The Expected Surprises That Come At The U.S. Olympic Trials

While it’s easy to pick the top-ranked swimmers in each event to make next year’s U.S. Olympic team, we have to remember there are always a few surprises.


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After Cavalier Invite, Only MacNeil And Marchand Have A Shot At A Perfect Season

After Gretchen Walsh placed second to Aimee Canny in the 200 free last weekend, Leon Marchand and Maggie MacNeil are the only unbeaten swimmers left.


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Kate Douglass Swims 2:01.43 200 Breast To Break American And US Open Record (RACE VIDEO)

Considering that Douglass set the 200 breast record twice prior to championship season, she could do damage in the event come time for ACCs and NCAAs.


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Rex Maurer Swims 1:43.09 2Back, 1:45.78 2IM, And 3:46.29 4IM PBs At Road To Paris Meet

Despite being primarily known as a mid-distance freestyler, Maurer’s swims from this meet indicate that he can be proficient in backstroke and IM races.

Leon Marchand Clocks 4:07.81 500 Free To Become #5 Performer Of All-Time

Marchand continues to show his versatility, having nation-leading times in all four strokes, as well as in both IM events.

Leon Marchand Shows Off Versatility With 44.77 100 Back, #1 Time In The Country

After swimming the top time in the 100 back for the 2022-23 season, it is official that Leon Marchand does not have a single “bad” stroke.

A Parent’s Guide to Crushing Championship Season

As a parent, you can’t do much to impact your swimmer’s training or taper. But there are still ways to support your athlete and make sure that their championship season is the best one yet – win or lose.

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Lucinda McRoberts Leaving USA Swimming After 11 Years with Organization

Lucinda McRoberts was listed as a Sports Business Journal Game Changer in 2019 as well as one of the Leaders in Sport Under 40 last year.

Eight-Time NCAA Champion Kate Douglass Says 2023 NCAAs Will Be Her Final College Meet

Douglass said that 2023 NCAAs would be her last college meet, meaning she will not being using her fifth year of eligibility for the 2023-24 NCAA season.

Texas Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2023, Including Sam Kendricks

Sam Kendricks, the voice of American swimming for years, will be honored posthumously with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ultra Swimmer of the Month: Emma Sticklen

Sticklen became the 11th woman under 50 seconds in the 100-yard fly while also taking over the top spot in the nation in the 200 fly against NC State.

Competitor Coach of the Month: Carol Capitani

Capitanii led Texas to four dual meet victories in January over highly-ranked opponents and was also named the head women’s coach for the World Championships.

UVA NCAA Qualifier Sean Conway Considering Fifth Year If He Gets Grad School Fellowship

Conway, a 2021 NCAA qualifier, will only be doing a fifth year if he gets accepted to the UVA Data Science grad school with an academic fellowship.

Captani on Worlds Head Coach: “Being a really good listener so you can take the most in”

Capitani feels a big part of her role is listening so that she “can take the most in” and make informed decisions based on that.

SwimSwam Breakdown: Texas/NC State, Russia/Belarus in Asian Games, & 24 Trials Picks

We discuss the Texas/NC State dual meet, Russia and Belarus swimming in the 2023 Asian Games, and SwimSwam’s wild 2024 Olympic Trials predictions