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Bears Set For NCAA Championships

Mar 22, 2022
The Golden Bears have finished in the top two at the previous 11 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championship meets.

BERKELEY – California will pursue a seventh national title this week as a group of 18 Golden Bears compete at the 2022 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships on March 23-26 at the McAuley Aquatic Center on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta.
 
The Bears have finished in the top two at the previous 11 NCAA Championship meets – including four national titles in 2011, '12, '14 and '19 – and appear poised to make a run at the top spot yet again. Of Cal's 18 swimmers competing in Atlanta, 13 have previous NCAA Championship experience. Cal will not compete in any of the diving events throughout the four-day meet.
 
HOW TO FOLLOW
Finals sessions will be streamed via ESPN3 while prelims and diving events will be streamed through ramblinwreck.com. Prelims will start at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET) and finals will begin at 3 p.m. PT (6 p.m. ET) each day.
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday, March 23:
200 medley relay & 800 free relay finals
Thursday, March 24:
500 free, 200 IM, 50 free & 200 free relay
Friday, March 25:
400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 400 medley relay
Saturday, March 26:
1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 free relay
 
THE NCAA CONTINGENT
Eighteen total swimmers will represent Cal this week in Atlanta. Cal's 18 invitees combined for 36 individual events and the Bears are also eligible for all five relay events at the NCAA Championships.
 

  • Jack Alexy – 100 free
  • Liam Bell – 100 breast
  • Daniel Carr – 100 back, 200 back
  • Hugo González – 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 breast
  • Sean Grieshop – 500 free, 400 IM
  • Robin Hanson – 200 free
  • Dylan Hawk – 100 free
  • Gabriel Jett – 200 free, 500 free, 200 fly
  • Trenton Julian – 200 IM, 200 free, 200 fly
  • Tyler Kopp – 400 IM
  • Destin Lasco – 200 IM, 100 back, 200 back
  • Jason Louser – 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 breast
  • Bryce Mefford – 100 back, 200 back
  • Colby Mefford – 200 back
  • Dare Rose – 100 fly, 200 fly
  • Björn Seeliger – 50 free, 100 free, 100 back
  • Sebastian Somerset – 100 back, 200 back
  • Reece Whitley – 100 breast, 200 breast

 
NCAA SUCCESS UNDER DURDEN
In addition to the four team national titles and 11 consecutive top-two finishes at NCAAs during David Durden's 15-year tenure as the Cal head coach, the Bears have totaled 48 event wins (32 individual, 16 relay).
 
PAC-12 FIVE-PEAT
The Bears are fresh off of winning their fifth consecutive Pac-12 Championship where they rallied from a substantial mid-meet deficit to post a 93.5-point victory in Federal Way, Washington. Cal finished the meet with 853.5 points ahead of Stanford (760) and Arizona State (652). In addition to wins in the 200 free relay – which was earned in a conference-record-setting 2:45.94 – and the 400 free relay, the Bears captured six individual titles in the Pac-12s. Björn Seeliger swept his three events with titles in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back while Destin Lasco (200 back), Trenton Julian (200 fly) and Reece Whitley (100 breast) won one event apiece.
 
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