WATCH: Caeleb Dressel’s Record Swims At SECs (in HD)


  • Wednesday, February 14 – Sunday, February 18
  • Rec Center Natatorium, College Station, TX (Central Time Zone)
  • Prelims 10AM / Finals 6PM
  • Defending Champion: Florida (5x) (results)
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Florida senior Caeleb Dressel had an incredible performance at his final SEC Championships last month, winning three individual titles along with three relay titles. His most impressive performances came in a pair of “off-events”, as he broke the NCAA and American Records in both the 200 IM and 100 breast, two events he had never swum at a championship level meet.

Dressel won’t swim those events again at his final NCAAs, instead opting back to his usual lineup of 50 free/100 free/100 fly.

Below, check out four of his races from the meet via ESPN on youtube. You can see those American Record swims in the 200 IM and 100 breast, along with his individual win in the 100 free and Florida’s win in the 200 medley relay, where he anchored in 17.92. Both the 100 free and medley relay were SEC Meet Records as well (he would go on to lower the 100 free mark on the lead-off of the 400 free relay).

Men’s 200 IM Final

  1. Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 1:38.13
  2. Hugo Gonzalez, Auburn, 1:40.67
  3. Mark Szaranek, Florida, 1:41.00


  1. Caeleb Dressel, FLOR, 50.03
  2. Mauro Castillo Luna, TAM, 52.11
  3. Peter Stevens, TENN, 52.29

Men’s 100 Free Final

  1. Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 41.01
  2. Peter Holoda, Auburn, 41.78
  3. Zach Apple, Auburn, 41.91


  • SEC Meet Record: 1:23.44, Florida, 2017
  1. Florida, 1:22.94
  2. Tennesse, 1:23.02
  3. Alabama, 1:23.58

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6 years ago

My favorite part is during Dressel’s 50 spit when they focused on the Bama mom for 5 seconds.

Reply to  73ck
6 years ago

clearly the most intense part of the race

6 years ago

buh hee went more den fit-teen meeturs underwudder on da pull-out derp-a-lerp

6 years ago

Awesome job by ESPN to cut to a crowd shot in middle of the 200 medley relay, right as Dressel is about to take off.

6 years ago

This guy is getting personal videos on ESPN. I hope he’s able to do what Phelps did and take the sport into the next level in the public eye

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6 years ago

HD, but what about at least 60 fps?

6 years ago

Imagine going in ahead, splitting an 18.14 anchor, and losing. This is the reality of racing against Dressel. I realize that I’m getting old but man, these kids are fast.

6 years ago

Thank you! Hopefully they post the NC2A finals this year as well!

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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