2021 PRO SWIM SERIES – MISSION VIEJO (#3)
- April 8-11, 2021
- Marguerite Aquatics Center, Mission Viejo, CA
- Prelims – 4:00pm PST/Finals – 10:00am PST
- Meet central
- Meet information
- Psych sheets
- Live stream (USA Swimming – evening prelims & 800 free Thursday)
- Live stream (Olympic Channel – mid-day finals)
- Live results
After winning the 200 freestyle at the Pro Swim Series meet in Mission Viejo, world record holder Caeleb Dressel confirmed that he is signed up to swim the race at the 2021 US Olympic Trials.
During the post-race interview, Dressel also mentioned how he’d “love” to swim the 800 freestyle relay at the Olympics. However, he failed to say whether he will actually race either event.
If Dressel does elect to swim the 200 freestyle at Olympic Trials, he could be a major threat to make the team individually in the event. Internationally, he raced the meet at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, where he finished 18th overall in prelims with a time of 1:47.89. Dressel also raced the event at the 2017 World Championship Trials, finishing 6th with a 1:47.51. That finish earned him a 800 freestyle relay spot at the 2017 World Championships, but Dressel ultimately opted not to swim it.
Dressel’s winning time from today was almost faster than his 2017 World Championships Trials swim, as he touched in a time of 1:47.57, not far off of his best time of 1:47.31 from the 2019 PSS in Richmond.