Florida won three medals – all from Caeleb Dressel – and California matched them to lead all NCAA programs on day 7 of the 2017 World Championships.
Caeleb Dressel goes for the finals double tonight in the 50 free and 100 fly.
Pick ‘Em players were thrown off in startingly high numbers by Joseph Schooling’s now-infamous post-practice 50.7 in the 100 fly. Just 17% picked Caeleb Dressel to win even after hitting the world’s #1 time at U.S. Nationals. 77% of players picked Schooling, who wound up tying for 3rd in 50.8.
Worrell clipped down Dara Torres’ former American Record with a 24.48 in tonight’s final.
Day 7 finals will feature the showdown between Joseph Schooling and Caeleb Dressel in the men’s 100 fly.
Team USA’s Matt Grevers returns to the pool this morning for the men’s 50 back prelims and will look to set himself up for a shot at another individual medal.
Kelsi Worrell will swim on the U.S. prelim mixed 400 free relay.
Olympic champ Ryan Murphy (USA) will compete for gold against 100 back World Champion Xu Jiayu (CHN) and fellow Olympic backstroke medalist Evgeny Rylov (RUS).
Sarah Sjostrom will have a double on day 6, starting off with the 100 free final.
Check out the live recap for day 6 prelims in Budapest.
Caeleb Dressel’s 50 free / 100 fly quest will begin at day 6 prelims in Budapest.
In the midst of the World Championships, we’re using our weekly Swim of the Week to rank down all the world record set so far, highlighting our #1 selection as the Swim of the Week.
The NCAA places extra scoring emphasis on relays, and it shows internationally: 9 different NCAA programs put 11 athletes on medal-winning mixed medley relays, including all 8 Americans.
Matt Grevers led off the mixed medley relay, as the USA broke the world record for the same time today at the 2017 World Championships.
Caeleb Dressel will swim the mixed 400 medley relay tonight in Budapest.