Caeleb Dressel Tried to Negative Split the 100 Freestyle in Prelims (Video)

2019 ATLANTA CLASSIC

Sunday night in the final race of the 2019 Atlanta Classic, Caeleb Dressel posted an impressive 47.86 in the 100 freestyle, becoming the 4th-fastest performer in the world this year. In prelims, Dressel nearly even-split the race, touching in an impressive 48.45, splitting 24.10/24.35. Watch the 100 freestyle final here.

Reported by Nick Pecoraro.

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  • Meet Record: Nathan Adrian, 48.29
  1. Caeleb Dressel, GSC, 47.86
  2. Dean Farris, HARV, GSC, 49.29
  3. Corey Main, 49.98

Smashing Nathan Adrian’s 2016 meet record of 48.29 was Caeleb Dressel, swimming a season-best of 47.86. This is Dressel’s fifth-fastest swim, all behind his 2017 World Championships swims.

Harvard-stud Dean Farris stayed under the 50-second barrier with a 49.29 while Corey Main just broke the barrier with a 49.98.

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Horninco
2 years ago

I might try and negative split a 25 tomorrow.

Past that, no guarantees

Taa
2 years ago

Stay humble and keep working = success

Pinodee
2 years ago

*Comes home in 24.3* … “I would have liked to have been faster coming home”

Really
2 years ago

Yea, but MA negative-split his Cheerios this morning…..

Ol’ Gator
2 years ago

Schooling came back in 23.9 in practice and it felt monotonous

Ol’ Gator
Reply to  Ol’ Gator
2 years ago

Sorry old joke but if there’s not a schooling joke in the comments is it really a swimswam article?

Horninco
Reply to  Ol’ Gator
2 years ago

I think the charter requires a schooling or Farris joke in every thread

Observer
Reply to  Horninco
2 years ago

The infamous “Chuck Norris facts” wore initially about Dean Farris, but the NCAA censured the original content

ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years ago

He knows he needs a solid second 50 against the rest of the world in te 100 free ….he will have it i think by July .

Dudeman
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years ago

He came back in 24.7 when he swam 47.8 at night, with more easy speed he should be close to 24.5 coming back and much faster going out. Will be hard for most of the top 8 to match that/be faster on the 2nd 50 while also going out with him. We could see some crazy times this summer and in tokyo

2 Cents
2 years ago

Title made me think there was a video of the swim…. oh well….

Mike
2 years ago

No interview about his 200fly.

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Reid Carlson originally hails from Clay Center, Kansas, where he began swimming at age six.  At age 14 he began swimming club year-round and later with his high school team, making state all four years.  He was fortunate enough to draw the attention of Kalamazoo College where he went on to …

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