PHOENIX, Arizona, December 14. THE road to a third-straight team title won’t be easy for the Cal Golden Bears, and on today’s edition of The Morning Swim Show, men’s head coach Dave Durden talks about his outlook for the team halfway through the season.
Durden details the team’s holiday training plans and how it does more than get them physically prepared for the championship season. This season has been one of changes, as he has said goodbye to a longtime assistant coach and welcomed a new one, one he believes will help the team beyond his distance expertise.
Despite the indications that a dynasty is on the rise in Berkeley, Durden puts such a notion aside, saying a dynasty in swimming is not a possibility, and not something he likes to think about too much. Durden also relives the experience of watching Nathan Adrian win the 100 free at the Olympics, and the surprising place he was when his star pupil got to the wall first. Durden also explains the reason behind Tom Shields’ fall worldwide tour and how it could help him next semester at the NCAAs. Ryan Murphy is one of his biggest recruits ever, and he admits to a bit of concern about making sure Murphy continues to be successful in Berkeley. Be sure to visit SwimmingWorld.TV for more video interviews.
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