SwimSwam Pulse: 200 IM Clash Between Douglass, Walsh Was Most Anticipated At U.S. Open

Kate Douglass won the women’s 200 IM on Thursday night in an exciting showdown with Virginia teammate Alex Walsh and Torri Huske.


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Observations on Olympic Preparations from My Week in Paris

This pop-up shop in Le Marais, Paris was one of the few signs in Paris that the 2024 Olympic Games are just 8 months away.


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Rumors Of These Teams’ Demises Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Several teams that struggled last year are seeing newfound success and big time drops during the early stages of the 2023-24 NCAA season.


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SwimSwam Pulse: 53.7% Think 1000 Free Should Stay On Dual Meet Schedules

Texas’ Erica Sullivan leads the nation in the 1000 free this season, but won’t be contesting it at the NCAA Championships since it’s not on the program.

My First Thanksgiving as a Swammer

This Thanksgiving is the first that I’ll be celebrating as a swammer. A lot of things will be different, but there’s still a lot to be thankful for.

SwimSwam Pulse: 69.4% Believe Katie Ledecky Is The Female GOAT

Ledecky’s resume currently includes seven Olympic gold medals, 10 in total, along with 21 World Championship titles, 16 of which are individual.

The Trend In College Sports That Swim Fans Must Pay Attention To

Caitlin Clark, Nebraska women’s volleyball, and others are driving growth in sports once considered to be non-profitable, and swim fans need to take note.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 64.6% Think Skins Would Be Most Exciting Dual Meet Addition

Nearly two-thirds believe skins would make for a more exciting dual meet addition compared to the “Super Finals” or “Golden Race” that we’ve seen recently.

Cal’s Women’s Class of 2025 Is Shaping Up as One of the Best in History

The Cal women have earned verbal commitments from the top three girls in the high school class of 2025. That means a big change-in-the-wind of college swimming.

It Will Get Better: A Letter To One Year Ago Me

A letter to my 365-days-ago-self reminding them that while things might be hard right now, they will get better through perserverance.

SwimSwam Pulse: 75.5% Think Virginia’s 2025 Recruiting Class Is Better Than Cal’s

Thomas Heilman heads up a talent-stacked recruiting class for the Virginia Cavaliers in the fall of 2025.

SwimSwam Pulse: McKeown Slightly Favored Over Qin To Sweep 100/200 Events In Paris

Kaylee McKeown and Qin Haiyang are both favored to sweep their 100/200 events in Paris, but who would you back if you could only pick one?

SwimSwam Pulse: 45.4% Think Men’s 100 Breast Is Most Wide Open NCAA Event

Cal’s Liam Bell is among the title contenders in the men’s 100 breast following the graduation of three-time champion Max McHugh.

SwimSwam Pulse: 29.3% Think NCAA Swimming Would Be More Exciting In Head-To-Head Format

If a national title in swimming & diving came down to a dual meet between two teams, would it be more exciting than what we’ve currently got?

Who Will Light the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Cauldron?

No athlete in history has won more Olympic gold medals or total medals than Michael Phelps. No swimmer has ever lit the Olympic cauldron. Is it fate?