Caeleb Dressel: “I gotta figure out how to swim short meters” (Video)

2019 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – AMERICAN DERBY

  • Saturday, November 16 – Sunday, November 17, 2019
  • 2:00-4:00 PM Local Time (U.S. Eastern Time)
  • Eppley Recreation Center – College Park, MD
  • Short Course Meters (SCM) format
  • American franchises: Cali Condors, LA Current, DC Trident, New York Breakers
  • Preview
  • Live Stream (ESPN3)
  • Full Day 1 Results

Reported by Nick Pecoraro/Jared Anderson.

MEN’S 100 FREE

1. Caeleb Dressel – CAC – 45.69
2. Kacper Majchrzak – CAC – 46.48
3. Michael Chadwick – LAC – 47.03
4. Tom Shields – LAC – 47.12
5. Zach Apple – DCT – 47.23
6. Markus Thormeyer – NYB – 47.32
7. Robert Howard – DCT – 47.82
8. Marcelo Chierighini – NYB – 47.95

Condors Caeleb Dressel and Kacper Majchrzak sealed the deal in the 100 free with a huge 1-2 finish, separating themselves from the rest of the field. Meahwhile, Michael Chadwick and Tom Shields secured a 3-4 finish for LA, keeping out DC and NY from the top 4.

A big run for the Cali Condors, with a 1-2 punch led by Dressel’s U.S. Open record. It’s also the fastest time in the ISL this season, breaking what was previously a tie with Kyle Chalmers. That event gives Cali a narrow lead over LA, though the Current went 3-4 with solid swims to keep things close. The Trident and Breakers struggled a little here, as the top two teams hogged the top four spots.

MEN’S 50 FLY

1. Caeleb Dressel – CAC – 22.21
2. Tom Shields – LAC – 22.72
3. Michael Andrew – NYB – 22.74
4. Jack Conger – LAC – 23.11
5. Giles Smith – DCT – 23.32
6. Jan Switkowski – CAC – 23.61
7. Ryan Coetzee – NYB – 23.62
8. Cody Miller – DCT – 24.09

Caeleb Dressel, who swapped in this event instead of the 200 IM, paid off as he won the 50 fly in American record-breaking fashion. Taking second place was LA’s Tom Shields, who held off Breaker Michael Andrew for the 7-point position.

Dressel goes 22.21 for the second-best time in the ISL this season. Iron’s Szabo was 22.20 in Budapest. It’s another key win for Dressel, and justifies Cali’s decision to leave him out of the 200 IM one event earlier. LA goes 2-4 for a solid finish. Tom Shields has been very reliable this year. DC had to enter breaststroker Cody Miller, and he was 8th, just barely missing the benchmark time.

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SwimmerPaul

He’s got it figured out better than the rest of us

Xman

I don’t understand, didn’t these guys swim SCM in summer when they were younger, or is that only a thing in cold weather states?

Charge

Short course yards in the winter. LCM in the summer

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON

he’s talking about summer league. In the DC area it’s all SCM.

Ol' Longhorn

Tough to have summer league when it’s summer year-round in Florida.

Xman

Yeah. I guess it’s only in cold weather states. In the several Midwest states I’ve lived all the summer pools built in the mid 90s and early 200s are SCM. Outdoor LCM pools are very old and usually replaced with SCM.

96Swim

My age group swimming was in NC and TX 30 years ago, and we never swam SCM. Yards in the winter LCM in the summer.

2 Cents

I think he means like the neighborhood pool thing/league. That’s not really a big thing with elite swimmers where I am from, and my summer league had pools that were both scy and scm… .kids never really understood why they went so slow one week and faster the next… It was too hard to explain the difference in pools to the younger kids, and even more so to the parents sadly. They never understood why a meter was longer than a yard or that they were 2 different measurements. Kind of sad really.

Samesame

Sorry. How did they not understand ?

Troyy

Even Australians would understand and we don’t use yards for anything.

Ol' Longhorn

There is a video of Seliskar when he was a senior in HS (or thereabouts) doing an insane 100 IM in a summer league meet. He like never surfaced.

Samesame

DQ?

Swammer

What’s the podcasts name?

remel can do anything

the ben and caeleb show

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