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Can Team USA Keep Its Longest Gold-Medal Streak Alive in Tokyo?

Can Team USA Keep Its Longest Gold-Medal Streak Alive in Tokyo? After a year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are just a few days away. Though a lack of spectators may change the spectacle’s atmosphere, one aspect that should be constant is Team USA’s strength in the ...

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ISL Rookie Draft: Who Should Each Team Select?

ISL Rookie Draft: Who Should Each Team Select?  The time has finally come! Since the International Swimming League (ISL) announced its plan to have swimming’s first-ever draft, swimming fans have been anxiously awaiting June 29. While preparing to select the swimmers it wants to retain in Season Thr...

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Should Swimming Have a Longer Offseason?

Should Swimming Have a Longer Offseason? Taking time off is a foreign concept for swimmers. The sport is known to have no real offseason, except for a two-week break after the typical early-August championship meet.  With the coronavirus pandemic causing a months-long worldwide lockdown, swimmers go...

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5 Men's Events to Watch at the 2021 United States Olympic Trials

5 Men's Events to Watch at the 2021 United States Olympic Trials After more than a year of uncertainty, the United States Olympic Trials are sett to take place next month. With Wave II about three weeks away, most top swimmers have finished their final preparation meets and have their eyes targeting...

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5 Women's Events to Watch at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials

After over a year of uncertainty, the United States Olympic Trials are quickly approaching. With Wave I about three weeks away, most top swimmers have finished their final preparation meets and have eyes on Omaha. The spectacle promises fast swimming and intriguing storylines across the board as swi...

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Which Long Course Super-Suit Era World Record Will Last the Longest?

Which Long Course Super-Suit Era World Record Will Last the Longest? The 2009 World Championships in Rome was one to remember. The swimming world witnessed a whopping 43 world records set at the Foro Italico. Only two events (men’s 400 freestyle relay; men’s 400 IM) survived the record onslaught in ...

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How Can There Be More Black Collegiate Swimmers in the United States?

How Can There Be More Black Collegiate Swimmers in the United States? Black swimming participation rates continue to be alarmingly low in the United States. African-American/Black swimmers make up only 1% of both USA and NCAA Swimming. Many factors contribute to these statistics, such as the sport's...

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6 Ways To Be A Successful Swimmer (and Person) In 2021

6 Ways To Be A Successful Swimmer (and Person) In 2021 This past year has been a challenging one for all of us, and the coronavirus pandemic continuing to wreak havoc across the globe does not bode well for early 2021. With that in mind, being optimistic about reaping success next year can be diffic...

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Enith Brigitha: The Trailblazer For Black Women's Success In Swimming

Enith Brigitha: The Trailblazer For Black Women's Success In Swimming Before the success of Simone Manuel, Alia Atkinson, Maritza Correia, and others, there was one great black woman swimmer who paved the way for them all. Her name is Enith Brigitha.  Brigitha, born on the Caribbean island of Curaca...

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College Racing in the COVID-19 Era: An Alternative Option

College Racing in the COVID-19 Era: An Alternative Option It is safe to say that racing has been few and far between since the coronavirus pandemic turned the world upside down. After having NCAAs canceled in March, swimmers hoped things would be back to normal in time for the fall. With COVID-19 ca...