Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 42.6% Say Men’s 200 IM (SCY) Has Taken Biggest Leap In Last Decade

After 1:40 was broken for the first time in the 200 IM in 2015, the 2022 NCAA Championships saw a swimmer produce that time out of the ‘B’ final.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 41.5% Would Pick Douglass First In Hypothetical ISL Expansion Draft

If you were the general manager of an expansion ISL team, who would be your first pick?

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SwimSwam Pulse: 55% Favor Texas Men Over Cal At Minnesota Invite

Next week’s Minnesota Invite will pit the two best men’s teams in college swimming against one another for a precursor of yet another NCAA battle.

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What Is the SwimSwam Staff Most Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

I am constantly thankful for the SwimSwam staff. This year, I asked them what they are grateful for.

SwimSwam Pulse: 41.8% Pick Dylan Carter As Biggest Surprise Performer of FINA World Cup

Carter was absolutely on fire at the World Cup, going undefeated in three ultra-competitive events: the men’s 50 free, 50 back and 50 fly.

So Much For That: Maggie MacNeil and LSU Women Hit NCAA “A” Relay Standard

The LSU women will take relays back to the NCAA Championships this season for the first time since 2016 after hitting an “A” cut in the 200 free relay on Wednesday.

SwimSwam Pulse: 52% Think Honda’s 200 Fly WR Was More Impressive Than Ledecky, Li

More than half of readers believe Tomoru Honda’s 200 fly world record was more impressive than Katie Ledecky’s (1500 free) or Li Bingjie’s (400 free).

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SwimSwam Pulse: 79% Pick Ryan Lochte As Michael Phelps’ Greatest Rival

With longevity and competitiveness across a number of events, fans believe Ryan Lochte was the Michael Phelps’ best rival during his career.

SwimSwam Pulse: 55.1% Believe Ledecky Will Break A World Record At FINA World Cup

Over 55 percent of readers believe Ledecky will break a world record on the FINA World Cup circuit, with her first chance coming tonight in Toronto.

SwimSwam Pulse: 39.4% Pick David Johnston To Win 2023 NCAA 1650 Free Title

Johnston was fifth at NCAAs last season, but his time of 14:33.61 was just over two seconds shy of runner-up Will Gallant (14:31.34).

SwimSwam Pulse: 60% Think We’ll See At Least Three Men Sub-19 Before 2023

Last season we saw the most men break 19 seconds ever, with 16 swimmers going 18-point in the 50 free during the 2021-22 campaign.

SwimSwam Pulse: 43.5% Pick MacNeil In Stacked 100 Fly Field At 2023 NCAAs

More than 43 percent of readers are picking Maggie MacNeil to reclaim the NCAA title in the 100 fly after falling to third in 2021.

SwimSwam Pulse: 57% Say “No Chance” A Dressel Record Falls This NCAA Season

The majority don’t think any of Caeleb Dressel’s 2018 NCAA records will go down this season, but if there’s one that will, they’re picking the 100 free.

Six Ways Elite Athletics Can Help Kids’ Childhood – But Also Hurt It

While there are countless beneficial characteristics developed on the road to reaching the elite level in sport, they also tend to have a dark side.

SwimSwam Pulse: 73% Pick ASU Men To Finish Top Five At 2023 NCAAs

Overwhelmingly, readers are favoring ASU to overtake Indiana and claim a top-five position this season, earning more than 73 percent of votes.