and looking at the video frames), our estimate is that it’s about a 54.9-55.1. So, while DeSorbo’s time may be a bit fast in actuality, let’s not miss the bigger picture here: that is insanely fast. Douglass, after having been out sick the day before, kicks to a 59.0, which is also incredible in its own right.

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Tea rex
3 months ago

I had no idea this was even possible.

MarcoTops
3 months ago

Give us a 100 kick with a board on stomach then ill be satisfied

Admin
3 months ago

Todd sent me times from a 100 kick with a board today, and he wanted y’all to know Gretchen went 59, Paige Madden went 1:01, Kate Douglass went 1:03, and Lexi Cuomo went 1:04.

Former Big10
Reply to  Braden Keith
3 months ago

Hahaha love it

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Braden Keith
3 months ago

sorry they gotta put a 10lb weight on top of the board now that’s how REAL kickers do it.

(ssh everybody let’s see how far this’ll go)

Admin
Reply to  Steve Nolan
3 months ago

That was literally my response to Todd 😂

Mark
Reply to  Braden Keith
3 months ago

Lol of course he did. Maybe add a second to compensate for his mysteriously fast watch.

ACC fan
3 months ago

Of course this is impressive, but it was really 40 yards of kick and 60 yards of underwaters.

Meow
3 months ago

I know they’re not wearing fins, but when I was in college as a mediocre D2 swimmer, the only time I ever broke 2:00 in a 200 was kicking with fins.

Former Big10
Reply to  Meow
3 months ago

Uhh, ok…?

PFA
3 months ago

I timed it 3 separate times and got 55.2 every time for Gretchen and 1:00.4-59.9 for Douglass is hard to tell when you can’t see when she pushes off but something around there but still very impressive

samuli
3 months ago

TODD DESORBO, fastest clock in the nation!

Remel's 39.9 rare NFT
3 months ago

Too much underwaters.

Show me what you can do with a board in LCM.

poolboy
Reply to  Remel's 39.9 rare NFT
3 months ago

Last time I checked NCAA’s was SCY not LCM…

Steve Nolan
Reply to  poolboy
3 months ago

And they rarely let you use a kickboard, either.

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