WATCH: Caeleb Dressel Swims Meet Record, World No. 4 100 Free in Atlanta, 47.86

2019 ATLANTA CLASSIC

A day after showcasing his versatility with a 1:56.29 200 fly Saturday and forgoing the 50 free, Olympic sprinter Caeleb Dressel got back to his bread and butter Sunday night at the Atlanta classic, swimming the world’s third-fastest 100 free of the season.

In prelims, he nearly even split his way to the top qualifying spot for finals, going 48.45 with only .25 seconds separating his first and second 50s (24.10/24.35). In finals, he was 23.12/24.74 for a 47.86 – those splits are still relatively even for Dressel.

Dressel was the top finisher in Atlanta by well over a second; Dean Farris took second place in 49.29, and the only other finisher under 50 was Dressel’s Gator Swim Club teammate Corey Main in 49.98.

2018-2019 LCM MEN 100 FREE

2Vladislav
GRINEV
RUS47.4304/09
3Marcelo
CHIERIGHINI
BRA47.6804/18
4Caeleb
DRESSEL
USA47.8605/19
5Duncan
SCOTT
GBR47.8704/18
View Top 26»

Dressel shaved half a second off Nathan Adrian‘s 48.29 meet record, set in 2016, and took almost a second off his own season best of 48.71 from March. His American record sits at 47.17, from the 2017 FINA World Championships. Prior to that swim, Dressel’s season-best was 47.97 from 2017 Summer Nationals. His 2018 best was 48.13 from the Pan Pacific Championships.

Watch the race below:

 

In This Story

43
Leave a Reply

14 Comment threads
29 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
30 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Ol’ Gator

Stupid fast, he honestly still looks like he’s swimming a little broken down, but maybe he’s been doing more speed lately or somethin

DSwimmer

looking like his old (2017) self again, cant wait to see what he does at worlds!

ERVINFORTHEWIN

He is a new Self now- the one that learned from the 2018 summer

Ol' Longhorn

He’s pretty rested. Just not shaved and not having to do 13 swims in a meet.

Pvdh

Ahh our resident Florida Gators swim insider is back

Jimbo

It’s world number 4 not 3 in the title

utx

But he is #4?…..

Swimmer19

Stud. Can’t wait to see what he does this summer at worlds

About Torrey Hart

Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majors in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swims distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

Read More »

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!