SwimSwam Breakdown: Winter Jrs, SC World Champ Preview, & Sjostrom in the NCAA

This week on the SwimSwam Breakdown, we discussed the 2021 Speedo Winter Junior Championships, the upcoming Short Course World Championships, and the prospect of Sarah Sjostrom being an NCAA swimmer. See below for full list of topics:

SINK or SWIM

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ScovaNotiaSwimmer
5 months ago

I think this is the correct pronunciation of Tessa’s last name:

“Ci (like the first sound in Cincinnati) – plew – cha”
Syllable emphasis on the “plew”

flyguy4910
5 months ago

@Bradenkeith – You’re spot on about the LA 2028 Games being a huge financial perfect storm for these youngsters. Essentially hosted by Southern California Swimming, it is something to continue to discuss and watch shape up over the next 6 years.

Ghost
5 months ago

Another view:
First of all, no mention (that I know of) but Torrey Hart took a job at The Athletic. Congrats and does that mean she won’t be reporting for SwimSwam?
Secondly, no mention of the biggest clickbait of the week….Lia Thomas. Sink or Swim?

World jrs, World sc-I think the biggest the mistake in our sport is that if you don’t go to the Olympics, you are viewed as a failure, then if you do go the Olympics, did you win a medal? If not, then you are viewed as a failure! Then they ask, did you win a Gold medal. If you only win what many here call a “minor” medal, we go “oh”. And this… Read more »

cynthia curran
Reply to  Ghost
5 months ago

Riverside or San Bernadino barely scored in the JR’s west. In fact people in the LA area overlooked the Inland empire since it has a lot of warehousing but Sandpiper’s of Nevada comes from an area with a lot of Casinos. So, maybe USA swimming in Southern Ca holds it against blue collar areas.

Aquajosh
5 months ago

Another interesting article for SwimSwam would be how many Olympic medals would Sarah Sjostrom have now if she had been born American or Australian? Would she outrank Dara and Jenny at this point and be the most decorated female swimmer ever?

Troyyy
5 months ago

Interesting article about C1 about her extended break and resuming training at the end of the year: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWPBohFBjH4/

Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
5 months ago

Look, I don’t mean to be THAT person, but titmus going a 4:04 isn’t an indication that she’s gonna be the favorite in Paris. I’m not saying she isn’t the favorite but an in season time from 3 years in advance doesn’t mean anything. Ledecky went a 4:00 and had a negative prelims split race and you guys said nothing about it on the podcast last week despite the time being four seconds faster

Like titmus is great and all and I thought her 200 was promising but her 400 time isn’t an indication of anything and also it wouldn’t have medaled it would have placed 6th

Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
Reply to  Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
5 months ago

I agree that zac stuebbly cook wasn’t talked about enough though

Troyyy
Reply to  Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
5 months ago

S-Cook seems destined to pop a 2:05 next year. It doesn’t look like he’s planning an off year like some others.

Troyyy
Reply to  Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
5 months ago

Agree 👍

Taa
Reply to  Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
5 months ago

Season to season a good number of swimmers have trouble getting back to peak form. Titmus I think won’t have that problem but Ledecky is HUNGRY. Titmus will need her best to stay on top and nothing less.

McKeown-Hodges-McKeon-Campbell
5 months ago

going by his insta, Zac SC had a 1 month break after tokyo and returned to the pool at the start of september

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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