SwimSwam Pulse: 58% Pick The Walsh Sisters As Most Impressive Siblings

SwimSwam Pulse is a recurring feature tracking and analyzing the results of our periodic A3 Performance Polls. You can cast your vote in our newest poll on the SwimSwam homepage, about halfway down the page on the right side, or you can find the poll embedded at the bottom of this post.

Our most recent poll asked SwimSwam readers to pick the more impressive sibling duo from the Winter Junior Championship meets:


Question: Which sibling duo was more impressive at Winter Junior Championships?

Voters picked sister combo Alex Walsh and Gretchen Walsh as the most impressive sibling duo at the Winter Junior Championships.

The Walshes combined for 5 individual East Junior titles, 4 relay titles, 3 National Age Group records, 163 individual points and 194 relay points while helping their Nashville Aquatic Club team take 2nd overall for girls.

The other option in our poll was Carson Foster and Jake FosterThe brother pairing combined for 3 individual titles, 2 relay wins, 170 individual points, 92 relay points and a 1-2 sweep of the 200 IM, while helping their Mason Manta Rays win the boys team race.


Below, vote in our new A3 Performance Pollwhich asks voters who should sit #1 in our next edition of the men’s Power Rankings. Our pick has already been decided, and you’ll get to check those out tomorrow:

Who should have the #1 ranking in the men's NCAA Power Rankings?

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Both sets of siblings (Foster and Walsh) swim a couple of the same events. So they are often competing right next to each other in the final. At the Junior East meet, Carson and Jake Foster swam right next to each other in the 200 IM. They turned together going into the final lap, and then Carson put in a little sprint to inch past his brother. A long time ago, brothers Steve and Bruce Furniss competed against each other in the IMs. At the 1976 Olympic Trials, Steve finished 3rd and made the team in the 400 IM, and his brother Bruce finished 4th about a half-second behind. Bruce qualified in the 200 freestyle, so they both made the… Read more »


The headline reminded me of another Walsh

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That East junior meet was a delight for me with 3 of my longtime favorite US juniors Alex Walsh, Carson Foster and obviously the one and unique Destin Lasco who have all shined.

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