We are all trying to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic as best we can. Staying at home and not socializing is not an easy task for anyone, and keeping a swimmer out of the pool is equally antagonizing. Therefore, SwimSwam is starting the Swimming From Home Talk Show, where host Coleman Hodges speaks with the swimming community about how they’re coping with our current goggle-less reality.
Olympic and World Champ Caeleb Dressel took some time out of his busy day to let us know what he’s spending his quarantine doing. Dressel is one of the few who is still able to swim on a daily basis (as of when this interview was conducted) at a pool in a neighboring town, for which Dressel is grateful. But even though he might not be pushing it to the max in the pool, Dressel isn’t taking a break.
Training is Dressel’s favorite part of swimming; he loves the grind. So one thing he’s doing to challenge himself (besides doing “Core-intine workouts”) is challenging himself in numerous ways to say no. He’s seeing how disciplined he can be in numerous aspects of his life, from phone time to diet to sleep.
If you want to get to know a more personal side of Caeleb Dressel, check out his podcast with former Florida swimmer Ben Kennedy here.