- Caeleb Dressel swims fastest 50 yard free in history: 18.39
- Dressel does it again, takes 50 free record even lower in finals
- Watch Caeleb Dressel’s 100 free American Record
- Race video: Watch Caeleb Dressel swim 18.23 in the 50 yard free
Prior to the season, University of Florida head coach, and 2012 U.S. Olympic coach, Gregg Troy made the assertion that if Caeleb Dressel were to swim an 18.39 in the 50 free, which would be the fastest time ever, that the coach’s famous mustache would be gone.
Dressel not only hit the 18.39 exactly in prelims of the 50 free at last week’s SEC Championship meet, he came back in finals to go even faster: an 18.23.
True to his word, Troy not only lost the mustache, but let Caeleb Dressel, the man himself, do the shaving.
Fellow Florida swimmer Georgia Hohmann captured the scene on video, which you can watch below. Dressel would also break the American, though not NCAA or U.S. Open, Record in the 100 free later in the meet in 41.07.
ITS GONE BABY ??? pic.twitter.com/tL8YFHqDgr
— Georgia Mae Hohmann (@georgiahohmann) February 22, 2016