Caeleb Dressel left Junior Nationals this morning in an ambulance after having trouble breathing in the wake of his 100 fly race.
One day after his ground-breaking sub-19-second 50 free race, Dressel reported some difficulty breathing in the pool area and left the meet to get medical attention.
Dressel swam the 200 medley relay and the 100 fly this morning before leaving, and wound up scratching the 100 breast. It doesn’t sound like the medical situation is too serious for the 17-year-old Bolles School star, but at this point Bolles coaches say that it’s uncertain if he’ll swim finals tonight.
The Greensboro Aquatic Center just had its HVAC systems upgraded last week to help improve air quality leading into the Junior National meet, but the results appear to be pretty mixed, based on swimmers’ reviews and now Dressel’s situation.