Nathan Adrian, the 100 meter freestyle Olympic Games defending champion, stays in his own lane on the ramp up to the Olympics. That’s Adrian’s plan. That’s always been his plan.
With two Olympics under his belt, don’t count on this 4-time Olympic medalist to get rattled by Caeleb Dressel‘s 18.2 American and U.S. Open Record in the 50 yard freestyle. Adrian’s comment in the video above — “Everyone’s at different points in their training” — could not be more true.
Dressel faces-off with Adrian at the Pro Swim Series in Orlando, but Dressel’s rested from SECs with NCAAs on the horizon. Adrian’s banking hard work, with another intense altitude training cycle at the Olympic Training Center starting right after the event.
What are your predictions for Dressel vs Adrian in the 50 freestyle at the Orlando Pro Swim, other Pro Swim Series events, and the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials?
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