Caeleb Dressel Resets Florent Manaudou’s 50 Free (SCM) World Record at 20.24

2019 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – FINALE

  • Friday, December 20 – Saturday, December 21, 2019
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM Local Time (U.S. Pacific Time)
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  • Short Course Meters (SCM) format
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Swimming next to Florent Manaudou – the previous world record holder – at the 2019 ISL Grand Finale, the Cali Condors’ Caeleb Dressel reset the world record in the short course meters 50 free at 20.24.

Manaudou’s previous record of 20.26 was from the 2014 World Championships. Dressel owned the previous American and U.S. Open records at 20.43 (from 2018 Worlds) and 20.81 (from the College Park ISL meet).

The swim was Dressel’s third in under an hour. He had previously won the event twice this season (not including skins races) at the Naples (20.64) and College Park meets.

Energy Standard’s Manaudou was 20.69 for second place Friday, while London Roar’s Kyle Chalmers was third in 20.74.

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Swimmer
11 months ago

His turn off the wall was amazing

Pvdh
Reply to  Swimmer
11 months ago

Probably one of the best turns ever. That was crazy

Swammer
Reply to  Swimmer
11 months ago

But his turn into the wall was sub par

Doubter
Reply to  Swammer
11 months ago

More to improve on. Bodes well for a potential sub 20

Virtus
Reply to  Swammer
11 months ago

I noticed he glided in pretty bad for 50 standards

Darren Ward
Reply to  Swimmer
11 months ago

He actually was a bit slow into the wall…but yes, great recovery.. I think there was a 20.0 in that swim.

Yup
11 months ago

Smoked Prince Chalmers again

Troyy
Reply to  Yup
11 months ago

Chalmers performed better than expected by beating Manadou and did a PB.

Yup
Reply to  Troyy
11 months ago

And got smoked….

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Yup
11 months ago

he did both …so no need to insist

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  Yup
11 months ago

Would love to see chalmers and dressel in a 200 then

ZanBai
Reply to  Troyy
11 months ago

He didn’t beat Manadou.

BairnOwl
Reply to  ZanBai
11 months ago

I think Troyy meant Proud.

BairnOwl
Reply to  Yup
11 months ago

Chalmers has never really been a 50 swimmer, so this is entirely unsurprising.

Samesame
Reply to  Yup
11 months ago

Chalmers not a 50 swimmer. Love how you forget 2016 and 2018 continually

BairnOwl
Reply to  Samesame
11 months ago

It would help if you were a little less vague.

Tupperware
11 months ago

Gotta start wondering when sub 20 is gonna happen – you figure if dressel doesnt have three events before it, he woulda gotten close

Bo Swims
Reply to  Tupperware
11 months ago

Agreed. He will be the guy to break 20.

Devin
Reply to  Tupperware
11 months ago

His 17.6 scy should easily be a sub 20 in scm, so we can definitely expect it – assuming he takes scm seriously enough.

swimgeek
Reply to  Devin
11 months ago

Agreed. I know conversions are fraught with issues — but his 17.6 converts to ~19.4. He should be able to destroy 20 if he wants to.

Lopez
Reply to  swimgeek
11 months ago

If he wants to?

Mr. F
Reply to  Tupperware
11 months ago

The problem is SCM events are taken the least seriously of all three courses. If NCAAs were SCM like they were in 1999 you might see it

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