For the second time today, Caeleb Dressel went 18.86 in the 50 freestyle, tying his 17-18 NAG record. The first time lowered his NAG record leading off the 200 freestyle record, and he tied his time in his individual prelim swim.
His individual swim was slightly different from his relay lead off. During the relay, he was out in 9.14, compared the 9.00 in the individual event. He will have two more chances tonight to lower his NAG record and inch closer to Nathan Adrian’s American record.
Dressel posted the fastest time of the morning and will be top seed going into finals this evening.