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:


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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3 years ago this meet officially marks the beginning of the dressel era. Freaking 5 AR at once…unbelievable.

Reply to  Lucas
3 years ago

honestly, I believe dressel era began at worlds when he was 5 hundredths off phelps WR. He had an incredible summer

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Reply to  Kaez
3 years ago

It started when he broke out with a bodylength lead off the start of the 4 freelay and then held on the 2nd 50. We all knew it was coming but it was finally real.

You could make a case for his NCAA performance and beating schooling as the start though. Hard to argue with that and 40.00

Reply to  Lucas
3 years ago

I’m pretty sure he could make it 6 and grab the 200 free if he ever got the chance to swim it.

Reply to  Lucas
3 years ago

Yes, the Dressel era has begun. Journalists told me that he is a standup guy too. You watch; he’ll be better than Phelps. We won’t hear about bad behavior or drugs from this guy. He is a diplomat. Sponsors need to lineup behind him.

3 years ago

My. God.

3 years ago

The pull part of his pullout is so strong it looks like he gets a second butterfly kick. Thoughts?

Reply to  Mjwswim
3 years ago

No he didn’t..

Reply to  Mjwswim
3 years ago

Looked legit to me and I’m pretty critical of them

Reply to  Mjwswim
3 years ago

I agree. If he would’ve been in a outside lane, 1-2-7-8, you might get that call. But not on CD. The officials would be scared to call it under the circumstance.
Look at Adam Peaty. His kick is so strong he churns water like a fly kick. You can not have that much up lift with your feet without dropping them into a fly kick. But if you do it fast enough, its hard to call. At least CD “swimming kick” is legal. His breaststroke swim is pure upper body strength, Superman presses off the wall, and excellent streamline. Aquaman would be proud.

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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