Watch Caeleb Dressel Become First Man Under :40 in 100 Free

2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Caeleb Dressel has broken every major barrier he could have this weekend, including a 17.63 50 free, 42.80 100 fly, and now, a 39.90 100 free. Watch the video below, courtesy of ESPN, to see him become the first man under :40.

Orignally reported by Lauren Neidigh.

Florida’s Caeleb Dressel has been smashing barriers all week. Dressel, a senior, set out to make history individually one last time for the Gators in tonight’s 100 free final. After a scorching 40.00 last season, he set out to be the first man to break 40 seconds. Dressel exceeded expectations as usual, surging to an incredible 39.90 to win the final.

Dressel’s Splits:

  • 1st 50 Split- 18.96
  • 2nd 50 Split- 20.94
  • Final Time- 39.90

While Dressel dominated the field, NC State’s Ryan Held had an awesome swim in his own right. Held swam to a 41.08, clipping his best time by .01 and tying Olympic champion Nathan Adrian as the 5th fastest man ever.

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMERS: MEN’S 100 YARD FREE

PLACE SWIMMER TIME
1 Caeleb Dressel 39.90
2 Vlad Morozov 40.76
3 Cesar Cielo 40.92
4 Michael Chadwick 40.95
5 Nathan Adrian 41.08
5 Ryan Held 41.08
7 Blake Pieroni 41.16
8 Simonas Bilis 41.18
9 Ryan Hoffer 41.23
10 Tate Jackson 41.27
11 Justin Ress 41.34

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMANCES: MEN’S 100 YARD FREE

PLACE SWIMMER TIME
1 Caeleb Dressel 39.90
2 Caeleb Dressel 40.00
3 Caeleb Dressel 40.46
4 Caeleb Dressel 40.48
5 Caeleb Dressel 40.68
6 Vlad Morozov 40.76
7 Caeleb Dressel 40.86
8 Caeleb Dressel 40.87
9 Cesar Cielo 40.92
10 Michael Chadwick 40.95

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Iswiminliquorinsteadofh2o

The lad is tired, last 25 looked like it hurt. Still unreal a god among men!

Caeleb Dressel Will Win 9 Gold Medals in Tokyo

His worst races are still amazing.

mcmflyguy

i just told my friend the same thing. dude is beat. get him this race on day 1 and its low 39.

Kevin Skrabacz

He only took 2 breaths on that last 25 too. #discipline

Aiken Do

in an interview he said that he really was tired because of the cramming of 13 swims in 3 days

SwamSwim

I’ll miss watching him next year and saying that Schooling went faster in practice.

Caeleb Dressel Will Win 9 Gold Medals in Tokyo

Nah, wait this summer!

I-DA-HO

Rowdy did no service to swimming or CD by saying “He DIDNT DO IT” (Break 39 seconds) “BUT he did break 40”.

Steve Nolan

I know we bash on Rowdy a lot, but gotdamn was that a bad call.

About Torrey Hart

Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majors in Media Studies and American Studies at Claremont McKenna College. When she's not writing about swimming or baseball, you can probably find her listening to a podcast or in a pool ... and/or watching Seinfeld, which she just realized is funny.

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