Caeleb Dressel Talks About His Nerves Ahead Of U.S. Olympic Trials

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.comOlympic swimming champion Caeleb Dressel  is flesh and bone, and he battles nervousness like everyone else. Dressel shares insights into his experience on the run-up to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials and other major qualifying meets. He clearly has made peace with the mental tension learning how to manage it.

Recently Dressel notched fast swims at the Atlanta Classic signaling he is on course for a great U.S. Olympic Trials in June.

Dressel Atlanta Classic Times:

  • 50 free  – 21.82
  • 100 free – 48.67 – a time trial day 2 – then he dropped a 48.00 on day 3 in the prelims
  • 200 free – 1:47.42
  • 100 fly – 51.15 – a double, his second swim of night 1 on the heels of the 1:47 200 free


Yes, I am playing the Dressel prediction game again for a third time, because it’s fun.  See version 3, dialed in slightly more after a lot of hand-wringing (and reviewing more comments from fans):

  • 50 free – 21.19
  • 100 free – 47.22
  • 100 fly – 49.81
  • 200 free – prelims only – 1:45.39

But who cares what I think? It is all about  what you think. Give me your best swimming analysis.

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1 year ago

50 free – 21.18
100 free – 47.41
200 free – 1:45.95
100 fly – 50.25

Casas 100 back gold in Tokyo
1 year ago

I’m actually predicting the opposite: Dressel, Kolesnikov, Chalmers.

1 year ago

trolling i presume

Reply to  Aqqq
1 year ago

A poor attempt at that.

Texas Tap Water
1 year ago

I cannot wait for Olympics Trials!

1 year ago

He is definitely doing 200 free through finals it’s before all other events he has.

1 year ago

Swim Apes
Kayla Han’s (aka 2024 Olympic hero) b final win has 175k views on YouTube in 1 day.
We need to get this to 1 million.


1 year ago

What pre-workout does Caeleb use and can I get I delivered before wave 2 starts?

1 year ago

My predictions are
200 free: 1:46.1 because of lack of experience in the event
100 free: 47:28
50 free: 21.25
100 fly: 49.9

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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