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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4 years ago

are you seeing this?

4 years ago

Why does upvoting a comment also make the downvotes go up as well?

4 years ago

Downvote me too!

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4 years ago

I want to not upvote because it has nothing to do with the article… but then I have to downvote… and that’s what you want…

You broke me…

Vin Beisel
4 years ago

READER CONTEST: where on Caeleb’s body will he get Meghan’s name tattooed? (Or do’ya think he’ll work it into his existing left sleeve?)

4 years ago

Cant believe I’m getting engaged at the same time as Baeleb. My life is complete now

Sun Yangs Hammer
4 years ago

Everything is getting downvoted like a Bobo or anti-Sun Yang comment.

Miguel Vásquez
4 years ago

You love to see it! All the best Caeleb and Meghan!

4 years ago

I wonder if they are going to get married in the stall that Dressel is still stuck in.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Dbswims
4 years ago

It’s where he proposed. These are after-the-fact, staged photos.

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