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Gator Olympic swimmers are two vastly different people

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Two U.S. men’s swimmers with ties to the University of Florida are both in the pool on Wednesday. That is about where the similarities end. Calaeb Dressel, the Gator junior, is out to win his second medal of the games. On Sunday night he was part of the gold medal-winning USA freestyle relay team. Ryan Lochte has won five gold medals spanning three prior Olympiads. The 32-year-old Lochte is a 2007 Florida graduate. The coverage surrounding Dressel describes a humble,…

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UF’s Caeleb Dressel wins first gold medal

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Michael Phelps captured the attention of the world’s Olympic watchers on Sunday night. He won his first gold medal of 2016 and 19th overall as part of the men’s 400-meter freestyle relay. Part of that relay team was Caeleb Dressel of Green Cove Springs, who won his first medal in his first attempt as an Olympian. Dressel swam the first leg of Sunday’s relay before turning it over to Phelps for the second leg. “I just wanted to get my…

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