Caeleb Dressel Sneaks Under Adrian American Record With 41.07 100 Free

Caeleb Dressel did it again for the Florida Gators, breaking another American sprint freestyle record at the 2016 SEC Championships.

This time, Dressel snuck under the 100 freestyle record by just .01 seconds, taking Olympic champ Nathan Adrian‘s name off the books.

Dressel was 41.07, getting under the 41.08 mark Adrian set back in 2009 when he was a member of the California Golden Bears in the NCAA.

Comparatively, Dressel bested Adrian’s record with a fast opening split of 19.52 to his feet at the flip turn – more than a tenth faster than what Adrian went in setting the record. Adrian was a tenth faster on the back half, but Dressel still bested his overall time:

Splits Comparison:

  • Dressel – 19.52/21.55 – 41.07
  • Adrian – 19.65/21.43 – 41.08

Dressel’s swim also broke the highly-competitive SEC meet record, previously held by Matt Targett at 41.55. The US Open and NCAA records, however, still stand at the 40.76 set by Vlad Morozov of USC in 2013.

He now ranks #3 all-time behind Morozov and Cesar Cielowho was also under 41 back in 2008:

Top 100 Freestylers of All-Time:

  1. Vlad Morozov, 40.76 – 2013 (US Open, NCAA record)
  2. Cesar Cielo, 40.92 – 2008
  3. Caeleb Dressel, 41.07 – 2016 (American record)
  4. Nathan Adrian, 41.08 – 2009
  5. Ryan Hoffer, 41.23 – 2015 (17-18 NAG record)

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Of course Dressel will go faster this year–he has to keep ahead of Hoffer!


I’m aware that short course to long course conversions aren’t accurate, but his 50 apparently converts to 21.04, and his 100 to 47.19. Honestly, I just want to see an American break 47.8, or just 48.

samuel huntington

then in that case, Morozov’s time would convert to something faster than the world record….


Vlad was juicing when he set the record.


Was he actually juicing?


proof? lets not resort to accusations without proof.

Tom from Chicago

The Bolles School boys are becoming rock stars. There is a decent chance Dressel, Murphy, Schooling, and Condorelli (Canada) all have a decent chance of making the Olympic team.


Schooling and santo are pretty much locks.. Santo with the Canadian team and schooling with Singapore

Also got a couple of other bolles alum who will be there for other nations (maybe even current swimmers)

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