Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 38% Pick Ledecky As Top Swimmer of 2022 World Championships

Four different swimmers picked up at least 11 percent of the votes, but Katie Ledecky led the way as the consensus ‘Swimmer of the Meet’ at Worlds.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 65% Favor Marchand’s 400 IM Over Ceccon’s WR, Popovici’s 200 FR

Three European men dropped incredible swims early on at Worlds, but fans clearly believe Leon Marchand’s 400 IM was the highlight.

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The Cat Is Among the Pigeons: Let the Chaos of the Calendar Begin

This summer looked scary and chaotic. Now that it’s here, we’re kind of enjoying the ride. It’s time to embrace the chaos.

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Opinion: Bruno’s 100th 21-Second 50 Free Was Poetically Imperfect

Andy Hardt, better known as Livestream Andy, was moved by the grind it took for Bruno Fratus to go sub-22 in the 50 free in 100 different races.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 40%* Correctly Predicted O’Callaghan To Win Women’s 100 Free

Mollie O’Callaghan was the top pick to win the women’s 100 free at Worlds, and she did just that by topping runner-up Sarah Sjostrom by 13 one-hundredths.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 64% More Intrigued By Women’s 100 Back Showdown Than Men’s 100 Fly

The women’s 100 back in Budapest will feature the three fastest swimmers in history and the only ones who have broken 58 seconds.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 37.7% Think We’ll See A 1:43 200 Free In 2022

While the majority think it won’t happen, there’s a sizeable number of fans optimistic we’ll see a swimmer break 1:44 in the 200 free this year.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 77% Think Commonwealth Games Will Be Faster Than Euros In 2022

Emma McKeon is among the Australian swimmers who have opted out of the World Championships to gear their focus towards the Commonwealth Games.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 44% Think 200 Breast Has Biggest Disparity From SCY To LCM

Readers believe that the breaststroke is the 200 event that changes the most from short course yards to long course meters.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 42% Predict Kamminga Will Benefit Most From Worlds Absences

Arno Kamminga is now the big favorite for gold in the men’s 100 breaststroke at the World Championships after Adam Peaty dropped out with a broken foot.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 41% Pick Weinstein’s 200 FR As Top Women’s Surprise of Trials

Weinstein became the fastest 15-year-old in U.S. history en route to locking down an individual spot at the World Championships in the women’s 200 freestyle.

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The Game Changers: How Will the NCAAs Top 5 Transfers Impact Their New Teams?

Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil isn’t the only big-name women’s NCAA transfer this off-season, but she’s the one due to have the biggest impact.

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Is NIL Really Threatening Olympic Sports Like Swimming?

At last week’s annual Pac-12 spring meetings, Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke warned of the existential threat that NIL poses to sports like swimming. 

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Maxime Rooney Retires as the 3rd-Best American Ever in This Category

Maxime Rooney never got over the hump for an open-age U.S. international team, but he did have one of the fastest single-meets that swimming has ever seen.

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7 Things My Swim Mom Did For Me When Nobody Else Could

Swim moms are special people. They give selflessly to us and our careers and our lives. Here are 7 ways my swim mom helped me survive childhood.

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