Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 89% Say Seliskar Should Stick To 200 IM

Overwhelmingly, SwimSwam voters encouraged Andrew Seliskar to stick with the 200 IM, rather than challenging Townley Haas in the 500 free.

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An Open Letter Commending the USOC

In delivering the message that Paralympic medalists are to be awarded at the same level as Olympic medalists, treating Paralympians as equals, the USOC has taken a crucial step to shift the perspective on the Paralympic movement in the United States. This is a win for all disabled people in America.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 73% Favor Short Rest, Suits, No Shave Mid-Season

Nearly three-quarters of voters favored a short rest with fast suits for NCAA mid-season invites, well outpacing other options including full shave-downs or no rest at all.

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10 Reasons Not to Date Your Teammates

As great as you think your relationship is going, it normally ends up in a breakup (no offense). This is the height of team awkwardness.

The 5 Mentally Toughest American Elite Swimmers in History

There are probably 50 or more good candidates for the top 5 spots, but this is my list. As far as the elite swimmers go, here is my top five list, which includes nine swimmers.

SwimSwam Pulse: 45% Think Most Athletes Would Have Attended Energy For Swim

33% of voters thought that the majority of signed athletes would have attended Energy for Swim 2018 if the meet hadn’t been canceled, even if two-year bans were still a potential sanction.

Walnut Creek Masters Thanksgiving Tradition Continues Amid Fires

The Camp Fire in Northern California has burned more than 150,000 acres in California and claimed at least 84 lives. For Walnut Creek Masters, the tragedy around them brings new perspective to being thankful.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 54% Predict Sub-20 Swim At Short Course Worlds

Just over half of voters predicted that we would see the first man ever to break 20 seconds in the 50-meter (short course) freestyle at Short Course Worlds in December.

Conquering College Recruiting

The college recruiting process can be a daunting yet extraordinarily rewarding journey.

SwimSwam Pulse: 66% Predict More Hangzhou Medals For Dressel Than Andrew

Two thirds of voters predicted that Caeleb Dressel will win more medals at 2018 Short Course Worlds than Michael Andrew.

SwimSwam Pulse: Only 11% Change NCAA Predictions Away From Texas After IU Win

Despite Indiana topping Texas in a high-profile triangular, only 11% of voters said they’ve changed their men’s NCAA predictions away from Texas.

Swim Mom Musings: Choosing the Right Swim Team

August is often the time athletes select clubs for the coming year. Here are a few swim mom tips for helping your child navigate the sometimes murky waters of club selection.

SwimSwam Pulse: 48% Pick Florida to Outscore USC, Georgia At M NCAAs

Nearly half of voters picked a retooled Florida team to top USC and Georgia at this winter’s men’s NCAA Championships.

SwimMom Musings: 5 Things I’ve Learned Being a Swim Mom

“I have been a swim mom for as long as I can remember. Early mornings, wet towels, and broken goggles have been mainstays of my life for more than 13 years.”

The Power Of A Swim Woman

“BEING A WOMAN IS SO FASCINATING. IT’S AN ADVENTURE THAT TAKES SUCH COURAGE, A CHALLENGE THAT NEVER ENDS. ‘ “

SwimSwam Pulse: 55% Pick Santos’ WR As Most Impressive

More than half of voters selected Nicholas Santos’ 50 fly as the most impressive world record of the Budapest World Cup stop.

SwimSwam Pulse: Olympic Trial Cuts Mostly Match Expectations

More than half of voters said the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trial cuts were about what they expected, with about 28% saying cuts were slower than what they had anticipated.

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