It’s Here! The 2017 Women’s NCAA Pick ‘Em Contest is Here!

The Pick ‘Em Contest for the 2017 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships has arrived!

At this year’s meet, some events seem wide open – like the butterflies after the graduation of Kelsi Worrell. Others appear to be slam dunks – like Katie Ledecky in the mile. Each year, though, brings its own surprises, twists, and turns that make the NCAA Championships the most interesting and entertaining meet in the world.

Click Here to Enter! (Google Login Required)


Correctly picking a swimmer to place:

  • 1st – 7 points
  • 2nd – 5 points
  • 3rd – 4 points
  • 4th – 3 points

Correctly picking a swimmer to place in the top 4, but putting them in the wrong spot, will earn you 1 point.

In the team picks, correctly picking a team to finish in exactly each place will earn this many points:

  • 1st – 20
  • 2nd – 17
  • 3rd – 16
  • 4th – 15
  • 5th – 14
  • 6th – 13
  • 7th – 12
  • 8th – 11
  • 9th – 9
  • 10th – 7

Picks will close at 4PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 15th, and at that time, we will post everyone’s picks for them to see.

By using the new Google Forms format, you CAN go in and edit your responses up until 4 PM on Wednesday. You can also use this “edit responses” ability to go in and print or save your answers.

The tie-breaker for prizes, if necessary, will be the most correctly-picked winners, then 2nd-place finishers, then 3rd-place finishers, etc. in the relevant time period.

Note: this year, we’ve solved a technical limitation that we had last year that made it impossible to change your mind on the team selections once a team had been clicked. The “JK” columns are designed for any such errors. If you don’t need them, feel free to leave them blank!


The top 3 scorers of the full meet will receive:

  • A one-year subscription to SwimSwam Magazine
  • An official, can’t-be-bought, “Swimming Expert” t-shirt (design to be revealed)


Anybody is eligible to play, but only certain people are eligible for prizes. For starters, only one entry per person is allowed. If we discover that you have made multiple entries, we may disqualify all of your entries.

To win prizes, entrant must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Accept responsibility for any and all taxes
  • Accept responsibility for any impact on high school or college eligibility
  • Be a legal resident of the United States or Canada (prizes will only be mailed to these countries)

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Neil Jones
5 years ago

Hey Swimswam…I did enter twice because I couldn’t get back my original entries to edit and complete. Please don’t delete me :)…Just delete my initial entries that are 80 or 90% complete and leave my 2nd attempt… Thanks! Great contest idea…
Cheers, Neil

Sean S
5 years ago

Any reason why you guys already closed entries?

5 years ago

Need some detailed instruction on how to edit my picks! Please help!

Tea rex
5 years ago

How much would this score?

If I pick in the 1650:
1. Smith
2. Smith
3. Smith
4. Moore

And the actual results are:
1. Ledecky
2. Smith
3. Moore
4. Ryan

5 years ago

Where can we adjust our picks? The link only sends us to the entry page.

5 years ago

Anyone know how you go in and edit responses? Filled it out and can’t find it in my drive now to go back and change/print my picks!

5 years ago

When will the men’s one come out?

5 years ago

A rested Katie Ledecky will break Franklin’s 200y Free record, with Manuel close behind.

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