Nathan Adrian on Caeleb Dressel: The sky’s the limit (Video Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by James Sutherland. 


  1. Nathan Adrian, 21.70
  2. Caeleb Dressel, 22.06
  3. Ali Khalafalla, 22.25

In the most anticipated final of the night, top seed Nathan Adrian emerged victorious, winning the men’s 50 free in a time of 21.70. He defeated the man who recently broke his American SCY record, as Caeleb Dressel had to settle for 2nd in 22.06. Ali Khalafalla, swimming unattached but is a member of the Indiana Hoosiers, had a breakout swim claiming 3rd in a time of 22.25, just ahead of Brazil’s Italo Duarte (22.28) and Italy’s Luca Dotto (22.37) who were 4th and 5th. World record holder Cesar Cielo was 6th in 22.47, and Brad Tandy and Caleb Weir rounded out the A-final in 22.54 and 22.55, respectively. Josh Schneider took the B-final, clocking 22.50.

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Coleman Hodges

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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