About 70% of SwimSwam voters said Ryan Lochte would make the 2020 U.S. Olympic team, which would be his fifth straight Olympic berth.
Despite consternation among commenters, 60% of voters said allowing NCAA student-athletes to earn name/image/likeness money would be good for all athletes.
An overwhelming majority of voters say the swimmers on each team’s roster are the deciding factor in which ISL franchise they’ve been rooting for.
With the second ISL meet in Naples wrapped up, I thought we’d return to some of the numbers I showed last week and see how Naples compared to Indianapolis.
In the ISL, an individual’s victory or defeat is only really relevant in the context of how it contributes to or detracts from the larger whole.
When I went through the first day of Naples, I had a discrepancy. My best understanding of the difference has to do with the disqualifications.
Congratulations 400 IMers. You’ve been voted the hardest event by a wide margin. But you still have to swim the 400 IM, so are you really the winners here?
Defending champs Cal nearly doubled up the votes of Texas, which won four straight before last season. All other programs got only about 5% of the votes.
Three rounds are behind us, and the 400 IM and 200 fly have made the final by identical 71-29 margins in the semifinals.
After a bunch of blowouts in round 1, we saw things get very tight in round 2, including a brutal 200 free vs 500 free matchup.
The three-time defending NCAA champions earned a majority of the votes at 55.1% – but the rest of the field pulled solid numbers.
California’s new law allowing NCAA student-athletes to earn money puts me in a tough position. On the one side is fairness, and on the other is swimming.
Round 1 saw a lot of blowouts between our “seeded” and “unseeded” events. Round 2 should set up some more intriguing showdowns in our hardest event bracket.
Just over a year ago I entered the CrossFit world to spice things up and I learned several important things along the last 12 months.
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