Caeleb Dressel, Team USA Olympic swimmer, medals, records, personal History

Caeleb Dressel is representing Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics. We take a look at the swimmer's career, personal life and the meaning of his tattoos.

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7/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

Caeleb Dressel is representing Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics . We take a look at the swimmer's career, personal life and the meaning of his tattoos.

Caeleb Dressel is representing Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics . We take a look at the swimmer's career, personal life and the meaning of his tattoos.

Birthplace:Orange Park, FloridaCaeleb Dressel seen at the medal ceremony at the U.S. Olympic trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska, where tied his own American record for the 50-meter freestyle title.Maddie Meyer/Getty ImagesOlympics HistoryAt the U.S. Olympic trials in June, Dressel qualified in the 100-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly and 50-meter freestyle categories. He tied his own American record of 21.04 seconds for the 50-meter title, which he set in 2019 at the FINA World Aquatic Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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Dressel told the Team USA website at the time of the U.S. trials:"There's only so much you can think about a race that lasts 21 seconds.Caeleb Dressel pictured during the men's 50 meter freestyle final at the 2021 U.S. Olympic trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska.

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images"I knew that I had a chance to be 21-low—a good race is what I thought I saw on the board. So, I'm really happy with that, I thought I held stroke together pretty well, I got a little choppy in the middle of the pool, but the beginning and end were as good as they could have been," he said, according to the website. headtopics.com

Dressel made his Olympics debut at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The record-holder won two gold medals in relays at the 2016 Games, one for the 4x100 freestyle and another for the 4x100 medley, according to the Team USA website.Caeleb Dressel seen with his gold medal on the podium at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro following his win of the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay final.

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Medals and RecordsIn addition to his two Olympic gold medal wins, Dressel has won 24 medals from world championship competitions, comprising 19 golds and five silvers.According to the Team USA website, the swimmer's eight medal wins in 2019 alone were an all-time record. His six gold medals put him into third place in history, after Phelps and Ryan Lochte, who didn't qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, according to the website.

At the time of the U.S. Olympic trials in June this year, Dressel said:"I understand people's interest in my career, but for me, it's just about swimming faster that's what I like to do."I like to look for ways to get better, I like the challenges that the sport brings. So, I'm going to have that in a month in the water," he told the Team USA website at the time.

Caeleb Dressel at the 2019 FINA World Championships held in Gwangju, South Korea.Quinn Rooney/Getty ImagesAs noted on Dressel's personal website, he is the"World Record Holder" for the"100 LCM [long course meters] Fly" category and another for"50 SCM [short course meters] Free" category. headtopics.com

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Caeleb Dressel competing in a preliminary heat for the men’s 100-meter butterfly race at the 2021 U.S. Olympic swimming trials in June.Maddie Meyer/Getty ImagesHe is also the"American Record Holder" in the following categories, as highlighted on his website:

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Swimmer Caeleb Dressel: ‘I think the sport chose me’Team USA swimmer Caeleb Dressel has already has one gold medal in the Tokyo Games as part of the 4-by-100 freestyle relay team, on top of two he won in Rio. Expectations couldn't be higher for the Florida native, whom some have called the heir apparent to Michael Phelps. TODAY’s Craig Melvin spoke with Dressel, who says: “I think the sport chose me … I love the challenges it throws my way.” He also says he thinks Phelps is “a better swimmer than me.”

Caeleb Dressel’s family join TODAY live from FloridaU.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel ’s parents, wife and sisters join TODAY live from Universal Orlando in Florida, where they’re cheering him on as he competes in the Tokyo Olympics . “He’s just a fun-loving goofball,” says Dressel’s wife, Meghan. “His energy is infectious.” She also talks about his Lego hobby. all about the money they get for being on the show This looks like an exclusive soccer mom club with the inclusionary stay at home dad. Dr. Mike Dressel was our dogs' vet when we moved to Jacksonville. Great guy!

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Why Olympic Swimmer Caeleb Dressel Doesn’t Want You Comparing Him to Michael Phelps - E! OnlineTeam USA’s Caeleb Dressel may be the to watch on the men’s swimming team, but that doesn’t mean he’s the next Michael Phelps. Find out why he think it’s unfair to compare him to the greatest swimmer.

Swimmer Caeleb Dressel: ‘I think the sport chose me’Team USA swimmer Caeleb Dressel has already has one gold medal in the Tokyo Games as part of the 4-by-100 freestyle relay team, on top of two he won in Rio. Expectations couldn't be higher for the Florida native, whom some have called the heir apparent to Michael Phelps. TODAY’s Craig Melvin spoke with Dressel, who says: “I think the sport chose me … I love the challenges it throws my way.” He also says he thinks Phelps is “a better swimmer than me.”

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