Florida’s Caeleb Dressel Becomes First Man Under :40 in 100 Free

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Florida’s Caeleb Dressel continues to smash barriers by breaking yet another NCAA and American record, this time in the 100 free where he produced a 39.90. This makes Dressel the first and only swimmer to break 40-seconds in a 100 free, making for the third major barrier the Gator senior has broken at this meet alone.

Dressel was the only swimmer in the heat out in under 19-seconds for the first 50, where he split 18.96.

Touching second in the A final was NC State’s Ryan Held in a 41.08 which ties him with Nathan Adrian for fifth all-time. Fellow Wolfpack member Justin Ress threw down a 41.49 for third place overall.

Touching in eighth was USC’s Santo Condorelli in a 42.34.

Auburn’s Zach Apple touched first in the B final with a 41.36.

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         NCAA: N 40.00  03/25/2017Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
     American: A 40.00  03/25/2017Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
   U. S. Open: O 40.00  03/25/2017Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
 Championship: C 40.00  03/25/2017Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
         Pool: P 40.68  03/24/2018Caeleb Dressel, Florida-FL
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals NISCA Points
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Caeleb Dressel   SR Florida             40.68      39.90N  200   20  
    r:+0.62  18.96        39.90 (20.94)
  2 Ryan Held        SR NC State            41.26      41.08   190   17  
    r:+0.62  19.54        41.08 (21.54)
  3 Justin Ress      JR NC State            41.34      41.49   185   16  
    r:+0.65  19.74        41.49 (21.75)
  4 Blake Pieroni    SR Indiana             41.16      41.51   185   15  
    r:+0.63  19.54        41.51 (21.97)
  5 Jacob Molacek    JR NC State            41.74      41.55   184   14  
    r:+0.65  19.94        41.55 (21.61)
  6 Townley Haas     JR Texas               41.80      41.67   183   13  
    r:+0.71  19.98        41.67 (21.69)
  7 Tate Jackson     JR Texas               41.82      41.81   181   12  
    r:+0.70  20.17        41.81 (21.64)
  8 Santo Condorell  SR USC                 41.69      42.34   176   11  
    r:+0.66  19.59        42.34 (22.75)
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4 years ago

Amazing

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4 years ago

He is on ?!!

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4 years ago

Holy crap!!!

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4 years ago

Is that fast? Think I could do it? I’m pretty good at things.

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4 years ago

pretty sure you could.

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4 years ago

Incredible!

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4 years ago

OMG

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4 years ago

Wow!!

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4 years ago

Gorgeous

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4 years ago

Knew he’d break it!

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4 years ago

Wow!!! Amazing!

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4 years ago

Daniel Hemenway Claire Holloway
Ryan finished 2nd. Great meet for him

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4 years ago
Reply to  Dan Hemenway

that’s awesome!!

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4 years ago

Hannah Elizabeth

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4 years ago

No way.

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Gracie ?

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4 years ago

Diego Cárdenas Luis Lomeli

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4 years ago
Reply to  Amaury Ramos

shit

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4 years ago

Ben Marshall

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4 years ago

How exciting. I witnessed Joe Bottom break 20 seconds in the 50 free. Caleb’s first 50 was faster than that. Amazing.

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4 years ago

He must have a invisible motor on him! Amazing swim!!

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4 years ago

What a swim

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4 years ago

Wow ?

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4 years ago

Wow…. the new Rodger Banister

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4 years ago

GOAT?

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4 years ago

Kurt Litchfield Chris Martin

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4 years ago

David Devin

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4 years ago
Reply to  Sean Scott

You could beat him

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4 years ago
Reply to  Sean Scott

Maybe with a stick…

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4 years ago
Reply to  Sean Scott

Instructions unclear, currently swimming with a stick in my hands

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4 years ago

Paige Moortgat

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4 years ago

Is it crazy to say that it looked like he could have gone faster. I saw some additional time that could have happened on his approach into the turns?
Simply Awesome!!!!!!

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4 years ago

Incredible breaking hall boundaries on speed. Wow my son has a lot of work ahead to get to this place.

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4 years ago

WTF. Stupidly incredible.

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Wow!

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Chris Derr ???

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4 years ago

R I D I C U L O U S

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4 years ago

Donald Hawley Jr.

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4 years ago

Holy shit! Andrew Affleck

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4 years ago
Reply to  Ashley Cooke

This guy has taken it to a new level. When I was there a 19 low 50 and a 42-43 for 100 were outstanding

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4 years ago

WOW!!

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Amazing!!!

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4 years ago

Insane

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4 years ago

crazy

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4 years ago

LeeAnne Thorson Schwan, Christina Flisram, Maggie Fournier, Chip Schilling, Bryan Erdmann, Ben Thorud, Gretchen Benjamin, Shelly Sabourin

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4 years ago

Holy crap!!!

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4 years ago

Colten Schroeder

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4 years ago

So Cool!!

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4 years ago

Karley Cook

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4 years ago

Lisa Anne ????

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4 years ago

Damn!

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4 years ago

Karen Clancey Simonn

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Michael Maloney
4 years ago

SEE the trick is to break all those records…and WIN the NCAA’s…lol..like the Stanford Women…what did Fla come in 4th 5th…just saying..and YES the NCAAS is a TEAM sport…

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4 years ago

This guy’s records will be there a long time I think! He’s special for sure!

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4 years ago

Amazing

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4 years ago

Holy Shite! So fast!!!

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4 years ago

Que clase de animal David Cartin Solano Mauricio Güell

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4 years ago

Jenn Schu he’s at it again! Insane!

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4 years ago

He’s insane!

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4 years ago

Nothing to say but : “wow”

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4 years ago

My tapers were never this good.

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4 years ago

Blows my mind