Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 51% Pick Michigan To Rise To Top of Women’s Big Ten

Just over half of voters picked Michigan to surge to the top of the women’s Big Ten in 2021, compared to just 28% voting for defending champs Ohio State.

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Five Lessons I Learned From My Gap Year

Georgia Bulldog swimmer Harry Homans outlines some of the lessons he took away from his gap year between finishing high school and starting college.

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Shouts From The Stands: Coronavirus Surprises

“I think as a result of this pandemic I’ll be a better swimmer than I ever was, when we do finally get back.”

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SwimSwam Pulse: 55.7% Pick NC State As ACC Men’s Favorites

55.7% say the NC State Wolfpack is the favorite to win what would be their 7th consecutive ACC men’s title in swimming & diving.

SwimSwam Pulse: 81% Pick Virginia As Preseason Favorites In Women’s ACC

It’s not much of a controversy right now: Virginia finds themselves the clear-cut favorites in the women’s ACC swimming & diving race.

7 Reasons Why Yoga Can Take Your Swimming to the Next Level

Implementing a yoga practice designed for the unique needs of swimmers is an effective way to enhance your dry land training and your performance…

The Year the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Didn’t Happen

The SwimSwam staff would’ve been perched in the media section by the gleaming temporary Myrtha pool in Omaha, the air electric with anticipation.

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Shouts From The Stands: Collegiate Sports As A Social Equalizer

While participation in college sports gives a career boost to almost all athletes, it has been a game-changer for women and minorities.

SwimSwam Pulse: 69% Pick Florida To Win Men’s SEC in 2021

The vast majority of SwimSwam readers picked Florida as the favorites to win the men’s SEC title in 2021. It would be 9 straight SEC titles for the Gator men.

Shouts From The Stands: Swimmers During COVID-19

Ultimately, the pain that we suffer from swimming, even if it’s the first week back, is far less than the pain of sitting at home and doing nothing.

SwimSwam Pulse: 47% Pick Tennessee To Repeat As SEC Women’s Champs

Almost half of voters picked the Tennessee women as preseason favorites to repeat as SEC champs in 2021. No other team got more than 21% of the votes.

The IOC Will Lose the Podium Protest Battle, No Matter How Hard They Fight

Regardless of what the IOC does, podium protests will be a focal point of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The only decision left is whether the IOC wants…

SwimSwam Pulse: 69% Believe It’s Safe For Their Area Pools To Reopen

The majority of SwimSwam voters felt their local area could safely reopen pools, with about 20% saying they didn’t feel local pools should reopen yet.

Think Social Grouping, Not Just Social Distancing, When Swim Practices Resume

Social distancing will be a big focus of the return to the pool after quarantine. But, social grouping should be on your mind too.

Column: A Guide To Coping With Post-COVID Return To The Pool

While COVID-19 may have brought the world of swimming to a stall, I am confident that we will make it through this and soon return to our happy place.