WATCH: Caeleb Dressel’s Record-Breaking Swims From 2020 ISL Finale

2020 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE FINAL – DAY 2

Caeleb Dressel was lights out at the 2020 ISL Grand Final, leading the Cali Condors to the league championship with 96 points over his nine swims in two days.

This included setting three new world records, as Dressel lowered his own marks in the 50 freestyle (20.16) and 100 individual medley (49.28), along with breaking Chad Le Clos‘ four-year-old record in the 100 butterfly (47.78).

Dressel also reset the American Record twice in the 100 free, getting the time down to 45.08 in the individual race after leading off the men’s 400 free relay in 45.18.

In addition to these record swims, he also won the 50 fly in 22.09, just shy of the national record he set in the semi-finals (22.04).

Below, watch all of Dressel’s record-setting swims from the ISL Final:

WORLD RECORDS

50 Freestyle — 20.16

100 Butterfly — 47.78

100 IM — 49.28

AMERICAN RECORDS

100 Freestyle — 45.08 (Individual Event)

100 Freestyle — 45.18 (Relay Lead-off)

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ZanBai
8 months ago

That 100m IM world record… could be up for 15 more years.

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
Reply to  ZanBai
8 months ago

Could be, but even right now the oldest WR on the books is 12 years old, Hackett 800 SCM. So 15 years is a very, very long time for a WR to stand.

Khachaturian
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
8 months ago

With what Romanchuk went on Saturday I think that record might go down sooner than we think.

Joe
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
8 months ago

The Men’s 400 freestyle LCM WR is morally almost 20 years old.

swimfan_00
Reply to  ZanBai
8 months ago

Meanwhile leveaux 100 free record is still unbroken , 44.94 since 12 years as well

leisurely1:29
8 months ago

It’s just a crime that the camera panned to the Condors box during Dressel’s IM celebration… like whose idea was it to take the camera off a man who just dropped the single greatest swim in ISL history?

Eisenheim
Reply to  leisurely1:29
8 months ago

Right? What is this occupied Poland?

Coach Mike 1952
8 months ago

One man wrecking ball!

Swimming Guy
8 months ago
seetheworldswim
8 months ago

Why it seems that I m watching WWE?

seetheworldswim
8 months ago

Dressel was really made for short course.. with those underwaters!

ytho
Reply to  seetheworldswim
8 months ago

idk, seems decent lc too

Khachaturian
8 months ago

Legend. I think he is still improving though. There is more to see from him.

BWswim
8 months ago

Ok I might be crazy but when you slow down this video of Dressel swimming the 100 IM. the breast part of the race looks like he is doing more than one dolphin kick. Really looks like 2 kicks to me. anyone else see what im seeing???

He Said What?
Reply to  BWswim
8 months ago

No.

Dudeman
Reply to  BWswim
8 months ago

Not at all, probably the most legal pullout you’ll see at an international competition

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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