Opinion

Bracket Challenge: ISL Logos 2020 – Round 2

The play-ins are over in our 2020 International Swimming League Logo Bracket. Who made the second round? We’ve got some stellar matchups.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 46% Pick Energy Standard To Repeat As ISL Champs

Almost half of voters picked Energy Standard to repeat as ISL champions in year 2. None of the other nine teams got half as many votes.

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Bracket Challenge: ISL Logos – 2020 Edition

Did the cancellation of March Madness leave you with a bracket-shaped hole in your life? Then have we got something for you.

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Disruption, Sports and Pandemic: How Colleges Are Failing Student-Athletes

“The current educational/athletics model is broken and the overall well-being and mental health of students is the price that is being paid.”

SwimSwam Pulse: 46% Pick Rooney (LAC) Over Stewart (CAC) As Top NCAA-to-ISL Man

Almost half of voters picked Maxime Rooney in our poll picking the top NCAA-to-ISL man, edging out the 38.6% picking Coleman Stewart.

A Swim Coach’s Review of “Pretty Little Liars”

Rockvale High School coach Tyler Montgomery gives his humorous take on the swimming that goes on in “Pretty Little Liars”.

SwimSwam Pulse: 46% Pick Un-signed Abbey Weitzeil As Top ISL Prospect

Almost half of voters picked Abbey Weitzeil as the top NCAA-to-ISL newcomer this year. She hasn’t yet publicly signed with an ISL franchise.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Virtual Dead-Heat Between Ledecky, Paltrinieri WR Predictions

It was the narrowest of margins, with just 3 votes separating predictions of either Katie Ledecky or Gregorio Paltrinieri 1500 free world records next summer.

SwimSwam Pulse: 66% Favor No-Spectator Meets Over Virtual Meets

Two-thirds of voters favored in-person meets (albeit with no spectators) compared to ‘virtual’ meets for high schools this fall.

SwimSwam Pulse: 55% Favor Indianapolis Over Omaha As 2024 Olympic Trials Host

Indianapolis (54.9%) strongly outpaced Omaha (31.5%) in our poll on the three known bidders to host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

SwimSwam Pulse: 40% Favor Moving Fall High School Sports To Winter/Spring

40.2% of voters favor moving fall high school sports to a new season between winter and spring sports amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Shouts From The Stands: My Passion, My Dream – Lives On

“In order to achieve my dream, I will have to take things day by day.”

SwimSwam Pulse: 83% Picking Cal Men Over Stanford In Pac-12

It’s a runaway in the men’s Pac-12, where a late transfer probably only expanded a massive Cal lead in votes for the preseason favorite.

Review: ‘The Weight of Gold’ Shows Darkness Can Come With Greatness

‘The Weight of Gold’, a documentary chronicling the mental heath struggles of Olympians narrated by Michael Phelps, debuts Wednesday on HBO

SwimSwam Pulse: 81% Pick Stanford Women As Pac-12 Favorites

Stanford is running away with the women’s Pac-12 title in the preseason – at least, according to 81% of SwimSwam voters.