Video courtesy of GQ Sports YouTube Channel
Just last week we saw just how much electricity superstar Caeleb Dressel can bring to the pool, as the 24-year-old wreaked havoc at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha. Dressel reaped victories across the 50m free, 100m free and 100m fly, firing off an American Record of 21.04 in the former and a U.S. Open record in the 100m free.
Throughout his career, however, the former Florida Gator and multi-world champion has also demonstrated his groundedness and ability to step away from his intense in-pool persona to maintain a successful swim-life balance. Part of his out-of-pool work involves public appearances and media specials, which are only intensifying as the Olympic Games draw near.
On this note, Dressel recently appeared on GQ Sports YouTube Channel, offering a comical, yet insightful narration on swimming scenes from several famous movies.
‘I think he could have saved Wilson, to be honest’, is one commentary Dressel gives on actor Tom Hanks’ futile attempt to save his beloved volleyball friend in Cast Away.
‘All the starts were terrible’, is how he candidly described the backstroke race in the movie Swimming Upstream.
But it wasn’t just all playfully negative critique, as Dressel also offers up sharp insight, thoughtfully weaving his own technique and racing nuances into the observations. He describes how many dolphin kicks he normally takes, what he strives to achieve with his hips in every stroke, as well as when he fees fastest in the pool.
Take a listen and learn some valuable swimming wisdom in a fun way from one of the best athletes on the planet.