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

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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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

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? 🙂


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

bobo gigi

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! 🙂


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.


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


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

bobo gigi

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.

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