RACE VIDEO: Watch Caeleb Dressel Win Boys’ 50 Free at 2014 U.S. Junior Nationals

  16 Braden Keith | August 04th, 2014 | Featured, Junior Nationals, National, News

Caeleb Dressel swam only two races at the 2014 U.S. Junior Nationals in Irvine, California, as he prepares for the senior version next week in the same pool. That was the prelims of the boys’ 50 free, and the finals of the boys’ 50 free. In finals, he won in 22.36, beating out James Jones (23.04) and Patrick Park (23.07).

Connor Stirling won the B Final in 23.24, and Gage Kohner won the C Final in 23.26.

Heat 1 (Caeleb Dressel, 22.36, Lane 4)

Heat 2 (Connor Stirling, 23.24, Lane 3)

Heat 3 (Gage Kohner, 23.26, Lane 4)

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2 years 2 months ago

anyone tell whats written on his face? I can see I should, but anything on the other side? and anyone know why he wrote on his face? is that normal for him?

bobo gigi
2 years 2 months ago

Perhaps I’m totally wrong but around 6 minutes 54 on the video, he’s on the podium and I read on the left side of his face 40.31. Perhaps his goal time in the 100 free in yards for the next 4 years? 🙂

2 years 2 months ago

I could be wrong, but I think the 40:31 represents Isaiah 40:31, from the Bible.

bobo gigi
2 years 2 months ago

Ah ok. So I was all wrong about the meaning. 😳 😆
At least I had well read 40.31. 🙂
But 40.31 is still a pretty good goal time for Mr Dressel! 🙂

2 years 2 months ago

isaiah 40:31?

But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

he seems like a pretty religious dude, so that might be in. not a bad passage.

2 years 2 months ago

OOOOH ok so it probably doesn’t say I should. that’s a good eye you got.

2 years 2 months ago

is it just me or does it look like he changed is stroke a little

bobo gigi
2 years 2 months ago

Here are 2 videos from last year.
2013 long course junior nationals. 50 free final. Lane 4. 22.66
2013 short course junior nationals. 4X50 free relay final. Lane 5. 18.94
The specialists can compare.

2 years 2 months ago

As I said elsewhere: Caeleb Dressel is from some other planet. I think we are just witnessing the future of sprint freestyle. He is much like A. Ervin in 2000. And yes, he cruised in the last few meters.
Not good news for Phelps if he wants to swim the 4×100 free relay final in Rio.
Ps the jump he made at 1:00 into the video!

2 years 2 months ago

the young MAN is VERY VERY impressive.

2 years 2 months ago

he is a different breed

CT Swim Fan
2 years 2 months ago

I noticed the jump as well and commented at the time about it. Quite impressive and graceful I might add. If he’s gonna write stuff on his face, he might try to find something that is water proof

2 years 2 months ago

To swim fast in the 50 free looking effortless require a special talent, and Dresser does/has it.

2 years 2 months ago

He is the huge talented sprinter the Us was waiting for years ! I am not discrediting Adrian , Feigen or Ervin of course ; i love these guys a lot . He is from another league defenetly .
I dream allready to see him on the 400 free relay next year in Kazan : Adrian , Feigen , Dressel + Phelps could be absolutely amazing relay team to watch .

2 years 2 months ago

is it just me or did he drift in the last bodylength?! fascinating. this kid is going to beat nathan adrian ervin jones etc in ONE year 🙂


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