Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 47% Most Impressed By Italy’s Euro Showing

Nearly half of voters said Italy was the most impressive nation at the 2018 European Championships.

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Shouts from the Stands: I am Also So Much More than Just a Swimmer

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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SwimSwam Pulse: Seliskar Most Surprising U.S. Champ, 37% Say

37% of voters found Andrew Seliskar to be the most surprising U.S. National champ.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 50% Most Excited For Dressel vs Proud in Tokyo

About half of poll respondents said they were most excited for the men’s 50 free at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and event that – for now – looks like a brewing showdown between Caeleb Dressel and Ben Proud.

33 Meters: Zane Grothe’s Turnaround Story

This is the turnaround story of Zane Grothe: U.S. National Champion, Team USA member, and Fike Swim ambassador.

SwimSwam Pulse: 56% Predict Haas, 18% Predict Dressel To Win 200 Free

More than half of voters predicted Townley Haas to remain the fastest American in the 200 meter free this season, though a whopping 18% voted in favor of Caeleb Dressel.

SwimSwam Pulse: 47% Pick Eastin As Top American 400 IMer

Nearly half of voters believed Ella Eastin would be the top women’s 400 IMer in the United States this summer, trusting in a big comeback swim after a shocking disqualification last year. Eastin was set to finish second last summer but took a disqualification for the ‘Lochte Rule,’ which disallows dolphin kicking on one’s back during the freestyle portion of an IM.

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12 Hints You Might Be a Hovering, Helicopter Swim Parent

Here are 12 things we may do around the pool our kids should take over as they grow. Some we should never do.

SwimMom Musings: Coaches Who Shine and Those Who Don’t

If you’ve been in this sport long enough every swimmer has had their share of the best, worst. and those in the middle. Sometimes swimmers don’t even realize what they have until they are gone.

SwimSwam Pulse: 76% Betting On American Legacy in Men’s 100 Back

More than three-quarters of voters expressed confidence that the Americans would keep their historic levels of dominance in the men’s 100 backstroke, with no other country getting more than 11% of the total votes.

SwimSwam International Olympians Draft, Part 2

Which swimmers do we expect to dominate in Tokyo? How do we value up and coming swimmer’s chances? Do we expect aging stars to win more medals or fall off?

Summertime Sacrifices of a Year-Round Swimmer

During summer vacation, it can be difficult for swimmers to stay motivated to work hard as they watch their peers play hard.

Predicting Tokyo: SwimSwam International Olympians Draft, Part 1

Which swimmers do we expect to dominate in Tokyo? How do we value up and coming swimmer’s chances? Do we expect aging stars to win more medals or fall off?

Lane Synergy Can Lead to a World of Change

It’s a wonder how we overlook awareness of other swimmers as an opportunity for self-improvement.

SwimSwam Pulse: 48% Predict Sjostrom As Top 100 Freestyler of 2018

Almost half of voters predicted that Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom would hold the world’s fastest 100 freestyle time by the end of this summer’s season.

Shouts from the Stands: The “Other” Tiger Sharks

Courtesy: Michael Moriarty Last Saturday, the defending Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL) champion Chesterbrook Tiger Sharks invaded nearby Langley Swim…

3 Mistakes Swim Parents Should Never Make

Maybe there are perfect swim parents out there, but some of us need to remember that swimming offers many life lessons. Step back, let your kids learn and have fun. You will, too. Here are three tips on what swim parents should never do…

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