Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 43.5% Pick MacNeil In Stacked 100 Fly Field At 2023 NCAAs

More than 43 percent of readers are picking Maggie MacNeil to reclaim the NCAA title in the 100 fly after falling to third in 2021.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 57% Say “No Chance” A Dressel Record Falls This NCAA Season

The majority don’t think any of Caeleb Dressel’s 2018 NCAA records will go down this season, but if there’s one that will, they’re picking the 100 free.

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Six Ways Elite Athletics Can Help Kids’ Childhood – But Also Hurt It

While there are countless beneficial characteristics developed on the road to reaching the elite level in sport, they also tend to have a dark side.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 73% Pick ASU Men To Finish Top Five At 2023 NCAAs

Overwhelmingly, readers are favoring ASU to overtake Indiana and claim a top-five position this season, earning more than 73 percent of votes.

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When To Call It Quits: A Different Kind of Retirement

The difficulties a professional athlete—or collegiate swimmer—goes through when it’s finally time to move on.

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Simone Manuel’s New arena Deal Signifies “New Chapter” In Her Swimming Career

After racing only a handful of times in the last two and a half years, Manuel is back and seemingly all-in on Paris 2024.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 26.2% Pick Louisville Women To Maintain Top 6 NCAA Status

The race for sixth is expected to be a tight one at the 2023 Women’s NCAAs after 6th-9th place were separated by just 31.5 points last season.

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SwimSwam’s Official Ballot for the 2022 Golden Goggles Awards

Bobby Finke is in line for a lot of hardware at the 2022 Golden Goggles awards after breaking two American Records in Budapest in June.

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What Was Buzzing at Last Week’s ASCA World Clinic in Vegas?

Las Vegas, Nevada was the center of the American swimming community last week at the annual ASCA World Clinic. What were the hottest topics?

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SwimSwam Pulse: 73% Believe 200 Free Will Be Next 2009 World Record To Fall

The men’s 200 free edged out the women’s 200 free as the event in which readers believe the next world record from 2009 will go down.

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Why Don’t You Swim Anymore?

Why do so many swimmers stop going to the pool once their high school or collegiate careers are over? Six ways to reinvigorate your love for the sport.

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Florida Flexes With Josh Liendo Addition and a Legendary NCAA Record in Reach

The Florida Gators were the 200 free relay NCAA Champions last season. Even after graduating two legs, they could be even faster this year.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 71% Believe Regan Smith Made The Right Move By Turning Pro

The majority of SwimSwam readers believe Regan Smith made the correct decision in opting to turn pro and join Bob Bowman in Arizona.

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Tryout vs Evaluation

If the simple change of a word from “tryout” to “evaluation” could cause you to start the pre-competitive team, or a lessons program, it’s an easy switch.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 50.9% Pick Titmus As Top Non-Worlds Swimmer At Commonwealth Games

After sitting out of Worlds, Ariarne Titmus was on incredible form in Birmingham, winning four gold medals and leading Australia to a relay world record.

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