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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Nearly half of voters picked the 100 IM as the favored addition, easily outpacing the other hypothetical NCAA Championships events in our latest poll.
Just over two-thirds of voters picked the Stanford women as more likely to repeat as NCAA champions than the Texas men, with about 16% saying both teams were equally likely to defend their titles in 2019.
44% of voters predicted the Tennessee women to finish between 4th and 6th, and 7.5% more predicted a top 3 finish for the Volunteers at 2019 NCAAs.
There’s something poetic about morning racing in the Land of the Rising Sun (above, Mt. Fuji above the clouds).
More than a fifth of voters are still expecting the Florida men to finish inside the top 5 at 2019 NCAAs, while 83% predicted the team to remain inside the top 10.
“I tell my swimmers to try for best times and leave on a high note their senior year,” said Tim Hill, a coach with more than 30 years experience at the club and collegiate level.
A huge majority picked the European Championships as the most impressive of 2018’s major summer meets, while a surprising 19% picked Jr Pan Pacs higher than any other senior-level international meet.
The lack of women coaches is not the problem, it is a reflection of a problem. That problem is a culture that does not value and support women.
Almost two-thirds of voters predicted that the men’s 100 fly world record was mostly likely to fall in our latest poll, which picked four relatively difficult – but possible – records to be broken next year.
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Almost two-thirds of respondents picked Cate Campbell’s 50.93 as the best relay split of last week, beating the combined totals of Townley Haas’s 1:43.78, Yulia Efimova’s 1:03.95 and Rikako Ikee’s 55.48.
Going back to school presents an extra challenge for those who must work to balance academics with swimming.
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