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Road to Rio: Caeleb Dressel

Caeleb Dressel is an multi-time NCAA Champion swimmer who set an American and NCAA records in the 50 yard freestyle in 2016. He was the first junior swimmer to ever swim under 19 seconds in the 50 free at the 2016 SEC Championship. He is trying to make his first Olympic team in 2016.

BIRTHDAY: August 16, 1996

HOMETOWN: Green Cove Springs, FL

COLLEGE: University of Florida

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Set an NCAA record in the 50m free in 2016, also won the 100m free in NCAA record time for the Florida Gators. Claimed national titles in the 50m and 100m free at the 2015 Phillips 66 National Championships. Took six medals at the 2013 FINA World Junior Championships including gold in the 100m free, silver in the 400m free relay and mixed 400m free relay, and bronze in the mixed 400m medley relay, 50m free, and 800m relay.

OTHER NOTES: Outside of the pool, Caeleb enjoys boating, wake boarding, and being outdoors.