2019 MISSION VIEJO SWIM MEET OF CHAMPIONS
Caeleb Dressel‘s fibre of considerable in-season performances this deteriorate continued tonight in Mission Viejo, as he won a 100 fly in a new universe #1 time of 50.36. He separate 23.82 going out and came behind in 26.54, entrance usually brief of Michael Phelps’ 50.22 US Open record from 2009 US Nationals.
For some context, not usually is that usually a universe #1 time, though it’s faster than what it took to win bullion in Rio in 2016 (Joe Schooling’s 50.39, a stream Olympic record). Only 3 group have ever damaged 50 seconds in this race: universe record-holder Michael Phelps (49.82), Dressel himself (49.86), and Serbian Milorad Cavic (49.95). Counting Dressel’s 49.82 from 2017 World Champs, his float tonight is a eighth-best opening of all-time.
This year, usually France’s Mehdy Metella has been underneath 51 seconds with a 50.85 from a French Championships in April.
This is a fourth-best opening of Dressel’s career, and faster than he was in all of 2018 (his best final year was a 50.50).
When looking during Dressel’s list of tip swims in this event, this time unequivocally stands out. In 2018, he went 50.50 during Summer Nationals and afterwards 50.75 during Pan Pacs. This time from tonight is over a full second improved than his prior in-season best– in May, during a Atlanta Classic, he went a 51.41, that was his aged in-season best.
He was 52.08 in-season in 2017 and afterwards 50.87 during Nationals before he went his best time 49.86 in Budapest. After being off of his bests final year, this summer could be a really noted one for Dressel.