Caeleb Dressel Ties Fastest Split Ever with 17.86 on 200 Free Relay


As if a 17.90 freestyle split on last night’s 200 medley relay wasn’t enough, Florida’s Caeleb Dressel stepped up his game again on day 2 of the 2017 SEC Championships. Dressel took on the 2nd leg of Florida’s 200 free relay, busting out a 17.86 to tie USC’s Vlad Morozov for the fastest 50 free relay split of all time. Morozov clocked that time on the 3rd leg of USC’s 200 free relay at the 2013 NCAA Championships.

Dressel was nearly a second faster than anyone else, as Missouri’s Michael Chadwick turned in the 2nd fastest split with an 18.64 on the 2nd leg.

Dressel is now the only man to have ever broken 18 seconds on a relay split mutiple times, and will have more opportunities at the NCAA Championships next month. This is his 3rd gold of the meet after earning gold in the 200 medley relay and winning tonight’s 50 free final in 18.41.

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4 years ago

He does everything in life Faster than you do.

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4 years ago


4 years ago

What was his RT?

Reply to  OhioSwimmer
4 years ago

Reaction pads appear to have been turned off after Tuesday’s DQ fest in the 200 medley.

Reply to  Braden Keith
4 years ago

wow. lets turn off electronic timing so we dont know how fast people go next, eh? Just in case we have a record fest.

Parka 59
4 years ago

I can’t even imagine how much faster he would have been had he not been so worried about Mitch’s missing parka.

Reply to  Parka 59
4 years ago

What are you talking about!?

4 years ago

What were his splits by 25?

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