|Caeleb Dressel Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||August 16, 1996|
|Spouse||Meghan Amelia Haila|
Caeleb Dressel is an American swimmer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest swimmers of the modern era. He had won 2 ‘Gold’ medals (4×100 m freestyle, 4×100 m medley) at the 2016 Rio Olympics and had followed it up with 5 more (50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle, 100 m butterfly, 4×100 m freestyle, 4×100 m medley) at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. At the 2017 Budapest World Aquatics Championships (Long Course), he had amassed 7 ‘Gold’ medals (50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle, 100 m butterfly, 4×100 m freestyle, 4×100 m medley, 4×100 m mixed freestyle, 4×100 m mixed medley). At the 2019 Gwangju World Aquatics Championships (Long Course), he had won a record 8 medals – 6 ‘Gold’ (50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle, 50 m butterfly, 100 m butterfly, 4×100 m freestyle, 4×100 m mixed freestyle) and 2 ‘Silver’ (4×100 m medley, 4×100 m mixed medley). At the 2018 Hangzhou FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation) World Swimming Championships (Short Course), he had won 9 more medals – 6 ‘Gold’ (100 m freestyle, 4×50 m freestyle, 4×100 m freestyle, 4×100 m medley, 4×50 m mixed freestyle, 4×50 m mixed medley) and 3 ‘Silver’ (50 m freestyle, 100 m butterfly, 4×50 m medley).
Caeleb Remel Dressel
Green Cove Springs, Clay County, Florida, United States
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, United States
Caeleb had attended the Clay High School in his hometown of Green Cove Springs. After his high school graduation, he had joined the University of Florida, a public land-grant research university in Gainesville, Florida, in 2014. He was a collegiate swimmer there and had graduated in 2018.
- Father – Michael Dressel (Veterinary Doctor)
- Mother – Christina Dressel
- Siblings – Sherridon Dressel (Sister) (Competitive Swimmer), Tyler Dressel (Brother) (Competitive Swimmer), Kaitlyn Dressel (Older Sister) (Competitive Swimmer)
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
88 kg or 194 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Caeleb has dated –
- Meghan Amelia Haila (2013-Present) – Caeleb had started dating high school acquaintance Meghan Amelia Haila in 2013 and the couple eventually got engaged in 2019. They got married in February 2021.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of American descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
- Has his left hand covered in tattoos
- Has the ‘Olympics’ logo tattooed on his right forearm
Caeleb Dressel Facts
- As of August 2021, Caeleb had held the world record in the 100 m butterfly event (both long course and short course), the 50 m freestyle event (short course), and the 100 m individual medley event (short course).
- As of August 2021, he had also held the American long course records in the 50 m freestyle, the 100 m freestyle, the 50 m butterfly, and the 100 m butterfly events. He had also held the short course records in the 50-yard freestyle, the 100-yard freestyle, the 100-yard butterfly, and the 200-yard individual medley events.
- At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he had become the 5th American to win 5 or more ‘Gold’ medals at a single edition of the Olympics, in the past 50 years. Mark Spitz (swimming, 1972 Munich Summer Olympics), Eric Heiden (speed skating, 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics), Matt Biondi (swimming, 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics), and Michael Phelps (swimming, 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, and 2016 Rio Summer Olympics) are the others to have achieved this feat.
- At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he had also become the first swimmer in history to win the ‘Gold’ medal in the 50 m freestyle, the 100 m freestyle, and the 100 m butterfly events at a single edition of the Olympics.
Featured Image by Caeleb Dressel / Instagram