Opinion

Tryout vs Evaluation

If the simple change of a word from “tryout” to “evaluation” could cause you to start the pre-competitive team, or a lessons program, it’s an easy switch.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 50.9% Pick Titmus As Top Non-Worlds Swimmer At Commonwealth Games

After sitting out of Worlds, Ariarne Titmus was on incredible form in Birmingham, winning four gold medals and leading Australia to a relay world record.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 64.3% Like New Nine-Day Olympic Swimming Schedule

With the swimming schedule being extended by one day in Paris, a bunch of events are now in completely different spots than they were in Tokyo.

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SwimSwam Breakdown: Chalmers Media Woes, Peaty Misses Podium, & Aussie Relay WR

We discuss Kyle Chalmers’ reaction to Australian tabloid media, Adam Peaty missing a 100 breast podium, and the Aussie women’s surprise world record

SwimSwam Pulse: 44.7% Most Excited For Titmus vs McIntosh Clash In Birmingham

The majority of readers are most compelled by the brewing matchup in the women’s 400 freestyle between Ariarne Titmus and Summer McIntosh.

SwimSwam Pulse: 49.7% Think Carson Foster Should Experiment With 200 Fly In 2023

Scheduling conflicts and the presence of dominant champion Kristof Milak make the prospect of racing the 200 fly globally an interesting one for Foster.

SwimSwam Pulse: 60.9% Think USC & UCLA Leaving Pac-12 Is Bad For NCAA Swimming

The move leaves just five schools in the Pac-12 that sponsor both a men’s and women’s swimming & diving team.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 38% Pick Ledecky As Top Swimmer of 2022 World Championships

Four different swimmers picked up at least 11 percent of the votes, but Katie Ledecky led the way as the consensus ‘Swimmer of the Meet’ at Worlds.

SwimSwam Pulse: 65% Favor Marchand’s 400 IM Over Ceccon’s WR, Popovici’s 200 FR

Three European men dropped incredible swims early on at Worlds, but fans clearly believe Leon Marchand’s 400 IM was the highlight.

The Cat Is Among the Pigeons: Let the Chaos of the Calendar Begin

This summer looked scary and chaotic. Now that it’s here, we’re kind of enjoying the ride. It’s time to embrace the chaos.

Opinion: Bruno’s 100th 21-Second 50 Free Was Poetically Imperfect

Andy Hardt, better known as Livestream Andy, was moved by the grind it took for Bruno Fratus to go sub-22 in the 50 free in 100 different races.

SwimSwam Pulse: 40%* Correctly Predicted O’Callaghan To Win Women’s 100 Free

Mollie O’Callaghan was the top pick to win the women’s 100 free at Worlds, and she did just that by topping runner-up Sarah Sjostrom by 13 one-hundredths.

SwimSwam Pulse: 64% More Intrigued By Women’s 100 Back Showdown Than Men’s 100 Fly

The women’s 100 back in Budapest will feature the three fastest swimmers in history and the only ones who have broken 58 seconds.

SwimSwam Pulse: 37.7% Think We’ll See A 1:43 200 Free In 2022

While the majority think it won’t happen, there’s a sizeable number of fans optimistic we’ll see a swimmer break 1:44 in the 200 free this year.

SwimSwam Pulse: 77% Think Commonwealth Games Will Be Faster Than Euros In 2022

Emma McKeon is among the Australian swimmers who have opted out of the World Championships to gear their focus towards the Commonwealth Games.