Opinion

SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2023: Women’s #100-76

SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2023 kicks off with the women ranked 100th through 76th, including Canadian star Taylor Ruck (pictured).

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Shouts From The Stands: To Gap Or Not To Gap…

Taking an extra year after high school to improve your times in pursuit of more college offers can be the right decision for some and not so for others.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 65% Select Popovici’s 100 Free As Top World Record of 2022

David Popovici broke a 13-year-old super-suited world record in the men’s 100 freestyle at the European Championships.

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2022-2023 NCAA Men’s Power Rankings: New Year’s Edition

Jordan Crooks and Gui Caribe’s sensational performances at midseason invites have launched Tennessee into the top 10 for the first time this season.

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2022-2023 NCAA Women’s Power Rankings: New Years Edition

Kate Douglass won a pair of World Championships in Dec in SC meters. That has the Virginia Cavaliers lined up for a 3rd-straight NCAA title.

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Top 8 Venues: “Where A Swimming Pool Can Blossom”

The 2016 Short Course World Championships in Windsor, Canada took place at the WFCU Centre, primarily used as an ice hockey arena.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 56% Pick McKeon’s 49.9 As Top Relay Split of Short Course Worlds

McKeon had relay splits in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly all under the existing world record at Short Course Worlds.

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The Case For Short Course (Meters, of Course)

Despite short course meters becoming more and more prominent in the sport, USA Swimming continues to look the other way.

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Iconic Swimmers’ Nicknames

Michael Phelps, “The Baltimore Bullet,” has one of the most iconic nicknames in swimming history.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Heilman’s 100 Fly Edges McIntosh’s 500 Free For Top Winter Junior Swim

15-year-old Heilman’s time of 44.67 in the 100 fly not only broke the NAG record for 15-16 boys, but also went under the 17-18 mark.

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Top Five Lap Pools for Business Travelers

On the road and looking for somewhere to get a swim in? Here are the top five pools to hit for the business swammer on the go.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 33.8% Picked Women’s 200 BR As Most Likely Suited WR To Fall At Worlds

Readers were conflicted over whether the women’s 200 breast, men’s 200 free or women’s 50 fly super-suited records were most likely to fall in Melbourne.

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Team USA Men Struggle Again on Wednesday Morning; Can Ryan Murphy Save the Day?

The American men had just one male swimmer qualify out of prelims in an individual event on Wednesday, but captain Ryan Murphy has a chance to drag them out of a slump in finals.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 42.6% Say Men’s 200 IM (SCY) Has Taken Biggest Leap In Last Decade

After 1:40 was broken for the first time in the 200 IM in 2015, the 2022 NCAA Championships saw a swimmer produce that time out of the ‘B’ final.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 41.5% Would Pick Douglass First In Hypothetical ISL Expansion Draft

If you were the general manager of an expansion ISL team, who would be your first pick?

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