It's officially the offseason for the soccer stars of Europe, and there's no better place to spend the long, hot days of summer than in the pool.

Real Madrid teammates Sergio Ramos and Kaka decided to spice up their offseason regimens this week with some friendly swimming competition, and the two went at it in a 50-meter freestyle race in a pool at UCLA.

Ramos, who jokingly calls himself Michael Phelps, appears to take a lead from the blocks that he never relents.

Check it out:

When you take into account the fact that these guys normally don't have to use their hands, I'd say they're pretty good.

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