Because the SwimSwam comments from big meets are always iconic, I decided to give a shoutout to some of my favorite *civilized, PG-13* comments from the live recap articles 2023 Women’s and Men’s NCAA Championships. So without further ado, let’s get started.
The Unrealistic Relay incentive
If we turn the Olympics into short course yards will the Americans finally beat the Australians in the women’s 4×100 free relay and pull up with a $1 million dollar check?
Kate Douglass Saves Everything
Can Kate Douglass sit in on my Calculus exam for me tomorrow while swimming the 200 breast? She seems to swim breaststroke better than anyone else does anything in life.
Thanks For The Shoutout!!
I’m allowed to throw flowers at myself once in a while, right? Also I TOLD you all that Kate Douglass had a 1:48 in her, and I was right.
Power move not gonna lie.
All that hype about 49s in the 100 fly and for what??? Smh I can’t believe we got to see three 48s instead!! Such a disappointment.
Swimflation Is Real
So 49.3/56.7/48.9/47.2 is considered slow nowadays, huh?
The Republic Of Virginia
Australians are shaking in their boots right now.
Kenzie McMahon Appreciation Post
People with “Mc-” in their names always have the best nicknames. So many things to choose from.
What’s more impressive for Braden? Being the EIC of SwimSwam or coaching THE Emma Sticklen?
No Comment About This One
You know who you are…
He did this UNRESTED!
Watch Leon go bald at worlds and then break 4 minutes in the 400 IM.
Nepo Baby Dressel
If the Dressel family really feels threatened by Jordan Crooks, should we take that as a sign?
Marchand Breaks SwimSwam
We love 503s!!!
Marchy In March
I gave this one a shoutout on Twitter so I’ll do it here too.
22-point would be an incredible 50 back split and then there’s Leon Marchand doing it in 200 IM like WHAT
Again, No Comment
Brendan Burns The GOAT
Brendan Burns told me on Twitter that he was made out of dark matter and I believe it. He’s pulling off double after double.
Ramadan’s Interview >>>>>>>
IMO bad interviews sometimes are the products of bad questions (I’m not talking about Beisel, I’m talking about those people that will just ask swimmers about how it feels to go to the Olympics or something like that and nothing deeper), but Ramadan hit this one out of the park.
I heard that too and was like “uhhh what is he saying?”
New Jersey >>>>>
Fun fact: I watched Jack Alexy swim against my high school at a dual meet three years ago. I don’t remember what exactly happened but I’m sure he lapped a bunch of people.
This one is for you, Ben!
Josh Liendo Is The Real Deal
I don’t really have anything to say about this comment, I just wanted to appreciate his 40.28 again.