Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 55% Pick Michigan To Win Men’s Big Tens

After a whopping 72% picked the Michigan women to win Big Tens, another majority (55.2%) of voters picked the Wolverine men to win their conference meet.

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SwimSwam Voters Picks: Week 1 of Major 2020 NCAA Conference Championships

We compile predictions for week 1 of conference swimming action: voter picks from our polls, Swimulator projections, and our official SwimSwam picks.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 77% Pick NC State Men To Win ACC Title

It’s a blowout in our men’s ACC Champions poll: 77.3% of voters picked the NC State Wolfpack to win a sixth consecutive conference title.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 72% Pick Michigan To Win Big Ten Women’s Title

71.9% of voters picked Michigan to win the women’s Big Ten swimming & diving title, a huge landslide of votes over defending champs Indiana.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 66% Pick UVA To Win Women’s ACCs, 23% Pick NC State

Our latest poll: two-thirds of voters picked the Virginia Cavaliers to knock off NC State for this year’s ACC Women’s title.

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Opinion: Current-Chasing Is The Rules Violation No One Is Talking About

Swim fans are a rule-enforcing bunch. For evidence of that look at the comment section of the following topics: doping, para-swimming, breaststroke pullouts.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 47% Pick Florida Men To Win SEC Title Despite Swimulator Odds

Swimulator projections have Texas A&M winning the men’s SEC title with a 230-point margin over Florida, but voters strongly favored the Gators in our poll.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 45% Pick Tennessee For 1st Ever Women’s SEC Title

In our poll of top contenders, 45.8% picked Tennessee to win women’s SECs in what would be the first SEC title in program history.

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Sprint Guru Brett Hawke Shares Opinions on How to Break World Records

Brett Hawke, who has coached multiple American, U.S. Open, and World Record breakers in the sprints, has an opinion that matters in the sprint freestyles.

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SwimSwam’s Top 3 (Wildly Speculative) Candidates for USC Head Coaching Job

Ray Looze has a good thing going at Indiana, but is the allure of the head coaching job at his alma mater USC enough to pull him away from Bloomington?

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SwimSwam Pulse: 50% Say Breaststroke Is Most Different From SC to LC

More than half of voters said breaststroke changed the most between long and short course, with butterfly a distant second.

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The ISL: Something to Celebrate

The emergence of the International Swimming League has been unprecedented in the world of swimming and creates high hopes for the future of the sport.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 52.4% Pick Ledecky As Swimmer of the 2010s

A majority of fans picked Katie Ledecky as the #1 overall swimmer of the 2010s, compared to just 38% for Michael Phelps.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 51% Favor Split Winter Juniors Format

It was a narrow split, with only just over half of voters favoring the new split format. The difference only came to about 20 total votes.

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The Top 16 Races of the 2019 International Swimming League Season

Minna Atherton of the London Roar was the first World Record breaker in International Swimming League history when she broke the 100 back in Budapest.

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