Watch: Conger vs. Dressel Battle Comes Down to the Wire in 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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16 Comments on "Watch: Conger vs. Dressel Battle Comes Down to the Wire in Santa Clara"

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1. Eruption by VH for walkout music, +1,000,000 for that. 2. Is Shields sponsored by Nintendo, cause that would be sick. 3. Great race.

Maybe they will be in the finals of FINA Worlds but unsure if they can medal.


Did anyone else notice how incredibly quiet it was during & after the race? Just thought it was a bit interesting for such a high level meet.

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