Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 51% Predicting Top-6 Finish For Tennessee Women

44% of voters predicted the Tennessee women to finish between 4th and 6th, and 7.5% more predicted a top 3 finish for the Volunteers at 2019 NCAAs.

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Are We Sure that Morning Finals at the Olympics is Bad for Athletes?

There’s something poetic about morning racing in the Land of the Rising Sun (above, Mt. Fuji above the clouds).

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SwimSwam Pulse: 22% Still Predicting Top 5 NCAA Finish For Florida Men

More than a fifth of voters are still expecting the Florida men to finish inside the top 5 at 2019 NCAAs, while 83% predicted the team to remain inside the top 10.

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3 Ways For Swim Parents To Make The Last Year Count

“I tell my swimmers to try for best times and leave on a high note their senior year,” said Tim Hill, a coach with more than 30 years experience at the club and collegiate level.

SwimSwam Pulse: 59% Favor Euros As Most Impressive 2018 Meet

A huge majority picked the European Championships as the most impressive of 2018’s major summer meets, while a surprising 19% picked Jr Pan Pacs higher than any other senior-level international meet.

Shouts From The Stands: Barriers Facing Women Coaches

The lack of women coaches is not the problem, it is a reflection of a problem. That problem is a culture that does not value and support women.

SwimSwam Pulse: 65% Pick Men’s 100 Fly Record To Fall in 2019

Almost two-thirds of voters predicted that the men’s 100 fly world record was mostly likely to fall in our latest poll, which picked four relatively difficult – but possible – records to be broken next year.

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4 Negative Thoughts To Avoid For the First Day of Practice

When going into the new season, what is the first thing you think of? What is your coach going to…

SwimSwam Pulse: 63% Pick Campbell’s Split As Most Impressive

Almost two-thirds of respondents picked Cate Campbell’s 50.93 as the best relay split of last week, beating the combined totals of Townley Haas’s 1:43.78, Yulia Efimova’s 1:03.95 and Rikako Ikee’s 55.48.

Another School Year, Another Opportunity for Greatness

Going back to school presents an extra challenge for those who must work to balance academics with swimming.

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.

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…

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.

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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