A Very Valentines Wedding: Caeleb And Meghan Dressel Tie The Knot

by Ben Dornan 57

February 15th, 2021 Lifestyle, National, News

Caeleb and Meghan (née Haila) Dressel shared photos of the Valentines-weekend wedding that took place on February 13th, 2021. The couple who have been dating since back in 2013 got married in their home state of Florida.

The Dressels swam together as high schoolers with the Bolles School Sharks club program. Both Caeleb and Meghan announced in the fall of 2013 that they would both be staying in-state for their collegiate careers. Caeleb went on to swim at the University of Florida in Gainesville while Meghan made the move to Tallahassee to represent the Florida State Seminoles.

Caeleb Dressel picked up a total of 10 national titles throughout his 4 years as a Florida Gator, winning 4 straight 50 freestyle titles (2015/16/17/18), 3 100 freestyle titles (2016/17/18), 2 100 butterfly titles (2017/18), and a 4×50 freestyle title (2018). Along with 10 golds, he won silver in the 100 fly (2016), 4×50 freestyle (2017), and 4×100 freestyle (2017/18), and bronze in the 4×100 free (2016) and 4×100 medley (2018).

Along with his success in the NCAA, Dressel has been a force to be reckoned with on the international scene for years. Dressel won 2 Olympic gold in 2016 as a part of the USA’s winning 4×100 freestyle and medley relays. Since then he has won an incredible 23 major international gold medals with 13 coming from the long course world swimming championships, 6 from the short course world swimming championships, 2 from the pan pacific championships.

Dressel has also broken a total of 13 world records (4 long course, 9 short course). 5 of those world records have come from racing at the International Swimming League. In 2019 Dressel broke the short course 50 freestyle WR with a 20.24 en route to winning the league’s first-ever season MVP award. In 2020, he repeated as league MVP and broke 4 world records, (50 freestyle – 20.16, 100 butterfly – 47.78, and 100 IM twice – 49.88, 49.28).

Instead of transitioning to professional swimming like her now-husband, Meghan Dressel followed up her bachelor of science at Florida State with a Masters of Education with a specialty in marriage and family therapy/counseling at the University of Florida. Dressel graduated with her master’s degree in 2020.

Several family members and swimming friends also shared photos of their time at the wedding:

 

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SwimMom
1 year ago

“Swimming is so safe… ”
“No need to shut swimming down”
“The chlorine will kill the virus…”

It’s about the actions of others… hope Sherridon Dressel’s team doesn’t get sick before champs season. That would be the ultimate in selfishness.

Many athletes have quarantined, abided by restrictions and not seen friends and family. People are going to do what they are going to do… but don’t flaunt it on social media when you are part of a team.

Let the anti-masking hate begin.

Old Retired Guy
1 year ago

Congratulations, Caeleb and Meghan..!! Quality is as quality does. Caeleb, your training and competing has been an inspiration to me, and I hope the best for both you and Meghan. Life IS good. There’s no doubt about it…

Anonymous
1 year ago

No comments about Coach Troy being a groomsman? Or the expression on Ben’s face in Pic#1 🙂

KRW
1 year ago

Congrats to the Dressel’s in spite of idiots making stupid comments on here about masks.

Olympian
Reply to  KRW
1 year ago

Wish my nephew had been stupid enough to wear a mask… guess is too late now

Anonymoose
Reply to  KRW
1 year ago

So in spite of your comment basically

Swimdude
1 year ago

Seeing a lot of comments about lack of masks and weddings during Covid… I think it says more about the protocols in Florida than it says anything about Dressel. Keep it classy folks

FSt
Reply to  Swimdude
1 year ago

So, if the protocol says he is allowed shove someone in front of a train, he’ll do that as well?

Just because someone is allowed to do something doesn’t mean they’re forbidden from not doing it…

I’m sure everyone here is happy for him an this personal milestone, but the conduct at this wedding was anything but responsible… unless they were all quarantiend for 10 days before attending (which is doubtful).

Captain Ahab
1 year ago

Caeleb Dressel stay winning

Corey
1 year ago

March 1, 2021: Breaking News: Olympian Caleb Dressel tests positive for Covid and is forced to quarantine putting a pause on his training for Tokyo.

Coach Ella
Reply to  Corey
1 year ago

I’m sure his *wedding* is worth missing a few weeks of training

Olympian
Reply to  Coach Ella
1 year ago

If he’s lucky enough he won’t even need a respirator

CasualSwimmer
Reply to  Olympian
1 year ago

Since he frequently suffers from asthma, that’s unfortunately highly improbable

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Corey
1 year ago

Hopefully they’ll correctly spell his name in the news.

Olympian
1 year ago

Comment 1: not a single mask in sight

Comment 2: do y’all think he still changes in the stall at home??

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Olympian
1 year ago

House was retrofitted for it.

Mr Piano
Reply to  Olympian
1 year ago

Lochte doesn’t wear masks either. Caeleb usually isn’t seen with them normally unfortunately

GatorChomp
Reply to  Mr Piano
1 year ago

Lochte’s wife is an anti-mask, COVID-hoaxer.

Whether you think that’s a good thing or a bad thing is up to you. I’m just stating facts.

If my wife looked that good I’d probably not wear a mask if she told me not to as well.

Olympian
Reply to  GatorChomp
1 year ago

I mean… when you give me anything Ryan Lochte related as reference for anything but swimming… … …
Another thing this whole pandemic had been teaching us is to carefully choose our leaders and idols

Bossanova
Reply to  GatorChomp
1 year ago

I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Lochte believes in Qanon. Still a fan of his tho

AnEn
Reply to  Mr Piano
1 year ago

Unlike Lochte, Dressel doesn’t compete in endurance events, so even if he would get the virus, it wouldn’t have an effect on his performances.

Mr Piano
Reply to  AnEn
1 year ago

It’s not about Lochte getting the virus, it’s about wearing a mask so he doesn’t spread it around to people. As a young swimmer who had Covid, I was able to fully recover within 3 weeks, but I still had to go in lockdown so I didn’t spread it around. We’re nearing 500,000 deaths in America from Covid, and it’s really sad to not see certain athletes take the right precautions.

Olympian
Reply to  AnEn
1 year ago

Your comment seemed so lost I not even sure if you know you’re commenting on a swimming website

moddiddle
Reply to  Olympian
1 year ago

Remember all the downvotes on the congratulations comments when he was engaged? People just wanna throw shade at their celebration because it means his incredible genes will be going to someone else’s children rather than their own

Anonymoose
Reply to  moddiddle
1 year ago

Yea that must be it!!! 😑