What is the net worth of Caeleb Dressel?
Caeleb Dressel is an American swimmer whose specialties are butterfly and freestyle sprints. Caeleb has a net worth of $ 5 million. He has won multiple medals at the World Aquatics Championships, including a record of eight at the 2019 Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. In addition, Dressel has won numerous Olympic medals and holds world records in disciplines such as the 50-meter freestyle and the 100-meter butterfly.
Early life and college career
Caeleb Dressel was born in 1996 in Green Cove Springs, Florida to parents Christina and Michael. He has three siblings, Tyler, Sherridon and Kaitlyn, who are all competitive swimmers as well. As a teenager, Dressel went to Clay High School but swam with the Bolles School Sharks in Jacksonville. At the age of 15, Dressel was the youngest male swimmer to compete in the 2012 Olympics in the United States. He finished 145th in the 50-meter freestyle and 152nd place in the 100-meter freestyle. Dressel’s greatest success so far came next year when he competed in the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Dubai. There he won six medals, including gold over 100 meters freestyle. Shortly thereafter, at the Speedo Winter Junior National Championships, he became the youngest swimmer to ever break the 19-second mark in a 50-yard freestyle.
Dressel attended the University of Florida, where he swam collegially. In his freshman year, he won the 2015 NCAA 50-yard freestyle title. In the same year he won titles in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle at the senior national championships. Dressel followed with an outstanding performance at the 2016 Men’s NCAA Division I Championships, where he broke both the American and US Open records in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyles.
2016 Summer Olympics
Dressel continued his success in 2016 with his first Olympic appearance at the Rio de Janeiro Games. He swam the first stage in the 4 × 100 meter freestyle relay as part of a team with Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian and Ryan Held. The team took first place with a time of 3: 09.92 and gave Dressel his first Olympic gold medal. Shortly afterwards he won gold again in the 4 × 100 meter relay. Meanwhile, Dressel finished sixth in the 100 meter freestyle.
At the NCAA Division 1 Championships in 2017, Dressel broke both the American and US Open records in the 100-yard freestyle again; He also broke the record in the 100-yard butterfly. Further triumphs came at the World Championships in Budapest, where Dressel won seven gold medals and set a number of American records. His records were among others in the 50-meter butterfly, the 4 × 100-meter mixed-medley relay, the 100-meter freestyle, the 50-meter freestyle and the 4 × 100-meter mixed freestyle Relay set up. After Michael Phelps, Dressel was only the second swimmer to ever win seven gold medals in a single world championship.
Championships 2018 and 2019
Dressel set further records in the swimming and diving championships of the NCAA Division I in 2018. He broke the records of the American and US Open three times in the 50-yard freestyle and also broke the record in the 100-yard butterfly. As a result, Dressel won the CSCAA Swimmer of the Meet award for the third time in a row.
At the Aquatics World Championships 2019 in Gwangju, Dressel won a record of eight medals, six of which were gold. Among other things, he won the 50-meter butterfly, the 100-meter freestyle, the 50-meter freestyle, the 4 × 100-meter individual relay and the 100-meter butterfly. In the last event he broke Michael Phelps’ 10-year record.
Dressel represented the Cali Condors in the context of the first International Swimming League 2019. In the competition in Las Vegas he won all three of his matches and was named MVP for each of them. In 2020 Dressel broke four world records with the Condors in the 100-meter butterfly and in the 50-meter freestyle. In addition, he was the first person to swim the 100-meter butterfly in less than 48 seconds.
Summer Olympics 2020
At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which took place in 2021 due to COVID, Dressel had one of the most historic meetings of his career. On the third day of competition, he won a gold medal in the men’s 4 × 100 meter freestyle relay, which included Bowe Becker, Blake Pieroni and Zach Apple. He next won his first single Olympic gold in the 100 meters freestyle and set a new Olympic record with a time of 47.02. On the eighth day, Dressel won the 100-meter butterfly with a world record time of 49.45. He then won the 50-meter freestyle with an Olympic record time of 21.07. Finally, Dressel and his teammates Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew and Zach Apple won the 4 × 100 meter relay and set a new world record with 3: 26.78. With five gold medals in Tokyo, Dressel was only the fifth American in history to win so many in a single Olympiad.
In 2013, Dressel began dating Meghan Amelia Haila, who trained with him during high school. The couple got engaged in 2019 and married in early 2021.
Dressel is a Protestant Christian who grew into his faith during his studies. His upper arm tattoo of a large eagle is inspired by the Bible verse Isaiah 40:31.