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8 Months After Mental Health Horrors, America’s Swimming Favourite Caeleb Dressel Brings Countless Smiles With Adorable Pictures From Recent Vacation

Published 09/24/2023, 8:21 AM EDT

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The swimming world is unforgiving and demands constant dedication and commitment. This can easily take a toll on the lives of the athletes involved. A similar thing happened to American swimming paragon Caeleb Dressel. The seven-time Olympic gold medalist took a much-needed break from the sport due to mental health issues. His comeback ahead of the World Swimming Championships this year generated a major buzz. But he could not rise to his once dominant form and did not resemble the world’s best swimmer in the least.

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Caeleb Dressel’s career has been a rollercoaster ride, and it reached its most topsy-turvy point in 2023. His luck did not favor him in his sporting career, but it soon balanced the scales with a remarkable achievement in his personal life. Now, Caeleb Dressel has shared one more exciting snippet from his personal life that has kept him smiling even in the face of career uncertainty.

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After a nine–month hiatus from swimming competitions since the 2022 World Championships, Dressel wanted to make a strong comeback. He had hoped to use the 2023 U.S. National Championships as the site of his glorious return. In a cruel twist, he finished in the 22nd position and could not make the U.S. world team for any of the events. Walking out of the championships arena in Indianapolis, he masked his disappointment with a smile and said, “I’m proud of myself for the results, believe it or not”. Now, almost two months after that harrowing loss, Dressel has found a reason to be genuinely happy. Yesterday, he uploaded a slew of pictures from a vacation with his wife, Meghan. The pictures on Instagram showed that the couple went fishing in a small boat, and the swimming ace wrote, “Shrimpin”.

The Florida native donned a pair of ultra-modern chic sunglasses that resembled a scuba-diving eye mask. The husband and wife stood at the edge of the boat with fishing nets in their hands. Caeleb Dressel was quite dextrous in his throwing of the net to catch shrimps for their dinner later. While everyone’s attention was drawn to his fishing skills, his wife also became a topic of curiosity.


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Meghan Dressel shines in pregnancy glow

Meghan Dressel wore a two-piece swimming attire and looked as beautiful as ever. Her figure remained the same despite being over two months pregnant. When the couple announced the joyful news on July 26 with a sweet post reading, “Mom and Dad”. Caeleb Dressel, however, added a hilarious post-script writing, “It’s ok, you can put comments about my good swimmers”. Besides the usual funny banter, the fans went into hyperdrive, showering them with love and blessings.

Days After Disappointing Performance at World Trials, America’s Favourite Caeleb Dressel Restores Faith With a Heartwarming Update


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Now that Meghan Dressel is in her first trimester, the fans were looking for signs of physical changes. Other than the pregnancy glow, they could find no other significant changes in her. But the post made it clear that Caeleb Dressel is content in his family life. His fans, however, are waiting for his return to the swimming scene, but the athlete has stayed silent on the matter.

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Written by:

Anchal Ahuja


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Anchal Ahuja is a sports author for Essentially Sports. She is a skilled writer who has a vast knowledge of different sports and is now delved into the US Sports Arena. Anchal has chased her dream and followed her passion to become a pro writer.
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Parth Sharma