Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 63% Predict Fewer NCAA Records In 2021

In a pandemic-adjusted year, fans are a bit skeptical of the potential for NCAA records at this year’s NCAA Championships.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 66% Think Douglass Should Pick 200 Breast For NCAAs

Two-thirds of voters said Virginia star Kate Douglass should swim the 200 breast over the 100 free at the NCAA Championships next month.

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How to Turn a Bad Meet Into a Good Meet: Three Simple Things To Bust a Slump

Next time you find yourself in a situation where you feel that you aren’t going to have the best weekend, remember these things to change course.

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SwimSwam’s Top 100 for 2021: Women’s #20-11

Katinka Hosszu is one of the greatest swimmers of her generation, or any generation, but the last year has left doubts about her Tokyo future.

SwimSwam’s Top 100 for 2021: Women’s #30-21

In May 2019, Lazor put the world on notice with a 2:20.77 in the 200m breast at the Pro Swim Series – Bloomington. Not even Lilly King has been that fast.

SwimSwam Pulse: 57% Predict A Dual Open Water/Pool Olympic Medalist

More than half of voters predicted that the 2021 Olympics would be the second ever to have a swimmer win a medal in both pool and open water swimming.

SwimSwam’s Top 100 for 2021: Women’s #50 – #41

Short course world record-breaker Kira Toussaint debuts at #41 in our list of the top 100 women’s swimmers in the world for 2021.

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SwimSwam’s Top 100 for 2021: Women’s #75-51

No female swimmer has ever been as fast as Belarus’s Anastasiya Shkurdai in *both* the 100 fly (56.9) and 100 back (59.0), and she’s only 18.

College Swim Dad Reflections: A Season Gone; A Moment Lost

Reflections from a swim parent on seeing their child’s entire senior collegiate season cancelled due to the pandemic.

SwimSwam’s Top 100 for 2021: Women’s #100-76

In addition to her impressive track record, Seebohm was a big ISL talent this past season, ranked T-24th overall in the MVP rankings.

SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2021: Men’s #10 – #1

We’re into the big-time now. Every single athlete in our top 10 has either (1) a solid chance at multiple gold medals or (2) a solid chance at a world record.

SwimSwam Pulse: 40% Pick 500 Free To 200 Free Relay As Toughest HS Double

40% of voters selected the 500 free into the 200 free relay as the toughest among four of high school swimming’s more-common back-to-back event combos.

SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2021: Men’s #20 – #11

As we crack the top 20, we’re starting to profile some of swimming’s best and most versatile talents – like freestyler, IMer, and relay hero Duncan Scott.

D3 NCAAs Cancelled: Notes From a Dad/Coach

“I think Thursday is an important reminder, no matter what, to be mindful of the things we are thankful for in our lives.”

SwimSwam’s Top 100 for 2021: Men’s #30 – #21

We’ve got a diverse set of ten swimmers in this group, including men like Ryosuke Irie who posted world-leading times in 2020.