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College Swimming Previews: #1 Cal Men Seeking First Repeat as Champions Since 2012

Cal had a tremendous 2021-2022 season, winning the NCAA title by a healthy margin over the defending champion Texas Longhorns.

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Five Big Takeaways From 2022 U.S. Nationals — Men’s Edition

In this article, we break down our five main takeaways from the men’s side of the 2022 U.S. National Championships meet that happened last week.

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World Record Holder Hunter Armstrong Following Coach Matt Bowe To Cal

Armstrong will join the Cal pro group to remain with his primary coach from OSU, Matt Bowe, who was named the Bears’ new assistant coach on Tuesday.

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US Tokyo Olympian Patrick Callan Transferring to Cal for Fifth Year

Callan originally announced he would be staying at Michigan for a fifth year, but entered his name into the transfer portal a little over a week ago.

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A Look At Every American Tokyo 2020 Olympian Left Off The 2022 Worlds Roster

Here’s a look at all 27 Tokyo 2020 Olympians who missed the cut at International Team Trials last week in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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2022 U.S. Trials Previews: Murphy’s Law In Men’s 200 Back

Ryan Murphy is not only the undisputed favorite in the men’s 200 backstroke at the U.S. World Trials, but is probably the top pick for gold in Budapest.

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Absences: Big College Names McHugh, Magahey, & Mefford Out of Trials

Two-time defending NCAA Champion in the 100 breast Max McHugh had as good of a shot as anyone as cracking the top two in that race at next week’s Trials.

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2022 U.S. Trials Previews: Men’s 50 & 100 Back As Crowded As Ever

Ryan Murphy has long been the backstroking standard in the U.S., but he’ll need to be at his best to fend off the talented crop behind him.

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17-Yr-Old Pieter Coetze Lights It Up With 1:56.92 200 Back

17-year-old Pieter Coetze continues to impress at these South African Championships, clocking another personal best, this time in the men’s 200m back.

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How Much Did 5th Years Impact the 2022 NCAA Championships?

Stanford’s Brooke Forde was one of just a handful of 5th year swimmers who scored more points at this year’s NCAA Championship meet than last year’s.

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Cal 5th Years Put Into Words Why They Came Back for One Last Dance

The California Bears have reclaimed the NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship from their arch-rivals, the Texas Longhorns, 487.5 to 436.5

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Watch Day 4 Race Videos: Finke Defends Title, Marchand & Burns Pull off Upsets

Watch Bobby Finke defend his NCAA title in the 1650, and Leon Marchand & Brendan Burns upset reigning champions in the 200 breast and 200 fly, respectively.

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Cal Men Reclaim NCAA Swimming & Diving Title From Texas

The Cal Golden Bear men reclaimed the team title from the Texas Longhorns, earning their fifth championship under head coach Dave Durden.

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2022 Men’s NCAA Championships: Day 4 Finals Preview

The 2022 Men’s NCAA Division I Championship wraps up tonight with the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 free relay.

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2022 M. NCAA Division I Championships: Day 4 Prelim Live Recap

LSU junior Brooks Curry comes in as the top seed in the 100 free after winning the 50 free NCAA title on Thursday night.

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