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Ryan Murphy Named Male Athlete of the Year at 2023 Golden Goggles

Ryan Murphy secured his 2nd ever Male Athlete of the Year award tonight at the 2023 Golden Goggle Awards in Los Angeles.


Dave Durden Named Coach of the Year at 2023 Golden Goggles

Dave Durden was named Coach of the Year at the 2023 Golden Goggle Awards. Durden placed six swimmers on the USA World Championship team this past summer.


2024 College Swimming Previews: #2 Arizona State Men Have Sights Set on 1st National Title

“I know we can do better,” Leon Marchand said after ASU’s 2nd-place finish at NCAAs last season. “I know we can win. And I want to be a part of it.”


French World Championships Semifinalist Mary-Ambre Moluh Verbally Commits To Cal (2024)

Moluh, a sprint freestyler and backstroker, is the next big-name recruit that the Cal women have gained in the Dave Durden/David Marsh era.


Wild Speculation: Who Will Take The Reins From Eddie Reese At Texas?

Perhaps the most highly sought after position in the sport, there are no shortage of candidates to fill Eddie Reese’s shoes next season in Austin.


SwimSwam’s Official Ballot for the 2023 Golden Goggles Awards

As the open water World Championships bronze medalist in the 10k, Katie Grimes is the clear choice for Open Water Swimmer of the Year. The rest of the selections are much murkier.


Grimes, Alexy Highlight USA Swimming’s 2023 Golden Goggle Award Nominees

Katie Grimes picked up four nominations for her performances this year, while Jack Alexy was nominated in three different categories.


Dave Durden Named 2023 ASCA George Haines Coach of the Year

Cal head coach Dave Durden was named the 2023 Coach of the Year at the ASCA World Clinic earlier this month in Dallas, Texas.


#1 Recruit in High School Class of 2025 Alex Shackell Chooses Cal

Alex Shackell’s college choice marks a significant watershed moment as Dave Durden and Dave Marsh rebuild the Cal women’s program from years of turmoil.


2024 College Swimming Previews: Stadden Remains The Star For #11 Cal Women

Where Isabelle Stadden goes, Cal goes this season as the Golden Bears bring back a much similar squad to the team that finished 11th last year.

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Durden, Nesty, Bowman/Behm, Looze, DeSorbo Named 2023 ASCA Coach of the Year Finalists

UVA head coach Todd DeSorbo is among the nominees after a standout year that included leading the Cavalier women to a third straight NCAA title.


Competitor Coach of the Month: Dave Durden

Durden led his swimmers to great success at U.S. Nationals and the World Championships, including big LC breakouts for Jack Alexy, Dare Rose and Destin Lasco.

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Ultra Swimmer of the Month: Jack Alexy

Alexy broke through in a big way this past NCAA season, but his performances reached a new level at the 2023 World Championships, winning five medals.


Cal Will Add Noah Yanchulis to Swimming & Diving Coaching Staff

A two-time Big East Swimmer of the Year at Seton Hall, Noah Yanchulis has spent the last five seasons coaching at Division II power Oklahoma Christian.


Josh Huger Named Cal’s New Associate Head Coach

After spending four years at the University of Tennessee, Josh Huger is heading west to join Cal as their new associate head coach.