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2021 Men’s NCAA Championships: SwimSwam’s Awards

With a couple days to reflect, here’s what stood out to us at the 2021 Men’s NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships last week.


Cal Men Win 17 of 18 Swimming Events En Route To Fourth-Straight Pac-12 Title

Ryan Hoffer led the Cal men to a fourth straight Pac-12 title, winning all three of his individual events and contributing on four winning relays.


Dave Durden Explains How Cal Men Focus on Qualifying for NCAA’s

We’ve seen some exceptional swimming from the bears in the last few months, and Durden breaks down the purpose behind each race since November


Multi-sport Athlete Madelyn Sursi to Swim at Eastern Michigan in 2021-22

Madelyn Sursi, who credits her uncle Dave Durden with inspiring her to stick with swimming, has committed to Eastern Michigan.

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2020 Swammy Awards: US Coach of the Year, Ray Looze

When you start counting the accomplishments of swimmers under Ray Looze’s umbrella at Indiana, the results start to pile up quickly.


2020 Swammy Awards: Men’s NCAA Coach of the Year – Anthony Nesty

Florida head coach Anthony Nesty guided two Gator men to become the fastest in history, earning the 2020 Swammy Award for Men’s NCAA Coach of the Year.


Missy Franklin Explains Her Shoulder Problems: GMM presented by SwimOutlet.com

A Franklin report about her shoulder problems nearly broke SwimSwam with a deluge of traffic. Franklin shares the story behind the report and more.


SSPC: Ryan Murphy Talks Through The Process of Dialing In Short Course Meters

Murphy explains that he expects to get better and better as the season goes because of the process he and his coach, Dave Durden, tend to follow

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Ritorno Al Gommato: Fred Bousquet Ci Spiega Perchè E’ Favorevole

Ritorno al gommato: dopo Caeleb Dressel, Fred Bousquet spiega a SwimSwam perchè secondo lui dovrebbero essere reintrodotti

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Cal Men Add Roman Willets As Volunteer Assistant Coach

The Cal men have added Roman Willets to their coaching staff, bringing on the area club coach and Michigan alum as a volunteer assistant.


SwimSwam Podcast: Mark Gangloff on UNC Athletic Pause, 2000’s Auburn Culture

Gangloff started by talking about his days at Auburn, under David Marsh and Dave Durden, and how that influenced his coaching style moving forward


Olympic Trials Standards To Remain Intact; U.S. Olympic Coaches Reconfirmed

The time standards for the 2021 Olympic Trials will remain intact, at least through December 31, with the possibility of getting faster after that date.


Dr. Wyatt Hodges: Ph.D In and Out of the Pool

Reported by Coleman Hodges, SwimSwam Head of Production and Dr. Wyatt Hodges’ brother.


Cal’s Ryan Hoffer on NCAA Heartbreak, How His Swimming ‘Took Off’ Last Season

Hoffer has been a preeminent short course sprinter for years. But he still managed a breakout season his junior year at Cal.


Dave Durden Refrains From Calling It A Reset: “We’re Continuing On”

The US Olympic men’s head coach is framing the postponement of the Games to 2021 as more of a continuation rather than a reset on training.

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