Dressel MIA During Day 2 Prelims of Purdue Invitational


After a blistering swim in last night’s 200 IM, Florida’s Caeleb Dressel was absent from his individual events this morning at the Purdue Invitational. Dressel was originally slated to swim both the 100 fly and 100 breast. Indiana’s Vini Lanza led the way in this morning’s 100 fly with a 46.58, while Missouri State’s Blair Bish topped the 100 breast prelims in 52.87.

While Dressel didn’t swim his individual races today, there’s still the possibility that he’ll swim on Florida’s 200 medley relay and 800 free relay in tonight’s finals.

Last night, Dressel rocked a 1:40.61 in the 200 IM, cutting 2 seconds from his best time and touching 6 hundredths faster than what it took to win NCAAs last year. That time makes him the 9th fastest man in history, moving him one slot ahead of teammate and reigning NCAA champion Mark Szaranek. Dressel now leads the nation in both that event and the 50 free after swimming an 18.66 on the leadoff leg of the 200 free relay. He also contributed a 51.35 breaststroke split on the 400 medley relay.

UPDATE: Florida has not responded to a request for comment, but multiple sources tell SwimSwam that he and his sister have left the meet to tend to a personal matter unrelated to swimming.

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probably back in training ! one day off to get 2 “A” cuts…I guess we know individual events he’s swimming at NCAA’s! Plus ALOT of relays!


Training? Golden Goggles is on Sunday and then they have off for Thanksgiving. ?


You really think that UF takes Thanksgiving off??


Yeah I was at a much less serious D1 school and we had practice on Wednesday morning before we could go home.

Coach John

probably went so fast he burned himself and needs medical attention… guy was on fire yesterday!


1:29 tonight??


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