Opinion

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.”

  5 Comments

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.

  26 Comments

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?

  58 Comments

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.

  27 Comments

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.

  13 Comments

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.

  13 Comments

DeSantis: SafeSport Needs ‘Absolute Transparency’

In the interest of Safe Sport, USA Swimming should adopt a system of transparency that includes publication of the ‘flagged’ list, the release of all complaints filed to USA Swimming, the publication of all internal communication related to the Safe Sport program and the end of all confidentiality agreements, says swim coach, blogger and outspoken critic of USA Swimming Chris DeSantis.

  33 Comments

SwimSwam Pulse: IU Winner Picks Spiked 6x During NCAA Championships

Only 4.7% of voters believed in Indiana before the meet… but Blake Pieroni helped that number multiply by a factor of 6 after three sessions of men’s NCAAs.

  2 Comments

SwimSwam Pulse: 54% Oppose Alcohol Sales At Senior Swim Meets

Voters were very split on their opinions of alcohol sales at senior-level swim meets, with 54% opposing and about 46% in favor.

  4 Comments

3 Nutrition Secrets For Top Performance

Some athletes don’t consider nutrition as a part of training, but it is one of the most important building blocks in your swim training and can greatly impact your performance.

  6 Comments

3 Highly Recommended Pre-Race Meals for Swimmers

What you eat right before the race is just as important, so we’ve put together some meal ideas that will keep you going throughout the day.

  1 Comment

SwimSwam Pulse: 73% Believe Ledecky Can Break 15:00

Less than one day away from the race itself, nearly three-quarters of SwimSwam voters said they believe Katie Ledecky can break fifteen minutes in the 1650 freestyle.

  5 Comments

SwimSwam Pulse: 72% of Voters Say Dressel Could Break 1:30

In the wake of Caeleb Dressel’s American record assault on the 200 IM and 100 breast, we asked fans what the all-time great sprinter could do in a 200 freestyle.

  37 Comments

3 Big Eating Mistakes Swimmers Make on Race Day

You feel ready, but before you set off, there are three common mistakes swimmers make on, and just before, race day. Don’t let these dietary blunders jeopardize your performance on the big day.

  1 Comment

Finding Mastery: Bob Bowman, ASU Swimming Head Coach

High performance psychologist, Dr. Michael Gervais, interviews people excelling in the most hostile environments to discover the mental skills used to push the boundaries. 2016 Olympic and ASU Head Coach Bob Bowman is the special guest.

  1 Comment

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!