If there is a time to experiment and find the perfect formula, it’s early in the season. Cal men’s swimming will look to do exactly that this weekend as it looks for a good jump off the block to its ranked campaign in a pair of dual meets.
The Bears will split the squad in two, sending one to University of the Pacific on Friday and the other to Pac-12 opponent Utah on Saturday. Unlike the King of the Pool meet two weeks ago, in which every swimmer swam all four strokes and an individual medley, these meets will feature the more conventional 16-event lineup, with each swimmer competing in three to four events each. It will be an early test for the Cal swimmers.
“It’s good to be able to do that early in the season,” said Cal men’s swimming head coach David Durden. “Just to see how we’re holding up for that lineup and let them extend into some different areas and let them work through a little bit of fatigue.”