#1 Ranked Recruit Ryan Hoffer Picks California

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Photo Courtesy: Melissa Lundie

Ryan Hoffer, who trains at Scottsdale Aquatic Club, and is the top-ranked recruit in the nation according to CollegeSwimming.com, has chosen to swim collegiately at California.

Hoffer hopes to follow in the sprinting footsteps of the likes of American-record holder Nathan Adrian at California. He was featured on the cover of the February Issue of Swimming Technique Magazine

Hoffer, who owns the U.S. National Age Group record in the 100-yard free for 17-18 year olds with a 41.23, is among the fastest 100-yard sprinters of all time.  In fact, his 41.23 ranks his sixth all time in the event’s history.

  1. Caeleb Dressel, 40.46, 2016
  2. Vlad Morozov, 40.76, 2013
  3. Cesar Cielo, 40.92, 2008
  4. Nathan Adrian, 41.08, 2009
  5. Simonas Bilis, 41.18, 2016
  6. Ryan Hoffer, 41.23, 2015
  7. Matt Grevers, 41.35, 2010

Hoffer also has a solid 100-yard back with a 45.58 from the 2015 Short Course Nationals as well as a 19.06 in the 50-yard free from that same meet as well.

Internationally, Hoffer competed at the World Junior Championships, posting a 22.80 in the 50-meter free as well as a 49.73 in the 100-meter free.  He also clocked a 52.89 in the 100-meter fly, all world-class times.

Hoffer swims for head coach Kevin Zacher at Scottsdale Aquatic Club, and wound up turning down the chance of being a legacy swimmer at the newly-rising Arizona State University program under the direction of head coach Bob Bowman.  Both of Hoffer’s parents swam at ASU, and Hoffer was considered to be a top priority for the ASU program as it attempts to keep top local swimmers home.