Caeleb Dressel and the Florida Gators come in as the top seed in the 200 medley relay.
The NC State Wolfpack will look to finally reach the top of the podium in the 200 free relay.
Last season, the crowd was on its feet as Florida’s Caeleb Dressel came as close as he could possibly get to becoming the first man ever to break 40 in the 100 yard freestyle.
There’s not much doubt that Caeleb Dressel will complete the four-year sweep of the 50 free this week, but a historically strong field means that some sub-19 sprinters are going to get left out of the A-final.
As we tick down the days to the 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships, keep track of all our event-by-event previews and winner picks here.
Caeleb Dressel Below the Surface
Dressel has the 100 breast, fly and free records, not to mention the 50 free and 200 IM. Is that enough to claim the title, Greatest Yards Swimmer of All-Time?
Joseph Schooling will be looking to recapture the 200 fly NCAA title crown in his senior year.
As it’s been most of the season, the top spot in our Power Rankings is coming down to a brutally close fight between Cal and Texas.
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Caeleb Dressel has been nominated for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award, which honors amateur athletes.
Schooling, the Olympic 100 fly champion, is the top seed heading into the meet with a 44.78 from midseason. Dressel clearly hasn’t shown all of his cards yet since he swapped this event for the 100 breast at SECs, but if his performances in his other events and his fly speed in the 200 IM are any indication, we could be in for something special.
Watch four of Caeleb Dressel’s swim at the 2018 SEC Championships.
In a field laden with seniors, freshmen Brandonn Almeida and Hugo Gonzalez have a shot at the podium.
Michael Andrew dropped a new best time of 18.91 the 50 free on Saturday night of the Columbia Sectional, shaving .26 seconds off his previous best time of 19.17.