Caeleb Dressel Talks 18.94; Emergency Room; and Florida Gators

  13 Garrett McCaffrey | December 14th, 2013 | Club, Junior Nationals, News, Video, Video Interview

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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Caeleb hasn’t swum the 100 fly and the 200 free yesterday so he will be fresh for the 100 free today.
If everything goes well, we can expect a 42 low. It would be a great way to finish his fabulous year.

Very interesting interview.
Mr Dressel is going to be a media darling in the future and will replace Lochte for the fans, especially for the girls.
But he’s more interesting than Lochte in interview. 🙂
I must admit his arguments about Florida were pretty convincing.
All for Rio. I like hearing that!
2014. Sub 22 in the 50 free and 48.50 in the 100 free. And more important, a qualification in the US 4X100 relay team for the world championships.
2015. 21.75/48.00
2016. 21.50/47.50


I will agree with u and everybody else . At 17 , Caeleb is allready a class act and has true determination to make the Us Team for 2014 Pan Pacs & WC SC , 2015 WC and RIO . He will be an important factor on The Relays for Team Usa from next year onwards . I see him also Below 22 on 50 free and Around 48.50 on 100 free LC for 2014 . Refreshing for the Sprint events to see such an athlete with amazing talent & maturity .

Great interviewee!


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