Who are Caeleb Dressel's parents? Christina and Michael's son wins 3rd gold, sets world record
Caeleb Dressel's parents Christina and Michael have always been supportive of him as well as their other three kids who are also competitive swimmers
Swimmer Caeleb Dressel is smashing records and creating new ones at the Tokyo Olympics. On July 30, he won his third gold medal for the USA in the 100m butterfly race, an event that Michael Phelps dominated when he competed. Dressel finished the race in 49.45 seconds on Saturday morning, July 31, in Tokyo — a feat that earned him a medal and also gave him a chance to smash his previous world record by .05 seconds.
Dressel held the lead from the beginning and was able to defeat Kristof Milak of Hungary who had won gold in the 200m butterfly earlier. He hit the halfway mark at 23 seconds and continued at lightning speed towards the finish line during the Olympics event. He was seen talking to himself while walking onto the deck while his fellow Team USA swimmers cheered him on, turns out this ritual worked out well for him. Dressel has had an amazing run at the games and cheering him on is his family which is comprised of parents Michael and Christina, his three siblings and his wife Meghan. We told you about his Meghan before, continue reading below to know more about the icon's parents.
Who are Caeleb Dressel's parents?
Caeleb Dressel was born on August 16, 1996, to Michael and Christina Dressel. Michael is a veterinarian who graduated from the University of Florida and then opened his own facility named Chimney Lakes Animal Hospital. His bio on the hospital's website reveals Michael loves tree farming and spends a lot of time digging and plowing on his property. Christina and Michael have three other children apart from Caeleb and all of them are competitive swimmers and they take it very seriously to be as supportive as they can of their careers.
In an interview with SwimSwam, Christina spoke about how she as a mother deals with her children when they return from a bad swim. "I am always mom and never a coach. That is my job as a mother to be nurturing and supportive regardless of a good or bad swim," she said. Christina also said she and Michael have never interfered with the decisions their kids have made over the years. "We let our kids make their own decision if the consequences were not harmful to themselves or others. If we thought the consequences were harmful to themselves or others we would step in with both feet.
"Example: Where he went to college or whether or not he chose to go to practice. It is his sport not mine. He also chose to get a pet ferret and pet rat and we were not thrilled about that decision. But he took great care of them and they ended up being great pets which we all fell in love with. An example is when he asked us about getting a dirt bike and we said no that we didn’t think that was a good idea," she said.