Tarczynski edges teammate Hamilton to win invitational

For the first four races in this weekend’s Cal Poly invite,  teammates Marcin Tarczynski and Will Hamilton matched each other stroke for stroke. Separated by only half a second heading into the last event, Cal men’s swimming team’s Tarczynski prevailed over sophomore Hamilton in the individual medley. Tarczynksi was crowned
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Cal start fall season with eight new players

The Cal men’s swimming team’s biggest competition this weekend will be itself. Due to Cal’s stacked talent, the swimmers will largely compete against each another in the first invite meet this season against Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Sept. 21 to 22. The event will be hosted at Anderson
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Young Bears aim high for NCAA threepeat

Twelve freshmen in, eight seniors out, and all eyes on Cal men’s swimming team are back on another championship. But it’s a long way in between springs. Cal enters the fall season off one of the program’s most illustrious years. Beginning in March, the Bears seized their second consecutive NCAA
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The Cal mens swim team clinched its second consecutive NCAA title –  and its fourth in school history – on March 24.

Back to back

After its starting lineup was gutted last year, the Cal men's swim team entered the 2011-2012 season as the national underdog. But the Bears stole their second consecutive NCAA title.

On a bright Berkeley afternoon in late September, coach David Durden started preparing the Cal men’s swim team for the unfamiliar role of the underdog. Six months had passed since the team’s biggest win in 31 years. One of the most talented classes in college swimming history had gone, leaving
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Keep those expectations to yourself

If each and every Cal swimmer turns in the meet of his life this weekend, the Cal men’s swim team has a chance to leave Seattle with its second consecutive national championship. And if the squad wins another national title, the city of Berkeley needs to throw a ticker-tape parade
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Cal vs. ASU Swimming

Bears peaking at right time as NCAAs approach

The regular season just didn’t mean that much to the Cal men’s swim team. Meets, with few exceptions, were nothing more than opportunities to practice in front of a crowd. Training trumped hard-fought competition; expectations for each meet were always tempered. The regular season had the feel of another sport’s
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