Caeleb Dressel Breaks National High School Record in 50 Yard Free

Caeleb Dressel of the Clay High School in Jacksonville, Florida has broken his own National High School Record at the Florida 2A High School State Championship meet in Stuart, Florida.

He swam a 19.29 leading off Clay’s 200 yard free relay. That broke his own 19.36 done at the mid-season FSPA Invite.

That was his 3rd swim of the day, after coming up short in record tries in his two individual events. First he was a 1:34.69 in the 200 free, although that is one of the fastest high school times in history, and then he swam a 45.99 in the 100 fly, which missed his own public school record by exactly a tenth.

The Clay High School Relay was a 1:24.26, to win the Class 2A title in the relay.

As of posting, Dressel still had a lead off in the 400 free relay to go, with the 100 free as his target. A full recap will be available after the meet.

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6 years ago

With Feigen, Adrian, and Dressel, USA will be unbeatable in 2016 Rio.

I know I know… even the most unbeatable get beaten, but I’d want to get excited

bobo gigi
Reply to  aswimfan
6 years ago

Don’t forget Jack Conger. I’m sure he will be in the 2016 US relay.
The young Ryan Hoffer is also in the conversation. We’ll see his development but 19.55 for a 15-year-old boy is impressive.

6 years ago

He swims for Clay HS. The FSPA meet was with Clay also not Bolles. He swims BOLLES club swim year round, but CLAY HS during HS season

Mikal W. Grass
6 years ago

Gulliver Prep women in a few years should challenge for the state title.

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