Ryan Hoffer underwater dolphin kick

Ryan Hoffer’s Underwater Dolphin Kick is Utterly Ridiculous [Video]

At the recent West 2015 Speedo Junior Championships held at the University of Texas, Scottsdale Aquatic Club’s Ryan Hoffer swam completely out of his mind to dominate the sprint freestyle events.

In the 100 yard freestyle the decimated the field, with a body length lead at the 50. Powered by his unbelievably powerful underwater dolphin kick he clocked a 41.23 to easily win, with second place well over 2 seconds back.

To give you some perspective of how fast that time was, the high school junior’s time would have won the NCAA Division 1 championships by over three tenths of a second.

The swim was also a national age group record for 17-18 year old boys, beating the 41.90 formerly held by Caleb Dressel, who now swims at the University of Florida. Hoffer has another year to try to become the youngest swimmer to ever crack the 41 second mark.

Here is the race video:

In this video posted to the Scottsdale Swim Twitter account we catch some of those underwaters at work in practice, with Hoffer dolphin kicking his way to a :16 second 50 yard kick while wearing fins.

Yes. Sixteen seconds.

Here is the video below:

Further Reading:

How to Develop an Awesome Underwater Dolphin Kick. Our flagship 3,000+ word guide on how to improve your underwater fly kick. Includes tips from Olympic gold medalists, high performance coaches, and even a space scientist. (Seriously.)

10 Minutes a Day to a Faster Underwater Dolphin Kick. A quick and dirty set that will power you to faster underwaters. Simple, powerful and only about ten minutes a day. Boom.

5 Reasons You Should Be Working Your Underwater Fly Kick. Still not sold on the benefits of doing more kick? Here is why you should be hammering your legs regularly.

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Olivier Poirier-Leroy Olivier Poirier-Leroy is the founder of YourSwimLog.com. He is an author, former national level swimmer, two-time Olympic Trials qualifier, and swim coach.

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