Disqualification of the Day: Seven-time All-American swimmer Hill “Dolphin Man” Taylor recently surpassed the 50-meter backstroke world record by a full second. But Hill’s final time of 23.1 won’t count because he swam the entire length of the pool underwater.

FINA backstroke rules clearly state that, except for a distance of not more than 15 meters following a turn, “some part of the swimmer must break the surface of the water throughout the race.”

World record holder or not, that man is one dolphin.

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  1. allan2310 reblogged this from thedailywhat
  2. gaddessi reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    yeah… it’s not fair if he doesn’t break the surface… but still pretty amazing!
  3. sammiesays reblogged this from amyyylam and added:
    Boss. I believe I am the only swimmer who sucks at backstroke kickouts. LOL I get to the flag and die.
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    As a former competitive swimmer who has barely been in a pool since (a trend that is certain to continue), I still find...
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    holy cow
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    I love how it says unique tatic to win, but really streamlining is the fastest part of your swim, so it really isn’t...
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    Swimming it the greatest sport in the world~
  11. amyyylam reblogged this from aleeson and added:
    my specialty :) long backstroke kickouts.. sigh. miss it.
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  14. squatpilgrimvstheworld reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    And in a long course pool. what the fuck.
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    He was totally wrong for what he did. It’s called backstroke. Not whatever he did. But don’t get me wrong. I am...
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