SwimSwam Pulse: 87.7% Preferred Following Indy Over Atlanta

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 which meet they had more fun following:


Question: Which meet was more fun to follow?

  • Indianapolis Pro Swim Series – 87.7%
  • Atlanta Classic – 12.3%

In retrospect, fans enjoyed the Indianapolis Pro Swim Series more than the Atlanta Classic happening the same weekend, with the balance tipping even further to Indy than it was in our pre-meet poll.

Before the meet, 68.8% said they were more excited for Indy, but afterwards, 87.7% said they enjoyed following Indy more. Much of that likely has to do with Katie Ledecky‘s surprise 1500 free world record. The Atlanta meet had some intrigue going in, but lost some luster when Ryan Lochte only swam one day and Caeleb Dressel swam though clear training fatigue without any standout times to the level of Ledecky.


Below, vote in our new A3 Performance Pollwhich asks voters to predict the top 100 backstroker in the United States by the end of this summer season:

Who will be the top American W100 backstroker by the end of this summer?

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Not surprised. There are several factors at play here. For one, you could actually watch the Indianapolis event, whereas we’ve only seen scattered races from the Atlanta classic. Generally faster times don’t hurt either.

Becky D

It’s so much more fun to commiserate in near-real-time about inoperative web streaming.

Tea rex

I’m guessing approximately 12.3% of voters had a friend or family member in Atlanta last weekend.

bobo gigi

The Atlanta meet has one year to buy a little camera and learn how to make a live streaming. I think they can do it next time.

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