Cal men’s swimming dominate King of the Pool

Blink, and you might have missed the winner — that was how tightly contested the battle for the King of the Pool crown was Friday at Cal Poly. Only half a second separated Cal men’s swimmers sophomore Quah Zheng Wen, junior Andrew Seliskar and senior Matthew Josa, as they reached
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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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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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