Caeleb Dressel Drops 50.36 100 Fly at Mission Viejo Swim Meet of Champions

2019 MISSION VIEJO SWIM MEET OF CHAMPIONS

Caeleb Dressel‘s string of impressive in-season performances this season continued tonight in Mission Viejo, as he won the 100 fly in a new world #1 time of 50.36. He split 23.82 going out and came back in 26.54, coming just short of Michael Phelps’ 50.22 US Open record from 2009 US Nationals.

For some context, not only is that just a world #1 time, but it’s faster than what it took to win gold in Rio in 2016 (Joe Schooling’s 50.39, the current Olympic record). Only three men have ever broken 50 seconds in this race: world record-holder Michael Phelps (49.82), Dressel himself (49.86), and Serbian Milorad Cavic (49.95). Counting Dressel’s 49.82 from 2017 World Champs, his swim tonight is the eighth-best performance of all-time.

This year, only France’s Mehdy Metella has been under 51 seconds with a 50.85 from the French Championships in April.

2018-2019 LCM MEN 100 FLY

CaelebUSA
DRESSEL
07/26
49.50 *WR
2Maxime
ROONEY
USA50.6808/02
3Andrei
MINAKOV
RUS50.8307/27
4Mehdy
METELLA
FRA50.8504/21
5Kristof
MILAK
HUN50.9507/26
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This is the fourth-best performance of Dressel’s career, and faster than he was in all of 2018 (his best last year was a 50.50).

When looking at Dressel’s list of top swims in this event, this time really stands out. In 2018, he went 50.50 at Summer Nationals and then 50.75 at Pan Pacs. This time from tonight is over a full second better than his previous in-season best– in May, at the Atlanta Classic, he went a 51.41, which was his old in-season best.

He was 52.08 in-season in 2017 and then 50.87 at Nationals before he went his best time 49.86 in Budapest. After being off of his bests last year, this summer could be a very memorable one for Dressel.

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Pvdh
2 years ago

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Mike
Reply to  Pvdh
2 years ago

So close to US open record

Jimbo
2 years ago

Tapered or not that’s still one fast time

SwimTalkBarry
2 years ago

“Dressel can only swim freestyle”

Admin
Reply to  SwimTalkBarry
2 years ago

Who has ever said “Dressel can only swim freestyle”??? Certainly nobody has said that in the last 2 years…

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

indeed

Kurt Wienants
Reply to  SwimTalkBarry
2 years ago

1:38+ 200 yard IM…..(-:

Bobby
Reply to  SwimTalkBarry
2 years ago

The dudes broken the 100 br, 200 IM, and 100 fly american record (twice). no body saying he cant swim other strokes

Horninco
2 years ago

Damn. That’s salty af

Horninco
Reply to  Horninco
2 years ago

WR going down

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Horninco
2 years ago

yep ….

Bruh
2 years ago

48 t-minus 19 days 👀

Samuel Huntington
Reply to  Bruh
2 years ago

That will be tough, probably 49 low, but we will see!

Random Swimmer/ Swim Fan
Reply to  Samuel Huntington
2 years ago

High expectation to break the WR

Tm71
Reply to  Bruh
2 years ago

I would be happy with 49.7

Dre_ssel
2 years ago

Wow

Mr Piano
2 years ago

Ol’ Longhorn is suspiciously quiet, I hope he didn’t get into a motorcycle accident.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Mr Piano
2 years ago

LOLLLL😜

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Mr Piano
2 years ago

Nope. Just sitting back and reading the fanboys’ froth at the mouth. In 4 weeks, it’ll be “he must’ve missed his taper.”

Pvdh
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

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ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

lolllllll

DLSwim
2 years ago

This man is a beast. Coming home in a 26 is sick.

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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