Caeleb Dressel - Updated Feb 2024

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Caeleb Dressel

Caeleb Dressel is an American swimmer and sprint specialist. Caeleb Dressel is a former junior World Champion, NCAA All-American, and National Age Group Record Holder. The aquatic star is a 7-time Olympic Champion and 13-time World Champion in competitive swimming. He has represented his country on numerous occasions and has bagged loads of awards.

Early life

Caeleb Dressel was born on 16th August of 1996, in Green Cove Springs, Fla, United States of America. This makes him 27 years old as of today. The full name of Caeleb is Caeleb Remel Dressel. His father is Michael Dressel and his mother is Christina Dressel.  His father was a collegiate swimmer and veterinarian by profession. Talking about siblings, he has 3 other siblings; Kaitly, Tyler, and Sherridon.

Unsurprisingly, all his siblings are also swimmers. He holds an American nationality. Similarly, he belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. Further, he follows Christianity and has Leo as his zodiac star.

Talking about his academic journey, he completed his schooling at Clay High School. Later, he attended Florida University, where his father also went. He performed at both his school and college also in numerous competitions. Caeleb has a degree in Natural Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida.

Caeleb Dressel- Professional life

Dressel came from a swimmer’s family. Naturally, he was inclined toward swimming too. The talented swimmer was in the limelight from an earlier age. He started participating at a quite early age and performed well. To look back, his first competitive game came at the age of 15 years of age in 2011 in the Junior National Championships in Palo Alto. At the very first attempt, he was shattering records. The following year, he won the 100m Freestyle and 4x200m freestyle relay at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals.

The year 2013

Dressel continuing the journey participated in some high-profile competitions this year. He won 6 medals in the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships record in 2013. In the same year, he also participated in the 2013 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships.

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Caption: Caeleb Dressel during a match (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The year 2015

Caeleb won his first college-level swimming competition in 50 y freestyle at the NCAA Men’s Division 1 Swimming Championships, in the year 2015. The same year, he was glorious on 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle titles at the Senior National Swimming Championships in San Antonio.

The year 2016

The main highlight of his career came at this time. He appeared in the 2016 Rio Olympics. He was successful in winning 2 gold medals in  4x100m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley. Dressel also won and broke records at the Men’s NCAA Division I Championships.

The year 2017

The winning streak did not just continue but also started to widen. He remained victorious in NCAA titles on different occasions in the following years 2017. He even won seven gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

The year 2018

Caeleb Dressel continued defending his NCAA titles. Caeleb won all swimming races and acquired the first national relay title at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships 2018. Further, he won multiple medals, including 5 Gold medals in 100m Freestyle, 4x100m freestyle, 4x50m Freestyle, 4x100m Medley, 4x50m Mixed Medley, and 4x50m Mixed Freestyle at the World Swimming Championships

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Caption: Caeleb Dressel after winning a match (Source: Swimming World)

The year 2019

Caeleb’s swimming career was much awarded this year too as he was able to bag other many awards. In the same year, he signed for the International Swimming League’s Cali Condors. He was able to lead the Condors to a third-place finish, winning skin races and MVP titles in most of his matches.

The year 2020

The year saw him breaking four of the world records. It came while representing Cali Condors in the international swimming league. Despite his young age, he started his coaching career at this time. He signed an ambassadorship deal for the SPIRE Institute and Academy. Caeleb has made his appearance in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 as the US national swimming team captain.

Net worth Achievements

This successful swimmer has earned a good fortune as a professional swimmer, representing at club levels and for the country in international arenas. He has a net worth of around $2.5 million US Dollars.

To mention his further achievements in the recent Tokyo Olympics 2020, he has won 5 gold medals. His first gold medals came from 4×100 m freestyle, and another in the 100-meter freestyle. The other two were on Men’s 50-meter freestyle and the 4×100 medley relay respectively. The other one was collected with his team in the relay’s lead leg off. This feat upgraded him to the elite group of Olympians who have won 5 golds in a single Olympics.

Caeleb Dressel – Personal life

This aquatic champ is married. He took marriage vows with Meghan Haila Dressel. They first met when they used to train together in high school. They swam for the Bolles School Sharks Club team during their high school years. Though they engaged in 2019, they got married in February 2021. They have not got any children yet. He is straight regarding gender choices. Further, he has never been drawn to any kind of controversies during that time.

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Caption: Caeleb Dressel and wife Megan Haila (Source: People)

Caeleb Dressel – Body measurement

Caeleb has strong and well-built physical attributes. This swimmer has a height of 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He weighs 88kg. The color of his hair is blonde and he has brown eye color. Unfortunately, there is no information about his total body measurement.

Social media

Caeleb Dressel is popular among sports enthusiasts, especially among swimmers. The fans follow him from across the globe with the help of his social media accounts, personal site, and YouTube channel too. He has a Facebook account under his name. Likewise, his Instagram account @caelebdressel has 668k followers. Let’s not forget his YouTube channel which has 27.8k subscribers.