Video Interview

Dave Durden Accredits Cal’s Consistency to “our families, our fabric, our community”

Durden has lead the Bears to top-4 finishes every year since he took over the program in the 2008 season, and they haven’t placed out of top-2 since 2010.


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Video Interview: Cal Bears Whitley, Jett, Gonzalez, and Lasco Share What Sets Cal Apart

Whitley expresses his appreciation for Cal and his love for his teammates: “This is what happens when you’ve got great coaches and kids that love each other.”


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Destin Lasco on Winning 200 Back, Nearly Breaking Ryan Murphy’s Record

Destin Lasco, the reigning champion in the 200 back, won it again last night with a time of 1:35.87, only .14 seconds off of Ryan Murphy’s record from 2016.


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Carson Tyler on Platform Performance: Straight 10s on 5th Dive Was “every divers dream”

Carson Tyler took home gold in platform last night with a score of 476.30; most notable was Tyler’s fifth dive, 207C, where he scored 99 points.

Mile Runner-up Ross Dant on Watching Teammate Will Gallant Win: “My heart was pounding”

Gallant and Dant recall what it was like watching each other swim, in anticipation of reaching their goal of going 1-2 this year.

Josh Liendo 40.28 100 Free Post-Race Interview – Coleman’s Corner

Going for the win in the 100 free, Josh Liendo only had going out fast on his mind. Sounds painful, but it seemed to work for the youngster. 

Leon Marchand Post-Meet Interview: Says He Can “push even more” in Coming Seasons

“I learned that I was able to push even more, can be underwater, can be my turns,” Marchand said, “I think I can improve my freestyle for next time.”

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Aiden Hayes Puts on Blinders for 200 Fly Upset: Post-Race Interview

Hayes credits Kacper Stokowski’s leadership for preparing him to not worry about his competitors and to “stay in [his] own lane the whole race”.

Max McHugh on 100 BR Title in Home Pool: “It was a special memory for a lot of people”

McHugh discusses what winning at his home pool meant to him, how training has been this season and his plans for the future.

Adam Chaney on UF’s 400 Medley Relay Win: “We knew it was going to take a record to win”

Hillis talks about his time at UF and what he hopes for the team’s future, Liendo details what it’s been like adjusting to yards and dotes on teammate McDuff.

Luke Hobson “Wanted to be a little bit faster” in 200 Fr, Happy to Get Points for Team

Hobson’s time of 1:30.43 was just shy of his relay split of 1:29.63; he discusses how this race differed from the relay on Wednesday night.

Brendan Burns 100 Back Post-Race Interview: “I didn’t think I had that in me”

Burns details what it was like to swim the 100 fly/100 back double (or, in his own words, a “triple” including the relay) and how he resets between events.

Youssef Ramadan On Becoming VT’s First NCAA Champion: “Everyday I’m thinking about this”

“I’ve always had this in my head, me having this talk to you, me on the ropes after seeing that I’m first,” Ramadan said, “everyday I’m thinking of this.”

Andrew Capobianco on Third 3 Meter Title: “I’ve let my emotions show a little bit more”

A fifth year at Indiana, Capobianco shares how this year has been more special than others and what it meant to have two teammates on the podium with him.

Leon Marchand 3:28.82 400 IM Post Race Interview: “I didn’t believe what I was seeing”

Marchand admits that his goal time coming into this meet was 3:30, but does say that now, he may be shooting for as low as 3:25 in the future.