Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 55% Pick Regan Smith To Be Top US Olympian/NCAA Freshman Scorer

More than half of readers believe that Regan Smith will be the top scoring female freshman among the four that represented the U.S. in Tokyo.

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Three Pet Hates About Swimming Strength Training

Three things not to do when when you’re strength training in order to get faster in the pool.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 1/3 Think Aiden Hayes Will Be Highest Impact Freshman Sprinter

Just over one-third of readers picked top-ranked recruit Aiden Hayes to have the highest-impact freshman season among male freestyle sprinters.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 36% Pick Tokyo Frog Kings As Most Likely To Disrupt ISL’s Top 4

Fans think the Frog Kings are the club with the best opportunity of breaking into the ISL Grand Finale in Season 3.

SwimSwam Pulse: 64% Pick Hafnaoui As Biggest Upset Winner of Tokyo Games

Tunisia’s Ahmed Hafnaoui won Olympic gold in the men’s 400 freestyle after swimming a lifetime best by more than two seconds.

In His Own Words: Alexander Graham Details Ups & Downs On The Journey To Tokyo

After winning two Olympic medals in Tokyo, Australian Alexander Graham gives some insight into some of the mental battles he’s overcome in the sport.

SwimSwam Pulse: 33% Say Schoenmaker’s 200 Breast Most Impressive WR In Tokyo

Just over one third of readers think that Tatjana Schoenmaker’s world record in the women’s 200 breaststroke was the most impressive of the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 59% Prefer Olympic Medley Relays To Free Relays

More than half of voters preferred the medley relay to either of the free relays at the Olympic Games, per our latest poll.

Life After Sport

“If you ever feel scared about what lies ahead, remember all the great, challenging things you have overcome throughout your career.”

SwimSwam Pulse: 62% Think Texas Should Join the SEC

About 61.6% of voters supported a potential University of Texas move to the SEC for NCAA athletics, including swimming & diving.

Tokyo 2020: Unexpected “Rookie” Bowen Makes Big Splash in Gold Medal Relay

After considering retirement and waiting tables in 2020, Bowe Becker propelled the Americans to gold in the men’s 400 free relay at the Olympic Games.

Both Tokyo Olympic 100 Breaststroke Champions Were Coached By Women

Female coaches are rare at the top levels of Olympic swimming, but they’re becoming more-and-more common thanks to women like Mel Marshall (above).

SwimSwam Pulse: 75% of Voters Banking On 7 Or Fewer WRs in Tokyo

Nearly 75% of voters are expecting a very limited number of world records at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics: 7 or fewer total world record swims.

5 Unlikely Tokyo 2020 Journeys: Femke Heemskerk and the Glory of Gold

Five athletes, five journeys with a common destination and a date: Tokyo – July 23rd, 2021. Five stories to be…

Shouts From The Stands: A Response To FINA Banning Soul Caps At Olympics

“Blacks Can’t Swim” producer Ed Accura provides his view of FINA banning swim caps designed for natural black hair at the Olympic Games.