She Said Yes! Caeleb Dressel and Meghan Haila are Engaged

Superstar American swimmer has a lot to plan for over the next 8 months between now and the Tokyo Olympic Games, with the ISL finale next month in December, the Olympic Trials, and the Olympics all upcoming.

Now, he’s got one more thing to plan: a wedding.

Dressel proposed to his long-time girlfriend Meghan Haila on Friday at Shands Pier back home in Jacksonville, and by all accounts, she said ‘yes!’ The ring was designed by Jack Sutton Jewelry, and appears from photos to be a solitaire cut diamond on a gold band.

Dressel’s swimming achievements are well-told. He’s a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and looks due for more after a historic 6 gold, 2 silver medal performance at last summer’s World Championships. His fiancée Haila is an accomplished former swimmer as well. While attending Creekside High School, she was a two-time state champion in the 100 breaststroke, and she went on to swim collegiately at Florida State.

The pair have been dating since they were teenagers, and they trained together in high school with the Bolles School Sharks club program.

Meghan Haila, another breaststroking Bolles Shark. (Courtesy: Tim Binning/

Meghan Haila, racing for the Bolles School Sharks (Courtesy: Tim Binning/

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Whoa! Congrats to my favorite swimmer + their fiance!


That’s so cute, good for them


Congratulations and best wishes for a happy future!

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