Opinion

“This Is Supposed To Be Uncomfortably Tight, Right?” And Other Tech Suit Misconceptions

It’s time to get a new tech suit. You’re excited, but you brace yourself for the worst. These suits are pricy, so you need to make sure you get the perfect fit. You’ll probably have to try on at least two sizes of a few different styles.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 68% More Excited For Indy Than Atlanta

More than two-thirds of respondents said they were more excited for the Indianapolis Pro Swim Series than the Atlanta Classic in last weekend’s dueling national-level meets.

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Ledecky to Sponsors: Pay Up

In many pro sports the ‘contract year’ is a well known phenomenon. Athletes in the last year of their current deal have extra motivation to perform so that their next contract will be a big one.

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Most Marketable Swim Stars To Go Pro Since Michael Phelps

Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel and Caeleb Dressel are making their pro debuts. SwimSwam asked an industry veteran what their financial futures look like. The industry said: “Simone and Caeleb will make $2 to $5 million annually. ​I believe Katie will be in the $5 million to $10 million range.”

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SwimSwam Pulse: Pan Pacs, U.S. Nationals Most Anticipated 2018 Meets

The Pan Pacific Championships and U.S. National Championships are far and away the most anticipated 2018 summer meets for SwimSwam readers, combining for 90% of votes in our most recent poll.

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10 Reasons Why I’m Thankful to be a Swim Parent

#4 – Accountability. Swimming taught my kids accountability for their actions.

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3 Less Obvious Angles About Amanda Kendall’s Doping Suspension

Editorial content is the opinion of its author and does not necessarily reflect the views of SwimSwam. Earlier today, SwimSwam…

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SwimSwam Pulse: 63% Like Lopez-VT Hire More Than Taylor-Auburn

Almost two-thirds of respondents said they favored Virginia Tech’s hiring of Sergio Lopez as its new head coach over the hiring of Gary Taylor to take over at Lopez’s former team, Auburn.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 40% Pick W 200 Fly As Longest-Lasting World Record

More than 40% of SwimSwam voters selected Liu Zige’s 2:01.81 in the 200 fly as the current world record that would last the longest, narrowly edging the men’s 200 free (1:42.00 from Paul Biedermann).

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Shouts From the Stands: It’s Time to Protect Athletes Over Image

“My story is far too common because of a simple truth: Sexual abuse does not happen in a vacuum. For too long, USA Swimming has been an ideal hunting ground for sexual predators, and Safe Sport done nothing to change that sad fact.”

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SwimSwam Pulse: Nearly 60% Predict Lopez As Next Auburn Skipper

Nearly 60% of voters predicted that current assistant Sergio Lopez would be the next head coach at Auburn University.

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Shouts From the Stands: Best Male Freestyle Sprinter Ever

In March at the D1 NCAAs, Caeleb Dressel became the first man to go under 40 seconds in the 100 Free, clocking a sensational 39.90 in the finals. Being the first to break that barrier brought him universal acclaim as ‘the best ever’ – but is he?

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SwimSwam Pulse: 29.3% Pick 200 Free As Most Fun Spectator Event

More than a quarter of voters selected the 200 free as the most fun event to watch, beating a field of five other events by more than 30 votes.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 60% Agree With Ledecky’s Decision To Turn Pro

6 out of 10 voters in our most recent poll agree with Katie Ledecky’s timing to turn pro after two collegiate seasons.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 75% Pick Dressel’s 17.63 As Most Impressive of NCAAs

In a shocking runaway of votes, SwimSwam voters overwhelmingly picked Caeleb Dressel’s 17.63 in the 50 free as the most impressive swim of men’s NCAAs. That that swim won the poll isn’t a surprise, but the winning margin might be. More than three-quarters of votes went to Dressel’s 50 – in fact, that event tallied ten times more votes than any of the other four events on the ballot.

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