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Coach Cyndi Gallagher said her philosophy in coaching is not to emphasize winning. Her swimmers "(take) ownership of (their) race" and dictate how they train and compete. (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)

The sound of UCLA swim coach Cyndi Gallagher’s “Ready, go!” rings out through the Spieker Aquatics Center like clockwork. She reads off the times of her swimmers and gets right back on it: “Ready, go!” Every day at every practice, Gallagher unleashes her exclamations throughout the session, like a seemingly tireless steam locomotive. More »

Over two months ago, junior Katy Campbell surprised at the meet by scratching into the Finals – finishing just outside the final eight, but a swimmer scratched out – and winning the 1500 Freestyle championships at the Phillips 66 National Championships from lane eight, the worst possible lane. (Daily Bruin file photo)

There’s a U.S. national champion and member of the U.S. national team in the pool for the UCLA swim team. Over two months ago, junior Katy Campbell surprised at the meet by scratching into the finals – finishing just outside the final eight, but a swimmer scratched out – and winning the 1500 meter freestyle championships at the Phillips 66 National Championship from lane eight, the worst possible lane. More »

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