Caeleb Dressel Annihilates American Record with 40.00 100 Free


Florida’s Caeleb Dressel is now a 3-time individual 2017 NCAA Champion. On the final night of competition, Dressel shot off the blocks en route to the fastest performance ever, flipping in 19.01 and touching in a final time of 40.00 to dominate a loaded field that included Olympic relay teammates Ryan Held and Blake Pieroni. That took down his former American Record of 40.46 from last season’s NCAAs.

Dressel now owns 5 of the 10 fastest performances ever in the event. Coming in 2nd was Missouri’s Michael Chadwick, who is now the 4th fastest performer ever at 40.95. Held rounded out the top 3, moving up to 7th on the all-time top performers list in 41.21.

Splits Comparison:

Swimmer 1st 50 Split 2nd 50 Split Final Time
Caeleb Dressel (2017) 19.01 20.99 40.00
Caeleb Dressel (2016) 19.23 21.23 40.46

Top 10 All-Time Performers: Men’s 100 Free

Place Swimmer Time
1 Caeleb Dressel 40.00
2 Vlad Morozov 40.76
3 Cesar Cielo 40.92
4 Michael Chadwick 40.95
5 Nathan Adrian 41.08
6 Simonas Bilis 41.18
7 Ryan Held 41.21
8 Ryan Hoffer 41.23
9 Matt Grevers 41.35
10 Blake Pieroni 41.44

Top 10 All-Time Performances: Men’s 100 Free

Place Swimmer Time
1 Caeleb Dressel 40.00
2 Caeleb Dressel 40.46
3 Vlad Morozov 40.76
4 Caeleb Dressel 40.86
5 Cesar Cielo 40.92
6 Michael Chadwick 40.95
7 Caeleb Dressel 41.07
8 Nathan Adrian 41.08
9 Caeleb Dressel 41.00
10 Nathan Adrian 41.10

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Buddy of mine said I bet he is upset he didn’t get the 39, I replied, I’m upset he didn’t get the 39!!! Crazy how invested we get in this.

First look at the result, I think “crazy”! Then I’m frustrated to not see 39.99. But at the end I think it’s fantastic to have a round figure with 40.00. And it’s easier to remember. 🙂

Incredible swim. Congratulations Caeleb

Amazing! And also so agonizingly close to supernatural!

This WAS supernatural

Scott Morgan


Scott Morgan

“Supernatural”? lol…

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