Survey of 4 NCAA Swimming Programs Reveal High Levels of Pre-Race Anxiety

The Survey, conducted by Olivier Poirier-Leroy, was conducted of 98 collegiate swimmers in 4 NCAA programs: 2 Division I and 2 Division II.


Elizabeth Beisel on Survivor, Episode 4: The Classic Blindfold Challenge

Six tribe members are walking blindfolded through a field of painfully firm objects. Who is directing them? Elizabeth Beisel, of course.


SwimSwam Pulse: 80% Say Swimmers Are Determining ISL Team Fandom

An overwhelming majority of voters say the swimmers on each team’s roster are the deciding factor in which ISL franchise they’ve been rooting for.


Rikako Ikee Named Japan’s Most Popular Female Athlete

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee continues to remain in her nation’s mind even while out of the pool battling leukemia.


Comparing Indianapolis, Naples ISL: A Stats Grab Bag

With the second ISL meet in Naples wrapped up, I thought we’d return to some of the numbers I showed last week and see how Naples compared to Indianapolis.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Duskinas Retires, New York Seeks Pool That Floats

This edition of Beyond the Lane Lines features a former ASU coach and swimmer, University of Bath Hall of Fame inductees and more.


Where Swimming & Strategy Meet: An Analysis of the ISL’s Scoring System

In the ISL, an individual’s victory or defeat is only really relevant in the context of how it contributes to or detracts from the larger whole.


Swimming for Strength Athletes Part 5 – Proper Kicking

Former NCAA Championship Swimmer and Professional CrossFit™ Athlete Colleen Fotsch talks about proper kicking in episode 5 of swimming for strength athletes.

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Disqualifications Shouldn’t Score Points

When I went through the first day of Naples, I had a discrepancy. My best understanding of the difference has to do with the disqualifications.


Retired Olympic Medalist-Turned-Survivor Star Elizabeth Beisel Snags Book Deal

You’ve been reading about Elizabeth Beisel’s run on the reality show Survivor, but you may be getting even more of the 27-year-old Olympic medalist.


Hong Kong Harbor Race Latest Sporting Event Canceled Due To Political Unrest

The annual Hong Kong Harbor open water race is the latest sporting event to be canceled as a result of the ongoing policial unrest taking place in the city.

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Hardest (SCY) Event Bracket: 400 IM Bests 200 Fly By Almost 800 Votes

Congratulations 400 IMers. You’ve been voted the hardest event by a wide margin. But you still have to swim the 400 IM, so are you really the winners here?


Breaking Up With Swimming

Whether your swimming career comes to an end on good terms or in an unexpected hot, ugly mess, moving on can take some time.


Swim Mom: Embrace the Community

Here are five reasons why it is important look beyond our own kids and self-interest and embrace our swimming community.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 62% Pick Cal As Men’s #1 Team Preseason

Defending champs Cal nearly doubled up the votes of Texas, which won four straight before last season. All other programs got only about 5% of the votes.


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