With Cal now having won back-to-back men's and women's NCAA team swimming championships, the school has earned a new nickname for its powerhouse aquatics programs:
Swim City USA.
"I hope 18-year-olds think that," women's coach Teri McKeever said, ever mindful of recruiting.
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"It's a tough sport," said Durden, hired in 2007. "You train countless hours and have a weekend in March to decide a national champion. I appreciate what the (Cal) women were able to accomplish. Winning is infectious. You kind of get inspired by it." Read more about Cal men's, women's swim teams both repeat champs