Caeleb Dressel has emerged as the new face of the United States’ men’s swimming team.
In the 2016 Rio Olympics, he swam alongside Michael Phelps in the 4×100 meter freestyle relay and the 4×100 medley relay to win his first two gold medals on the world stage. Since then, he’s emerged as perhaps the most dominant sprint swimmer in the world, winning gold medals at the world championships in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 butterfly, along with the 4×100 free relay in the 2017 and 2019 long course races.
Now preparing to compete in his second Olympics, Dressel is expected to put on a show. He’s favored to win the 50 and 100 free races, and could set new world and Olympic records in both races. He already owns the world record in the 100 breaststroke at 49.50 seconds and should win gold in that event too with the chance to reset the world record. And that’s not to mention the fact he’ll be racing in a few strong relays for the United States, as well.
Here’s a breakdown of when you can expect to see Dressel swim during the Olympics.
What events is Caeleb Dressel swimming?
Dressel is one of the world’s best sprint freestyle and butterfly swimmers. He owns the world record in the 100 meter butterfly and appears to have a strong chance to break Cesar Cielo’s world records in the 50 and 100 freestyles this year. He’ll compete in all three of those individual events and will also swim in the 4×100 freestyle relay.
Though the unit has not been announced, the men’s 4×100 medley relay is almost certainly going to include Dressel swimming either freestyle or butterfly as well. He might also be on the 4×100 mixed medley relay.
How to watch Olympic swimming 2021
NBC have the exclusive rights to all Olympic content in the U.S., and as such, it will carry all the swimming events during the 2021 Tokyo Games on its channels, including NBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, the Golf Channel, Telemundo and USA Network. All the swimming events will be carried on either NBC or the USA Network during the week.
Caeleb Dressel swimming schedule
Dressel is going to be busy during the 2021 Olympics. He’s set to compete in three individual events, and will likely be on three relay units as well.
Those interested in streaming his races can log onto NBC platforms NBCOlympics.com, NBCSports.com or Peacock, or watch them on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
Here is the full schedule for when Dressel will be swimming, including the two medley relays in which he seems likely to be competing. Times are based on the schedule from NBC Olympics.
Sunday, July 25
|4×100 Freestyle Relay (Heats)||8:10 a.m.||USA|
|4×100 Freestyle Relay (Finals)||11:05 p.m.||NBC|
Tuesday, July 27
|100 Freestyle (Heats)||6:02 a.m.||USA|
|4×200 Freestyle Relay (Heats)||7:17 a.m.||USA|
|100 Freestyle (Semifinals)||9:30 p.m.||NBC|
|4×200 Freestyle Relay (Finals)||11:26 p.m.||NBC|
Wednesday, July 28
|100 Freestyle (Finals)||10:37 p.m.||NBC|
Thursday, July 29
|100 Butterfly (Heats)||6:02 a.m.||USA|
|Mixed 4×100 Medley Relay (Heats)||7:28 a.m.||USA|
|100 Butterfly (Semifinals)||9:30 p.m.||NBC|
Friday, July 30
|50 Freestyle (Heats)||6:02 a.m.||USA|
|Men’s 4×100 Medley Relay (Heats)||8:50 a.m.||USA|
|100 Butterfly (Finals)||9:30 p.m.||NBC|
|50 Free (Finals)||10:11 p.m.||NBC|
|Mixed 4×100 Medley Relay (Finals)||10:43 p.m.||NBC|
Saturday, July 31
|50 Freestyle (Finals)||9:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Men’s 4×100 Medley Relay (Finals)||10:36 p.m.||NBC|