Dressel Will Go To Training Camp Right After World Champs: GMM presented by SwimOutlet.com

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

SwimSwam went behind the scenes at the Speedo photo shoot for their global release of the new Fastskin LZR Pure Intent and Fastskin LZR Pure Valor.  At the shoot we caught up with Olympic and World Champion Caeleb Dressel.

Dressel prefers this period of time now, when the big taper meet is far off and he can focus on training.  In terms of his training cycle, Dressel indicated 2019 is a ramp-up year for the Olympics, but no less important, saying “Worlds is just as big a focus as the Olympics. It’s the same competition… But the ultimate goal is the Olympics.” Dressel shared he would be going to a training camp right after World Championships to start his Olympic cycle of work.

Swim fans were awed by Dressel’s 2017 World Championships performance.  The summer of 2018 proved to be a challenging time for Dressel, though we now know he suffered a motorcycle injury, an important piece of information he did not share ahead of U.S. Nationals and Pan Pacific Championships.

My Dressel predictions for 2018 were far off, based entirely on his 2017 success. For World Championships this summer, I would be happy to see Dressel notch a PB in any event.  I do think a Dressel PB could result in him dipping under a super-suited era world record. I’d love to see either of these:

Dressel has the potential to unleash another performance like ’17 Worlds, but I think this year’s more about rebuilding confidence.   What do you think? 

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This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by SwimOutlet.com. Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of SwimSwam.com, a Swimming News website.

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3 years ago

You call this investigative journalism? You didn’t include any pics of his cute dog! 😉
I just hope the pressure of comparisons to MP don’t get to Caeleb and he is able to show us all the best he can do. Thanks for another great vid, Mel!

3 years ago

Mel tell Dressel 2019 is all about “rebuilding confidence” and we may see some super suited WRs go down.

Pete Manieri
3 years ago

Alot of bickering here people.
This is alot about Lochte indirectly.
Caeleb is mentoring Lochte and Troy is stealth
Turning pro. Perhaps even a date or two.
A sub par 2018 made perfect sense.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Pete Manieri
3 years ago

I was trying to figure out if this was Haiku.

3 years ago

My prediction is: in his specialties, his 2019-2020 will be reminiscent of Phelps’ 2007-2008 campaign.

Swimmer A
3 years ago

So who’s in Troy’s pro group?

3 years ago

I swore off predicting Dressel after 17.63. I am sticking to that. But so excited to watch.

Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
3 years ago

Mel, I don’t know if you know this, but you can edit your comments…

Reply to  Braden Keith
3 years ago

😂 Funny Mel

Science Geek
3 years ago

He looks extremely healthy and strong. Mind, body, and soul…

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Science Geek
3 years ago

Agree, his soul looked very strong. wut

3 years ago

What is CD’s projected schedule for Gwangju?

Reply to  MY MOM!
3 years ago

Same as Kazan as he is in all the same events. Maybe 800 free relay added but that’s it.

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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