Caeleb Dressel Takes Down Ryan Lochte’s 100 IM American Record In 50.48

2020 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – MATCH #10

Caeleb Dressel continues his assault on the record books.

About half an hour after winning the men’s 100 freestyle during Match 10 of the ISL season, Dressel broke the eight-year-old American Record in the men’s 100 individual medley previously held by Ryan Lochte.

Dressel, 24, blitzed out to an opening 50 of 22.96 before closing in 27.52, clocking 50.48 to break Lochte’s previous mark of 50.71. Lochte had set that record at the 2012 SC World Championships in Istanbul.

Dressel and Lochte currently train together in Gainesville, Florida.

Lochte, now 36, was a three-time World Champion in the event (2008, 2010, 2012), and lowered the world record three separate times. He also cracked the 51-second barrier on three occasions over the course of his career.

Dressel now checks in as the second-fastest performer in history, trailing only Vladimir Morozov. Morozov, a Russian native who competes for the Tokyo Frog Kings in the ISL, holds the world record at 50.26, and has also been faster than Dressel’s swim on seven different occasions.

All-Time Performers, Men’s 100 IM

Rank Swimmer Time Year
1 Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 50.26 2018
2 Caeleb Dressel (USA) 50.48 2020
3 Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) 50.63 2018
4 Markus Deibler (GER) 50.66 2014
5 Ryan Lochte (USA) 50.71 2012

This also marked Dressel’s first time breaking 51 seconds, swimming to times of 51.36, 51.27 and 51.11 in his three other appearances this season. It was also the first time he opened up sub-23 on the first 50.

The Gator alum now owns two U.S. medley records after lowering the 200 IM mark in short course yards in 2018.

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Rafael
18 days ago

Caeleb breastflykicked his way to 2nd fastest

Pvdh
Reply to  Rafael
18 days ago

Umm…what? Just seem salty. Go watch your drug cheat somehow swimming pbs at 40.

Rafael
Reply to  Pvdh
18 days ago

so.. other swimming cheating on Breast.. Burn them at stakes… Dressel oh no he did not..

Last edited 18 days ago by Rafael
Pvdh
Reply to  Rafael
18 days ago

Dressel doesn’t do anything on breast except his pullout and try to hold on. If he kicked hed destroy people lmao.

But again. How about that 40 year old drug cheat if yours?

25Backstroke
Reply to  Pvdh
18 days ago

I get that Caeleb swam his race legally but where’s all the Nicholas Santos hate coming from lmao

Khachaturian
Reply to  25Backstroke
18 days ago

There was evidence for doping 7 years ago. If they haven’t caught him within the last 4 years for a repeat offense I say he is a clean swimmer.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Khachaturian
17 days ago

And he was cleared by CAS. In fact they denied FINA’s appeal.

Dan
Reply to  Rafael
18 days ago

I agree, he did not do any illegal kicks in his breaststroke (just watch it again).

carlo
Reply to  Pvdh
18 days ago

Lochte?

Pvdh
Reply to  carlo
18 days ago

Nicholas Santos is a drug cheat that tested positive for Furosemide. What did Lochte test positive for?

PhillyMark
Reply to  Pvdh
18 days ago

potassium and magnesium

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  PhillyMark
18 days ago

and too much fluid at one time

carlo
Reply to  Pvdh
18 days ago

I thought you were talking of lochte.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Pvdh
18 days ago

But he was cleared by CAS, so… As for Lochte, he tested positive for repetitive stupidity.

Pvdh
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
18 days ago

Keep that same energy when you throw a tantrum about someone who was “cleared”

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Pvdh
18 days ago

I don’t throw tantrums, I throw rhymes.

John
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
17 days ago

That didn’t rhyme…

Hswimmer
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
17 days ago

LMAO

Dan
Reply to  Rafael
18 days ago

Did you watch the race?
I just went back and looked at again (7 more times) and not even a 2nd fly kick on the pull out, probably among the most legal breaststroke kicks out of the faster sprint IM/Breaststrokers that are at the ISL meets.
My biggest complaints would be his bad timing going in to the back to breaststroke turn and breaststroke to freestyle turns.

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Dan
18 days ago

Yes, he was WAY too long on that transition at the 50, could have challenged the WR otherwise IMHO

Ytho
Reply to  Coach Mike 1952
18 days ago

Idk, he always looks long on the turns, starting to thing thats just the way he does it

Pvdh
Reply to  Dan
18 days ago

No he did not. Clearly. Which is why he’s not responding here.

Actually I’m pretty certain he misinterpreted my joke of a comment in the actual thread and thought he cheated….

shannon wagner
Reply to  Rafael
18 days ago

The truth is Caeleb swims for God! Amen!

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  shannon wagner
18 days ago

Speaking of which, why’d he drop the whole Bible verse on the face thing?

DresselApologist
18 days ago

Can’t wait to watch this race vid in a month

Dan
Reply to  DresselApologist
18 days ago

You can watch it on CBS I think unless you have access to streaming from other countries (you can buy a subscription to Eurosport Player and view it with a VPN client).

Brandon
Reply to  Dan
18 days ago

Can you give me details on how to watch the races on cbs? I’m trying to watch it on the cbs mobile app on my iPhone and it doesn’t say anywhere on how to watch the swimming videos. Literally every other sport is on there except for swimming, please help. I don’t want to wait a week or whatever in order to watch a few races

Skoorbnagol
18 days ago

One legend to another

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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