Swimming World Presents “Men’s NCAA Division I Mini-Feature: Daniel Carr”

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Men’s NCAA Division I Mini-Feature: Daniel Carr

Second Chance Pays Off

In a four-day meet where Cal utterly dominated the NCAA of the meet happened 30 minutes after the Friday morning prelims session—when most of the swimmers, coaches and fans had returned to their respective hotels for an afternoon of rest. It was an ordeal that started with Cal coach Dave Durden emphatically gesticulating behind the blocks and ended one hour later with Durden on his back!

With Cal sophomore Daniel Carr swimming in the sixth heat of the 100 back, Durden watched for the first 45 yards as he normally does, with Carr swimming directly in front of the Cal swimmers and coaches in lane 1. But when Carr reached the flags, Durden noticed that the backstroke wedge was still in the water! With Carr swimming at top speed into his second turn, he was about to smack his feet.

Indeed, Carr nicked the wedge, and it popped into the air. Carr’s reaction was the same as any normal swimmer: he was rattled.

“I tried to overkick, trying to compensate for that mistake,” Carr said. “I was thinking, ‘What did I just hit? What happened?’ It kind of threw off the second 50 of my 100 back.”

Back on deck, Durden began screaming at the official behind lane 1, which he later admitted, “I probably shouldn’t have done.” But in the moment, Durden only knew that thanks to circumstances that could be controlled, Carr had lost his opportunity to put forth his best performance.

“I let the emotion of that get the best of me because you know how hard athletes work to get to that point,” Durden said. “You want things to go right, and you talk about controlling the controllables. That’s very much a controllable: ledge comes out, gets out of the way, and you allow that athlete to have a great performance.”

After the race, Carr did his best to move on. He was slated to lead off Cal’s 200 medley relay a few minutes later, and he helped the Bears earn the second seed for finals. And afterward, Durden received some news: his swimmer would get another chance at the 100 back.

To read the full story of Daniel Carr’s second chance swim at the NCAA D1 Champs,
check out the May 2019 issue of Swimming World Magazine, available now!

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FEATURES

016 NO LEDECKY…NO MANUEL… NO PROBLEM
by Dan D’Addona, David Rieder and Andy Ross
Relying on a younger team—with 10 underclass-men—Stanford still won its third straight women’s NCAA Division I swimming and diving team title. It’s just that this year’s margin of victory was much closer than the previous two.

WOMEN’S NCAA DIVISION I MINI-FEATURES:

018 BROOKE FORDE: MAKING THE EXTRA EFFORT

019 BEATA NELSON: UN-BEATA-BLE NELSON

021 ABBEY WEITZEIL/CAL BEARS: THE OTHER CHAMPIONS

022 LILLY KING: LILLY’S LEGACY

024 WOMEN’S NCAA DIVISION I PHOTO GALLERY
photos by Peter H. Bick

026 THE COMPLETE PACKAGE
by Dan D’Addona and David Rieder
The depth of Cal’s Golden Bears was on full display at this year’s men’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, proving they were the best team in the nation.

MEN’S NCAA DIVISION I MINI-FEATURES:

028 DANIEL CARR: SECOND CHANCE PAYS OFF

029 SILVER LININGS FOR SECOND-PLACE TEXAS

031 DEAN FARRIS: DEAN OF THE POOL

032 MEN’S NCAA DIVISION I PHOTO GALLERY
photos by Peter H. Bick

034 STILL NO. 1
by Andy Ross, Cathleen Pruden, Olivia Wile and Grace Nordquist
All of the schools that won college national championships last year for NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and NJCAA repeated as champions in 2019. Their winning streaks range from two to 45!

038 ’59 MICHIGAN TEAM STILL “THE GREATEST OF ’EM ALL”
by Bruce Wigo
For overall strength as well as balance in all the strokes, distances and diving, no team in history has ever dominated the men’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships like the 1959 University of Michigan Wolverines.

COACHING

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: FRANK KEEFE
by Michael J. Stott

014 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE CONCEPTS: CONDITIONING TO OPTIMIZE TECHNIQUE (Part 2)
by Rod Havriluk
As explained in Part 1, there are three types of sets that are critical to emphasizing technique: skill sets, transition sets and test sets. Part 2 presents strategies to integrate these three sets into a conditioning program.

041 SPECIAL SETS: TRAINING FOR THE 200 FLY
by Michael J. Stott
Coach Sean Farrell’s recent success with distance flyers at the Cheshire YMCA/Sea Dog Swim Club in Connecticut results from having good athletes, a defined sense of how to train them and a philosophy focused on training the whole athlete.

043 Q&A WITH COACH DAN MASCOLO
by Michael J. Stott

044 HOW THEY TRAIN JULIA STEVENS
by Michael J. Stott

JUNIOR SWIMMER

046 UP & COMERS: MORGAN RAZEWSKI
by Taylor Brien

COLUMNS

008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT

009 BEYOND THE YARDS

013 OFFICIAL WORD

040 DID YOU KNOW? ISHOF’S FIRST HONOREES: A “SPORTS SPECTACULAR”

047 GUTTER TALK

048 PARTING SHOT

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