Opinion

Practice Makes Better

While “Practice makes perfect,” is the cliche term, it does not always hold true. However, it does continually make us better than we were yesterday.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 50% Agree That Hoffer Was Best ISL Rookie Draft Pick

Voters overwhelmingly agree: #2 overall pick Ryan Hoffer was the best value of the first-ever ISL Draft, far outpacing #1 pick Arno Kamminga.

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Olympian Bacon Ranks Third Best Athlete In Her Grade School’s History

Charles Hartley makes his case why Phoebe Bacon only ranks third among athletes to come from her grade school.

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Examining the ISL’s “Wealth Gap” Between Top & Bottom Teams

Cali Condors athletes earned over $1.4 million in prize money last season. That’s almost 10-times what Aquacenturion athletes earned.

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3 Big Things You Need To Know About Olympic Marijuana Bans

Social media is abuzz today with the news that U.S. track star Sha’Carri Richardson has been suspended from the Olympic team after testing positive for THC

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SwimSwam Pulse: Omaha Nips Indy As Voters Preferred 2024 Trials Host

37.1% of voters would like to see the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials return to Omaha, Nebraska in 2024, while 34.7% favor Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Lochte’s Greatest Wins Are In Front Of Him

Despite failing to make the 2021 U.S. Olympic team, Ryan Lochte still has a lot of great moments ahead of him.

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A Swimmer’s Reflections on the Coronavirus Pandemic: Lessons Learned in 1 Year

Exactly one year ago, I published an article reflecting upon my first practice after the coronavirus shutdown. Since then, I’ve learned many valuable lessons.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 62% Pick 4:07 Or Better To Win Olympic Men’s 400 IM

This event has had some wild swings in gold-medal times at the world level, with 4:05s and 4:09s winning world-level golds in varying years.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 53% Think a 2:19 Will Win Olympic 200 Breast Gold

More than half of voters predicted a 2:19 to win the Olympic gold medal in the women’s 200 breaststroke – right at the world record-level.

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‘Weird’ U.S. Olympic Trials Highlight Lasting Impacts of Pandemic Delay

The one-year pandemic delay put established swimmers on the defense. For rising swimmers, they had nothing to lose – and a bonus year to gain it all.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 64% Suspect Wave I Qualifiers Will Not Swim Wave II Trials

Almost two-thirds of voters expected at least one top-2 finisher from Wave I of U.S. Olympic Trials to pass on the chance to swim in Wave II.

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“Why We Swim”: A Review of Award-Winning Author Bonnie Tsui’s Book

Tsui’s 2020 book “is a tale of how swimming unites all of us and is in some way a part of all of us.”

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What Does It Take To Become An Elite-Level Athlete?

Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Floyd Mayweather, and Kobe Bryant are a few elite athletes’ names that immediately came to mind for me.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 36% Predict No World Records At U.S. Olympic Trials

36.4% of voters predicted no world records to fall at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials – which would match the world record output from 2012 and 2016 Trials.

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