Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 62% Think Texas Should Join the SEC

About 61.6% of voters supported a potential University of Texas move to the SEC for NCAA athletics, including swimming & diving.

  4 Comments

Read more »

Tokyo 2020: Unexpected “Rookie” Bowen Makes Big Splash in Gold Medal Relay

After considering retirement and waiting tables in 2020, Bowe Becker propelled the Americans to gold in the men’s 400 free relay at the Olympic Games.

  16 Comments

Read more »

Both Tokyo Olympic 100 Breaststroke Champions Were Coached By Women

Female coaches are rare at the top levels of Olympic swimming, but they’re becoming more-and-more common thanks to women like Mel Marshall (above).

  30 Comments

Read more »

SwimSwam Pulse: 75% of Voters Banking On 7 Or Fewer WRs in Tokyo

Nearly 75% of voters are expecting a very limited number of world records at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics: 7 or fewer total world record swims.

5 Unlikely Tokyo 2020 Journeys: Femke Heemskerk and the Glory of Gold

Five athletes, five journeys with a common destination and a date: Tokyo – July 23rd, 2021. Five stories to be…

Shouts From The Stands: A Response To FINA Banning Soul Caps At Olympics

“Blacks Can’t Swim” producer Ed Accura provides his view of FINA banning swim caps designed for natural black hair at the Olympic Games.

Breaking The Super-Suited Records: A 2021 Redux

Having taken out the men’s 100 fly world record in 2019, Caeleb Dressel is now eyeing Cesar Cielo’s super-suited world records in the 50 and 100 freestyle.

More Opinion

Practice Makes Better

While “Practice makes perfect,” is the cliche term, it does not always hold true. However, it does continually make us better than we were yesterday.

SwimSwam Pulse: 50% Agree That Hoffer Was Best ISL Rookie Draft Pick

Voters overwhelmingly agree: #2 overall pick Ryan Hoffer was the best value of the first-ever ISL Draft, far outpacing #1 pick Arno Kamminga.

Olympian Bacon Ranks Third Best Athlete In Her Grade School’s History

Charles Hartley makes his case why Phoebe Bacon only ranks third among athletes to come from her grade school.

Examining the ISL’s “Wealth Gap” Between Top & Bottom Teams

Cali Condors athletes earned over $1.4 million in prize money last season. That’s almost 10-times what Aquacenturion athletes earned.

3 Big Things You Need To Know About Olympic Marijuana Bans

Social media is abuzz today with the news that U.S. track star Sha’Carri Richardson has been suspended from the Olympic team after testing positive for THC

SwimSwam Pulse: Omaha Nips Indy As Voters Preferred 2024 Trials Host

37.1% of voters would like to see the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials return to Omaha, Nebraska in 2024, while 34.7% favor Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lochte’s Greatest Wins Are In Front Of Him

Despite failing to make the 2021 U.S. Olympic team, Ryan Lochte still has a lot of great moments ahead of him.

A Swimmer’s Reflections on the Coronavirus Pandemic: Lessons Learned in 1 Year

Exactly one year ago, I published an article reflecting upon my first practice after the coronavirus shutdown. Since then, I’ve learned many valuable lessons.