WATCH: Caeleb Dressel Swims Fastest 100 Yard Breast In History

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Below, check out the race video from Caeleb Dressel‘s record breaking 100 breast at SECs. The Florida Gator broke the NCAA and American Records by .01, knocking Kevin Cordes‘s 2014 mark of 50.04 down with his 50.03.

The race video is courtesy of Texas A&M’s youtube channel.

Incredibly, Dressel now owns five NCAA/American Records, adding the 200 IM and 100 breast this week after already owning the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly.

Check out the five fastest performers of all-time in the 100 breast below:

ALL-TIME TOP PERFORMERS, MEN’S 100 BREAST

RANK SWIMMER TIME YEAR
1 Caeleb Dressel 50.03 2018
2 Kevin Cordes 50.04 2014
3 Will Licon 50.68 2017
4 Fabian Schwingenschloegl 50.77 2017
5 Nic Fink 50.8 2017

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Kelly
4 years ago

What a beautiful swim! Does the 15m rule not apply to breaststroke? How is this not a DQ?

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Reply to  Kelly
4 years ago

Kelly – there is no 15 meter rule in breaststroke, long course or short course.

marklewis
4 years ago

This race demonstrates how different the LC breaststroke is from the SC version. He didn’t have to take many breaststrokes because he was underwater for so long completing his turns.

It is an awesome feat to have the SCY records in 3 of the 4 strokes. That’s why he easily broke the 200 IM record by over a second.

NCSwimDad
4 years ago

Reece is coming. This one may not last long.

DRESSEL IS GOD
Reply to  NCSwimDad
4 years ago

I’d say this has still got a good 3 or 4 years. Don’t forget winter nats 2019… Dressel won’t be completely out of the scene

But yeah, Whitley’s closing 50 was the fastest in history. Scary stuff. Also hard to imagine how Dressels pullouts are better

Aquaticus Porter
4 years ago

I’d say there’s a 90+% chance Dressel is on gear

4 years ago

triple dolphins….. sheeet dude

Steve
4 years ago

he went past 15m on the start

SwimSwamSwum
4 years ago

What tech suit is Caeleb Dressel wearing???

Caeleb Dressel Will Get 9 golds in Tokyo
Reply to  SwimSwamSwum
4 years ago

Mizuno

Former SEC record holder
4 years ago

Amazing swim for a non-breaststroker. It’s nice to see a successful breaststroke swim that doesn’t involve eight strokes per lap or sub-second tempo.

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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