If you haven’t been following it, a storm has been brewing in the swim blog world. A few weeks ago, David Rieder (AKA the Swim Geek) announced that he would be having an National Championships prediction contest. We’ve been predicting meets for a few months here on TSC, but David’s taking it to a whole other level by holding us accountable for our picks.
Then the fun began. Chris DeSantis (aka Wants to Be The Swim Geek), who was one of the pioneers of swim blogging, threw down the challenge to David (aka The Swim Geek), and declared that if he were to outpick David (aka The Swim Geek), that he would then be the rightful heir to The Swim Geek throne.
And now a blog fight has broken out. DeSantis has declared that if he takes the title, he might not even use it. David started talking trash about DeSantis’ past picks. David also pointed out that he was given the title of The Swim Geek by Garrett McCaffrey, who is a long-time friend with DeSantis. The Screaming Viking even got in on the act and waxed about the origins of his own demonstrative swimNick name.
Needless to say, there is a lot of honor, respect, and pressure that comes with the title of The Swim Geek. It’s not just “a swim geek,” but THE Swim Geek.
I’m personally pulling for Team David, as he’s a fellow member of SBU. DeSantis has also threatened to lock the name away, just so that nobody else could have it, whereas David wears the honor proudly.
So, which team are you on? Team DeSantis or Team David?