You’ve clamored for it in the comments, and we heard you. SwimSwam’s official Pick ‘Em Contest is back for the 2015 FINA World Championships.
This summer, TYR is providing a great package of prizes, including the brand-new Avictor technical suit and Blackhawk goggles. Daily winners will take home prize packs on each of the meet’s 8 days, and the overall series winner will get a Grand Prize at the meet’s conclusion.
This is it, swimming fans. Your status as world swimming expert is on the line. So get out those crystal balls* and start proving your mettle!
*Those with actual working crystal balls are not allowed to enter.
You pick the top four in each event, we give you points. It’s as simple as that. We’ve cut the list off at the top 8 seeds, but have added an “other” option for anyone feeling more daring.
Entries will close at 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time (aka, New York City) on Saturday, August 1st.
Prize packages will come courtesy of TYR:
Daily winners will win a prize bundle featuring the new TYR Blackhawk Goggles and a swim cap.
The overall Grand Prize winner will receive the new TYR Avictor technical racing suit, as well as the new TYR Blackhawk Goggles and a swim cap.
Our scoring system is the same as it was for last summer’s U.S. National Championships:
- 1st – 4 points
- 2nd – 4 points
- 3rd – 3 points
- 4th – 2 points
- Correctly Picking “Other” in correct spot – 3 bonus points, plus earned points
- Successfully predicting a swimmer in the top 4, but in the wrong spot – 1 bonus point
Note: there are some very tempting “Other” selections this year, so be sure to peruse the entry lists before making your choices. For example, Nathan Adrian is not a top-8 seed in the 50 free. You’ll be rewarded handsomely if you hit right!
All ties will be broken by the following order:
- Who had the most 1st place picks correct
- Who had the most 2nd place picks correct
- Who had the most 3rd place picks correct
- Who had the most 4th place picks correct
- Who has the highest overall score (if tie is for a daily prize)
- Drawing of lots
Before entering, please read the official rules here. Picks are due for the contest by the time Wednesday’s prelims session begins.