Caeleb Dressel Announces Coaching Shift to Anthony Nesty in Gainesville

Caeleb Dressel (photo: Mike Lewis)
Caeleb Dressel; Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/ISL

Caeleb Dressel Announces Coaches Shift to Anthony Nesty in Gainesville

Five-time Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel is changing up his training, though he’ll remain at the University of Florida.

Dressel announced Tuesday via Instagram that he will be moving to the Florida Gators training group to work with Anthony Nesty and Steve Jungbluth. That means moving away from coach Gregg Troy, his long-time mentor from the days when Troy was the head coach of the Gators. Troy also coached him with the Cali Condors in 2019 and 2020 in the International Swimming League.


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Dressel wrote:

I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to be in this training environment with this very special, talented, and driven team. I appreciate every coach who has been a part of my life and I feel whole knowing I will still have Coach Troy as a mentor, friend, and most importantly a role model forever in my life. This man has taught me more than he will ever know in and out of the water. Let’s get to work

The partnership between Troy and Dressel has been enduring. Dressel started at the University of Florida in the fall of 2014. The native of Green Cove Springs did his club swimming at Bolles Swim Sharks, where Troy had coached for some 20 years.

Nesty has made Gainesville an en vogue destination for swimmers. The two-time Olympic medalist for Suriname was an assistant on the U.S. team at the Tokyo Olympics, mentoring swimmers like Bobby Finke and Dressel. Dressel won five gold medals at the Games, his world record in the men’s 100 butterfly standing as the only men’s record taken down. Katie Ledecky has shifted her training to Florida to work with Nesty and his training group.

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Leonard Johnson
Leonard Johnson
2 years ago

Wise move,. The old Man took him far.
More then swimming.
For him to challenge. Celeb.
Nesty is. Solid.
I admire his tradition.
He’s the best Coach coming up.
Listen too. Coach. Nesty.
Leo are in the Best trainers.

Michael Mooney
Michael Mooney
2 years ago

Wonder why?

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