Is there such thing as an Animal Olympics? Because if so, Jane Dressel has the gold medal in the 50 freestyle in the bag.
Olympic swimmer Caeleb Dressel wrapped up his summer games earlier this month and walked away with five gold medals, but it turns out he’s not the only great swimmer in his family.
The 25-year-old shared a video on Thursday, August 12 of his dog, Jane, jumping off the starting block and swimming 25 meters at a blistering pace.
Caeleb can be seen in the pool holding one of Jane’s toys, while his wife, Meghan Dressel, films Jane’s swim from the pool deck.
“This is insane,” Meghan says as she watches Jane jump into the pool and swim towards her dad.
While Jane’s swimming is incredibly impressive, it’s her “dive” off the blocks that really seemed to impress people on the internet.
In fact, Jane’s swim caught the attention of a few of Caeleb’s USA swimming teammates, including Bobby Finke, who won two gold medals in Tokyo in the 800 and 1500 freestyle.
“Start is still better than mine,” he commented on the video.
And Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers, who finished second to Caeleb in the 100 freestyle, also took notice.
“So you’re not the only Dressel that would smoke me to 25 💨 🤦♂️,” he wrote.
Caeleb left the 2020 Olympics with five gold medals, the most of any USA athlete this summer. But, despite being the star in Tokyo, he’s downplayed his accomplishments to the media.
“I think I reached my potential here at these Games. And it was really fun racing. I’ll give myself a pat on the back. Then I just want to go home, put it away and, you know, move forward,” he told reporters following his last race, according to Team USA.
“Of course I’m happy with how I did here. But it’s not my goal to beat anybody in particular. It’s about achieving what I feel like my potential is.”
And, like any great athlete, Caeleb understands he wouldn’t be where he is today without his incredible support system of family, friends, and teammates.
“It takes a lot of people. I would not swim if it was just me. If I didn’t have any teammates, I couldn’t stay in a pool for two hours, twice a day, nine times a week. I can’t do that,” he told People.
“And I’m fine with admitting that. I couldn’t do this by myself. So you really do need people behind you.”
Looks like he’ll also have Jane swimming alongside him now too!