Opinion

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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Shout from the Stands: On Heroes… Like Missy

SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under…

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SwimSwam Pulse: 39% Expect No Hugo This Season, 38% Predict Him To Cal

Former Auburn standout Hugo Gonzalez spoke to Spanish media earlier this month, suggesting he was working to compete in the NCAA again this season and naming Cal and Florida as his favorite destinations. Still, 39.5% of SwimSwam voters said they didn’t expect him to swim in the NCAA this season, while another 38.8% said he would be swimming for Cal by the end of the season.

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