Off Deck, March 21, 2017: What Can Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Murphy Do at NCAAs?

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With 11 U.S. Olympians scheduled to compete at this week’s men’s NCAA championships in Indianapolis, the meet figures to be among the fastest and most intense in recent memory. To discuss all of the top storylines for the meet, Dan D’Addona again joined host David Rieder on this episode of Off Deck.

Caeleb Dressel will be shooting for the 18-second barrier in the 50 free and the 40-second barrier in the 100 free, while Townley Haas could become the first man to crack 1:30 in the 200 free. Rieder and D’Addona discussed whether or not they think any of those impressive feats could be pulled off.

Also, the two discussed Ryan Murphy’s quest for a fourth-straight NCAA title in both backstroke events and predicted how veterans Joseph SchoolingChase Kalisz and others might perform. They also went in-depth on the exceptional race brewing in the 1650 free.

Watch the full episode below.

To watch part one of the Off Deck preview of the men’s NCAA championships, dealing with the team race, click here.

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Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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