Dressel Remains Red Hot, Breaks SEC Meet Record With 51.07 100 Breast


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After blowing by the American and NCAA records in the 200 IM on night 2, Florida superstar Caeleb Dressel was at it again at day 4 prelims of the SEC Championships.

Once again taking on an event he doesn’t usually contest at the championship level, Dressel threw down a scintillating 51.07 in the 100 breast prelims. The swim breaks the school record, and also lowers Nic Fink‘s SEC Championship meet record of 51.25 set in 2014.

Dressel’s previous best was a 51.88, done at the Ohio State Invitational in November of 2015.

The swim moves Dressel into 9th all-time in the event. Kevin Cordes is currently the American Record holder in the event at 50.04, a time that has to be on watch for tonight’s final after what we’ve seen from Dressel this week.

Dressel qualified for the final nearly a full second and a half clear of the rest of the field, with Texas A&M’s Mauro Castillo Luna 2nd at 52.56.


Rank Swimmer Time Year
1 Kevin Cordes 50.04 2014
2 Will Licon 50.68 2017
3 Fabian Schwingenschloegl 50.77 2017
4 Nic Fink 50.8 2017
5 Cody Miller 50.82 2015
6 Damir Dugonjic 50.86 2009
7 Chuck Katis 50.89 2015
8 Andrew Wilson 50.94 2017
9 Caeleb Dressel 51.07 2018

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das swimmer
2 years ago

People need to stop saying things like “Nothing is surprising with him anymore.” I get that it’s just a way of expressing how amazing he is but this is really SURPRISING to me. A guy who can throw down a 50 free in 18.20 and a 43 100 fly can also swim a 51.0 on the 100 BR in prelims? Has there ever been someone who could win a NCAA title in breast and fly? Or breast and free?

2 years ago

Video or prelim swim available? Want to see that first 25!

Reply to  Irish415
2 years ago

tamuswim youtube channel should have heats up soon

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2 years ago
2 years ago

You forgot andrew wilson?

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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