Dressel: “I Had to Talk Troy Into Letting Me Swim That” (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.

MEN’S 200 IM:

  1. GOLD: Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 1:38.13
  2. SILVER: Hugo Gonzalez, Auburn, 1:40.67
  3. BRONZE: Mark Szaranek, Florida, 1:41.00

Caeleb Dressel put together an eye-popping 1:38.13, shattering the American Record and becoming the fastest man in history by over a second. The former record stood as a 1:39.38 done by David Nolan in 2015. Dressel’s splits were as follows:

  • Fly- 21.03
  • Back- 25.01
  • Breast- 28.37
  • Free- 23.72

Auburn freshman Hugo Gonzalez also had a big swim, tying the time it took to win NCAAs last season and dropping a second from the best time he set this morning. Florida’s reigning NCAA champ Mark Szaranek was also in the mix tonight, touching in 3rd ahead of teammate Jan Switkowski (1:41.89). The top 4 men all hit the NCAA ‘A’ cut. Texas A&M’s Brock Bonetti (1:42.32) nabbed another best time to take 5th, followed by Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz (1:43.94). A&M’s Austin Van Overdam dropped over a second from the B final to take 9th in 1:43.54, making him the 6th fastest man of the night.

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2 years ago

“Individually I’ve got some pretty decent strokes” ??? I’m “pretty decent” at breathing I guess

Reply to  Tomato
2 years ago

Honestly I have a theory that he doesn’t know how fast he is in swimming. Like I’m pretty sure he thinks he’s a decent college swimmer who is still trying to make the big leagues ???

Reply to  monsterbasher
2 years ago

He’s gotta stay hungry

2 years ago

Last chance to do it = no 2 IM at natties. Makes sense of course. Glad we got to see this once though!

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Joe
2 years ago

a down vote?

Reply to  Joe
2 years ago

Hoping he means last time short course

Reply to  Joe
2 years ago

Maybe down the road at SC Nats as a pro.

2 years ago

Refreshing to hear this kind of conversation initiated by a senior swimmer, like an age grouper wanting to do a new big event for the first time.

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