Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 39% Pick SEC As Toughest Conference

39.5% of voters said they found the SEC to be the toughest conference overall, with the Pac-12 trailing at 26.3%. The Big Ten (20.7%) and ACC (13.5%) lagged behind.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 36% Most Excited For Men’s Big Tens

36% of voters were most excited for men’s Big Tens this week, with the ACC men and Pac-12 women tying for second in our poll.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 56% Most Anticipating Men’s SECs

More than half of voters were most excited for the men’s SEC Championship out of the four major week 1 conference meets. Nearly 20% went for the women’s Big Ten, while the women’s ACC and women’s SEC Championships were right around 12% apiece.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Voters Pick Cal Men #1 By 5% Of Votes

43.8% of SwimSwam voters picked the Cal men as the #1 team in the nation compared to just 38.7% for four-time defending champs Texas.

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7 Reasons Bryce Harper Should Sign with the ISL

The timing is right for Bryce Harper to make the switch to America’s pastime of the future: swimming.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 70% Pick Stanford As Women’s #1

70.2% of voters agreed that Stanford should be the #1 team in the nation in our final pre-conference championships NCAA Power Rankings.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 80% Doubted Lochte’s Big Brother Chances

80% of SwimSwam voters did not expect Ryan Lochte to win Celebrity Big Brother, while just under 20% thought he would win.

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‘A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim’ Drops February 1st (REVIEW)

‘A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim’ takes a personal look ad Ed Acura’s own fears of drowning.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 86% Think HS Athletes Should Be Allowed To Train Club

A huge majority of SwimSwam voters said that swimmers should be allowed to train full-time with a club while still competing for their high school team.

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WSCA: FINA Champions Series Format ‘Invites PEDs Into Our Sport’

The World Swimming Coaches Association released a statement Monday formally opposing the newly-announced FINA Champions Swim Series, citing the stress…

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SwimSwam Pulse: 34% Say Records/Times Are Most Important to Great Race

A little more than a third of voters said a record or a fast time was the most important element in creating a great race, with the rest of the votes mostly split between a major meet and a close finish.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 64% Say Teams Shouldn’t Take Christmas Eve Off

Almost two-thirds of voters said they thought swim teams should continue with their normal practice schedule, even on Christmas Eve, while about 35% said teams should take the holiday off.

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Watching Swimming: What Makes a Race Good?

Last Friday, SwimSwam published our Swammy Awards Top 10 Swims of the Year. The number one race was the men’s medley relay at the Asian Games.

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8 Reasons Why Swimming Makes You a Better Parent

As supportive swim parents, we rearrange calendars and vacations to accommodate the swim schedule. What do we get in return? Here are eight reasons why swimming makes you a better parent.

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