Watch Caeleb Dressel’s 41.07 100 Free American Record

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by Retta Race 4

February 21st, 2016 College, News, SEC, Video

Video courtesy: University of Florida Athletics.

Watch the now two-time American Record Holder, Caeleb Dressel, rock a 41.07 100 yard freestyle while competing on the final night of the 2016 SEC Championships.

As originally reported by Jared Anderson:

Caeleb Dressel did it again for the Florida Gators, breaking another American sprint freestyle record at the 2016 SEC Championships.

This time, Dressel snuck under the 100 freestyle record by just .01 seconds, taking Olympic champ Nathan Adrian‘s name off the books.

Dressel was 41.07, getting under the 41.08 mark Adrian set back in 2009 when he was a member of the California Golden Bears in the NCAA.

Comparatively, Dressel bested Adrian’s record with a fast opening split of 19.52 to his feet at the flip turn – more than a tenth faster than what Adrian went in setting the record. Adrian was a tenth faster on the back half, but Dressel still bested his overall time:

Splits Comparison:

  • Dressel – 19.52/21.55 – 41.07
  • Adrian – 19.65/21.43 – 41.08

Dressel’s swim also broke the highly-competitive SEC meet record, previously held by Matt Targett at 41.55. The US Open and NCAA records, however, still stand at the 40.76 set by Vlad Morozov of USC in 2013.

He now ranks #3 all-time behind Morozov and Cesar Cielowho was also under 41 back in 2008:

Top 100 Freestylers of All-Time:

  1. Vlad Morozov, 40.76 – 2013 (US Open, NCAA record)
  2. Cesar Cielo, 40.92 – 2008
  3. Caeleb Dressel, 41.07 – 2016 (American record)
  4. Nathan Adrian, 41.08 – 2009
  5. Ryan Hoffer, 41.23 – 2015 (17-18 NAG record)

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5 years ago

Did he breathe every stroke???

Reply to  Drock
5 years ago

Yes. I wonder if that’s a strategy he’s working on to translate to LCM speed. His 50 split to his feet was probably the fastest 50 SCY swum by someone breathing every stroke. Should bode well for his LCM work.

Reminds me of when Phelps first broke through breathing every stroke in fly, including within the final 5 meters of a 100. No one did that.

Displaced Wolverine
5 years ago

SCY speed does not translate into LCM speed but in the same breath, I truly believe Dressel has the speed to medal if not win at Rio.

5 years ago

47 strokes for dressel. 21 strokes for hoffer

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