Nov. 9, 2010
BERKELEY - The 2010-11 California men's swimming team will travel to Bay Area rival Stanford for a Triple-Distance Meet on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at Avery Aquatics Center. Wednesday's meet will not count towards either team's dual-meet record, but it will feature some of the very best collegiate swimmers in the nation competing in a non-standard event schedule. The official Pac-10 dual meet between the two rivals will be Saturday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. at Cal's Spieker Aquatics Complex.
In the Triple-Distance Meet, athletes divide into specialty groups that compete with one another in three races to determine a specialty champion in each of swimming's six event domains: sprinters (50, 100, 200 free), distance swimmers (200, 500, 1000 free), butterflyers (50, 100, 200 butterfly), breaststrokers (50, 100, 200 breaststroke), backstrokers (50, 100, 200 backstroke) and individual medlyists (100, 200, 400 IM).
Individual champions will be recognized in each domain as the athlete with the fastest cumulative times from three events. The Golden Bears, featuring 2010 NCAA champions Nathan Adrian (100 free), Damir Dugonjic (100 breast) and Tom Shields (100 fly), are led by 2010 NCAA and Pac-10 Coach of the Year David Durden. Cal also are the defending NCAA champions in the 200 and 400 medley, and 200 and 400 free, relays. The Bears placed second at the 2010 NCAA meet.