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National team  United States
Name  Caeleb Dressel
Strokes  freestyle
Sport  Swimming

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Born  August 16, 1996 (age 27) (1996-08-16)

College team  University of Florida

Similar  Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian

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Caeleb Remel Dressel (born August 16, 1996) is an American Freestyle and butterfly swimmer who specializes in the sprint events. Dressel is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and currently holds American records in 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle and the 50-meter Butterfly (long course), as well as the world record in the 4×100 meter mixed freestyle and medley relays (long course). He won seven gold medals at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.


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Personal life

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Dressel was born in Green Cove Springs, Florida, the son of Christina and Michael Dressel. He is the third of four children. At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, Dressel was the youngest male swimmer at 15 and placed 145th in the 50-meter freestyle and tied for 152nd in the 100-meter freestyle.


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At the 2013 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Dubai, Dressel won six medals, including a gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle, breaking the Championships record.


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During his freshman year at the University of Florida, he won the 2015 NCAA title in the 50 yard freestyle. At the senior 2015 National Championships (long course) in San Antonio, he won two individual titles, in the 50 meter and the 100 meter freestyle. His winning time of 21.53 in the 50 meter freestyle ranked 4th in the world for 2015.


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At the 2016 Men's NCAA Division I Championships, he broke the American and US Open records in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 18.20 and the 100-yard freestyle with 40.46.

2016 Summer Olympics

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At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Dressel won his first gold medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. In the final, he swam the lead-off leg in 48.10 (the second-fastest opening leg in the field), and was followed by teammates Michael Phelps, Ryan Held, and Nathan Adrian. The American team recorded a time of 3:09.92.

In the 100-meter freestyle, Dressel finished sixth in the final with a time of 48.02.

Dressel also swam in the heats of the 4×100-meter medley relay, and earned his second gold medal when the USA finished first in the finals. He recorded a freestyle split of 47.74 in the heats.


At the 2017 NCAA Division I Championships, he broke the American and US Open records in the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard freestyle with times of 43.58 and 40.00, respectively.

2017 World Championships

At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Dressel won seven gold medals and set numerous American records. Dressel was named the male swimmer of the meet. He also became the second swimmer to win seven gold medals at a single World Championships, after Michael Phelps in 2007.

On the first day of competition, July 23rd, Dressel set the American record in the 50 meter butterfly with a time of 22.76, topping the semifinals. Later that evening in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, Dressel set the American record in the 100 meter freestyle with a time of 47.26 in the leadoff leg. Combined with Townley Haas, Blake Pieroni, and Nathan Adrian, the American team won gold with a time of 3:10.06, earning him his first gold of the Championships.

On day two, Dressel finished fourth in the 50 meter butterfly final with a time of 22.89, missing a medal by 0.05 seconds.

On day four, Dressel took part in the 4×100 meter mixed medley relay, swimming the butterfly leg and splitting a 49.92. Along with teammates Matt Grevers, Lilly King, and Simone Manuel, the American team won gold in a new world record time of 3:38.56. That time broke the record set earlier in the day by Ryan Murphy, Kevin Cordes, Kelsi Worrell, and Mallory Comerford.

On day five, Dressel re-set the 100-meter freestyle American record with a 47.17 in the 100 meter freestyle final, en route to winning gold by a margin of 0.70 seconds over silver medalist and teammate Nathan Adrian.

On day seven, Dressel became the first swimmer ever to win three gold medals on a single day. He won the 50 meter freestyle in 21.15, a new world textile best time. Half an hour later he won the 100 meter butterfly in 49.86, again a new world textile best and 0.04 seconds above the world record held by Michael Phelps. The third gold medal came in the 4×100 meter mixed freestyle relay, where he led off in 47.22. Dressel and teammates Adrian, Comerford, and Manuel broke the world record for this relay with a time of 3:19.60.

On the eighth and last day of competition, Dressel won his 7th gold in the 4×100-meter medley relay. Swimming the butterfly leg, Dressel recorded a time of 49.76 and the American team of Matt Grevers, Kevin Cordes, and Nathan Adrian won with a time of 3:27.91.

Personal bests

As of July 29, 2017


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