The newly-announced WADA sanctions will be an annoyance for Russian athletes, but will impact most greatly the officials responsible for institutional doping.
Energy Standard is the odds-on favorite to win the inaugural International Swimming League title, according to SwimSwam voters.
Though more schools are showing the benefits of early-season speed, two-thirds of voters were still traditionalists, opposing tech suits in dual meets.
Almost half of voters were most excited for the Tennessee Invite compared to four other major college swimming & diving invitationals.
A little more than half of voters expected the London Roar to win the European ISL derby – not as overwhelming as the poll results from the American derby.
It’s a case study all-too-relevant to swimming: one player’s tendency for unwanted touching leads to a tricky and imperfect analysis of perception and safety.
An overwhelming majority – almost three-quarters – of voters picked the Cali Condors to win the American derby in the International Swimming League.
About 70% of SwimSwam voters said Ryan Lochte would make the 2020 U.S. Olympic team, which would be his fifth straight Olympic berth.