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Pac-12 announces All-Academic Teams for men and women

Stanford leads the way with 8 men and 4 women on the conference All-Academic teams. See the full lists here.

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5 Big Things from 2014 W. NCAA’s #3: Playing it safe (perhaps too safe) on relay exchanges

Stanford broke an American relay record, but also missed another by .03 seconds while leaving almost a full second on the blocks through safe exchanges. Are the extra tenths worth the risk of DQ?

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Photo Vault: 2014 Women’s NCAA Championship Chaos, Drama & Celebration

Leave it to the University of Georgia Diving Coach Dan Laak to do a graceful victory celebration dive at the 2014 Women’s NCAA DI Swimming & Diving Championships.

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Video: DiRado Wins 200 IM, Leads Stanford to Strong First Day

Stanford’s Maya DiRado had a huge summer and earned a spot on the US World Championship team. This season in the NCAA, she’s followed suit by breaking through her “outside looking in” position with a 1:52.50 to win the women’s 200 IM: her first career NCAA title.

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Race Video: 2014 PAC 12 Championships, 100 Back, Murphy wins, 45.59

Murphy went 45.59, perhaps even more impressive considering he swam the 100 fly just a few events earlier. Nolan took second with a 45.66.

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The Winning Team’s Mindset

When you’re competing for a team championship, each event contributes points to the team total. Conference meets pack all the events into three-and-a-half days while NCAA’s squeeze everything into three days. (Featured Image: University of Michigan 2013 NCAA Team Title)

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How to Nail the Taper

Reach your body’s peak performance level by diminishing training volume—enabling your body to recover from the physiological stress of months of heavy training. Literature suggests the taper period should involve a reduction to 40-60% of one’s training volume to maximize performance gains.

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2014 Pac-12 Women’s Championships: Final Day Real-Time Recaps

Arizona’s Margo Geer is the defending NCAA Champion, and it’s she, not Missy Franklin, who’s in control going into the women’s 100 free final.

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2014 Pac 12 Women’s Championships: Day 3 Finals Real-Time Recaps

Thanks in part to some untimely Cal DQ’s, Felicia Lee and the Stanford Cardinal enter day 3′s finals session with a lead at the Pac-12 Championships. She’s the top seed headed into the 100 fly early in the meet and will look to help Stanford maintain their lead.

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2014 Women’s PAC-12 Championships: Real Time Recaps Finals Day 2

USC has two of the three individual top seeds for tonight. We will see if the Trojans can hold their places amongst a deep PAC-12 field.

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Nutrition for Peak Performance

How you eat is not about calories, “super foods”, or special tricks. It is entirely about how you can best refuel your muscles for the next race while accelerating recovery from the previous one.

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2014 Women’s Pacific-12 (PAC-12) Conference Championships Fan Guide

Stanford will look to defend their 2013 title against very strong Cal and USC teams.

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Video Interviews: Cal Talks After Big 169-74 Victory at Stanford

Cal Head Coach Dave Durden and seniors Jeremy Bagshaw and Marcin Tarczynski talk after defeating host Stanford 169-74. Video edit – Coleman Hodges

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Pool Record and 95-point Victory For Cal Men Against Rival Stanford

Dave Durden’s Cal Bears won in convincing fashion over rival Stanford 169-74 Saturday morning at the Avery Aquatics Center

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Carly Geehr’s on-deck report: Stanford Women Overpower Cal at Home, 167-133

Missy Franklin won 3 events, but Stanford swam away with a decisive victory less than 2 weeks out of the Pac-12 Championships.

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