Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 51% Pick Grothe’s 500 Free Over 1650

In a very tight poll result, 51.7% of voters said Zane Grothe’s 4:07 500 free was more impressive than his 14:18 mile.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 400 IM Narrowly Edges 200 FR As Fan Choice For Ledecky

The people have spoken, and Katie Ledecky will be swimming the 400 IM at this year’s NCAA Championships.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 70% Say Dressel’s 200 IM Most Impressive Off-Event

7 out of every 10 voters picked Caeleb Dressel’s 1:40.61 200 IM as the most impressive off-event swim of the opening weekend of college invite season.

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6 Things I’ve Learned as a Swim Parent

My kids started swimming with our club team when they were five and seven years old. Looking back, I am not the same swim parent that I was back then—and thank goodness for that!

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Why Butterfly should NOT be considered a short-axis stroke

A short-axis stroke is defined as a stroke where there is desirable rotation of the body along the short axis through the middle of the hip, as opposed to the long axis, along the length of the body.

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Why Do We Want Our Kids to Swim?

A scholarship is a wonderful bonus, but by focusing on it, children may view swimming as work rather than a great life experience.

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How to Master Swimming Starts With The Slingshot – Video

With the introduction of the back footplate on the swim starting blocks in 2008, the dynamics of the technique of starting changed.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 50% Call For Ledecky As #1 Overall SwimSquad Pick

With the #1 overall pick in the 2018 SwimSquad Draft, Team Krayzelburg selects…

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SwimSwam Pulse: 40% Pick Manuel As Most Concerning Absence

About 40% of voters picked Stanford’s Olympic and world champ sprinter Simone Manuel as the most concerning NCAA swimmer MIA this fall.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 56% Pick IU’s Texas/Florida Wins As Most Impressive

More than half of voters selected Indiana’s wins over Texas and Florida as the upset of the NCAA season so far.

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Why Strong Freestyle Kick Mechanics Really Matter

There is more to a strong kick than flexibility. For the down kick, the quadriceps, hip flexors and core muscles have to be incredibly strong in order to create a quick snap of the foot backwards…

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SwimSwam Pulse: 90% Predict Stanford as NCAA Champs

90% of SwimSwam voters proved their sanity this week, selecting Stanford to win the 2018 women’s NCAA title.

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2 Breaststroke Techniques and 3 Key Timing Tips

Breaststroke is the most challenging, inefficient and slowest of the four strokes. It is also the key to a successful IM.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Voters Split On Ervin Kneeling During Anthem

35% of voters found Anthony Ervin’s decision to kneel during the U.S. national anthem at the Raia Rapida meet “unpatriotic,” but 38% said it was neither patriotic nor unpatriotic.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Seven Benefits of a Swimming-Specific Yoga Practice

Incorporating a yoga for swimmers practice into your training program provides several different benefits that will enhance your performance…

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