Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 58% Believe Women’s 200 Fly World Record Will Stand Longest

China’s Liu Zige set the seemingly unreachable world record of 2:01.81 in the women’s 200 butterfly back in 2009.

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Which Aquatic Athletes Will Be in the 2022 USOPC Hall of Fame Class?

Michael Phelps with his 28 Olympic medals is a sure-fire first ballot Hall-of-Famer. But which of the other 6 aquatic nominees might join him?

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My 10 Favorite Swims from the 2022 US International Team Trials

The Magic Man had a Magic Moment last week with the only World Record of the 2022 US International Team Trials in Greensboro.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Women’s 100 Back, 100 Breast Are Deepest Events In The U.S.

Readers believe the women’s 100 back and 100 breast would be the most likely events the U.S. could sweep at Worlds, but maybe now it’s the 200 breast?

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After Dust Settles at US Trials, Australia Is Still the Women’s 4×100 Favorites

A personal best by Torri Huske led a slew of positive stories for the U.S. in the women’s 100 free final, but none of it seems like enough.

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Mallory Comerford Swims Her Fastest 100 Free in Two Years in Prelims

24-year old Mallory Comerford swam her fastest 100 free since before the pandemic on Tuesday morning, qualifying 4th through to the final.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 56.5% Say Märtens’ Stock Rose Most During International Trials

Germany’s Lukas Märtens now leads the 2021-22 world rankings in the men’s 200, 400, 800 and 1500 freestyle events.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Split Vote On Who Will Emerge As The Top US Woman In 100 Free

26.6 percent of readers think Claire Curzan will be the top American in the 100 free this year, though a pair of NCAA stars are close behind.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 31.6% Pick Burns’ 200 Fly Triumph As Biggest NCAA Upset

94% of people picked Nicolas Albiero or Luca Urlando to win, but Brendan Burns emerged as the upset victory in the men’s 200 fly at the NCAA Championships.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 70.9% Think Texas Women Exceeded Expectations The Most At NCAAs

The Longhorns outscored their projected psych sheet points by 83.5, the most of any team at the championships, en route to placing second overall.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 32.7% Predict Marchand To Lead Men’s NCAAs In Scoring

Just under a third of voters believe Marchand will lead the NCAA Championships in individual points.

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How SwimSwam Became SwimSwam, The Inside Story (10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY POST)

March 2022 is SwimSwam’s 10-year anniversary. In celebration this is a peek behind the curtain, a glimpse into how it all started.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 81% Favor 400 IM WR Over 400 Free Gold For McIntosh In 2022

Summer McIntosh’s 4:29 400 IM swim two weeks ago was stunning, leading us to wonder what she’s capable of doing in the 400 free later this summer.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 46% Predict 3-4 U.S. Open Records Will Fall At NCAA Meets

Maggie MacNeil was the only swimmer, man or woman, to set an all-time record at last season’s NCAA Championship meets.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 36.4% Want To See 100 IM Added To NCAA Championships

More than one third of readers want to see the 100 IM added to the NCAA Championship lineup.

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