Cal men's, women's swim teams both repeat champs

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SF Gate: Cal men's, women's swim teams both repeat champs

With Cal now having won back-to-back men's and women's NCAA team swimming championships, the school has earned a new nickname for its powerhouse aquatics programs:

Swim City USA.

"I hope 18-year-olds think that," women's coach Teri McKeever said, ever mindful of recruiting.

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"It's a tough sport," said Durden, hired in 2007. "You train countless hours and have a weekend in March to decide a national champion. I appreciate what the (Cal) women were able to accomplish. Winning is infectious. You kind of get inspired by it."

Over the years Spieker Aquatic Complex on campus has been home to such swimmers as Natalie Coughlin, Matt Biondi, Dana Vollmer, Haley Cope, Anthony Ervin and Nathan Adrian.

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