SwimSwam Pulse: 75% Predict Dressel To Make U.S. Olympic 4×200 Free Relay

SwimSwam Pulse is a recurring function monitoring and analyzing the outcomes of our periodic A3 Efficiency Polls. You may forged your vote in our latest ballot on the SwimSwam homepage, about midway down the web page on the fitting facet, or yow will discover the ballot embedded on the backside of this publish.

Our most up-to-date ballot requested SwimSwam readers whether or not Caeleb Dressel would make the U.S. Olympic crew within the 200 free:


Query: Will Caeleb Dressel make the U.S. Olympic Staff within the 200 free?

  • Sure, as a relay swimmer (Third-Sixth) – 75.8%
  • Sure, as a person (Prime 2) – 16.8%
  • No – 7.4%

Greater than three-quarters of voters predicted that Dressel would make the Olympic crew as a 4×200 free relay swimmer, with 16.8% extra choosing Dressel to make the person 200 free.

That leaves simply 7.4% of voters predicting Dressel to keep away from the Olympic 200 free fully. Dressel confirmed earlier this month that he was planning to swim the 200 free at U.S. Olympic Trials, however he might nonetheless scratch the race, or swim a one-and-done prelims race, simply to get a time for relay consideration.

Dressel ought to have a really busy Olympic Trials lineup. He’s the favourite to make the Olympic crew within the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 fly, occasions by which he’s the defending world champion. He’s the world record-holder within the butterfly and simply inches away in each freestyles.

Including the 4×100 medley relay, 4×100 free relay, and combined 4×100 medley relay to the combination, Dressel ought to have six sturdy Olympic occasions. Including the 4×200 free relay might carry him to seven, and the person 200 free would hit eight. That’s a little bit of a magic quantity, made so by Michael Phelps‘ legendary showings on the 2004 Athens Olympics (then a document 8 medals in a single Video games) and 2008 Beijing Olympics (a document 8 gold medals in a single Video games).


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