World Champion Swede, Sarah Sjostrom, has thrown down some exquisite performances over the course of her career, including her other-worldly 24.43 50m butterfly world record last summer that still makes us shake our heads. And the 22-year-old keeps pushing the limits, as she kicks her way to a time of 1:09 100 short course meters flutter kick…from a push.
Sjostrom’s performance was part of a ‘Champions Crew’ event, aimed at inspiring and motivating young swimmers throughout Sweden. The organization challenges aspiring athletes to a variety of feats, such as the 100m kick, as well as a streamline position distance contest and timed underwater fly kicking, among others.
Conditions of the 100m flutter kick challenge include using a board, as well as the allowance of one arm stroke before every wall. Sjostrom demonstrates some pretty hardcore flipturns, even while holding on to the board in the process.
Of her experience, Sjostrom wrote on her Facebook page, “Thank you everyone who was cheering for me. Felt like I stood still last 15 m! But you helped me! #LacticAcid”