2018 European Championships Pick ‘Em Contest Is Live

The Pick ‘Em Contest for the 2018 European Champions is live!



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.

Picks will close on the evening of Thursday, August 2nd, and at that time, we will post everyone’s picks for them to see.

You CAN go in and edit your responses up until the pick deadline. 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 in the relevant time period, then 2nd-place finishers, then 3rd-place finishers, etc. in the relevant time period.


Anybody is eligible to play, but only certain people are eligible for prizes (which are still being determined). 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)
  • Must enter contest using their real name
  • No purchase is required for entry
  • Agree to allow SwimSwam to provide their personal information to a sponsor in order to distribute prizes

Prizes to be announced in the near future!

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4 years ago

And about the prizes???

4 years ago

Where do I see my choices

4 years ago

How do you go back in and edit your picks? I just get the submit form again. I haven’t been able to locate an “edit responses” link.

Gen D
Reply to  KeithM
4 years ago


4 years ago

The worst part of this pick ’em is the relays. It’s tough enough to know who are the individual 3rd and 4th best in each event, now I have to know who the 3rd and 4th best relays are?? YIKES!

4 years ago

I forget, is this kind of like Pan Pacs, where only two people per country can be in the Final?

Reply to  CraigH
4 years ago

Yeah, but only 4 per nation can enter in prelims, unlike an unlimited (I think) in pan pacs

4 years ago

So, European residents can play but not win prizes?

Reply to  nuotofan
4 years ago

That’s correct. Anybody is welcome to play!

There’s some legal issues involved with giving prizes away in Europe that we just don’t want to go anywhere near.

Reply to  Braden Keith
4 years ago

Ok, doesn’t matter win prizes.
How to send the picks?

Reply to  nuotofan
4 years ago

The entry form is linked at the big red “Click Here to Enter” at the top

Reply to  Andrew Mering
4 years ago

Saw it: read the article too in a hurry.

bear drinks beer
4 years ago

OK. I admit this pick’em is more difficult than I thought.

Reply to  bear drinks beer
4 years ago

To be fair, the medals look like they’ll be decided between 5 or 6 swimmers in most of the individual events.

Lane 0
4 years ago

Can we please get Mizuno to sponsor this… would easily be the most hype contest if the winner of each day got a cap or goggles and the overall got a suit…

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