With great pleasure, we’d like to introduce Caeleb Dressel — an exceptionally talented competitive swimmer who has joined the Lympo family.
he 25-year-old athlete has an impressive accomplishment list — being a seven-time Olympic gold medalist and a four world record holder. To honor all of his awe-inspiring achievements, we are launching a set of Lympo digital collectibles themed around the great Caeleb Dressel.
Caeleb started swimming at age 5 and it didn’t take long for him to show what a phenomenal swimmer he is. Before he was even a teenager, Dressel broke the Boys 13–14 National Age Group Record in the 50-meter freestyle swimming. A year after, at the 2012 USA Swimming Winter Nationals, he became the first swimmer under 16 years old to lead off the 200-yard free relay in less than 20 seconds. At the same event, Dressel broke yet another record — a 15–16 NAG Record that had been set in 1990, 22 years before!
In the next couple of years, Caeleb was breaking swimming records left and right — at the 2013 World Championship Trials, he broke a 23-year-old National Age Group Record in 100 Meters Freestyle, the 15–16 boys NAG Record at Junior Nationals, the 17–18 NAG Record at the 2013 Junior Worlds Team, and the National High School Record in the 50-yard freestyle.
All of his achievements throughout the years made Caeleb the most coveted high school recruit in the class of 2014 and earned him many offers from the top US University swim teams.
After a lot of consideration, Dressel settled on his father’s Alma Mater — the University of Florida. Even as a freshman, Caeleb was already achieving outstanding results: he won his first SEC Championship, was the first freshman to be credited with seven wins since 2007 and was named the 2015 SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Year, as well as invited to the 2014 First-Team All-SEC.
In the 4 years he spent with Florida University Gators, Dressel became the defending NCAA Champion, dropped the fastest 50-yard freestyle in history, broke multiple SEC, NCAA, American, and U.S. Open Records, earned a trio of golds in individual swims at the NCAA Championships, became the owner of the 10 fastest times in history, as well as the first man to break 40 seconds in 50 meters freestyle.
Caeleb Dressel is an unbeatable athlete when it comes to international competition.
In 2016, after being qualified, Caeleb made his Olympic debut in Rio where he secured two Olympic gold medals. At the 2017 FINA World Championships, he picked up seven gold medals and thus tied Michael Phelps for the most gold medals at a World Championships.
In 2018, at the Pan Pacific Championships, Dressel earned gold in the 100 meters freestyle and broke a Pan Pacific time record set in 2010 by Michael Phelps.
In 2019, when Caeleb was participating in the 2019 World Championships, he earned 8 medals total and became an athlete with the 2nd fastest all-time performance.
His performance earned Dressel the Swammy awards for US male swimmer of the year and Male swimmer of the year. Next year, he received the same awards again.
During the 2020 Olympics, Dressel won 5 gold medals — the only other swimmers ever to do so were Mark Spitz, Matt Biondi, and Michael Phelps.
Broke 2 Records Within an Hour
The same year Caeleb participated in the International Swimming League where he broke the 100 meters butterfly world record. And, less than 40 minutes later, he returned to the pool to break his own 50 meters freestyle world record!
There’s no doubt that Caeleb Dressel is a talent you rarely see. Even though he already has such an impressive list of achievements, we are sure that we’ll see even more exciting victories from Caeleb. We are releasing his own set of Lympo NFT sports cards to encourage him to strive for greater.
- 2016 Olympics — 2 Gold Medals
- 2017 World Championships — 7 Gold Medals
- 2019 World Championships — 6 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals
- 2021 Olympics — 5 Gold Medals
- World Record in 100 Long Course Meters Butterfly (2021)
- World Record in 50 Short Course Meters Freestyle (2020)
- World Record in 100 Short Course Meters Individual Medley (2020)
- World Record in 100 Short Course Meters Butterfly (2020)
- National Record in 100 Long Course Meters Freestyle (2019)
- National Record in 50 Long Course Meters Butterfly (2019)
- National Record in 50 Long Course Meters Freestyle (2019)
- National Record in 100 Long Course Meters Butterfly (2021)
- National Record in 100 Short Course Meters Freestyle (2020)
- National Record in 100 Short Course Meters Butterfly (2020)
- National Record in 100 Short Course Meters Individual Medley (2020)
- National Record in 50 Short Course Meters Freestyle (2020)
- Guiness World Record for Most FINA world records held by an individual (2021)
Lympo Athletes get 5 NFT collectibles that range from Common to Legendary. There is also a one-of-a-kind GOAT (Greatest-Of-All-Time) card that will be auctioned in the near future.
How to get NFTs?
Lympo users can get the cards by using the Lympo SPORT Tokens. You can stake SPORT tokens, earn credits and acquire unique NFTs.