Exclusive Video: Watch California Men’s Swim Team Get Bodies Ready on Final Night of NCAA Championships

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AUSTIN, Texas, April 1. THE pre-session stretching routine for the University of California-Berkeley men’s swim team, on the surface, is an opportunity to get muscles ready for intense racing, which the Golden Bears did each day at the NCAA Men’s Division I Swimming and Diving Championships.

In this exclusive video, we witness part of the dynamic stretching portion of the routine which involves all swimmers doing the same exercises. After that, there’s a period of time for each swimmer to do individualized stretching before diving into the pool for warm-ups.

Freshman Ryan Murphy and senior Shayne Fleming talk in this video about the importance of stretching and how it also builds team unity with a shared bonding moment.

Also, read this insight into pre-session stretching by Mike Stott, which includes observations on the California team’s routine.

Special thanks to head coach Dave Durden.

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Author: Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is the host of several shows on SwimmingWorld.TV, including "The Morning Swim Show," which features interviews with people making headlines in aquatic sports. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

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