SwimSwam Pulse: 75% Preferred San Antonio PSS Over Richmond

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 between the two season-openers of the 2021 Pro Swim Series:


Question: Which Pro Swim Series site are you more excited for?

  • San Antonio – 75.4%
  • Richmond – 24.6%

Three-quarters of voters were more excited for the San Antonio stop of the Pro Swim Series than the Richmond stop, according to our most recent SwimSwam poll.

The San Antonio site had quite a bit more star power at the top, including world record-holders Regan Smith, Ryan Murphy and Lilly King.

With the coronavirus pandemic narrowing down the qualifying fields (and causing the split of the meet in the first place), neither meet was particularly deep, with less than 16 swimmers in various events at both sites. But San Antonio also appeared a little bigger, with more full events.

Richmond also took a big hit when two of its biggest names – Ryan Lochte and Claire Curzan – scratched out of the meet late.


Below, vote in our new A3 Performance Pollwhich asks voters to pick the optimal order for freestyle relays:

What is the optimal free relay order?

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1 month ago

Why did Claire scratch in favor of an intrasquad?

1 month ago

San Antonio had more talent at it but in terms of swimming to potential, I would argue that Richmond was better.

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