Articles by Jared Anderson

ISL 2020: SwimSwam’s Season Awards

We name our Swimmer of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved, and more in our end-of-season International Swimming League awards.


Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 11/20/20

In our Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming series, we celebrate the swimmers of every age and experience level with a quick roundup of great swims.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Adam Peaty’s 55.49 WR in 100 Breast

Adam Peaty has long been the king of long course sprint breaststroke. But we’re starting to get a glimpse of that same dominant swimmer in short course.


Illinois Pauses High School Sports, Including Boys Swim, Amid Pandemic

Illinois is the latest state to adjust high school sports, with the IHSA temporarily pausing all sports through at least the end of the month.

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USOPC Ethics Committee Finds Swimmer Anne Cribbs Ineligible In Election

Some election drama this week in the USOPA: an ethics committee found Anne Warner Cribbs ineligible for a post and ordered a new election.


Italy Moves To Add Five To Olympic Roster Before Trials, Athletes Critical

Athletes are blasting an Italian Swimming Federation proposal to confirm five to the Olympic team before the national championships next month.


SwimSwam Pulse: 70% of Voters Say the 3rd Round Winner Wins The ISL Skins

An overwhelming majority said that the swimmer who wins the third round is the skins winner – not necessarily the swimmer who scored the most points.


Connecticut Delays Winters Sports, Including Boys Swim, To Jan. 19

Connecticut will postpone the start of winter high school sports, including boys swimming & diving, to January 19 as COVID-19 cases rise in the state.


6 Storylines To Watch In the ISL’s 2020 Season Final

Co-ISL leaders Lilly King and Benedetta Pilato will do battle with each other and world record-holder Alia Atkinson in the 50 breaststroke.


Georgia Women Move To #1 In CSCAA November Poll; Texas Men Stay #1

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has released their second round of Division I polls, with the Georgia women moving from #4 to #1.


SEC Proposal Would Split Women’s & Men’s Meets For 2021, Shorten To NCAA Format

An SEC proposal would split that conference’s swimming championship meet by gender to limit participant numbers during the coronavirus pandemic.


Novelline Smashes 53.0 in 100-Yard Back To Highlight IL Club Meets

16-year-old Carly Novelline hit lifetime-bests in both the 100-yard back and 100-yard fly for Wildcat Aquatic in a dual meet with Glenbrook Swim Club.

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SwimSwam’s ISL Final ‘Psych Sheets’ & Team Ratings, XBox Style

We compiled season-best times from each of the four teams in the ISL final to create a makeshift ‘psych sheet,’ plus applied our XBox team ratings system.


Skin Race Depth Charts For 2020 ISL Final

With the ISL pared down to four teams in the final, we take a look at each team’s top two in the 50s, projecting all 8 potential skin race fields.


Top 5 Swimmers In Each Event Heading Into 2020 ISL Final

The semifinals have wrapped, and the top 4 teams are heading to the ISL final. We tally up the top 5 swimmers in each event across this year’s season so far.