As I mentioned earlier, today I am shadowing the men's swimming and diving team throughout their second workout of the day, which began at 1:00 p.m. in the weight room on the first floor of Haas Pavilion.
I brought along Bear Blog photographer James Besser (who also happens to be a rugby all-American) to capture all the action that you can't see anywhere else.
The No. 1 Bears have numerous athletes who have achieved success at the international and NCAA levels. Here's an exclusive look at the work they do to stay on top (with another post from their water workout to come).
Sophomore Tom Shields warms up while coach Dave Durden (above) looks on.
Olympian Nathan Adrian (left) warms up with a teammate in the Haas weight room.
Junior Isaac Howell works out on a slide board.
Sophomore Nick Trowbridge in the middle of a clean-pull lift.
A Cal swimmer elevates off the platform during his lifting regimen.