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Whitley Punches 1:55.8 200 Breast as Cal Dominates Triple Distance

Whitley improved his nation-leading 1:56.60 with a 1:55.87 today. Only Andrew Seliskar has been under 1:57.9 this year, besides Whitley.

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SwimSwam 2018-2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Preseason Picks

Texas senior Townley Haas is our pick to win the 200 free for the fourth-straight time, and earn his third title in the 500 free, as well.

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McLaughlin Drops 48.7 100 Free As Cal Men & Women Sweep Utah

Katie McLaughlin set a new PB in the 50 free and won the 100 free in 48.7 as the Cal women won their first dual of the season against Utah.

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2018-2019 Men’s NCAA Power Rankings: First Edition

Townley Haas and the Texas Longhorns are the returning #1s… right? Our first-place votes are surprisingly split in our preseason NCAA men’s Power Rankings.

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Reece Whitley Drops 1:56 200 Breast as Cal Men Down Pacific

The Cal-Berkeley men kicked off their dual meet season Wednesday morning with some mid-week racing at home.

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College Swimming Previews: Revitalized Seli to Lead #2 Cal

Coming off a big summer, the versatile Andrew Seliskar could contend for NCAA titles in a wide array of events while contributing on any and all Golden Bear relays.

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College Swimming Previews: LeVant, Roy Bolster #6 Stanford

Stanford returns most of its key NCAA contributors from last year and adds a stellar freshman class led by summer 2018 breakout star Jack LeVant.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Dave Durden, California Aquatics

California Aquatics brought 23 men to the U.S. National Championships. And coach Dave Durden helped 18 of them earn finals swims and 13 Cal swimmers make some sort of major international travel team for Team USA.

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Practice + Pancakes: Cal Men Get Meet Ready With Socks Speed Work (Video)

In the pool, new assistant Chase Kreitler led the sprint and mid groups through a resistance set of 25’s

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15-Year-Old David Curtiss Posts 19.75 50 Free at Y Nationals

Tri-Hampton YMCA’s David Curtiss won the men’s 50 free tonight at the 2018 YMCA Short Course National Championships, posting a personal best of 19.75.

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2018 Men’s NCAAs: How Did Our Top 20 Recruits Perform As Freshmen?

Austin Katz became the first high school Class of 2017 grad to win an individual NCAA title, and more than half of our top-20-ranked recruits scored significant points at the 2018 NCAA Championships as freshmen.

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NCAA Relay Speculation: Top Teams To Make Crucial Changes In 400 Free

NC State will likely move in Coleman Stewart on their 400 free relay after going the fastest time in history in the prelims.

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And Then There Were Three: Scoring Outlook For Men’s NCAA Day 4

We started with five viable NCAA contenders, and although the meet isn’t over ’til it’s over, we’re effectively down to three contenders, barring any miracles. Let’s take a look at day 4 scoring chances for Indiana, Texas and Cal.

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Cal Breaks American Record with 1:21.8 200 Medley Relay

Cal and USC battled for the win, with USC narrowly pulling it out in 1:21.82 to Cal’s 1:21.88. The Bears, though they finished 2nd, set a new American Record.

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2018 Men’s NCAA Championships: Day 3 Relay Speculation

Where does Florida coach Gregg Troy use versatile sprint weapon Caeleb Dressel on tonight’s 200 medley relay?

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