Caeleb Dressel Bio: Tokyo Olympics, Wife & Medals

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In every Olympics, we encounter some amazing moments that create history. Similarly, Caeleb Dressel is a world-class swimmer who has made history that seems unbreakable.

In fact, with back-to-back gold medals in 2016 Rio and the current Tokyo Olympics, it has made Caeleb one of the prominent swimmers of all time.

Yes, the 24-year-old swimmer is returning home with not one but five gold medals, making him the fifth one to do so. 

Nevertheless, Caeleb is the current world record holder in the 100m butterfly, the 4x100m freestyle relay, and the 4x100m medley relay.

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Caeleb Dressel At Tokyo Olympics

Furthermore, Caeleb Remel Dressel, aka Caeleb Dressel, is a freestyle and butterfly swimmer specializing in sprint events.

Currently, American swimmer Caeleb is the swimmer of Cali Condors swimming club.

Notably, Caeleb is a world-best swimmer who has won seven gold medals in a single championship, i.e., World Aquatics Championship.

Quick Facts

Full Name Caeleb Remel Dressel
Birth Date August 16, 1996
Birth Place Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States
Residence Florida
Nickname Caeleb Dressel
Religion Christianity
Nationality American 
Ethnicity White
Training Not Known
Horoscope Virgo
Father’s Name Micheal Dressel
Mother’s Name Christina Dressel 
Siblings Sherridon, Kaitlyn, and Tyler
Age 27 years old
Height  6’3″ (1.91 m)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg)
Shoe Size 10 (US)
Dress Size 4
Build Athletic
Eye color Black and Brown
Hair Color Blond
Hairstyle Normal
Profession Swimmer
Playing style Backstroke and Freestyle Swimmer
Active years  (Senior Career) 2011 – present
Highest Ranking (Singles) Three Gold Medals in a day
Current Position  No.1
Association American National Swimmer 
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married 
Wife Name  Meghan Dressel,
Children Not Available 
Net Worth $2.5 million
Salary $100,000
Endorsements Adidas, Nike
Social Media YouTube, Instagram
Merch Swimming EquipmentSwimming Shoes
Last Update May, 2024

Personal Life: Who is the wife of Caeleb Dressel?

Besides, Caeleb’s glorious and fantastic professional career also has a romantic love story with Meghan Haila.

Actually, Dressel and Haila are college-time sweethearts. They have been in a relationship since their college days.

Moreover, both of the love birds used to represent their college in different swimming tournaments.

Caeleb Dressel and His Wife At Their Wedding Party
Caeleb Dressel and His Wife At Their Wedding Party

Nevertheless, Caeleb and Meghan were engaged in late 2019, and they were planned for marriage in the same year.

However, due to Covid-19, their wedding was not able to take place. But the couple got married in February 2021.

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Caeleb Dressel Carrer Overview

The six-foot-three-inch tall Caeleb Dressel was previously with the Gator Swim Club.

Meanwhile, Caeleb has also represented Florida College and was coached by Gregg Troy. In his early career, Caeleb trained with Bolles School in Jacksonville.

However, after that, he joined the University of Florida, where he initiated his professional swimming career.

Nevertheless, Caeleb Dressel’s first big event came in 2012 and participated in the 2012 United States Olympic Trials.

Though Caeleb was not selected instead, he became the youngest male placed 145th in 50meter freestyle.

Moreover, at the time, Dressel also became the first youngest person to finish 200yard free relay within 20 seconds(19.82).

Caeleb Dressel Early Career 

Caeleb Dressel received the limelight in 2013, where he won six medals in a single tournament.

At the time, Dressel appeared in the 2013 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Dubai, where he won the gold medal in 100meter freestyle swimming.

Furthermore, with his Florida University team, the young swimmer won two men’s individual titles.

Nevertheless, in the 2016 Men’s NCAA Division I Championships, Caeleb broke American and US Open records.

Likewise, Caeleb breaks the record in the 50-yard freestyle with 18.20 and the 100-yard freestyle with 40.46.

Caeleb Dressel in 2016 Olympic

After NCAA Division, it was a time for the Olympics. No doubt, Caeleb Dresel made his way to the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympic games.

More than that, in Rio, American freestyle and butterfly swimmer won the gold medal in the first heat in the 4×100 meter freestyle relay.

Furthermore, following the Olympics, Caeleb ends up being sixth in the 100meter freestyle.

However, his second gold medal victory took place in the 4×100-meter medley relay, where he sets record in a freestyle split of 47.74.

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Caeleb Dresel Career in World Championship

At the beginning of 2017, Caeleb was participating in NCAA Championship.

Eventually, Caeleb broke the American US Open record with 43.58 and 40 in 100-yard freestyle and butterfly swimming competition.

Meanwhile, in the preceding year, he also appears in the World Championship.

Caeleb won seven gold medals in the following championship and set several individuals records in freestyle and butterfly.

Caeleb finished 50meter freestyle in 21.5, winning the gold medal. Similarly, in 100meter freestyle and medley, he won a gold medal for both games.

Nevertheless, the swimmer remaining four gold medals come from 4×100 m medleys, 4×100 m freestyle, 4×100 m mixed freestyle, and 4×100 m mixed medley.

Interestingly, in the 2017 world championship, Caeleb won three gold medals on a single day. Moreover, he is the only swimmer currently to achieve such a high record.

2019 World Championships

With similar to previous tournaments, Caeleb again adds several huge records in his swimming career.

In the 2019 World Championship, Dressel won six gold medals and two silver medals. His Two silver medals come from the 4×100 m medley and 4×100 m mixed medley.

Moreover, he won six gold medals in 50meter freestyle, 100meter freestyle, 50meter butterfly, 100meter butterfly, 4×100 m freestyle, and 4×100 m mixed freestyle.

Caeleb Dressel International Swimming League

In 2019, Caeleb was a part of the inaugural International Swimming League, where he played from his team Cali Condors.

In addition to that, Dressel finished third place in the final match in Las Vegas, Nevada, in December.

Meanwhile, during the competition, Dressel earned the MVP in all 3 matches he competed. Moreover,  Dressel also broke Florent Manaudou‘s world record by swimming a 20.24 in Las Vegas.

Furthermore, other victories of Caeleb Dressel included the 100-yard freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, and 50-meter butterfly events.

After that, at the 100-meter butterfly Caeleb finished the heat (47.78 seconds) and 50-meter freestyle.

Moreover, Caeleb sets set four new world records in fewer than 48 seconds. Nevertheless, Caeleb also became the first man to swim the 100-meter butterfly. 

In addition, it was also the first and second time he beat his personal 100-yard individual medley mark.

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Caeleb Dressel 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

At this year’s Olympic games, Caeleb Dressel is the USA Swimming captain. As stated above, the young swimmer will be returning home with five Olympic gold medals. 

Nevertheless, an American swimmer Caeleb won his first gold medal from 4×100 m freestyle, where he finished the heat at 3:08.97.

Furthermore, he won another gold medal at 100-meter freestyle.

Caeleb Dressel After Winning Gold Medal at Tokyo Olympics
Caeleb Dressel After Winning Gold Medal at Tokyo Olympics

In fact, Caeleb also has helped his team to win a gold medal in the relay’s lead-leg off and splitting the second-fastest time among his teammates.

Moreover, Dressel has also tied the Olympic record in the 100-meter butterfly, with an exceptional timing of 50.39. 

Just today, on Sunday, 1st August, Dressel won two more golds at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. The first medal was on Men’s 50-meter freestyle with an Olympic record time of 21.07 seconds. 

Likewise, it was followed by his second gold in the 4×100 medley relay and set a world record. 

With five golds from a single Olympics, Caeleb joined other Olympians like Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Matt Biondi, and Kristin Otto. 

Caeleb Dressel’s Swimming Channel 

As of 2021, Dressel has posted films on his YouTube channel, which is concerned with his previous swims.

Moreover, he started his YouTube channel through his 100-meter butterfly world record swim.

Watch how Caeleb Dressel broke the Phelps record >>

In the video, he has studied and analyzed his own style of swimming. Moreover, Caeleb has also posted a critique video of his SwimSwam swims. 

Nevertheless, before the Summer Olympics of 2020, he started doing some pop culture swimming videos.

Likewise, Dressel has posted his perspective to GQ on the swimming scenes like Cast Away and Kingsman, etc.


  • “At the end of the day, it’s really just my goals, my dreams, what is feel like I’m capable of doing and shutting out anybody else who thinks different than that or want to add into that.”
  • “I want to be able to look back and say I’ve done everything I can, and I was successful; I don’t want to look back and say I should have done this or that.”
  • “It’s not really about counting medals for me. It’s just about getting better every day.”


Has Caeleb Dressel been to the Olympics?

Yes, the five-time gold medalist has been to the Olympics twice, first in the 2016 Summer Olympics and the recent Tokyo Olympics. 

Where is Caeleb Dressel from?

Caeleb Dressel is an American butterfly and freestyle swimmer. He is originally from Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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