2018 M. NCAAs: Dressel Cracks 43 with 42.80 100 Fly

2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday night at the 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota set the stage for one final NCAA 100 fly showdown between Florida’s Caeleb Dressel and Texas’ Joseph Schooling. The race once again went to Dressel. He made history as the first man to break 43, clocking in at 42.80 to dominate the race. The Gators went 1-2 with Jan Switkowski taking 2nd in 44.49. That makes Switkowski the 6th fastest man ever. Indiana’s Vini Lanza moved to #7 all-time with his 44.50 for 3rd. Texas’ Schooling was 4th in 44.88.

Splits:

  • 1st 50 Split- 19.99
  • 2nd 50 Split- 22.81
  • Final Time- 42.80

The former NCAA Record stood at a 43.58 from last season’s NCAA meet, where Dressel upset schooling for the title after Schooling had won the previous 2 years. They’re still the fastest 2 swimmers in history.

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMERS: MEN’S 100 FLY

Place Swimmer Time
1 Caeleb Dressel 42.80
2 Joseph Schooling 43.75
3 Tom Shields 43.84
4 Austin Staab 44.18
5 Chad Le Clos 44.25
6 Jack Conger 44.35
7 Jan Switkowski 44.49
8 Vini Lanza 44.50
9 Albert Subirats 44.57
10 Tyler McGill 44.63

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMANCES: MEN’S 100 FLY

Place Swimmer Time
1 Caeleb Dressel 42.80
2 Caeleb Dressel 43.58
3 Joseph Schooling 43.75
4 Tom Shields 43.84
5 Joseph Schooling 44.01
6 Joseph Schooling 44.06
7 Austin Staab 44.18
8 Caeleb Dressel 44.21
9 Chad Le Clos 44.25
10 Jack Conger 44.35

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Steve Nolan
4 years ago

Chad Le Clos being on those lists is hilariously random.

CraigH
Reply to  Steve Nolan
4 years ago

See! Non-Americans DO swim Short Course!

Buona
4 years ago

100 fly champions
2015, 2016 : Schooling
2017, 2018 : Dressel
Both are from bolles.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Buona
4 years ago

As I predicted, your boy was tasting Dressel’s feet. His 200 fly tomorrow is going to be painful to watch.

Jem
Reply to  Buona
4 years ago

As I said to you a week or two ago, Dressel is miles ahead of Schooling at this point, no surprise to me that it wasn’t the least close. And this is coming from a Schooling fan. The numbers leading up this race were very telling. I wish I had been wrong, but alas! Don’t let your rabid fandom get in the way of good old logic!

Swimmingabbeys
4 years ago

I’m going to miss Caeleb at Ncaas. The future is blindingly bright but man it’s just fun to watch.

Bon
4 years ago

Must be the mizuno

running start to touch backstroke flags
4 years ago

After millions of years of evolution, my senses still are having a hard time of processing this swim. Thank science we have verifiable times to confirm what our eyes are disbelieving!

Formerswimcoach
4 years ago

Will there ever be another swimmer doing 17,6, 42.8 and 39.x?

MR O
Reply to  Formerswimcoach
4 years ago

Yes probably. Dressel broke the barrier and I’m not surprised if we see a couple/a lot of swimmers do this times in 10 years. Dressel will forever be the sprint and yards GOAT though.

pvdh
Reply to  MR O
4 years ago

there is nobody on this earth that is going 17 for the next 10 years

MR O
Reply to  pvdh
4 years ago

That’s what people said when Morozov broke the record a few years ago

pvdh
Reply to  MR O
4 years ago

thats not true at all. when vlad set that time, Caeleb was already turning heads

MR O
Reply to  pvdh
4 years ago

Just as Hoffer did a few years ago when Dressel won his first NCAA title. Hoffer will probably not be as fast as Dressel as a SR but someone will

MR O
Reply to  pvdh
4 years ago

Don’t misunderstand me, Dressel is my biggest idol and inspiration but he broke the mental barrier and it will now be easier to swim sub-18

Double Arm Freestyle
Reply to  MR O
4 years ago

You could also argue he broke the mental barrier of a sub 18.4 three years ago and yet here we are and he’s 17.6 and no one else is sub 18.4

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Reply to  pvdh
4 years ago

@PVDH challenge accepted

mikeh
4 years ago

How did Schooling do so poorly compared to last year, when he kissed half the 2016-2017 season?

xman
Reply to  mikeh
4 years ago

How much if this season did he do?

MR O
Reply to  mikeh
4 years ago

Lack of motivation?

pvdh
Reply to  mikeh
4 years ago

1. he didnt miss all that time, the was simply an attempt at mind games
2. Caeleb has broken his will at this point

running start to touch backstroke flags
Reply to  mikeh
4 years ago

By getting gold, getting rich, and… well, that’s it. NCAA’s is an afterthought.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  mikeh
4 years ago

He’s Missy’d.

Sean Sullivan
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
4 years ago

Except that Missy was working her butt off the whole time. Don’t think that’s been the case for Schooling since Rio.

MR O
4 years ago

So what would he have done in 200IM?

mcmflyguy
Reply to  MR O
4 years ago

i don’t dare imagine.

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