Caeleb’s Crushing: Dressel Downs 50 Free World Record In 20.16


Coming off of a earth-shattering world record performance in the 100 butterfly, Cali Condors swimmer Caeleb Dressel set his second all-time mark within 40 minutes during the ISL Grand Final.

Dressel swam to a time of 20.16 in the men’s 50 freestyle, breaking the world record he set during last season’s ISL final of 20.24. Prior to that, the fastest swim of all-time belonged to France’s Florent Manaudou, who held the mark for five years in 20.26.

The 24-year-old Dressel narrowly missed resetting the record during this season’s semi-finals as well, clocking 20.28. He now owns three of the five-fastest swims of all-time.

All-Time Performances, Men’s 50 Freestyle (SCM)

Rank Swimmer Time Year
1 Caeleb Dressel (USA) 20.16 2020
2 Caeleb Dressel (USA) 20.24 2019
3 Florent Manaudou (FRA) 20.26 2014
4 Caeleb Dressel (USA) 20.28 2020
5 Roland Schoeman (RSA) 20.30 2009

Manaudou, who competes for Energy Standard, was the runner-up in the race in a time of 20.60, while LA Current member Kristian Gkolomeev was third in 20.75 to lower his Greek Record by .05.

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Mr Piano
9 months ago

How much rest did he even get after the 100? Incredible double

Reply to  Mr Piano
9 months ago

About 35 minutes

9 months ago

Mods Caeleb too OP plz nerf

9 months ago

Caeleb playing this game with cheat codes…

9 months ago

Give that man a Jaked, I want to see FINA disapproved madness

Reply to  Harambe
9 months ago

As close as you’re getting, being a Speedo athlete and all..

Swimming Guy
9 months ago

Full video! Make sure to like so others can watch!

Reply to  Swimming Guy
9 months ago

likes dont move comments up in this comment section afaik

Reply to  Anonymoose
9 months ago

You can sort by popular

Reply to  AustinWinchester1
9 months ago

ah true

9 months ago

Dressel has progressed into the overpowered ISL swimmer that we expected him to be this season.

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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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