Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 50% Call For Ledecky As #1 Overall SwimSquad Pick

With the #1 overall pick in the 2018 SwimSquad Draft, Team Krayzelburg selects…

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SwimSwam Pulse: 40% Pick Manuel As Most Concerning Absence

About 40% of voters picked Stanford’s Olympic and world champ sprinter Simone Manuel as the most concerning NCAA swimmer MIA this fall.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 56% Pick IU’s Texas/Florida Wins As Most Impressive

More than half of voters selected Indiana’s wins over Texas and Florida as the upset of the NCAA season so far.

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Why Strong Freestyle Kick Mechanics Really Matter

There is more to a strong kick than flexibility. For the down kick, the quadriceps, hip flexors and core muscles have to be incredibly strong in order to create a quick snap of the foot backwards…

SwimSwam Pulse: 90% Predict Stanford as NCAA Champs

90% of SwimSwam voters proved their sanity this week, selecting Stanford to win the 2018 women’s NCAA title.

2 Breaststroke Techniques and 3 Key Timing Tips

Breaststroke is the most challenging, inefficient and slowest of the four strokes. It is also the key to a successful IM.

SwimSwam Pulse: Voters Split On Ervin Kneeling During Anthem

35% of voters found Anthony Ervin’s decision to kneel during the U.S. national anthem at the Raia Rapida meet “unpatriotic,” but 38% said it was neither patriotic nor unpatriotic.

Yoga for Swimmers: Seven Benefits of a Swimming Specific Yoga Practice

Incorporating swimming specific yoga into your training program provides several different benefits that will enhance your performance…

NCAA Survey Reveals Earlier Commitments Result in More Changes

Welcome to SwimSwam’s feature, called simply SwimSwam Discussion. We might rename it at a later point in time (Hospitality Room,…

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SwimSwam Pulse: 66% Pick Texas As Preseason NCAA Favorites

Two thirds of voters selected the Texas Longhorns as their preseason favorites to win the men’s NCAA title in 2018. 

Why The Power of the Surge Matters in Swimming

What most coaches don’t realize is that each stroke has an underwater phase…or at least it should.

5 Tips On How To Be A Better Swimming Board Member

#3 – Stay out of the wet issues.

Why Yoga Takes Swimming to the Next Level

Yoga can significantly increase core strength and flexibility while lengthening muscles, creating a more streamlined physique in swimming.

SwimSwam Pulse: 41% Pick Sanders To Florida As Biggest NCAA Transfer

41% of voters selected Arizona-to-Florida IMer Grant Sanders as the most impactful transfer of the upcoming NCAA season, besting Auburn-to-NC State sprinter Jacob Molacek and Ohio State-to-Tennessee diver Colin Zeng.

5 Things I Did Not Expect My Kids To Learn From Swimming

My kids learned things I never imagined they’d learn from being soaked in chlorine. Here are five things swimming taught my kids…

Why I Chose U of Miami #20 On The Men’s Power Rankings Ballot

An explanation of why U of Miami could crack the top 20 at the NCAAs.

SwimSwam Pulse: 47% Predict Tucker As Most Impactful NCAA Transfer

SwimSwam Pulse is a recurring feature tracking and analyzing the results of our periodic A3 Performance Polls. You can cast…

SwimSwam Pulse: 84% Predict More Success For Desorbo Than Busch

Our most recent poll asked SwimSwam readers to predict which new NCAA head coach would have the most successful season

7 Tips for Swim Parents on the College Recruiting Process

I hope this helps you wade through pools of confusion and simplifies the process. Enjoy the recruiting experience—it’s an exciting time in your swimmer’s life—and in yours, too.