Consistency Is Key: Caeleb Dressel Ties 17-18 NAG Record With Another 18.86

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.

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Did the prelims recap break a swimswam record in terms of comments?


It’s actually not even close to the most commented. That honor belongs to this one: 1,076 comments.


Dang you are fast! I came right back to add that link. I was feeling smug that I could remember it so quickly….

You know what that means, everybody… time to step up the comment game for tonight’s finals recap! 🙂


18.86 is smoking I wonder if it will be enough to beat Kristian Gkolomeev. He still swam faster for a lead off then Dressel did so I wonder why he lost here. Maybe saving up?


Humans are not machines, and going .12 slower in the 50 compared to the relay doesn’t necessarily mean he was saving up.

If he goes 18.6 tonight, I suppose he was though.


Poor Ryan Hoffer I can’t see him getting to Dressel now

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