The Wizard behind the “power” of CAL SWIMMING

  15 Chris Morgan | April 23rd, 2012 | Featured, 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 / theswimpictures.com)

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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  1. Calbearfan says:
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    Best in the business! GO BEARS!

  2. swammer says:
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    Interesting that Stanford and Cal would collaborate like this

    • swisscoach says:
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      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…

  3. swimfan says:
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    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!

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    Amy – Thanks for posting – always like to see fish out of water.

  5. junker23 says:
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    Korn as an intro song? Made it tough to keep watching….

    • junker23 says:
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      But I’m glad I did! Awkward ambush interviews with people on campus aside, that’s some good content right thurr.

      • Kirt says:
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        There’s no way all those random people knew who he was… is there? If that’s real, Cal is doing a great job with publicity for their team, and other schools should take a look at what they’re doing (of course winning national championships helps).

        • junker23 says:
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          Oh no, they had no idea who he was. Hell, I don’t even know who my school’s strength coach was and I saw him in the weight room all the time.

  6. SniperSkip says:
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    After all those years of Cal sending spies to watch my workouts, finally Stanford sends one to watch their workouts! Gotcha, Coach Durden!

  7. Cal Sucks says:
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    Anyone else notice that the “former cal student” in the intro was a homeless man? How fitting…

  8. Bullddoze says:
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    PK@Auburn would be a good compliment to this video.

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    Im at a loss where did I miss the “spy” from stanford and where was there collaborating between cal and stanford…seems odd:)

  10. Milton says:
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    Where can you buy the Aquatic Strength California t-shirts?

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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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