PRO SWIM SERIES – SAN ANTONIO (#2)
- March 3-7, 2021
- North East ISD Blossom Athletic Complex, San Antonio, TX
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- Start Times (Central Time): Women’s Prelims: 10 AM / Men’s Prelims: 90 minutes after women’s prelims (between 12:45-1:00) / Finals: 6:00 PM
Caeleb Dressel explained on an Instagram live stream on Tuesday night that he would only be racing the Thursday session of the 2021 Pro Swim Series, San Antonio. Dressel said that he would only be swimming one day of the meet as he needs to get back to Florida for a friend’s wedding.
Dressel will race the 100 freestyle and 200 butterfly in which he is entered as 1st seed and 6th seed, respectively. In the freestyle, he’s the only sub-47 entry with a 46.96, ahead of Ryan Held‘s 47.39. In the butterfly, his 1:56.29 sits behind Luca Urlando (1:53.84), Zach Harting (1:55.26), Trenton Julian (1:56.09), Tom Shields (1:56.12), and Gunnar Bentz (1:56.20).
Dressel is also entered in the 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly on Friday but won’t swim those events. His plans to leave after Thursday explain why he’s not entered in the 50 freestyle on Saturday which he would be entered as the top seed with his 21.o4, ahead of Kristian Gkolomeev‘s 21.45.
Dressel will be returning to his home state to attend friend Ben Kennedy‘s wedding to Paige Scheriger. Dressel, Kennedy, and Scheriger swam together at the University of Florida for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons. Dressel and Kennedy went on to race for another two years while Scheriger switched to cross country for the 2016-2017 season and then swam as a redshirt junior in 2017-2018.
Dressel and Kennedy have remained close friends ever since and launched a podcast together in December 2019. The duo released 36 episodes of the podcast, the most recent of which came out on July 26, 2020.
The Dressel wedding occurred this February and Kennedy was in attendance at the ceremony, as well as at the bachelor party:
The Pro Swim Series, San Antonio will get underway tomorrow night at 5 PM CT with the women’s and men’s 1500 freestyles.