Dressel Leads 50 Free/50 Breast, Bustos Breaks 20 For First Time in 50 Free


  • March 23 – 27, 2021
  • St. Petersburg, FL (North Shore Aquatic Complex)
  • SCY prelims/LCM finals
  • Schedule (ET)
    • Tuesday: Timed Finals 4:00pm
    • Wednesday – Saturday: 8:00am prelims/5:00pm finals
  • Meet information
  • Psych sheet
  • Live Results on Meet Mobile

Caeleb Dressel topped the field in two 50 events today in Florida, first going 23.99 to easily take the 50 breast.

Dressel returned in the 50 free, posting a 19.03, the top time by over four-tenths over Queens University standout Matej Dusa (19.49). In third, NC State commit Arsenio Bustos of Woodbridge Aquatic Club sliced four-tenths off of his old best, breaking 20 for the first time at 19.96.

Dressel’s younger sister, Sherridon Dressel, swam to the fastest 200 back time at 1:54.34, just ahead of Azura Florida Aquatics’ Celina Marquez (1:54.92). 16-year-old Elizabeth Murphy of Sierra Marlins was 1:56.02 in the youth division, ahead of 14-year-old Erika Pelaez of Eagle Aquatics (1:58.67) and 15-year-old Leah Hayes of Fox Valley Riptides (1:58.75). That’s a best for Murphy, while Hayes broke 2:01 for the first time here.

Tampa Bay Aquatics’ Summer Cardwell, 16, erupted for a huge new best in the 500 free, going 4:47.22 to slash almost six seconds off of her old best, breaking 4:50 for the first time. That was the best swim of the morning by over two seconds.

Ryan Lochte scratched both of his events this morning. He broke 2:00 in the 200 IM last night in the LCM finals, and was slated to contest the 200 back and 50 free today.


  • Keanan Dols of Gator Swim Club went 1:44.45 to lead the 200 back prelims, his first best in the event since spring 2017 when he was a high school senior. He took .80 off of his old best.
  • Mitch D’Arrigo was the quickest man in the 500 free by over three seconds, going 4:16.02.
  • Martina Spadoni went 22.35 for the top time in the women’s 50 free.
  • In the women’s 50 breast, Racer X Aquatics’ Zoe Skirboll posted the top time of 28.70.

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Mr Piano
5 months ago

Oh no! Dressel went slower than he did at 17! Washed up. /s

Sun yangs Hammer
Reply to  Mr Piano
5 months ago

Should of gone to Texas. Kid really could have been something

Reply to  Sun yangs Hammer
5 months ago

Dudes a flop just like that one guy from Baltimore

Last edited 5 months ago by PFA
5 months ago

Dressel’s facial expression looks weird in that pic.

Mr Piano
5 months ago

Kinda sad Lochte scratched tbh

Reply to  Mr Piano
5 months ago

He does have kids now. Maybe he was just satisfied he went under 2:00.

Reply to  Mr Piano
5 months ago

I’m not certain but I don’t think he has the Olympic Trials time in the 200free in the qualifying period.
Would make sense as 200back will kill his legs, 50free kinda pointless for him.
He’s still entered in 100/200free, 100fly, 400Im and 200brs.
My bet is he wants to survive the meet and go the 1.49 QT he just missed at the last pro series so it’s done.
Could be massively wrong though.

Mr Piano
Reply to  Skoorbnagol
5 months ago

Oh yeah you’re right! I forgot that the cut is 1:49.65 because of Covid

Reply to  Mr Piano
5 months ago

He is all good. If you have 1 qualifying time for wave 2, then you can swim all wave 1 cute you also have.

Reply to  Mr Piano
5 months ago

But since he has the 200 IM cut for wave 2 can’t he then enter any events he has the wave 1 cut in?

Hamster Man
Reply to  Mr Piano
5 months ago

It makes sense though, I think he’s likely to just focus and maybe only swim the 2 and 4 IM at this meet, as those are his best shots at making the team

5 months ago

Geez, would barely A final

Reply to  Horninco
5 months ago

wow WOULD A final!

Reply to  Horninco
5 months ago

The man is also likely nowhere near fully tapered. He’s probably the only man in the country that could make an NCAA A final without a full taper

5 months ago

Love that Schooling is here at this meet just for old time’s sake of their past rivalry.

5 months ago

Is there live results for this

Last edited 5 months ago by Pvdh
Reply to  Pvdh
5 months ago

Only on Meet Mobile as far as we know.

5 months ago

its to see how few actual strokes you can take each lap.

5 months ago

What is the point of hating something you don’t understand???
I want to know.

Reply to  N P
5 months ago

I for one don’t hate it. There just doesn’t seem to be a lot of actual swimming.

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Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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