How Fast Will Caeleb Dressel Swim At U.S. Olympic Trials?

Olympic swimming champion Caeleb Dressel  notched fast swims at the Mission Pro Swim, signaling he is on course for a great U.S. Olympic Trials in June:

Dressel Mission Pro Swim Times:

  • 50 free  – 21.83
  • 100 free – 48.82 (prelim swim, scratched the final to fly home early)
  • 200 free – 1:47.57
  • 100 fly – 51.61

In this interview Caeleb is his own worst critic, recapping his entire season. He also sheds some light on the pressures of being a swim star on run-up to the Olympic summer.


Yes, I am playing the Dressel prediction game again. I was way too safe last time. See version one of my predictions:

  • 50 free – 21 point 3
  • 100 free – 47 point 2
  • 100 fly – 49 point 9
  • 200 free – prelims one – 1, 45 point 9

See my new predictions after seeing Dressel’s Mission Pro Swim races, and being heckled by SwimSwam commenters for being a wimp:

  • 50 free – 21 point 1
  • 100 free – 47 point 1
  • 100 fly – 49 point 7
  • 200 free – prelims only – 1, 45 point 2

But who cares what I think? It is all about  what you think. Give me your best swimming analysis.

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