Caeleb Dressel 2022 U.S. World Championship Trials Predictions

I’ve been putting this off all season, because typically Caeleb Dressel pops a little speed in-season. He cracks the door to let us know… Hey swim fans, this is coming down the pike. Not this season. His first pro swim competition in Chicago was slow. His pro swim stop in San Antonio wasn’t slow, but it was a little slow for him.

50 free – 21.8
100 free – 49.1
100 fly – 52.7

The Truth? It’s been a short season. And he’s only been to a handful of competitions, and U.S. World Champ Trials is in April, the 26th-30th, which is way early.

We know he’s been working hard. We know he got crushed over Christmas training. And he posts those weight lifting videos. He recently posted that video of a big SNATCH, which was a personal best he’s been chasing.

I feel like I should say he burnt from the last 4 years, but Dressel has signaled to us he thinks TIME. IS. SHORT. And he’s hungry to race.

You know, with Kyle Chalmers likely skipping Worlds, and Kliment Kolesnikov now banned due the Russia’s war on Ukraine, Dressel still wins the sprints at World Championships even if he’s a little off this year.

So for a swimstar who just needs to get the job done in Greensboro, NC, here are my Caeleb Dressel World Championship Trials Predictions:

100 fly – 50.2 – a win
50 free – 21.3 – barely edging Michael Andrew
100 free – 47.62 – for the win
200 free – which i would love to see, in case he’s testing his 200 legs – 1:45.8

But who cares what I think. It’s all about what you think. Drop your comments below.

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11 months ago

50free 21.46
100free 47.91
200free 1.46.90 ( If you swim )
50fly 22.86
100fly 50.52
He is famous for swimming very slowly until the world championship

11 months ago

Hello from Poland mates. Hopes doesnt happen same things with dressel like a lot of before swimmers WHO changed coach after long Time and then disappears because he is something else first Time since Phelps for me

50 fly: 22:55
100fly : 50.15
50 free : 21.18
100 free : 47:70
200 free : not swim but if 1:46,40

11 months ago

21.2, 47.4, 1:45.7 (if her does it), 22.7, 50.12

Last edited 11 months ago by snarky
11 months ago

50 fly 22.8
100 fly 50.6
50 free 21.4
100 free 47.9

11 months ago

Like Summer 2018, I’m not expecting any PBs from Dressel this year. He took a well-deserved break last fall after the Olympics and a few ISL meets. I’m expecting fast swims and a few PBs in 2023/2024.

11 months ago

No 200 free.

11 months ago


Sun Yangs Hammer
11 months ago

38 and Rowdy will be disappointed he didn’t break 37

Last edited 11 months ago by Sun Yangs Hammer
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11 months ago

Best comment yet!

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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