Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 71% Favor Smith Over Sates, Kibler In NCAA 200 Free

Despite the recent eye-popping performances from UGA commit Matt Sates, fans still think Kieran Smith is the man to beat in the 200 free at NCAAs.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 62% Think Stanford Women Most Likely To Unseat NCAA Champions

Many fans are more optimistic about Stanford’s chances of dethroning the Virginia women compared to the Cal men taking down Texas.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 82% Say Ledecky Made The Right Call By Going To Florida

Fans tend to agree with Katie Ledecky’s decision to move on from Stanford and head to Gainesville to train with Anthony Nesty.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Canadians McIntosh, Wilm Are Biggest Surprises Of ISL Season

Ingrid Wilm (pictured) has torched her personal best times and scored a staggering 151 points so far in the ISL season for the LA Current.

SwimSwam Pulse: Fans Have Appetite For Phelps In 200 Back, Dressel In 200 Free

31 percent selected a Michael Phelps 200 back as the hypothetical race they wanted to see, though there’s also an appetite for a Caeleb Dressel 200 free.

SwimSwam Pulse: 55% Pick Regan Smith To Be Top US Olympian/NCAA Freshman Scorer

More than half of readers believe that Regan Smith will be the top scoring female freshman among the four that represented the U.S. in Tokyo.

Three Pet Hates About Swimming Strength Training

Three things not to do when when you’re strength training in order to get faster in the pool.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 1/3 Think Aiden Hayes Will Be Highest Impact Freshman Sprinter

Just over one-third of readers picked top-ranked recruit Aiden Hayes to have the highest-impact freshman season among male freestyle sprinters.

SwimSwam Pulse: 36% Pick Tokyo Frog Kings As Most Likely To Disrupt ISL’s Top 4

Fans think the Frog Kings are the club with the best opportunity of breaking into the ISL Grand Finale in Season 3.

SwimSwam Pulse: 64% Pick Hafnaoui As Biggest Upset Winner of Tokyo Games

Tunisia’s Ahmed Hafnaoui won Olympic gold in the men’s 400 freestyle after swimming a lifetime best by more than two seconds.

In His Own Words: Alexander Graham Details Ups & Downs On The Journey To Tokyo

After winning two Olympic medals in Tokyo, Australian Alexander Graham gives some insight into some of the mental battles he’s overcome in the sport.

SwimSwam Pulse: 33% Say Schoenmaker’s 200 Breast Most Impressive WR In Tokyo

Just over one third of readers think that Tatjana Schoenmaker’s world record in the women’s 200 breaststroke was the most impressive of the Tokyo 2020 Games.

SwimSwam Pulse: 59% Prefer Olympic Medley Relays To Free Relays

More than half of voters preferred the medley relay to either of the free relays at the Olympic Games, per our latest poll.

Life After Sport

“If you ever feel scared about what lies ahead, remember all the great, challenging things you have overcome throughout your career.”

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.