Caeleb Dressel Opens TYR Pro Swim Series Richmond With A Win In The 200 Free

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Caeleb Dressel, Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Caeleb Dressel held on to win the 200 free in 1:47.31, just missing out on a top-10 time in the world tonight at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Richmond. Dressel was out fast, hitting the wall at 51.91 at the 100. While he faded down the stretch just a touch he still split 27’s on his last two 50’s and held on for a comfortable win.

In second was 800 free champion Zane Grothe in 1:48.12, followed by Jack Conger in a 1:49.21. Grothe battled his way onto the podium with some strong closing speed, posting the fastest final 50 split (27.00) of anyone in the field to move into second.

Conger finished just ahead of Dressel’s teammate Jan Switkowski from Gator Swim Club, who was fourth in 1:49.34. Also under 1:50 tonight was Zach Harting (1:49.94), who touched out Jacob Pebley (1:50.33).

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