Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 58% Value Standout Event Over Versatility For NCAA Prospects

58% picked the athlete with one standout time at an NCAA scoring level, compared to 41% picking the versatile athlete who doesn’t yet have a scoring time.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Voters Split 50/50 On Chalmers Season-Best Chances This Week

A very narrow majority predicted Kyle Chalmers to better his 47.48 season best in the 100 free this week, in one of the closest poll results we’ve ever had.

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Shouts from the Stands: Relive The Legendary 800 Free Relay from Athens

Upsets have always been a blast to watch no matter what sport they occur in. Watching leads erased and world records broken always makes for an exciting time, but if they’re done by a performer that no one expects, those races become legendary.

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Time Standards Need To Be Implemented At the FINA Champions Series

Should swimmers get $5,000 checks just for showing up? At least one Olympic Champion doesn’t think so.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 57% Pick Stickels As Best NCAA Coaching Decision

More than half of voters preferred the hiring of Coley Stickels for the Alabama head coaching role, compared to Mark Gangloff to UNC (24.2%) and Dan Schemmel to Stanford (18.4%).

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SwimSwam Pulse: 52% More Excited For Bloomington Than Atlanta

In a narrow poll results, slightly more than half of fans were more excited for the Bloomington Pro Swim Series than the Atlanta Classic running concurrently.

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Yoga for Swimmers: 7 Reasons Yoga Takes Your Training to the Next Level

A yoga practice designed for swimmers is an extremely effective and efficient way to take your dry land training to the next level

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SwimSwam Pulse: 57% Pick Urlando Over Foster For #1 Junior Recruit

57.1% of voters picked Luca Urlando as the #1 junior recruit in the country, compared to 42.9% picking Carson Foster.

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Navigating the MAAPP: Potential Solutions For Common Complaints

This spring, USA Swimming announced its Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP), which governs interactions between adults and minors to…

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SwimSwam Pulse: 53% Pick Winter As Ideal High School Swimming Season

More than half of voters picked the winter as the best season for high school swimming, with fall and spring coming in at a near-tie for second.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 59% Prefer London Roar To Other European ISL Franchises

59% of fans voted for the London Roar as the best team name among the four European International Swimming League franchises.

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Who Wore it Better: Hugo Gonzalez Transfer or Maxime Rooney Transfer?

Hugo Gonzalez (above) is a little harder to project, given that he didn’t swim the 2018-2019 NCAA season.

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SwimSwam Pulse: DC Trident Is Fans’ Favorite U.S. ISL Team Name

Our latest poll was a little bit of informal market research, with the DC Trident proving the most popular team name among the four American ISL franchises announced earlier this month.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 70% Pick Dressel Over Chalmers For 100 Free Gold

Despite a big swim from Australia’s Kyle Chalmers last week, nearly 70% of voters are still picking Caeleb Dressel to win this summer’s World Championships gold medal in the 100 free.

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Shouts From the Stands: Victory & Defeat

Are winning and victory the same thing? Therefore, are losing and defeat then also the same? Can I win and lose at the same time? Do I know what victory feels like? How about defeat?

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