Dressel Sets World Record in Short Course 50m Free

Dressel Sets World Record in Short Course 50m Free

By Jim Rusnak//Director of Editorial Properties  | Sunday, December 22, 2019

Caeleb Dressel set the world record in the short course 50m freestyle Friday at the ISL finals meet in Las Vegas. His time of 20.24 broke the former mark of 20.26, set by Florent Manaudou of France at the 2014 FINA Short Course World Championships in Doha, UAE. It was also an American and U.S. Open record.

Dressel also set the American and U.S. Open record in the short course 100m freestyle this past weekend in 45.22, and in the 50m fly in 22.06. He was one of four National Team swimmers to set American records in Vegas.

 Lilly King set the American and U.S. Open record in the women’s 50m breast in 28.90, along with a U.S. Open record in the 200m breast in 2:17.03. Melanie Margalis set an American and U.S. Open record in the women’s 400m IM in 4:24.15. Nic Fink set the American and U.S. Open record in the men’s 50m breast in 25.75.

In addition to those named above, other National Team members breaking U.S. Open records at this meet included: Olivia Smoliga in the women’s 50m backstroke in 25.89, and Ryan Murphy in the men’s 200m backstroke in 1:48.81.


 

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