The Bears have had a tremendous season so far, upsetting No. 1 Stanford in a dual meet last month and falling just short of knocking off the Cardinal for a Pac-10 Championship a few weeks later.
This time around, Cal hopes to come out on top at the NCAA Championships for the second time in three years.
We were out at practice with the Bears on Friday afternoon - as was head football coach Jeff Tedford - and have photos from one of their last workouts before competing for a national title.
Sophomore Caitlin Leverenz begins her workout in Spieker Pool.
The Bears take to the pool for a Friday afternoon practice.
Returning national champion in the 50-free Liv Jensen takes a breather on the pool deck.
Teri McKeever, who will also be coaching the 2012 Olympic team, works with her swimmers.