Dressel Performs 100 Free / 200 Fly Double – 42.03 / 1:40.68 Yards

by Ben Dornan 26

March 27th, 2021 News

2021 ISCA International Senior Cup

  • March 23-27, 2021
  • St. Petersburg, FL (North Shore Aquatic Complex)
  • SCY Prelims/LCM Finals
  • Schedule (ET)
    • Tuesday: Timed Finals 4:00 pm
    • Wednesday – Saturday: 8:00 am prelims/5:00 pm finals
  • Meet Information
  • Psych Sheet
  • Live Results available on Meet Mobile
  • Results (PDFs)
  • Friday Prelims Heat Sheets: Women/Men

The final day of racing got underway on Saturday morning at the 2021 ISCA International Senior Cup.

In the men’s 100 freestyle, Caeleb Dressel posted a 42.03 to claim top seed by over a second as Arsenio Bustos came in with a 43.27 for second. Christopher Guiliano was third in the prelim field with a 43.72.

That swim for Dressel trails his fastest ever swim of 39.90 which he swam at the 2018 NCAA Championships for the Florida Gators.

Notably, Ryan Lochte also swam the 100 freestyle in prelims and earned 12th in the event with a 45.01.

Dressel was also the quickest 200 butterflier in the prelims as he swam his way to a 1:40.68, followed by Texas grad Jack Conger‘s 1:42.85. Dressel’s former Florida teammate Grant Sanders was the third fastest with a 1:45.75.

Farida Osman has a shot at picking up her fourth win of the meet tonight in the 100 freestyle and will head into the final as top seed with a 48.56. Her PB in the event is currently a 47.07 which she swam at the 2017 NCAA Championships for Cal. She will be joined in the final by Sherrison Dressel as second seed (49.20) and Marina Spadoni (49.20) as third seed.

Osman has already collected gold in the 50 fly, 50 free, and 100 fly earlier on in the meet.

Kyleigh Tankard and Katelyn Bergin were separated by only 0.16 seconds in the 200 butterfly prelim as Tankard posted a 2:00.70 and Bergin a 2:00.86. Tankard, a UNC commit, has been as fast as a 1:57.94 before which she hit earlier this month at the 2021 Virginia VSI Short Course Senior Champs. Julimar Avila touched with a 2:02.09 prelim swim to secure third seed heading int0 tonight’s final.

Nicole Frank Rodriguez will try to earn her first gold medal of the meet in the 200 breaststroke final following her field-leading prelim swim of 2:15.29. That swim for Rodriguez was a new best time in the event, beating her 2:16.06 from December 2020. Rodriguez has collected three medals so far as she took silver in the 200 IM and 100 breast, along with a bronze in the 400 IM.

Zoe Skirboll and Ava Franks were a second behind Rodriguez in the prelims with a 2:16.65 and 2:16.96, respectively.

In the final event of the meet, Nils Wich-Glasen will lead the field into the 200 breast A final as top seed thanks to his 1:53.26 swim this morning which was just ahead of Ilya Evdokimov‘s 1:53.28. Wich-Glasen and Evdokimov, separated by just 0.02 seconds were around two seconds ahead of third seed Johnathan Rutter who was a 1:55.38.

The final session of racing will get underway at 5 PM Eastern.

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IRO
1 year ago

It is still so crazy to see 39.90 as a reality. That is just so fast.

swimfan210_
1 year ago

If Dressel ever focused on or tapered for the SCY 200 fly, could he have gone close to a NCAA record?

Samuel Huntington
Reply to  swimfan210_
1 year ago

Most likely yes. I’m thinking 1:36 is possible.

Sprint Lord
Reply to  Samuel Huntington
1 year ago

Oh definitely. The man clearly has the endurance for 200s but his easy speed would probably be a 44 high taking out his 2fly.

Mr Piano
Reply to  swimfan210_
1 year ago

I’m pretty sure he would have gone like 1:35.7 lol

Last edited 1 year ago by Mr Piano
Joe
Reply to  swimfan210_
1 year ago

Dressel v Milak v prime Phelps would have been an interesting battle in SCY 200 fly.

Gheko
Reply to  Joe
1 year ago

Yeah and Milak isn’t tapered either!

nope
Reply to  Gheko
1 year ago

Please tell me his exact training sets (since you are obviously either him or his coach and know exactly where he is at in his training).

Mr Piano
Reply to  Joe
1 year ago

Dressel is the greatest SCY swimmer ever on the planet, he has the explosiveness off the start and walls, and the butterfly speed and endurance to take the win.

Phelps can’t compete with Dressel’s raw speed, but his superior underwaters should have him beat out Milak.

Last edited 1 year ago by Mr Piano
Joe
Reply to  Mr Piano
1 year ago

Yeah I have it as 1. Dressel 2. MP 3. Milak too.

MP (and I think this applies to Milak too) has this remarkable ability to hold his speed in the 35 – 50m segment of a LCM length. It’s part of the reason why I think MP, even with his remarkable underwaters, might not have been as insane a short course swimmer as we might expect.

Last edited 1 year ago by Joe
Swimdude
Reply to  swimfan210_
1 year ago

I think so. Conger was out 45.7 for a 1:37.3, and that was with a best 100 time of 44.3. A 1.4 second difference between Dressel’s 100 and an opening 100 would have him out in 44.2, but let’s say he doesn’t go out as crazy as conger did on the first 100, I still think he’s out 45 low and with that being an “easy” 45 for him he could be home faster than Conger was. This is all just speculation but fun to think about

Last edited 1 year ago by Swimdude
swimfan210_
1 year ago

Dressel’s 200 fly would’ve made the A-final at NCAAs, but not the 100 free.

Comet
Reply to  swimfan210_
1 year ago

Apples and oranges comparison. NCAA swimmers are rested and tapered while Dressel is in heavy training. Dressel wasn’t even at absolute best in the ISL and broke the WR in 3 events and the AR in another.

Clownley Honks
1 year ago

how many events could Dressel have A-finaled in at NCAAs if there was no limit?

DMacNCheez
Reply to  Clownley Honks
1 year ago

Could probably make the podium in the 200 medley relay if they let him do it a skins format

Bub
Reply to  DMacNCheez
1 year ago

Im using what i believe are his best 50s:

Breast: 23.26 (50 split from his 50.03)
Fly: 19.99 (50 split from his 42.80)
Free: 17.30 (Medley relay prelims)

Assuming he can go around a 21.5 50 backstroke, and accounting for relay takeoffs and going all out for a 50 rather than a 100, it is safe to say that 4 Dressel clones could demolish the medley relay record.

Mr Piano
Reply to  Clownley Honks
1 year ago

Probably not many because he would get dead tired after doing those triples and quadruples.

But which events he had the potential to final? Imo every one except the 1650.

King Caeleb
1 year ago

That 1:40 2 fly presumably untapered (how far off he is from his 100 free time) is wicked.

caleb
1 year ago

Thanks for clarifying that’s yards

You Sada
1 year ago

Who goes faster tonight Dressel or Hoffer? I think Hoffer tapered in a suit at a Championship takes it by a second.

Slim Shady
Reply to  You Sada
1 year ago

Finals will be swam in lc

Last edited 1 year ago by Slim Shady
GATOR CHOMP 🐊
Reply to  You Sada
1 year ago

I’m just gonna guess that the SCY race will be faster than the LCM one

Dudeman
Reply to  GATOR CHOMP 🐊
1 year ago

bold strategy when Dressel is in play

tea rex
1 year ago

That picture has got to be the first stroke off a breakout, right? I mean, his head is down but almost completely out of the water.

bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  tea rex
1 year ago

Yeah, I’m assuming it looks like that because of the way he has a final dolphin kick through the breakout.