Brock Bonetti Implements ‘Dressel Strategy’ in 100 Fly (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.


  • Results
  • Hosted by Texas A&M
  • Friday, November 3rd
  • 25 Yards
  • Dual Meet Format

Brock Bonetti had a close race with Roberts as a part of his backstroke sweep. In the 200 back, he built a 1.5-second lead through the 150, holding off Roberts’ 25.29 closing surge to win in 1:43.02 ahead of Roberts’ 1:43.37. Bonetti had won the 100 back earlier in the session, putting up a 47.15 ahead of Texas backstroke star John Shebat (48.11).

Bonetti and Shebat battled again in the 100 fly. Shebat took off with a 22.45 on the front half and this time got his hands to the wall first, narrowly holding off Bonetti to win it 48.29 to 48.31. Notably absent from today’s meet was Texas’ top butterflier Joseph Schooling, who swam the first day of the Longhorns’ 2-day meet against Florida and Indiana 2 weeks ago but hasn’t made an appearance since.

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samuel huntington
3 years ago

didn’t the guy on Stanford who held the old record (forgetting his name) start this strategy? and Dressel has now turned it into something big

crooked donald
Reply to  samuel huntington
3 years ago

Austin Staab. Yes.

Reply to  samuel huntington
3 years ago

Eddie was talking in 2015 when Texas was 6 up in the 100 fly that Staab’s record wouldn’t go until someone no breathed it. Joe had certainly heard all about it before it happened to him.

j pine
Reply to  Murica
3 years ago

Joe broke it while breathing on the last 25 though

Reply to  j pine
3 years ago

And then lost it too

Reply to  samuel huntington
3 years ago

Yeah, the old race videos from NCAA’s a few years ago are pretty crazy to watch. Staab was a monster

40 Flat
3 years ago

Texas is laughing at their haters already

3 years ago

Texas could lose 4 duals this fall if they lose to NCST which is a possibility. But I would still bet on them to win NCAA’s. Does this mean dual meets are worthless?

MU Swim
Reply to  korn
3 years ago

Dual meets are just good opportunities to get race experience whether good or bad.

Reply to  korn
3 years ago

They can probably beat UNC, maybe, if they have a great meet.

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