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Celebrate the Tradition of Cal Aquatics

Celebrate a century of excellence


The history of Cal Aquatics is rich in tradition and success. From 1902, when UC Berkeley met the Neptune Club in water polo, to when Natalie Coughlin won 5 medals in the 2004 Summer Olympics, Cal swimmers, divers, and water polo players have created a superb record of achievement, including:

  •    15 team national championships
  •    59 individual NCAA titles
  •    12 NCAA relay titles
  •    753 All-Americans
  •    91 Olympians
  •    58 Olympic medals
  •    More than 60 Olympic, World, and American records

These successes in the pool have been amply matched by those in the classroom and in later life. Strong academic performance has been an essential part of the tradition of Cal Aquatics. In 2004-05, for example, the student-athletes in the aquatics programs had an average GPA of 3.0, with a total of 31 swimmers, divers, or water polo players qualifying for either their MPSF or Pac-10 All Academic Teams.

Through their participation in Cal Aquatics, approximately 14,000 talented student-athletes have gained the knowledge, values, confidence, and discipline necessary to succeed on their own, both before and after graduation. In fact, many Cal swimming, diving, and water polo alumni are among today's leaders in business and the community.


Where are they now...?

Periodically, the Friends of Cal Aquatics will check in with a past member of the Cal Aquatics family to see where their post-Cal life has taken them. If you know of a former athlete or coach who is deserving of this honor, please contact us, and we will take it from there.

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Another Former Cal Athlete Update


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Historic Men's Water Polo

Historic Women's Water Polo

Historic Men's Swimming

Historic Women's Swimming

Men's Water Polo Alumni Game

2005 Golden Bears Aquatics Reunion


Pete -- "Remembering a Legend"

Peter J. CutinoPeter J.Cutino
April 3, 1933 – September 19, 2004

Watch the taped event 'A Celebration of Water Polo; A Cal Tribute to Pete Cutino'. (Requires RealPlayer)

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