This week on the SwimSwam Breakdown we discuss the upcoming ISL Grand Final (Eindhoven), Minnesota Invite (Minneapolis), and US Open (Greensboro), where many, many swim stars will competing in one pool or the other. For full list of topics, see below:
- We’ve got the same 4 teams in the ISL Grand Final as we’ve seen the past 2 seasons. What will it take for London to break through to the top?
- The Minnesota Invite is stacked with top-level NCAA talent on both the men’s and women’s side, with the women’s 100 fly, men’s 100 breast, women’s 500 free, men’s 400 IM and men’s 100 free highlighting our list of races to watch.
- The US Open in Greensboro will mark Katie Ledecky‘s first LCM races since the 2020 Olympic Games and since moving training bases to the University of Florida in Gainesville.
- Zoe Bartel announced her retirement from swimming mid-season of her senior year at Stanford, bringing to light the fact that even though you may be “good” at a sport, you don’t always love it or keep loving it
SINK or SWIM
- With Bella Sims committing to the University of Florida, will the UF women win an NCAA title in the next 5 years?
- After breaking the Michigan state record in the 100 breast (1:00.48), Should McKenzie Siroky swim in college instead of playing Hockey?
- Which is more impressive: Lydia Jaocby’s Olympic gold medal performance, or her musical skills?
- Was Pernille Blume robbed by taking 3rd place in the Danish Dane Show?