Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 55% Favor Indianapolis Over Omaha As 2024 Olympic Trials Host

Indianapolis (54.9%) strongly outpaced Omaha (31.5%) in our poll on the three known bidders to host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 40% Favor Moving Fall High School Sports To Winter/Spring

40.2% of voters favor moving fall high school sports to a new season between winter and spring sports amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Shouts From The Stands: My Passion, My Dream – Lives On

“In order to achieve my dream, I will have to take things day by day.”

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SwimSwam Pulse: 83% Picking Cal Men Over Stanford In Pac-12

It’s a runaway in the men’s Pac-12, where a late transfer probably only expanded a massive Cal lead in votes for the preseason favorite.

Review: ‘The Weight of Gold’ Shows Darkness Can Come With Greatness

‘The Weight of Gold’, a documentary chronicling the mental heath struggles of Olympians narrated by Michael Phelps, debuts Wednesday on HBO

SwimSwam Pulse: 81% Pick Stanford Women As Pac-12 Favorites

Stanford is running away with the women’s Pac-12 title in the preseason – at least, according to 81% of SwimSwam voters.

58% of USA Swimming Sanctioned Times Are Lifetime Bests So Far in July

With about 8,500 splashes in the USA Swimming database, approximately 58% of times have come out as new personal bests so far.

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Shouts From The Stands: The Perfect Race – A Narrative Visualization

“You glance up at the scoreboard, and the pain begins rushing in along with the emotions, because you just smashed your goal.”

Shouts From The Stands: It Turns Out It Was A Privilege

“I want to remind everyone – whether age group, senior, collegiate, or masters level – to cherish the wonderful sport that we all love so dearly.”

What To Expect At Your First National Level Meet

With qualifying for Nationals being a common goal amongst swimmers of all ages, here are four things to anticipate prior to your first Nats experience.

New Ryan Lochte Doc Paints Sympathetic Picture, But Raises Deeper Questions

“In Deep with Ryan Lochte” successfully paints him as a sympathetic figure. But, particularly in this current national moment, can we accept that?

SwimSwam Pulse: 46% Pick Michigan To Win Men’s Big Ten

Almost half of voters picked the Michigan men to repeat as Big Ten champions, despite a 146.5-point Indiana margin in returning points.

Shouts From The Stands: NCAA Swimming Should Be a Spring Sport For 2020-21

“If we want to save our seasons for our teams and athletes, now is the time to take bold action,” says Franklin & Marshall head coach Ben Delia.

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.

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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