Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 62% Pick Hosszu To Defend Olympic 400 IM Title

Voters overwhelmingly picked Katinka Hosszu’s 400 IM as the most likely gold defense over Hosszu’s 200 IM and Pernille Blume’s 50 free.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Voters Bullish On Murphy’s Repeat Gold Chances

55% of voters said Ryan Murphy was more likely to defend his Olympic 100 back title than Kosuke Hagino in the 400 IM or Kyle Chalmers in the 100 free.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 50% Oppose Unlimited College Dual Meet Entries, 26% Support

49.9% of voters opposed a rule change proposal allowing unlimited dual meet entries in the NCAA. 26.5% supported the proposal and 23.6% didn’t care.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 61% Pick Geer & Bama For Highest New-Coach SEC Finish

Alabama finished much higher than Auburn or South Carolina at this year’s SEC Championships, and voters expected that to remain stable despite new staffs.

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Shouts From The Stands: The Primitive Brain and Swimming

It’s important to teach swimmers that the aquatic environment is a place of comfort and peace where you are supported and held up.

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Swim Coach Hack: Learn from the Athletes’ Teachers

When I was a young coach leading a large summer league team, a teacher taught me one very specific thing that made my life easier. In the process, she taught me something much more important.

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SwimSwam’s Guide To The 2021 NFL Draft

After going 7-for-10 at the top of last year’s draft, SwimSwam is back with a swimming-centric look at tonight’s 2021 NFL Draft.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 61% Think Top ISL Draft Pick Will Be An NCAA Alum

61.7% of voters predicted that the top pick in the first-ever ISL Draft will be an NCAA graduate moving on to the professional swimming league.

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Watch Women Steal Stage From Men at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

Katie Ledecky leads the charge of elite women set to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 75% Predict Dressel To Make U.S. Olympic 4×200 Free Relay

More than three-quarters of voters predicted that Dressel would make the Olympic 4×200 free relay, with 16.8% more picking Dressel to make the 200 free.

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At Long Last, U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Coming Fast

We’re now less than 50 days away from the first race of the U.S. Olympic Trials, and it’s time for everyone to start getting excited.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 76% Think A Wave I Qualifier Will At Least Make Wave II Semis

Voters were extremely bullish on the chances of a Wave I qualifier making at least a semifinal at the Wave II Olympic Trials meet.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 59% Think Texas Can Repeat As NCAA Champs With New Coach

Nearly 60% of voters believe the Texas Longhorns can repeat as men’s NCAA swimming & diving champions, even with a coaching change.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 48% Liked Timed Final Relays Better At 2021 NCAAs

In a narrow 48.9%-to-40.4% decision, SwimSwam voters said they liked the 2021 format better than the typical prelims/finals format.

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“I’ll Eat My Goggles” – an Act of Penance from a SwimSwam Reader

SwimSwam reader Willswim made a not-so-bold call in the comments about the NCAA Championships. He whiffed, but put his goggles where his mouth is.

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