Caeleb Dressel Vs. Michael Phelps

Ok, with Michael and Caeleb, I always like to put this in comparison to a regular swimmer versus what are our elites doing. And you can see here, this is Michael’s 200 Fly. I’m pretty sure this one is from the 2008 Olympics, but you can see on his breakout speed is 2.8, 2.7, 2.7, 2.7 so solid, consistent throughout. And then he swims at 1.8 ,1.6 ,1.7, 1.6. So, he’s basically using his knowledge and saying -hey, I’m faster under the surface of the water, so I might as well maximize my time spent under the surface of the water because when I get up and swim it doesn’t matter how hard I swim I’m still swimming slower. Over here on Caeleb, who can create more explosive power comparatively to Michael, you can see in his 100 Freestyle his breakdown was 3.4, 3.0 and then 2.6, 2.6, and even then he swam at 2.0, 2.2, 2.1 and then 1.9. So, at the very end of that 100 freestyle, he was struggling a little bit but once again every single data point in both of these boys data sets is faster under the surface of the water comparatively to whatever stroke they’re swimming on top.