Articles by Andrew Mering

Was U.S. Nationals a Meet Dominated by Favorites or Underdogs?

During the early part of last weekend’s U.S. National Championships, it seemed like many of the pre meet favorites were…

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U.S. Nationals Pick’em Final Results

Favorites Katie Ledecky and Leah Smith threw a hand grenade into everyone’s 1500 picks by scratching. Ashely Twitchell the actual winner was picked by only 2 people to win

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U.S. Nationals Day 4 Pick’em Update: Favorites Again Have Their Day

After the relative chaos of the first two days, the popular picks to win came through for the second day in a row.

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U.S. Nationals Performance vs Seed so Far

The U.S. national championships have been fast so far at the top end compared to last year. Average times in the finals are down almost across the board

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U.S. Nationals Day 3 Pick’em Update: Finally Some Favorites

2018 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, July 25 – Sunday, July 29, 2018 William Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine, CA Prelims 9 AM /…

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U.S. Nationals Day 2 Pick’em Update: Upsets Rule Again

2018 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, July 25 – Sunday, July 29, 2018 William Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine, CA Prelims 9 AM /…

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Andrew Wilson to Represent D3 at Top International Level

By finishing second in tonight’s 200 breast final behind Josh Prenot, Andrew Wilson is virtually assured of making for the Pan Pacs team

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U.S. Nationals Pick’Em Day 1 Update: A Night of Surprises

2018 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, July 25 – Sunday, July 29, 2018 William Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine, CA Prelims 9 AM /…

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Follow Along with Your U.S. Nationals Pick’Em Entries

Entries for the pick’em contest have closed. We will update the standings at the end of each day’s racing. In the meantime, if you can’t remember who you picked and want to cheer on your entries, here is the spreadsheet with everyone’s picks.

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U.S. Nationals Day 1 Prelims: Much Faster than Recent Nationals

2018 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, July 25 – Sunday, July 29, 2018 William Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine, CA Prelims 9 AM /…

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Youth Rules: Demographics of 2018 U.S. Nationals

Until the action at U.S. nationals starts up this Wednesday all we have to scratch the swim nerd itch is…

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2018 U.S. Summer Nationals Pick’Em Contest is Here

The Pick ‘Em Contest for the 2018 US Summer National Champions has arrived!

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SwimSwam International Olympians Draft, Part 2

Which swimmers do we expect to dominate in Tokyo? How do we value up and coming swimmer’s chances? Do we expect aging stars to win more medals or fall off?

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Predicting Tokyo: SwimSwam International Olympians Draft, Part 1

Which swimmers do we expect to dominate in Tokyo? How do we value up and coming swimmer’s chances? Do we expect aging stars to win more medals or fall off?

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SwimSwam 2020 US Olympians Draft Part 2

The following is a lightly edited transcript of a Slack chat that took place over the last three weeks. This…

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