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Cheetahs and Dolphins Can Help You Get to the Olympics, If You Look Hard Enough, Caeleb Dressel Revealed In 2022

Published 12/14/2022, 5:15 PM EST

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Caeleb Dressel is one of the best active swimmers in the world. His dominating performance at the Tokyo Olympics left experts and fans amazed while his amazing transition and synchronized body flow in the water made him stand apart from the crowd.

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Caeleb Dressel has dominated the competition and shattered world records in the freestyle, individual medley, and butterfly events. His observation skills have played a major role in his success. In March 2022, Dressel appeared for an interview with Graham Bensinger and provided insights into his interesting learning techniques. 


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Caeleb Dressel revealed the logic behind observing animals

Bensinger wanted to clarify a rumor about the swimming record holder. The sports expert had read that Dressel had learned a few swimming techniques after observing animals and fish. Bensinger wanted to know if there was any truth to the statement. 

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Dressel admitted that he had been following this technique for some time now. He explained, “I just think that they have the most basic form of movement.” He added that the posture and movements of animals are very carefree and relaxed. This helps them in making their way with ease. “If you watch an animal, there is no thought process behind it, it’s just all instinct”, Dressel added. 


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He admitted that he watches a lot of videos of fish and animals. Of these, the cheetah videos are among his favorites. “Cheetahs running is one of my favorites.” he accepted. Further, he talked about how these videos helped him learn the full use of the body to achieve maximum acceleration. “If you slow down the speed you can literally see his nose wiggling and he is just so relaxed through the air,” he explained. 

Dressel’s complete skills are the key to his success


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Dressel has worked day in and out on polishing his skills. The boy from Cali Condor is the current world record holder for the 100-meter butterfly.


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Dressel’s interesting training choices explain how he possesses the ideal balance of speed, power, and grace. From his streamline to his pull pattern, one could spend hours analyzing every aspect of the swimmer’s technique.

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Written by:

Shivam Sharma


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Shivam Sharma is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, he has previously worked as a writer and an anchor for Navbharat Today, penning down and explaining issues around sports, politics, and international relations. He is an admirer of Virat Kohli for the passion that he brings to the field.
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Anupama Ghosh