Articles by Barry Revzin

How Do The World Records From 1981 Compare To Today?

Some events have taken a seismic leap forward in the last four decades, but the women’s 200 fly has remained incredibly stable.

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Trying To Contextualize The Absurdity of Gretchen Walsh’s 47.42 In The 100 Fly

Walsh’s newly-minted record in the 100 fly is more than 5% quicker than the 16th-fastest performer in the event, ranking #2 all-time behind Caeleb Dressel.

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Suspicious Splitting In 800 Free Raises Questions At U.S. Open

The splitting in the 800 freestyle at the U.S. Open was inconsistent across different lanes in the Greensboro pool. What gives?

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Can Bitcoin Solve Europe’s Pool Heating Crisis?

A UK-based firm may have found a win-win solution to help keep pools open and reduce the environmental impact of global compute and bitcoin mining.

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The Expected Surprises That Come At The U.S. Olympic Trials

While it’s easy to pick the top-ranked swimmers in each event to make next year’s U.S. Olympic team, we have to remember there are always a few surprises.

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Predicting The ISL’s Play-In Match

Nicolo Martinenghi and the Aqua Centurions are in a great spot to finish sixth in the ISL regular season and avoid having to compete in the play-in match.

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Jackpots: Do They Matter?

Jackpots have proven not to alter the outcome of a match, which begs the question: Why are they here in the first place?

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Ledecky’s Dominance In The 800 Free: Incomparable

Katie Ledecky swam a time of 8:13.64 in the 800 free at the San Antonio PSS, which happens to be both the 22nd fastest time of her career and of all-time.

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Jackpots Not A Big Factor In London Roar’s Match 5 Win

Jackpots didn’t factor in as much as we’ve seen in other matches with the top three teams relatively balanced.

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What Would Happen If We Switched the New York Breakers & London Roar? (Part 2)

Analyzing the data on how things would be different if the clubs were flipped during the ISL’s opening weekend.

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SwimSwam Rewind: 30 Years of NCAA Championship Swimming Evolution

Nearly everything has changed in the sport since 1989, other than the fact that Eddie Reese was winning team titles at Texas.

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Mathematically Speaking: How Do Smith/Finke Records Compare To Dressel?

American records by Robert Finke (1650 free) and Kieran Smith (500 free) were earth-shattering – but were they as historic as Caeleb Dressel’s 50/100 frees?

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Close Calls: Losing Tight Races Cost London Roar In ISL Final

In the super close races in Vegas, London had the fewest close wins and the most close losses.

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ISL Final Projections: London Roar Heavy Favorites

After going through various point projections, the London Roar are clearly favored to come away with the win at the ISL finale in Vegas.

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Could The London Roar Have Beaten Energy Standard?

The London Roar lost a close battle with Energy Standard in front of their home fans, but what could they have done to win the European derby?

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