Opinion

SwimSwam’s Top 100 for 2021: Women’s #75-51

No female swimmer has ever been as fast as Belarus’s Anastasiya Shkurdai in *both* the 100 fly (56.9) and 100 back (59.0), and she’s only 18.

  47 Comments

College Swim Dad Reflections: A Season Gone; A Moment Lost

Reflections from a swim parent on seeing their child’s entire senior collegiate season cancelled due to the pandemic.

  22 Comments

SwimSwam’s Top 100 for 2021: Women’s #100-76

In addition to her impressive track record, Seebohm was a big ISL talent this past season, ranked T-24th overall in the MVP rankings.

  53 Comments

SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2021: Men’s #10 – #1

We’re into the big-time now. Every single athlete in our top 10 has either (1) a solid chance at multiple gold medals or (2) a solid chance at a world record.

  131 Comments

SwimSwam Pulse: 40% Pick 500 Free To 200 Free Relay As Toughest HS Double

40% of voters selected the 500 free into the 200 free relay as the toughest among four of high school swimming’s more-common back-to-back event combos.

  15 Comments

SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2021: Men’s #20 – #11

As we crack the top 20, we’re starting to profile some of swimming’s best and most versatile talents – like freestyler, IMer, and relay hero Duncan Scott.

  112 Comments

D3 NCAAs Cancelled: Notes From a Dad/Coach

“I think Thursday is an important reminder, no matter what, to be mindful of the things we are thankful for in our lives.”

  27 Comments

SwimSwam’s Top 100 for 2021: Men’s #30 – #21

We’ve got a diverse set of ten swimmers in this group, including men like Ryosuke Irie who posted world-leading times in 2020.

  53 Comments

SwimSwam’s Top 100 for 2021: Men’s #40 – #31

Clyde Lewis had the fastest (legal) flat start 200 free at last summer’s World Championships, but wound up just 6th in the event final.

  68 Comments

SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2021: Men’s #50 – #41

Yan Zibei is one of a number of men who could be higher on this list if it weren’t for Adam Peaty being such an overwhelming favorite for 100 breast gold.

  33 Comments

SwimSwam Pulse: 64% Prefer to Anchor Relays With Fastest Leg

Almost two-thirds of SwimSwam voters said it’s better to put your fastest swimmer last on a relay, with just under 40% preferring the ‘shotgun’ approach.

  13 Comments

SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2021: Men’s #100 – #76

We start our countdown of the top 100 men and the top 100 women in world-level swimming heading into the 2021 Olympic year.

  23 Comments

Shouts From The Stands: A Letter To Klete Keller

“We must do better to support one another and help us all develop into a more compassionate, more well-rounded community.”

  76 Comments

SwimSwam Pulse: 75% Preferred San Antonio PSS Over Richmond

Three-quarters of voters were more excited for the San Antonio stop of the Pro Swim Series than the Richmond stop, according to our most recent SwimSwam poll.

  2 Comments

Shouts From The Stands: Swimming In A Post-Segregation America

“It is time for our great swim community to rise up to the occasion.”

  6 Comments