Caeleb Dressel Talks 18.94; Emergency Room; and Florida Gators

It’s been a roller-coaster of a two days for Bolles’ Caeleb Dressel at the 2013 Winter Junior National Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

In this interview outside of the Greensboro Aquatic Center, Dressel talks about how he shocked himself with his 18.94 in the 50 free, what happened with his breathing problems, and his future team, the Florida Gators.

See the full day 2 recap here.
Watch Dressel’s 18.94 50 yard freestyle here.

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7 years ago

Best part of the interview? He used the word “ineffable.” Correctly.

Reply to  TheTroubleWithX
7 years ago

100% agreed!

7 years ago

He’s an outstanding interviewee.

Reply to  Hulk Swim
7 years ago

Agreed. I’ve noticed differences between great high school swimmers and other great high school athletes coming from sports like football and basketball when it comes to interviews. Swimmers tend to be slightly awkward, and somehow loveable in their own way. Not this kid. He gets it. Just from the way he talks and presents himself I can tell he sees himself as a truly great athlete, not just a good swimmer. I dig that. Not to mention the fact that he said he didn’t choose his school to win ncaa titles, but for a spot in rio. Sounds like Andrew wiggins when he said his goal for freshman year was to be drafted number 1

C Martin
7 years ago

Great interview, thanks again Garrett! Very insightful and I think a good number of questions some people had have been answered.

Such a class act and I hope to see him well for his 100 tomorrow.

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No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming. After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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