The Wizard behind the “power” of CAL SWIMMING

by Chris Morgan 15

April 23rd, 2012 News, Training

After dominating NCAA swimming for 2 years straight, CAL strength coach Nick Folker explains his ideas about swimming fast! (photo courtesy: Tim Binning /

This is a 2-part video with an interesting look into the mind of the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Cal Men’s and Women’s swimming teams. Nick Folker explains his philosophy of “strength training” in general terms and more in depth in regards to the specific needs of the Cal Bear coaching staff. Nick was on Olympic Swimmer himself, participating at the 2000 Olympic Games for South Africa.


Chris Morgan is a swimming coach in search of the next pool, the next set, and the most creative workouts. Follow him on Twitter @swim4chris

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8 years ago

Best in the business! GO BEARS!

8 years ago

Interesting that Stanford and Cal would collaborate like this

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8 years ago

I remember Chris from Switzerland…super motivated coach! A real dedicated person to learn from the best and seek out the cutting edge swimming info…

8 years ago

So great to see Nick being recognized…He has worked Smart and Hard for many years to be where he is. So awesome to See the success and along with that the recognition. What a class act and a true innovator!

About Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan has just recently moved back to the United States after a successful 14 year coaching carreer in Europe, primarily in Switzerland. Chris is currently the assistant coach at Harvard University working with the women's swimming and diving team. Chris began his career at Stanford University learning from one …

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