2017 World Championships Pick ‘Em Contest, Presented by TYR


The 2017 World Championships kick off in Budapest in right around 48 hours.  With the release of the full event book, it’s time to start making your picks.

NOTE: select ONLY one swimmer for each place in each event.  Due to limitations in Google Forms, the page will technically let you select a swimmer to finish in more than one place (for example, Kelsi Worrell to finish 1st AND 2nd in the women’s 100 fly).  This is NOT allowed.  If you select a swimmer to finish in multiple places in the same event, we will not count any points earned for that respective event.


Scoring System

We’re using a very similar scoring system to U.S. World Championship Trials, with the following allotted points for correct picks:

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

Picks will close at midnight Central time on Sunday, June 23rd (so, for clarity, Saturday night is your last chance to make picks), and at that time, we will post everyone’s picks for them to see.

By using the Google Forms format, you CAN go in and edit your responses up until midnight on Sunday. You can also use this “edit responses” ability to go in and print or save your answers (though we will make a spreadsheet with everyone’s entries available).

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.

The top scorer for each day of the competition will receive:

  • USA-themed TYR goggles
  • USA-themed TYR cap

The overall contest winner will receive:

  • TYR Techsuit
  • TYR Backpack
  • TYR Goggles
  • TYR Cap

Contest Rules

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)
  • Enter real contact information (we won’t chase you to give you prizes if you use fake contact info)


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6 years ago

Where do we see the day-to-day results?

Reply to  Ross
6 years ago

Hey Ross, we’ll add a link to them here – one moment (we’re doing an article on each day’s results)

6 years ago

When can we see the Pick ‘Em Results?

6 years ago

Well the google docs is saying that no more answers will be accepted. But, here it clearly states that is until Saturday 23 night! Thank you.. willing to participate.

Reply to  Sebastian
6 years ago

Sebastian – today is Sunday.

6 years ago

woohoo! i love the check boxes rather than the drop down – much easier. i’ve always been curious, though… why top four? that extra pick is the hardest one ?

6 years ago

Wake up Swim Swam!! You forgot to include the most important race of the coming week!!


6 years ago

Cool. Hoping for a personal best this time around (i.e. better than 500th place…).

6 years ago

The link doesn´t seem to be working unfortunately..

Reply to  leclave
6 years ago

Leclave – the link seems to be working for me. If you can email me or reply with what isn’t working, happy to help you troubleshoot!

Reply to  Braden Keith
6 years ago

I made picks, saved them, and now want to edit a few. I clicked back in and it seems I have to re-do all responses, register again rather than “login” so to speak. Any suggestions?

Reply to  Blomgren
6 years ago

Did you click the back button on your browser? Or the edit button?

Reply to  Braden Keith
6 years ago

I am trying to get to my picks…I don’t see an edit button. The “To Play ‘Em” link sends me to the google doc page where it seems like I need to start from scratch. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Reply to  Blomgren
6 years ago

Are you able to confirm my registration at least? I’d love to edit my picks, but will leave them be if there is no other option. If for some reason my picks didn’t go through, I guess I will try again.

Reply to  Braden Keith
6 years ago

Same problem trying to edit my picks. I go back to the register page. Don’t want to have multiple entries.

Reply to  Braden Keith
6 years ago

Its working perfectly fine for me if i try it from my phone. When I try to open the link in Chrome on my Computer i get this message:

“This site can’t be reached
The webpage at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfA-0qS0SqgyWVbB6EN-LNsNIMCL2ADwnqnY0SovbSbxSsHbA/viewform?c=0&w=1&includes_info_params=true might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.”

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