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World Swimming championships

Discussion in 'Alligator Alley (other sports)' started by oragator1, Jul 19, 2019.

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    oragator1 Premium Member

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    Pool swimming gets underway later this weekend. Dressel will be a big part of the US team, and some other gators will be there I would assume, but UF hasn't put out a list.
    Open water swimming was this week (just as it sounds, they swim in the ocean). One UF swimmer in that, Brennan Gravley just finished 15th in the 25k swim. He came in under 5 hours in absolutely miserable conditions, basically a five hour monsoon -waves, wind, rain. Hats off to everyone who even finished today.
    He will be a freshman next year, Took a gap year this year...looks like be a great addition.
     
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    Dressel set an American record in the prelims for the 50 butterfly, and was part of the gold 4x1 Free swim for the Americans today too.
     
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    Sunday, July 28, 2019
    Dressel Produces Record-Setting Performance at 2019 FINA World Championships
    Ryan SosicUF
    Gator alum Caeleb Dressel secured a record eight medals during the 2019 FINA World Championships.
    One of eight current or former Gators competing in the event, Dressel finished the World Championships with a record eight medals, tallying six golds and two silvers. At the 2017 World Championships, Dressel secured seven golds, tying Michael Phelps' 2007 mark for the most gold medals at a World Championship. Individually, Dressel swept all four of his events.

    On the first day of competition, he swam the 50 fly, posting a prelim time of 22.84 seconds before setting an event and American record in the semifinals in a time of 22.57 later that same day. Dressel shattered that record the following day, capturing a time of 22.35 in the finals while becoming the first American to ever win the 50 fly at the event.

    After having a few days between finals, Dressel returned July 25 with an American-record swim of 46.96 in the 100 free, just .05 from a world record. The Gator alum defended his 100-free title that he captured during the 2017 World Championships.

    Dressel won his last two individual events in record fashion.

    Dressel Produces Record-Setting Performance at 2019 FINA World Championships - Florida Gators
     
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