Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 55% Pick Stanford at #1 For Women’s NCAA Ranks

The three-time defending NCAA champions earned a majority of the votes at 55.1% – but the rest of the field pulled solid numbers.

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Opinion: Two Schools of Thought On NCAA Amateurism & One Is Bad For Swimming

California’s new law allowing NCAA student-athletes to earn money puts me in a tough position. On the one side is fairness, and on the other is swimming.

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Hardest (SCY) Event Bracket: Get In Your Votes For Round 2

Round 1 saw a lot of blowouts between our “seeded” and “unseeded” events. Round 2 should set up some more intriguing showdowns in our hardest event bracket.

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My Swimmer-Does-CrossFit Experiment Comes Full Circle

Just over a year ago I entered the CrossFit world to spice things up and I learned several important things along the last 12 months.

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Bracket Challenge: Which NCAA Event Is Hardest?

We’re pitting NCAA events in a tournament bracket to answer swimming’s ultimate question: what truly is the hardest event?

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SwimSwam Pulse: 65% Pick NC State Men To Place Higher Than NC State Women

Almost two thirds of voters still expected the NC State men to outplace the NC State women this season at NCAAs. Both teams were 4th in our College previews.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 49% Pick Beisel To Make Survivor Jury But Not Finale

About half of voters had Beisel landing on the jury with the players voted out after the merge. Only 14% had her booted early, but only 17% say she’ll win.

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What’s Really at Stake: Sun Yang vs. WADA

Is this a case about an athlete attempting to cover up his own doping by smashing his own sample as so many instantly believed?

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SwimSwam Pulse: 62% Pick Walsh As Most Likely World Jrs Champ to Medal In Tokyo

A heavy majority of voters went with Gretchen Walsh as the most likely World Junior champ to medal at next summer’s Olympics.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Urlando Voted Most Likely Tokyo Medalist From World Jr Boys

Luca Urlando and Andrei Minakov topped our poll of boys World Junior champs most likely to win a medal of any kind at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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New York Breakers Win ISL Logo Bracket Challenge In Touchout of London Roar

The New York Breakers pulled off a come-from-behind touchout to best the London Roar in finals of our International Swimming League logo bracket challenge.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Wilson Leads Poll Of US Medley Relay Breaststroke Hopefuls

Andrew Wilson has been #1 among Americans in the 100 breast for the past two years, so it’s not terribly surprising to see him dominate this poll.

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ISL Logo Bracket Challenge: Final Round Is London Roar vs New York Breakers

It’s the finals of our International Swimming League (ISL) logo bracket challenge – and we’ve got a battle across the Atlantic between London and New York.

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Becca Mann & the 21-Hour Maui Nui Epic: the Debrief

“Swimming for almost 21 hours can bring out the worst in your temperament, and I wouldn’t be doing the swim justice if I said otherwise.”

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ISL Bracket Challenge Round 2: Who Has the Best ISL Logo?

Round one saw mostly blowouts, but did have some intrigue. Now it’s time for the semifinal round in our battle of the ISL logos.

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