Caeleb Dressel

Birth Day August 16th, 1996
Birth Place Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States
Age 25 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Leo

Caeleb Remel Dressel professionally known as Caleb Dressel is a competitive swimmer who specializes in Butterfly and Freestyle and represents the United States primarily in 100-metre Butterfly and Freestyle events. He earned seven gold medals at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, and eight medals at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, including six gold and two silver.  He is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and currently holds world records in the 100-meter butterfly(both long and short course), 50-meter freestyle (short course), and 100-meter individual medley (short course). Moreover, he holds the American records in 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle and in 50-meter and 100-meter butterfly (all long course). 

On 26 July 2021, At the 2020 Summer Olympics, Caeleb Dressel won gold in the men's 4* 100-meter freestyle relay along with his relay teammates Blake Pieroni, Bowe Becker, and Zach Apple.

Besides swimming, Caeleb is also active on social media platforms. He has around 360k followers on his official Instagram handle @caelebdressel. He also owns a YouTube channel, @Caeleb Dressel on which he joined on October 9, 2011. His YouTube channel boasts more than 25.1k subscribers as of July 2021. 

Early Life

Caeleb Dressel was born on 16th August 1996 as the son of Michael Dressel (father) and Christiana Dressel (mother). His father, Michael is a veterinarian in Jacksonville, Florida. He has three siblings, a brother named Tyler Dressel, and two sisters named Kaitlyn Dressel and Sherridon Dressel. All of his siblings are competitive swimmers. Born and raised in Green Cove Springs, Florida, in the United States, Caeleb is American by nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity.  As per his birth date, Caeleb's zodiac sign is Leo. His religious belief is in Christianity.

Regarding Caleb's educational background, he attended Clay High School in his hometown but trained with the Bolles School Sharks team in Jacksonville under the tutelage of Sergio Lopez. Also, he had represented his club at high school competitions and junior nationals. In 2014, he graduated from Clay High School and then enrolled at the University of Florida, where he joined the swimming and diving team of Florida Gators. While representing his college team, he had competed at the NCAA and SEC Championships. Caeleb graduated with a degree in Natural Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida in 2018. 

Swimming Career

American Freestyle Swimmer Caeleb Dressel

  • Caeleb Dressel began swimming around the age of five. He swam collegiately at the University of Florida for four years where he is the reigning school record holder. While at college, he won several accolades including SEC Male Swimmer of the Year thrice (2016, 2017, and 2018) and CSCAA Swimmer of the Year in 2018. 
  • At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, Caeleb Dressel was the youngest male swimmer at the age of fifteen. Where he placed 145th in the 50-meter freestyle and tied for 152nd in the 100-meter freestyle. He led off the 200-yard free relay in 19.82 and became the first swimmer under 16 years old to break 20 seconds.
  • At the 2013 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Dubai, Caeleb won six medals, including a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle.
  • He became the youngest swimmer in history to break the 19-second barrier in the 50-yard freestyle, swimming an 18.94 to lead off his club team's relay, at the 2013 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships.
  • At the senior 2015 national Championships (long course), Caeleb won two individual titles, in the 50-meter and the 100-meter freestyle.
  • At the 2016 Men's NCAA Division I Championships, he broke the American and US Open records in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 18.20 and the 100-yard freestyle with 40.46.
  • Caeleb won his first and second gold medal in the 4* 100-meter freestyle relay and 4*100-meter medley relay at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
  • At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, he won seven gold medals and set numerous American records. He also named the male swimmer of the meet. Even, he became the second swimmer to win seven gold medals at a single World Championships, after Michael Phelps in 2007.
  • At the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, he won all three of his individual races and won his first relay national title.
  • He garnered eight medals at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, including six gold and two silver.
  • At the 2020 USA Swimming Olympic trials, he won the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 47.39 and qualifying him for the US Olympic Swimming Team in the 100-meter freestyle and the 4*100-meter freestyle relay for the 2020Summer Olympics.
  • His swim also qualified him to represent the United States in the 100-meter butterfly and 50-meter freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
  • At the 2020 Summer Olympics, Caeleb won gold in the men's 4* 100-meter freestyle relay along with his relay teammates Blake Pieroni, Bowe Becker, and Zach Apple.

Personal Life


Caeleb Dressel is a newlywed man. He is happily married to a fellow swimmer, Meghan Haila. The couple had been in a relationship since 2013 while they were in high school. After dating for almost 6 years, they got engaged in late 2019 and finally got married on 13 February 2021. Currently, they reside in Gainesville, Florida.

He currently trains under Coach Gregg Troy and Matt DeLancey at UF. 

Net Worth

Caeleb Dressel has a net worth of around $3 million as of 2021. He managed such fortune from his professional swimming career. He also has extra earnings with sponsorship deals with brands like Toyota, Coca-Cola, Reese's chocolates, Toyota, and others. He has also signed a sponsorship deal with swimwear brand Speedo on 19 July 2018.

Height and Weight

Caeleb Dressel is a handsome man with an athletic body physique. He stands tall at 1.91m (6 feet and 3 inches) which perfectly matches his body weight of 88kg (194 lbs.). He has a pair of blue eyes and his hair colour is blonde. Moreover, he is straight by sexuality and has a tattoo of a gator on his left arm.

Gold Medals

  • At the 2016 Summer Olympics-Men's 4* 100-metre freestyle relay
  • At the 2016 Summer Olympics-Men's 4* 100-metre medley relay
  • At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships-Men's 50 metre freestyle
  • At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships-Men's 100 metre freestyle
  • At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships-Men's 100 metre butterfly
  • At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships- Men's 4* 100-metre freestyle relay
  • At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships-Men's 4* 100-metre medley relay
  • At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships-4*100 metres mixed freestyle relay
  • At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships-4*100 metres mixed medley relay
  • At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships-Men's 50 metre freestyle
  • At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships-Men's 100 metre freestyle
  • At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships-Men's 50 metre butterfly
  • At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships-Men's 100 metre butterfly
  • At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships-Men's 4* 100-metre freestyle relay
  • At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships-4*100 metres mixed freestyle relay
  • At the 2020 Summer Olympics-Men's 4* 100-metre freestyle relay

Awards

  • Won the athlete of the year award at the 2019 USAS Convention.
  • Won the Swammy awards for US male swimmer of the year and Male swimmer of the year at the 2020 ISL season in Budapest.

World Records

Long Course meters

  • On July 27, 2017, at the 2017 World Championships-4*100 metres mixed medley relay in 3:38.56
  • On July 29, 2017, at the 2017 World Championships-4*100 metres mixed freestyle relay in 3:19.60
  • On July 26, 2019, at the 2019 World Championships-100 metre butterfly in 49.50
  • On July 27, 2019, at the 2019 World Championships-4*100 metres mixed freestyle relay (2) in 3:19.40

Short Course Meters

  • On December 11, 2018, at the 2018 World Championships-4* 100-metre freestyle relay in 3:03.03
  • On December 13, 2018, at the 2018 World Championships-4* 50-metre medley mix relay in 1:36.40
  • On December 14, 2018, at the 2018 World Championships-4* 50-metre freestyle relay in 1:21.80
  • On December 16, 2018, at the 2018 World Championships-4* 50-metre freestyle mix relay in 1:27.89
  • On December 20, 2019, at International Swimming League-5o metre freestyle in 20.34
  • On November 16, 2020, at International Swimming League-100 metre individual medley in 49.88
  • On November 21, 2020, at International Swimming League-100 metre butterfly in 47.78
  • On November 21, 2020, at International Swimming League-50 metre freestyle (2) in 20.16
  • On November 22, 2020, at International Swimming League-100 metre individual medley (2) in 49.28

National Records

Long Course Meters

  • On July 23, 2017, at the 2017 World Championships-50 metre butterfly in 33.76 (SF)
  • On July 23, 2017, at the 2017 World Championships-100 metre freestyle in 47.26
  • On July 27, 2017, at the 2017 World Championships-100 metre freestyle (2) in 47.17
  • On July 29, 2017, at the 2017 World Championships-50 metre freestyle in 21.15
  • On July 21, 2019, at the 2019 World Championships-50 metre butterfly (2) in 22.57 (SF)
  • On July 22, 2019, at the 2019 World Championships-50 metre butterfly (3) in 22.35
  • On July 25, 2019, at the 2019 World Championships-100 metre freestyle (3) in 46.96
  • On July 26, 2019, at the 2019 World Championships-100 metre butterfly in 49.50 (SF)
  • On July 27, 2019, at the 2019 World Championships-50 metre freestyle (2) in 21.04

Short Course Metres

  • On December 14, 2018, at the 2018 World Championships-50 metre freestyle in 20.43
  • On December 16, 2018, at the 2018 World Championships-100 metre freestyle in 45.62
  • On November 17, 2019, at the International Swimming League-50 metre butterfly in 22.21
  • On December 20, 2019,  at the International Swimming league-50 metre freestyle (2) in 20.24
  • On December 21, 2019, at International Swimming League-100 metre freestyle (2) in 45.22
  • On December 21, 2019, at International Swimming League-50 metre butterfly (2) in 22.06
  • On November 10, 2020, at International Swimming league-100 metre individual medley in 50.48
  • On November 10, 2020, at International Swimming League-50 metre butterfly (3) in 22.06
  • On November 16, 2020, at International Swimming League-100 metre freestyle (3) in 45.20
  • On November 16, 2020, at International Swimming league-100 metre individual medley (2) in 49.88
  • On November 16, 2020, at the International swimming League-50 metre butterfly (4) in 22.04
  • On November 21, 2020, at International Swimming League-100 metre butterfly in 47.78
  • On November 21, 2020, at International Swimming League-50 metre freestyle (3) in 20.16
  • On November 21, 2020, at International Swimming League-100 metre freestyle (4) in 45.18 (r)
  • On November 22, 2020, at the international Swimming League-100 metre freestyle (5) in 45.08
  • On November 22, 2020, at International Swimming League-100 metre individual medley (3) in 49.28

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