Articles by Andrew Mering

NC State Men Lead Swimulator Rankings

Mid season taper meets have started for college programs, so we have a pretty good idea of the strengths of…

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The Electoral College – Swimming Edition

Today is election day in the United States (remember to vote!). The presidential candidates are competing for votes in the…

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Middleton, Edgewood lead Wisconsin High School Girls into State Meet

Wisconsin girls high schools had their sectional meets on Saturday, so the heat sheets for next weekend’s state meet are…

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Swimulator is Now Part of the SwimSwam Family of Nerds

Swimswam has partnered with Swimulator to expand our college swimming coverage. Swimulator has tools for predicting conference and national meets, simulating…

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Rio Olympic Finalist Men Younger, Women Older Than London

Men peak later than women. Elite men’s swimmers are older than elite women’s swimmers. Those are assumptions most swim fans…

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Americans Led Olympic Performance vs Seed Times

At the Olympics all that really counts is a swimmer’s place, but swimming is a sport measured by times. Expectations…

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2016 Olympics Pickem Contest: Final Results

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

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2016 Olympics Pickem Contest, Day 7 Results

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

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2016 Olympics Pick ‘Em Contest, Day 1 Results

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

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What Swimswam Readers Predict at the Olympics: Pick ‘Em Analysis

Unsurprisingly, Katie Ledeckt is our readers’ favorite in the 400 and 800. Only one race didn’t feature an over-50-percent choice.

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European Sports Books Release Olympic Swimming Odds

The odds in this article are provided for entertainment purposes only. If you have strong opinions about who’s going to…

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Is a Late U.S. Olympic Trials a Disadvantage?

The U.S. Olympic Trials are frequently criticized for being much closer to the Olympics than the trials meets of many…

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It’s Been 116 Years Since the U.S. Has Had No 18 & Unders on Olympic Swim Team

Katie Ledecky is the youngest member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (again). At 19, she is the oldest youngest-member…

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Fun Facts

Now that Trials are over, we can comb over the results in detail. Thanks to Barry Revzin who sent us the…

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Olympic Trials “Bethany Galat All Stars”

There has been a ton of coverage of all the newly minted Olympians (and deservedly so), but there were many…

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