Caeleb Dressel No-Shows 100 Free on Saturday Morning at Richmond PSS


Caeleb Dressel declared a false start in prelims of the 100 free on Saturday at the Richmond stop of the 2019 Pro Swim Series. After qualifying 7th in the 50 breaststroke and 3rd in the 200 IM, he dropped one of his signature events at the end of the session.

Dressel was the top seed in the event and is also the defending World Champion. Also no-showing their prelims swim in the 100 free were 4th seed Ryan Murphy and 17th seed Michael Andrew. Murphy would have been on his 2nd swim of the session after the 200 back, while Andrew would have been on his 3rd after the 200 IM and 50 breast.

Dressel has had his best in-season long course meet since graduating college this week in Richmond, and a performance nearly as strong as his taper season last summer. He’s posted wins in the 200 free (1:47.31 – best time); 100 fly (52.08); 50 free (21.69); and 50 fly (23.43) so far at the meet. He’s also the 3rd seed in the 200 IM for Saturday night’s finals (2:01.90 – best time) and the 7th seed in the 50 breast (28.03).

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Michael Mooney

Takin a rest.. Good..


1:59 tonight?

Michael Schwartz

I think having chase to pace tonight is going to be great for Dressel. CHase doesn’t have the greatest backstroke either so I think it will be neck and neck the entire way

Ol' Longhorn

Chase will destroy him on the breast leg. Dressel’s SCY breast doesn’t translate to LCM very well. Dressel may come back on him a bit on free. I think MA would love to beat Dressel in this. I think Kalisz wins — he looked tired, but he didn’t swim many events — and Dressel and MA are close.


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