Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 59% Had Picked Texas To Win NCAA Championships

Nearly 60% of voters expected Texas to win the 2021 Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving title, compared to 37% for defending champs California.

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The Weight of Gold

The documentary “The Weight of Gold” shows there is a pressing need for mental health resources to be implemented in pursuit of optimal performance.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 73% Picked Virginia To Win Women’s NCAA Title

In last week’s poll, nearly three-quarters of voters picked the Virginia Cavaliers as the favorites to win the women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving title.

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What I’ll Miss About COVID-19

With many indoor pools closed throughout the pandemic, swimming outdoors in frigid temperatures has brought joy (along with blue lips and chattering teeth).

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Shouts From The Stands: Sometimes Holding On Does More Damage Than Letting Go

“This life lesson is something that I am just starting to come to terms with…swimming was what taught it to me.”

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Will Texas’ Glut of Talent Hurt Them in Recruiting? Competitors Say ‘No’

The Texas men will leave at least 8, and possibly as many as 10, NCAA qualifying swimmers home this season. Fans wonder if this will hurt them in recruiting, but coaches say no.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 62% Say Olympians Should Get Earlier Vaccine Priority

Almost two-thirds of SwimSwam readers said Olympic athletes should get to move up in line for the coronavirus vaccine ahead of Tokyo.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 64% Predicted Slower NCAA Invite Times In 2021

Almost two-thirds of voters accurately predicted that NCAA invite times would get slower amid the pandemic in the year 2021.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 63% Predict Fewer NCAA Records In 2021

In a pandemic-adjusted year, fans are a bit skeptical of the potential for NCAA records at this year’s NCAA Championships.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 66% Think Douglass Should Pick 200 Breast For NCAAs

Two-thirds of voters said Virginia star Kate Douglass should swim the 200 breast over the 100 free at the NCAA Championships next month.

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How to Turn a Bad Meet Into a Good Meet: Three Simple Things To Bust a Slump

Next time you find yourself in a situation where you feel that you aren’t going to have the best weekend, remember these things to change course.

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SwimSwam’s Top 100 for 2021: Women’s #20-11

Katinka Hosszu is one of the greatest swimmers of her generation, or any generation, but the last year has left doubts about her Tokyo future.

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SwimSwam’s Top 100 for 2021: Women’s #30-21

In May 2019, Lazor put the world on notice with a 2:20.77 in the 200m breast at the Pro Swim Series – Bloomington. Not even Lilly King has been that fast.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 57% Predict A Dual Open Water/Pool Olympic Medalist

More than half of voters predicted that the 2021 Olympics would be the second ever to have a swimmer win a medal in both pool and open water swimming.

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SwimSwam’s Top 100 for 2021: Women’s #50 – #41

Short course world record-breaker Kira Toussaint debuts at #41 in our list of the top 100 women’s swimmers in the world for 2021.

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