The Caeleb Dressel Swimming Master Class: GMM presented by SwimOutlet.com

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.comOlympic and World Champion Caeleb Dressel  drops in on this GMM takeover of the SwimSwam podcast in the middle of the ongoing pandemic. He’s fit, training well, and more of a swim nerd than I realized.  If you haven’t been paying attention, checkout his Stroke Dissect videos (soon-to-be Dressel Dissects), some of the best media in swimming right now. See the latest episode here.

Now Dressel is taking the DISSECTS theme further.  Dressel Dissects is just an appetizer.  Launching September 14th, Dressel is offering an 11-part online program — which is LIVE — working through your mental training, technique, health, fitness and more.

Just because a swimmer is a history-maker, doesn’t make them a great swim-teacher. If you watch Dressel Dissects, then you know he’s great at this, a true master.

In other news, Dressel is gearing up and excited to be representing his International Swimming League franchise, the Cali Condors, this fall. Yes, ISL is happening. Yes, Dressel plans to unleash the speed, and he’s looking forward to being on the pro team with his younger sister, Sherridon Dressel, which we reported.

QUESTIONS

Taking into account that Dressel loves ISL because time doesn’t matter, points do…..how fast will Dressel swim this fall over ISL’s 2nd season?

If you have questions about Dressel’s 11-part online instructional series, share them here. Dressel will come back for a debrief.

If you have Dressel questions or topics for future episodes, share them here.

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This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by SwimOutlet.com. Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of SwimSwam.com, a Swimming News website.

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.Woke Stasi
26 days ago

Oh Golden One: maybe you could talk Caeleb into doing an analysis of the 200 fly in the 1991 World Championships. I’d be eager to hear his take on Michael Gross’s stroke — especially on the last 50!

Gold Medal Mel
Reply to  .Woke Stasi
26 days ago

I asked him if he would, and he said yes, but he shouldn’t. Every old Olympian would start pestering him to do a Dressel Dissects.

Blackflag82
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel
25 days ago

sounds like a pretty good side gig…

Ragnar
26 days ago

How often do you weight train and how does it taper off before championship meets?

What songs pump you before a race?

How do you keep your nutrition steady during meets out of the country/when on the road?

What drummers particularly inspired your passion for music?

What celebrity would you enjoy meeting?

If you had not been involved in athletics, what career would you have wanted to do?

Say you swim through the LA games in 2028 and retire at 32, or even the 2032 games at 36. Do you see yourself remaining visible in the swimming world exclusively as a coach/speaker/announcer afterwards, or will you be similar to Jenny Thompson and pursue another difficult challenge in a new field?

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Ragnar
25 days ago

What is your pre-workout supplement? Must be legal but it really gets you amped up.

Which hurts worse, the last 25 of the 100 LCM fly or the last 25 of the 3rd round of skins?

Since you no-breathe the last 15 meters of the 100 fly and last 25 of the 1000 SCY fly, ever thought of breathing every third instead of every other stroke for the entire 100?

What do you think of side-breathing butterflers? You say it’s not really butterfly?

Why are your shorts always so short?

PhillyMark
25 days ago

200 Fly Yards would be nice but I’d vote 200 Free Yards

Pete
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
25 days ago

OMG. Out in a 41.5, back in a 44.5 –> 126?? 125.9??!!?? That’s…bananas.

Gold Medal Mel Stewart
Reply to  Pete
25 days ago

Thinking about it more out in 42 with easy speed feels certain…..I mean, he swam a 42 100 fly…that’s a 42 with OPEN TURNS. Back in 45 seems very, very realistic.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
25 days ago

Just really doubt it. All of his 200’s (his 200 IM at SECs he just said he was too cautious going out; all of his LCM 200 IMs, flys, and frees) have all been cautious going out and insane last 50’s. He tends to underestimate his conditioning for the 200’s. If he learned how to pace a 200, sure he’d be able to do a 1:25 high or 1:26. But so far, he hasn’t shown that ability.

Gold Medal Mel Stewart
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
25 days ago

hmmmm…..agreed….BUT….200 YARD free is a sprint, more in his wheelhouse. I think 2-yard-free-swimmers are closer to great 100m freestylers…

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
25 days ago

It’s not a sprint or you wouldn’t have Townley having the second best all time. The last true sprinter (as in had a major 50 game) who was able to win both a 50 scy and 200 scy free at NCAAs was Andy Coan as best I can remember. And he won NCAAs 50 free with a slower time than he went in high school.

swimgeek
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
24 days ago

Biondi held all 3 sprint free (yards) records at same time. Didn’t he post-date Coan?

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
25 days ago

None of the NCAA 200 scy free champions for the past 10 years would be considered great 100 freestylers. Zapple, Peironi, Held got 2nd through 4th and none have won an individual medal on the international stage in the 100 LCM free. So who’s your go-to great 100 LCM freestyler who had 200 scy game? You would think it happens but it doesn’t.

ArtVanDeLegh10
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
25 days ago

I’d say those 3 are pretty darn good. They aren’t Dressel or Chalmers but they are in the next group.

Apple has been 46.8 on a relay which I believe is also Adrian’s best relay split.
Held was 47.3 last summer.
Pieroni was 47 high last summer.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  ArtVanDeLegh10
24 days ago

I think you just made my case. Of those three, Peironi’s the closest to anything we’re talking about with hypothetical Dressel swims at 1:29 high, but Zapple’s best 200 is 1:30+ and Held’s is 1:31. It’s the Haas’s and Dean’s who are the best SCY 200 freestylers ever — and it’s not close — and neither has broken 48.0 LCM.

Ragnar
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
25 days ago

Here’s hoping one winter nationals he shows up for the 200 free, drops a 1:27.99 in prelims, scratches finals, then mentions the difficult workout Troy has planned for later that day AFTER apologizing for “splashing around like a child on my third 50” when asked how he split 20, 21,23,23.

Pete
Reply to  Ragnar
25 days ago

THIS.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Ragnar
25 days ago

“Guys, don’t do this” (as he’s a body length ahead on a 50).

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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