Watch: Conger vs. Dressel Battle Comes Down to the Wire in Santa Clara

2017 ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES – SANTA CLARA

The 2017 Arena Pro Swim Series stop in Santa Clara is now in the books, as competition concluded on Sunday night at the George F. Haines Aquatic Center in Santa Clara, California. The 2nd night of competition brought one of the standout races of the meet: The men’s 100 fly final.

Several stars lined up to compete in the final, including U.S. Olympians Tom Shields, Jack Conger, and Caeleb Dressel. As usual, Cal’s Shields took the early lead, but Texas’ Conger was coming in hot just a nail behind him. Lurking just a few tenths back at the turn was Florida’s Dressel.

Shields faded a bit on the back half, while Conger and Dressel began to surge ahead. Dressel tried to run down Conger, putting up the fastest closing split of the field with a 27.17, but Conger did just enough to hold him off. At the finish, Conger touched 1st for gold in 52.24, while Dressel took 2nd in 52.29. Shields held on for a close 3rd in 52.58.

Check out the video below, courtesy of USA Swimming’s YouTube channel. For a full recap of Friday night’s events, click here.

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Anyone know why Caleb is having his tattoo removed?

Kristaps Porzingas told him to.

He’s not getting it removed. He is getting it colored in

ERVINFORTHEWIN

exactly ,

You must be referring to the wrong tattoo. He used to have a massive eagle tattoo on his left shoulder with one wing coming onto his chest and one onto his back (plus a flag beneath it). That tattoo is definitely disappearing. He now how a very colorful gator on his forearm.

“For the past couple of months, however, he’s been slowly working on changing things up by removing part of the tattoo to add a Gator, an orange tree and orange blossoms to recognize and celebrate his life in the Sunshine state. “I’ve lived in Florida my whole life, and I wanted to do something to honor my time as a Florida Gator as well as share the many memories I have of growing up with an orange tree in my backyard and how my brothers and sisters and I would have orange fights with them; those are great memories,” he said. “The orange blossom is the state flower, so it completes the Florida state theme. I’m very proud to be… Read more »
Go Bearcats

Dressel’s finish is incredible, looks like he has a lot left

FightingIrish

He was out slow to be fair…

ERVINFORTHEWIN

Those 2 are gonna do great things ……soon enough .

I’d argue they have already done great things…..given in SCY…..but their LCM accomplishments will come soon enough.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

I meant in L Course of course …since the short course season is done . Its seems obvious to me …..

JP input is too short

They do both have Olympic gold medals already 😛

ERVINFORTHEWIN

yes true but no individual victories yet ….so there is space to improve up on ….

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Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona and the University of Florida. She got her M.S. in Criminology from Florida State and seems exceptionally confused about which team she should cheer for during the college football season. Lauren is currently working on her M.A. in …

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