Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 45% Pick Tennessee For 1st Ever Women’s SEC Title

In our poll of top contenders, 45.8% picked Tennessee to win women’s SECs in what would be the first SEC title in program history.

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Sprint Guru Brett Hawke Shares Opinions on How to Break World Records

Brett Hawke, who has coached multiple American, U.S. Open, and World Record breakers in the sprints, has an opinion that matters in the sprint freestyles.

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SwimSwam’s Top 3 (Wildly Speculative) Candidates for USC Head Coaching Job

Ray Looze has a good thing going at Indiana, but is the allure of the head coaching job at his alma mater USC enough to pull him away from Bloomington?

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SwimSwam Pulse: 50% Say Breaststroke Is Most Different From SC to LC

More than half of voters said breaststroke changed the most between long and short course, with butterfly a distant second.

The ISL: Something to Celebrate

The emergence of the International Swimming League has been unprecedented in the world of swimming and creates high hopes for the future of the sport.

SwimSwam Pulse: 52.4% Pick Ledecky As Swimmer of the 2010s

A majority of fans picked Katie Ledecky as the #1 overall swimmer of the 2010s, compared to just 38% for Michael Phelps.

SwimSwam Pulse: 51% Favor Split Winter Juniors Format

It was a narrow split, with only just over half of voters favoring the new split format. The difference only came to about 20 total votes.

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The Top 16 Races of the 2019 International Swimming League Season

Minna Atherton of the London Roar was the first World Record breaker in International Swimming League history when she broke the 100 back in Budapest.

Roland, My Guide In Swimming

Olympian John Naber: I have spent the last two days in shock and mourning over the news of the sudden death of my role model in Olympic sport, Roland Matthes.

International Swimming League 2019: A Season of Innovations

The inaugural season of the International Swimming League presented some big innovations. These were our favorite innovations.

SwimSwam Pulse: 28% Pick Pac-12 As Strongest Men’s Conference

The women’s poll was a blowout, but the men’s was a true nailbiter, with the Pac-12 edging the SEC by one percent as the toughest NCAA swimming conference.

SwimSwam Pulse: 57% Pick Pac-12 As Strongest Women’s Swim Conference This Year

More than half of voters picked the Pac-12 as the strongest women’s swimming conference, with no other conference getting more than 19% of the votes.

In Defense of Russia’s Athletes, in Conviction of Russian Officials

The newly-announced WADA sanctions will be an annoyance for Russian athletes, but will impact most greatly the officials responsible for institutional doping.

SwimSwam Pulse: 33% Pick Energy Standard Over London Roar For ISL Title

Energy Standard is the odds-on favorite to win the inaugural International Swimming League title, according to SwimSwam voters.

SwimSwam Pulse: 65% Oppose Tech Suits In College Duals

Though more schools are showing the benefits of early-season speed, two-thirds of voters were still traditionalists, opposing tech suits in dual meets.

SwimSwam Pulse: 44% Most Excited For Tennessee Invite

Almost half of voters were most excited for the Tennessee Invite compared to four other major college swimming & diving invitationals.

SwimSwam Pulse: 57% Pick London Roar To Win European ISL Derby

A little more than half of voters expected the London Roar to win the European ISL derby – not as overwhelming as the poll results from the American derby.

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