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47-Year-Old Steve West Pops 1:04.99 100 BR LCM at NOVA Grand Challenge

47-year-old Steve West of Irvine Novaquatics broke his year-old Masters world record for the 45-49 age group in the 100 breast with a 1:04.99.

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Cal Earns Verbal Commitment from Philippines Nat’l Teamer Nicole Oliva

Nicole Oliva has verbally committed to Cal’s class of 2024.

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Weitzeil Tabbed as Cal’s Most Outstanding Swimmer to Lead 2018-19 Team Awards

Junior Abbey Weitzeil, who swept three individual events at the Pac-12 Championships and captured the national title in the 50-yard free, was named Cal’s Most Outstanding Swimmer at the team’s annual banquet.

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Women’s Recruiting Class Rankings Revisited: Top 12 Schools For 2016-2019

We ranked Cal’s recruiting class #1 back in the summer of 2015. How did they hold up in actual NCAA scoring compared to a juggernaut class from Stanford?

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Revisiting NCAA Recruit Rankings: Women’s High School Class of 2015

A loaded women’s high school class of 2015 featured four 2016 U.S. Olympians and several more 2020 frontrunners. But who turned out to be the highest-scoring athlete in NCAA competition?

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2019 W. NCAAs Predictions: How Did The Comment Section Do?

Looking back at the leadup to the 2019 Women’s NCAA Championships, we want to see where the “buzz” of the SwimSwam comment section was onto something… and where it wasn’t. How did your predictions fare? We track the results here.

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Amy Bilquist & Katie McLaughlin: “I feel like we won” (Video)

The Cal women had a sensational week, leading the team battle going into the final day and ultimately winding up 2nd to Stanford by less then 40 points

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Hear All 4 Legs of Cal 400 Free Relay Break Down NCAA Record (Video)

Izzy Ivey, Katie McLaughlin, Amy Bilquist, and Abbey Weitzeil all break down what went into the fastest 400 free relay of all time

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2019 W. NCAA Championships: Day 4 Finals Photo Vault

SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the exciting day 4 finals action.

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Teri McKeever Named 2019 CSCAA Division I Women’s Coach of the Year

This is McKeever’s 5th award, but first won when her team didn’t take home the title.

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2019 Women’s NCAA Championships: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

Stanford’s Taylor Ruck will race Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson for the 200 back title.

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2019 W. NCAAs: Cal Takes Down 400 Free Relay NCAA Record

Cal was under Stanford’s American record, but Abbey Weitzeil was swimming with her armed wrapped, so the record is not official under USA Swimming rules.

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2019 Women’s NCAA Championships: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

In the 200 fly, we’ll see Stanford’s defending champ and NCAA Record holder Ella Eastin go up against USC’s Louise Hansson, who took down the 100 fly NCAA Record last night.

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Katie McLaughlin: “‘Oh wow, 49.9’ and then I was like ‘Oh wait, that’s me!'” (Video)

Cal’s Katie McLaughlin broke 50 for the first time, making her the 5th swimmer ever to break that barrier with a 49.97. That breaks Natalie Coughlin’s former Cal school record of 50.01.

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2019 W. NCAA Finals Preview: King Seeks 8-for-8 in Breaststroke Titles

A win would make her the first woman ever to 4-peat in both breaststroke distances in the NCAA.

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