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SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2022: Full Men’s Rankings

Caeleb Dressel headlines our top 100 male swimmers for the coming year. Check out the full list.

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SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2022: Men’s #10-1

Caeleb Dressel is our top male swimmer for 2022, coming off a year that saw him win three individual Olympic gold medals in Tokyo.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 53% Believe Having Worlds Late Will Diminish Performance

Just over half of voters believed a November World Championship would negatively impact performance. What about January?

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SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2022: Women’s #10-1

After making the move to the University of Florida, Katie Ledecky appears revitalized and has a legitimate shot to win four gold medals at 2022 Worlds.

SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2022: Men’s #20-11

Florian Wellbrock won a single pool medal in Tokyo as he split his focus with open water, but he ended the year with a bang and a World Record…

SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2022: Women’s #20-11

Americans Regan Smith and Hali Flickinger come into 2022 as medal favorites in multiple events at the Long Course World Championships.

SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2022: Men’s #30-21

Italian Gregorio Paltrinieri isn’t the dominant force he once was in the men’s distance events, but remains a top medal contender in 2022.

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SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2022: Women’s #30-21

Torri Huske enters 2022 coming off a breakout year in the long course pool that included breaking Dana Vollmer’s American Record in the women’s 100 fly.

SwimSwam Pulse: Overwhelming Majority Favor Held To Rebound & Make 2022 Worlds

Held picked up six medals at the Short Course World Championships in Abu Dhabi, including two relay golds and a pair of individual silvers.

SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2022: Men’s #40-31

20-year-old Italian Thomas Ceccon emerged as a star of the future in Tokyo, clocking respective times of 52.23 in the 100 back and 47.71 in the 100 free.

SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2022: Women’s #40-31

Annie Lazor has evolved into one of the best 200 breaststrokers on the planet in recent years, winning bronze in the event at the Tokyo Olympics.

Revisiting The ISL Scoring System: An Analysis of Jackpot Points (Part 4)

In the final segment of the four-part series, we ponder whether the jackpot system should remain, or should the ISL remove it altogether?

Revisiting The ISL Scoring System: An Analysis of Jackpot Points (Part 3)

As we continue our analysis of the jackpots in the ISL, we find that, despite them causing massive point swings, ultimately they all blend together.

SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2022: Men’s #50-41

Italian Alessandro Miressi (pictured) broke 48 seconds an incredible 10 times in the men’s 100 freestyle in 2021.

Revisiting The ISL Scoring System: An Analysis of Jackpot Points (Part 2)

Do jackpots actually make much of a difference in the outcome of ISL matches? Part 2 of a four-part series looking at the ISL scoring system.