Open Turn: Should the Cal Women be Worried?

by Garrett McCaffrey 16

March 14th, 2013 College, News, Open Turn

This week, Chris and Garrett start the discussion with some stellar swims on the first couple nights of the NCSA Junior National Championships, including NAG records from Simone Manuel and Kylie Stewart, as well as outstanding swims from Becca Mann. Finishing behind Manuel in her record breaking 100 freestyle was Lia Neal and Janet Hu, which brings up an interesting conversation on diversity within USA Swimming.

With one week until the start of the Women’s NCAA Championships, you know that these two would get into some topics like the selection process, how low Breeja Larson will go in the breaststroke events, and the chances of the Cal Bears defending their team title. As always there are some side-tracked chats like conspiracy theories on the new Teri McKeever streamline and Chris’s upcoming move to Denmark. All that on this week’s Open Turn!

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…bring back braden…did i say please?

Chris DeSantis



I’m geeking out about this week of DeSantis videos. Extremely excited to hear about McKeever’s new streamline and any other wacky theories you got.

Garrett- I miss Workout Wednesday 🙁



They’re still getting Missy as a recruit, right? So no, I wouldn’t worry.


And Vredeveld, and Celina Li, and two foreigners (Batchelor and Osman) who are crazy good…


California should be worried and excited; it is going to be a close race between several teams.


1 person does not make a team. Does she add speed? Absolutely… but the bears will need to develop talent they have there instead of relying on a couple girls to carry the weight

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No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming. After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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