Gregg Troy previews Dressel’s potential olympic success (Video)

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by Braden Keith.

See the race video here.

Florida sophomore Caeleb Dressel has beaten out his own records in the 50 yard free for the NCAA, American, and U.S. Open (fastest ever) Records in the event on Thursday evening at the 2016 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.

Dressel swam 18.20 in the individual 50 free final, and now owns the 6 fastest times in history. He’s rewritten the 50 free record book, almost literally, in a hurry, with 4 of the 5 best 50 yard freestyles in a single day on Thursday.

Dressels splits were 8.70/9.50.

Updated Top 10 Swims:

  • Dressel 18.20, 2016 NCAA individual finals
  • Dressel, 18.23, 2016 SEC individual finals
  • Dressel, 18.24, 2016 NCAA relay finals
  • Dressel, 18.29, 2016 NCAA individual prelims
  • Dressel, 18.32, 2016 NCAA relay prelims
  • Dressel, 18.39, 2016 SEC individual prelims
  • Cesar Cielo, 18.47, 2008
  • Cesar Cielo, 18.52, 2008
  • Matt Targett, 18.52, 2009
  • Vlad Morozov, 18.63, 2013

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ole 99

No questions about being stacheless?


“He’s doing pretty good.” Haha, serious understatement. Coach Troy and his sprint coach (cannot remember his name unfortunately!) have done probably the hardest thing in our sport – take a fully developed sprinter, and help him go faster. There are so many variables – it’s not just aerobic capacity, muscular strength, and stroke technique. It’s also contending with central nervous system fatigue, which no one entirely understands, but which is the bane of fast sprinting. I admit I was skeptical of Caeleb’s decision to go to UF; but it has paid off in spades, and the coaching staff has done awesome work. Congrats to all.


Steve Jungbluth. Excellent coach, wonderful person. A huge asset to the Florida program.

Joel Lin

Without the mustache he kinda looks a lot like Mark Schubert. And that makes me feel nervous and kind of scared. Thank god you didn’t ask him about USRPT or I’d really be traumatized.

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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