Gregg Troy Will Shave Mustache If Caeleb Dressel Goes 18.39 In 50 Free

Retta Race
by Retta Race 36

September 02nd, 2015 College, News, SEC

With the University of Florida swimming and diving program getting ready for the upcoming 2015-16 season, Head Coach Gregg Troy took a few moments to respond to some fun questions posed by fans via social media.  Troy answered queries that ranged from serious to lighthearted, with everyone learning something new about the Gator man.

Of course, one couldn’t help but notice that some of the fans’ names looked a tad familiar (looking at you, Caeleb Dressel and Georgia Hohmann).  Through his Q & A, Troy gives his take on such topics as swimmer development, what it takes for college swimming and overall advice to parents.

But, Troy also appeases the tamer questions involving his favorite pizza in Gainesville, how much he loves Taylor Swift (or doesn’t), as well as reveals the year upon he decided to start growing his iconic mustache.

There is an especially entertaining exchange between Troy and Dressel, where the sophomore asks, “What time would you take in a 50 free for you to shave your mustache?”, to which Coach Troy responds, “Short Course 18.39, Long Course 20.89.”  It was a playful exchange, but definitely shines a light on the talent Dressel possesses when it comes to throwing down fierce times in the pool – enough where Coach Troy would risk his prized whiskers.

You can read the entire Q & A article on the GatorZone site here.

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Bart Graham
6 years ago

Shave the head when he goes 17+!!!’

Admin
6 years ago

Swimming needs more of this. Just saying…

If Troy shaves his, someone needs to grow a mustache if Dressel goes 18.3 in the 50 free…

DDias
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
6 years ago

It is only a matter of time for Dressel to beat Cielo 18.47.Cielo wasn

DDias
Reply to  DDias
6 years ago

Wasn’t a 21.3 swimmer when he made that time.Manaudou could go probably near sub18 in yards.

Mike
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
6 years ago

Mel, I really want to see either Nesty or Wilby with a mustache

RoadBlock
6 years ago

Dressel probably wants that cause he could never grow a mustache on his own…

Swimmer A
6 years ago

I’m feelin that 18.39 this season… As for that 20.89… this decade??

mcgillrocks
Reply to  Swimmer A
6 years ago

Agreed. 20.89 is a lot tougher than 18.39. Troy ought to get a mohawk and dye it purple if Dressel goes 20.89 next year.

Aquaticus
6 years ago

This will be the “Dash for the ‘Stache”

Aquaticus
Reply to  Retta Race
6 years ago

Loretta…. If someone does a T-shirt for it I do hope to get one (XXL) 🙂 I’ve done the same thing for some of my swimmers. I’ve had one since I graduated from high school. One year the mustache was taken by my Girls team when they won their first District Championship. The same year by Boys team won their first Region Championship and they took the rest of the hair on my head. Needless to say there were plenty of questions about what was next after the State meet.

Drew
6 years ago

Bolles!!!!!!!

Former coach and swimmer!

Captain Awesome
Reply to  Drew
6 years ago

Is that all you ever say?

Joel Lin
Reply to  Captain Awesome
6 years ago

It comes up a lot because Bolles alums keep doing so well. I am sure Drew would have fewer proud Bolles shout-outs if that were not the case. As a boy I got tired of listening to Yankees fans gloat, but they did because they won and won often.

drew
Reply to  Captain Awesome
6 years ago

periodically.. but I do thoroughly enjoy seeing former Bolles folks do well

G3
Reply to  drew
6 years ago

There will be less of that in the future. Bolles gets weaker by the day.

Drew
Reply to  G3
6 years ago

bolles continued winning after Troy left and will continue winning after Sergio

Luigi
6 years ago

Will he shave if Dressel hits either time, or only if he hits both times?

bobo gigi
6 years ago

I’d prefer if he goes 47.99 in the 100 free in long course next year. That’s much more important.

sw11
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

why?

anonymoose
Reply to  sw11
6 years ago

because obviously the rest of the world doenst care about yards time and usa needs 100m free lc swimmers desperately

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