Meet Caeleb Dressel, Swim Star Breaking Michael Phelps’ Records | TODAY

Meet Caeleb Dressel, Swim Star Breaking Michael Phelps’ Records | TODAY


>>THAT’S YOUR LATEST FORECAST.>>THAT’S YOUR LATEST FORECAST. WILLIE AND SAVANNAH? WILLIE AND SAVANNAH?>>DYLAN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>DYLAN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>>NOW, OUR OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN.>>>NOW, OUR OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN. TOKYO 2020 LESS THAN A YEAR TOKYO 2020 LESS THAN A YEAR AWAY. AWAY. AN AMERICAN SWIMMER JUST PUT THE AN AMERICAN SWIMMER JUST PUT THE WORLD ON NOTICE. WORLD ON NOTICE.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. FLORIDA NATIVE CALEB DRESSEL FLORIDA NATIVE CALEB DRESSEL DOMINATED THE WORLD DOMINATED THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BREAKING SEVERAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, BREAKING SEVERAL RECORDS HELD BY MICHAEL PHELPS RECORDS HELD BY MICHAEL PHELPS IN THE PROCESS. IN THE PROCESS. WE’LL TALK TO CALEB LIVE IN A WE’LL TALK TO CALEB LIVE IN A MOMENT. MOMENT. FIRST, A CLOSER LOOK AT THE NEW FIRST, A CLOSER LOOK AT THE NEW MAN TO BEAT IN THE POOL. MAN TO BEAT IN THE POOL.>>Reporter: WHEN THE LIGHTS>>Reporter: WHEN THE LIGHTS SHINE BRIGHT AND THE PRESSURE SHINE BRIGHT AND THE PRESSURE RAMPS UP, CALEB DRESSEL DOESN’T RAMPS UP, CALEB DRESSEL DOESN’T BACK DOWN, HE DELIVERS. BACK DOWN, HE DELIVERS.>>DRESSEL JUST HAS AN>>DRESSEL JUST HAS AN INCREDIBLE START. INCREDIBLE START.>>Reporter: IN A SPORT WHERE>>Reporter: IN A SPORT WHERE TIMING IS EVERYTHING, THE TIMING IS EVERYTHING, THE AMERICAN SWIMMING SUPERSTAR AMERICAN SWIMMING SUPERSTAR MAKES EVERY MILLISECOND COUNT. MAKES EVERY MILLISECOND COUNT. LEAPING FROM THE STARTING BLOCK, LEAPING FROM THE STARTING BLOCK, THE 22-YEAR-OLD HAS PROVEN HE THE 22-YEAR-OLD HAS PROVEN HE CAN PUT ON A SHOW. CAN PUT ON A SHOW.>>USA.>>USA.>>Reporter: THREE YEARS AGO,>>Reporter: THREE YEARS AGO, THE FLORIDA NATIVE BROKE OUT IN THE FLORIDA NATIVE BROKE OUT IN A BIG WAY AT THE RIO OLYMPICS, A BIG WAY AT THE RIO OLYMPICS, ROCKETING THROUGH THE WATER. ROCKETING THROUGH THE WATER.>>OFF TO A BRILLIANT START.>>OFF TO A BRILLIANT START.>>Reporter: DRESSEL WON HIS>>Reporter: DRESSEL WON HIS FIRST TWO OLYMPIC GOLDS AS PART FIRST TWO OLYMPIC GOLDS AS PART OF U.S. RELAY TEAMS AND SHOWED OF U.S. RELAY TEAMS AND SHOWED HE WAS READY FOR PRIMETIME. HE WAS READY FOR PRIMETIME.>>I WANTED TO GET MY HAND ON>>I WANTED TO GET MY HAND ON THE WALL AND DO THE BEST I COULD THE WALL AND DO THE BEST I COULD FOR OUR RELAY BOYS AND EVERYONE FOR OUR RELAY BOYS AND EVERYONE WATCHING. WATCHING.>>Reporter: AT THE WORLD>>Reporter: AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2017, DRESSEL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2017, DRESSEL MADE AN EVEN BIGGER SPLASH. MADE AN EVEN BIGGER SPLASH.>>CALEB DRESSEL IN THE MIDDLE>>CALEB DRESSEL IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR SCREEN GOING AWFULLY OF YOUR SCREEN GOING AWFULLY FAST. FAST.>>Reporter: CRUISING BY THE>>Reporter: CRUISING BY THE COMPETITION, HE WON SEVEN GOLDS COMPETITION, HE WON SEVEN GOLDS IN ALL. IN ALL.>>DRESSEL!>>DRESSEL!>>IT’S GOING TO BE DRESSEL AT>>IT’S GOING TO BE DRESSEL AT THE LINE. THE LINE.>>DRESSEL!>>DRESSEL!>>Reporter: TYING THE RECORD>>Reporter: TYING THE RECORD SET BY SWIMMING ICON MICHAEL SET BY SWIMMING ICON MICHAEL PHELPS. PHELPS. JUST LAST MONTH, DRESSEL HAD JUST LAST MONTH, DRESSEL HAD HISTORY ON HIS MIND AGAIN AT THE HISTORY ON HIS MIND AGAIN AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.>>HERE HE COMES.>>HERE HE COMES.>>Reporter: WINNING A>>Reporter: WINNING A RECORD-SETTING EIGHT TOTAL RECORD-SETTING EIGHT TOTAL MEDALS THIS TIME AROUND AND MEDALS THIS TIME AROUND AND BREAKING PHELPS’ WORLD RECORD IN BREAKING PHELPS’ WORLD RECORD IN THE 100 METER BUTTERFLY. THE 100 METER BUTTERFLY.>>I THOUGHT I COULD DO IT.>>I THOUGHT I COULD DO IT. I THINK IT WAS MY TIME TO DO IT. I THINK IT WAS MY TIME TO DO IT. I WENT FOR IT. I WENT FOR IT.>>Reporter: NOW, WITH THE TOKYO>>Reporter: NOW, WITH THE TOKYO OLYMPICS ON THE HORIZON, WILL OLYMPICS ON THE HORIZON, WILL CALEB DRESSEL WILL READY TO CALEB DRESSEL WILL READY TO SHINE ON THE SPORT’S BIGGEST SHINE ON THE SPORT’S BIGGEST STAGE? STAGE?>>THERE’S ANOTHER ONE PERSON TO>>THERE’S ANOTHER ONE PERSON TO ASK ABOUT THAT, CALEB DRESSEL ASK ABOUT THAT, CALEB DRESSEL HIMSELF. HIMSELF. THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER IS HERE. THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER IS HERE. YOU BROUGHT SOME HARDWARE. YOU BROUGHT SOME HARDWARE. WE NEED A BIGGER TABLE TO HOLD WE NEED A BIGGER TABLE TO HOLD OFF THE MEDALS. OFF THE MEDALS. WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU LOOK WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT YOU ACCOMPLISHED AT AT WHAT YOU ACCOMPLISHED AT WORLDS? WORLDS?>>TO ME, IT IS PIECES OF MEDAL.>>TO ME, IT IS PIECES OF MEDAL. WHAT I TAKE FROM THE MEET, WHAT I TAKE FROM THE MEET, MEMORIES, LEARNING. MEMORIES, LEARNING. GOOD OR BAD MEET, THAT IS THE GOOD OR BAD MEET, THAT IS THE BEAUTY OF THE SPORT. BEAUTY OF THE SPORT. THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO TAKE AWAY FROM IT. TAKE AWAY FROM IT. WE ONLY GET ONE SPOT A YEAR. WE ONLY GET ONE SPOT A YEAR. I’LL TAKE A FEW THINGS I LEARNED I’LL TAKE A FEW THINGS I LEARNED FROM WORLDS AND CARRY IT OVER. FROM WORLDS AND CARRY IT OVER.>>WE HEARD IN THE PIECE ABOUT>>WE HEARD IN THE PIECE ABOUT THE WORLD RECORDS YOU SET, THE WORLD RECORDS YOU SET, INCLUDING THE 100 BUTTERFLY HELD INCLUDING THE 100 BUTTERFLY HELD BY MICHAEL PHELPS FOR TEN YEARS. BY MICHAEL PHELPS FOR TEN YEARS. YOU WERE A 12-YEAR-OLD WHO YOU WERE A 12-YEAR-OLD WHO IDOLIZED PHELPS THEN. IDOLIZED PHELPS THEN. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF BREAKING WHAT DO YOU THINK OF BREAKING HIS RECORD? HIS RECORD?>>IT IS CRAZY TO WATCH IT COME>>IT IS CRAZY TO WATCH IT COME FULL CIRCLE. FULL CIRCLE. I DON’T REMEMBER THE RACE IN I DON’T REMEMBER THE RACE IN 2009. 2009. I’VE SEEN HIM SPIM ITWIM IT, THE I’VE SEEN HIM SPIM ITWIM IT, THE STRATEGY. STRATEGY. SOMEONE ASKED ME AS A SOMEONE ASKED ME AS A 12-YEAR-OLD IF I WOULD HAVE BEEN 12-YEAR-OLD IF I WOULD HAVE BEEN THE RECORD HOLDER TEN YEARS TO THE RECORD HOLDER TEN YEARS TO COME, I WOULD HAVE CALLED THEM COME, I WOULD HAVE CALLED THEM CRAZY. CRAZY. IT IS COOL TO WATCH THE SPORT IT IS COOL TO WATCH THE SPORT COME FULL CIRCLE. COME FULL CIRCLE.>>IN A RACE LIKE THAT, IS THE>>IN A RACE LIKE THAT, IS THE WORLD RECORD IN YOUR MIND, OR WORLD RECORD IN YOUR MIND, OR ARE YOU LIKE, LET ME SWIM AS ARE YOU LIKE, LET ME SWIM AS FAST AS I CAN? FAST AS I CAN?>>SO THAT DAY, YES, IT WAS.>>SO THAT DAY, YES, IT WAS. I KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO BE MY I KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO BE MY SHOT TO GET IT. SHOT TO GET IT. THE DAY I — THE DAY AFTER THAT, THE DAY I — THE DAY AFTER THAT, I WAS GOING TO BEFULLY SWIMMING I WAS GOING TO BEFULLY SWIMMING FLY AGAIN, BUT I HAD AN EVENT FLY AGAIN, BUT I HAD AN EVENT RIGHT BEFORE. RIGHT BEFORE. I WANTED TO DON’T, AND THAT WAS I WANTED TO DON’T, AND THAT WAS THE TIME TO GET IT DONE. THE TIME TO GET IT DONE.>>YOU TRAIN SO INCREDIBLY HARD>>YOU TRAIN SO INCREDIBLY HARD FOR EVENTS LIKE THE WORLD FOR EVENTS LIKE THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. CHAMPIONSHIPS. YOU TREAT YOUR BODIES LIKE YOU TREAT YOUR BODIES LIKE TEMPLES, ALL THE REST OF IT. TEMPLES, ALL THE REST OF IT. WHAT DO YOU DO AFTER? WHAT DO YOU DO AFTER? YOU WIN EIGHT MEDALS. YOU WIN EIGHT MEDALS. DO YOU COMPLETELY LET YOURSELF DO YOU COMPLETELY LET YOURSELF GOING, LIKE SAVANNAH AND MYSELF GOING, LIKE SAVANNAH AND MYSELF PROBABLY WOULD? PROBABLY WOULD?>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY RIGHT.>>EXACTLY RIGHT. UP TO THE MEET, YOU’RE ON A UP TO THE MEET, YOU’RE ON A STRICT DIET. STRICT DIET. PRETTY MUCH EATING AS MUCH AS I PRETTY MUCH EATING AS MUCH AS I CAN, YOU KNOW, WITH THE RIGHT CAN, YOU KNOW, WITH THE RIGHT FOODS. FOODS. WHEN THE MEET ENDED, WHEN I GOT WHEN THE MEET ENDED, WHEN I GOT BACK HOME, I WENT ON MY — BACK HOME, I WENT ON MY –>>WHAT’D YOU GO FOR?>>WHAT’D YOU GO FOR?>>ONE THING I WANTED WAS FRENCH>>ONE THING I WANTED WAS FRENCH TOAST. TOAST.>>OH.>>OH.>>FRENCH TOAST.>>FRENCH TOAST. I WANTED A REAL CHEESEBURGER. I WANTED A REAL CHEESEBURGER.>>SURE.>>SURE.>>I GOT PIZZA.>>I GOT PIZZA. THIS ALL SOUNDS HORRIBLE. THIS ALL SOUNDS HORRIBLE. I NORMALLY DON’T EAT LIKE THIS. I NORMALLY DON’T EAT LIKE THIS.>>SOUNDS GREAT TO ME.>>SOUNDS GREAT TO ME.>>I NEEDED IT.>>I NEEDED IT. I HAD BEEN EATING RICE AND I HAD BEEN EATING RICE AND CHICKEN PRETTY MUCH EVERY MEAL CHICKEN PRETTY MUCH EVERY MEAL IN THE VILLAGE THERE. IN THE VILLAGE THERE. I NEEDED SOME GOOD OL, YOU KNOW, I NEEDED SOME GOOD OL, YOU KNOW, FOOD. FOOD.>>SAVANNAH AND I BINGE LIKE>>SAVANNAH AND I BINGE LIKE THAT AFTER EVERY SHOW. THAT AFTER EVERY SHOW.>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY. WE DON’T TREAT OUR BODIES LIKE WE DON’T TREAT OUR BODIES LIKE TEMPLES. TEMPLES. NOW, WE OBVIOUSLY ARE THINKING NOW, WE OBVIOUSLY ARE THINKING ABOUT TOKYO. ABOUT TOKYO. IT IS LESS THAN A YEAR AWAY. IT IS LESS THAN A YEAR AWAY. YOU ARE, TOO. YOU ARE, TOO. WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO GET WHERE WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO GET WHERE YOU WANT TO BE FOR THE OLYMPICS? YOU WANT TO BE FOR THE OLYMPICS?>>YEAH, I MEAN, IT IS A>>YEAH, I MEAN, IT IS A COMPLETELY NEW FOCUS EVERY YEAR. COMPLETELY NEW FOCUS EVERY YEAR. EACH YEAR IS DIFFERENT. EACH YEAR IS DIFFERENT. TRAINING HAS TO BE NOT TOTALLY TRAINING HAS TO BE NOT TOTALLY DIFFERENT BUT THE FOCUS YOU DIFFERENT BUT THE FOCUS YOU BRING HAS TO BE BETTER AND BRING HAS TO BE BETTER AND FRESHER THAN THE YEAR BEFORE. FRESHER THAN THE YEAR BEFORE. TODAY, I’M LEAVING TO GO TO TODAY, I’M LEAVING TO GO TO COLORADO FOR ALTITUDE TRAINING. COLORADO FOR ALTITUDE TRAINING. YOU KNOW, JUST GET READY FOR YOU KNOW, JUST GET READY FOR NEXT YEAR IS EXACTLY WHAT IT IS. NEXT YEAR IS EXACTLY WHAT IT IS. IT’LL BE DIFFERENT. IT’LL BE DIFFERENT. I’M NOT SURE WHAT TO EXPECT. I’M NOT SURE WHAT TO EXPECT. THERE’S A LOT OF THINGS OUT OF THERE’S A LOT OF THINGS OUT OF CONTROL. CONTROL. I’M EXCITED FOR THE TRAINING. I’M EXCITED FOR THE TRAINING. WE HAVE A COUPLE MONTHS TO WE HAVE A COUPLE MONTHS TO DON’T. DON’T. IT’LL GO BY QUICK. IT’LL GO BY QUICK.>>YOU WON A COUPLE GOLD MEDALS>>YOU WON A COUPLE GOLD MEDALS IN THE RELAYS IN RIO THREE YEARS IN THE RELAYS IN RIO THREE YEARS AGO. AGO. DID THAT EXPERIENCE GET YOU DID THAT EXPERIENCE GET YOU READY FOR TOKYO, GET THE FIRST READY FOR TOKYO, GET THE FIRST OLYMPIC NERVES OUT OF THE WAY OLYMPIC NERVES OUT OF THE WAY MAYBE? MAYBE?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. WATCHING THE VIDEO, I FORGET HOW WATCHING THE VIDEO, I FORGET HOW YOUNG I WAS. YOUNG I WAS. IT WAS ONLY THREE YEARS AGO, BUT IT WAS ONLY THREE YEARS AGO, BUT IT IS CRAZY HOW MUCH HAS CHANGED IT IS CRAZY HOW MUCH HAS CHANGED SINCE THEN. SINCE THEN. YEAH, TRIALS IS PROBABLY THE YEAH, TRIALS IS PROBABLY THE MOST NERVE-RACKING PART, MAKING MOST NERVE-RACKING PART, MAKING THE TEAM, AND AFTER THAT, THE TEAM, AND AFTER THAT, ESPECIALLY FOR A LOT OF ESPECIALLY FOR A LOT OF AMERICANS, IT DOESN’T COME AMERICANS, IT DOESN’T COME EASIER BUT IT IS EASIER THAN THE EASIER BUT IT IS EASIER THAN THE TRIALS BECAUSE YOU’RE ON THE TRIALS BECAUSE YOU’RE ON THE TEAM. TEAM. I’M EXCITED. I’M EXCITED. LOOKING FORWARD TO JUNE, JULY, LOOKING FORWARD TO JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST NEXT YEAR. AND AUGUST NEXT YEAR.>>WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.>>WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. YOU’VE ALREADY MADE THE U.S. YOU’VE ALREADY MADE THE U.S. PROUD. PROUD. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE OLYMPICS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE OLYMPICS NEXT YEAR. NEXT YEAR. HOPEFULLY WE’LL SEE LOTS OF YOU HOPEFULLY WE’LL SEE LOTS OF YOU IN TOKYO.

80 Replies to “Meet Caeleb Dressel, Swim Star Breaking Michael Phelps’ Records | TODAY”

  1. Jesus Christ is Lord God of all! God bless you all! Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, is too difficult for the Lord our God, with Christ, ALL things are possible!

  2. Such a nice young man I’ve met him so humble I can’t ask for a better person to be apart of USA swimming see ya in February looking forward to that one swim

  3. His world record performance and other gold medal performances are incredibly impressive. I'm not trying to take anything away from him but the medal total record should have an asterisk next to it because of the inclusion of the mens/womens coed 4X100 relay. This is an event that was introduced for the first time this world championships and upcoming olympics. It provides athletes with another medal opportunity which phelps and mark spitz did not have in their olympic schedule/program. Given the general U.S. Dominance in the sport we can assume there's above a 50% chance that both athletes would have won gold in the coed relay. Still all props to Caeleb and look forward to seeing his continued success

  4. Remember seeing this dude back when he was at Clay/Bolles. Thinking one day he could make the Olympics. Now nbc is making him the face of the games. Incredible

  5. Great swimmer but there's no way you can compare him to Phelps – Phelps is the greater athlete in every sense of the word.

  6. Great swimmer with a great personality, good to have someone for swimming who can carry an interview like Phelps could

  7. Last week, 2 Phelps world records were broken at worlds… one from Dressel and the other was the 200 fly by Milak from Hungary. Phelps' records were done during the "supersuit era" (full body, neoprene or neoprene leggings). Now, Phelps' records are being beaten with "textile" suits….. i.e. average suits. Swimming is getting very fast without the technology. Non-tech times are beating old tech time world records. Now Phelps has just one remaining world record….. the 400IM.

  8. (Almost) more impressive that swimming on the world stage, was his performances in college. He didn't just set NCAA records, he would win by a % that was unheard of across all sports.

  9. I just hope nobody puts the Phelps type pressure on him. different swimmer, (mostly) different events. When Phelps was younger he even said he wanted to be the first michael phelps, not the second mark spitz. Phelps is also a generational type talent

  10. He won 🥇7 medals at the 2017 World Championships 🤦‍♂️… newest phenom… more like a seasoned veteran.

  11. He had the chance to swim with the greatest and I am sure he will be the next ….

    He Kinda look like Stephen Perkins …

  12. Its weird to see someone break your idol record, but i m glad its this guy seems very cool and good person not show off, best of luck Caeleb

  13. It was Gwangju where the championship took place. How come it never mentioned even once while Tokyo repeated after Tokyo…

  14. Swimmers train the hardest because what else do they do but swim?! Plus it takes almost every major muscle to do most strokes, especially the fly.

  15. I like how no one cared that he was the first human to break an 18 second 50m but he beats a Michael Phelps record and they get it a month later!?

  16. He’s better than Phelps. Phelps is great but he’s kind of arrogant, Caeleb is humble, sweet kid. He has so much more in store for him.

  17. Non swimmers are the only ones calling him the next Michael Phelps. Anyone in the swim community knows that he special in his own right.

  18. Swimming is the one of the most difficult and underrated sports ever. There's nothing easy about swimming. Every detail, from head rotation, hip position, the catch, the kick, takes years to master.

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