2018 Men’s NCAA Championship Pick ‘Em Contest is Live

While the 2018 Women’s NCAA Championship meet heats up in Columbus, he Pick ‘Em Contest for the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships has arrived! This year’s contest is sponsored by SwimSwam partners FINIS, who will be providing prizes to the winners.

Not sure who to pick? Check our official event page for event-by-event previews and predictions.

Click Here to Enter!

SCORING SYSTEM

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 14th, 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 in the relevant time period, 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!

PRIZES

The highest scorer on each of the 3 days of the meet (with days 1 and 2 being combined for prize purposes) will receive the following prize package:

  • FINIS T-Shirt
  • FINIS Strike Goggles
  • FINIS Knit Hat

The person who has the most points at the end of the competition will win the grand prize:

OFFICIAL 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)
  • Must enter contest using their real name
  • No purchase is required for entry
  • Agree to allow SwimSwam to provide their personal information to the sponsor in order to distribute prizes

Pick’em Prizes are courtesy of FINIS, a SwimSwam partner. 

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Daniel Carr
2 years ago

There is a problem with the box you enter your email address on the pick em, it’s say below the enter email box “must contain .*@.*\..*”, anyone else got the same problem or just me ?

Right Dude Here
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Same problem. Email is correct.

Daniel Carr
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Yes sorted thanks Braden, all submitted

Texas Texas
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Anyone else having trouble with the Team Order picks? I don’t have multiple selections in a single column but it says I do and won’t let me submit.

SwimCoachSean
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Yes, I have the same issue

Steve Swims
2 years ago

There is a female swimmer as the thumbnail picture

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Steve Swims
2 years ago

Idk how she got by the NO GURLS ALOUD sign we put up??

Friuti
2 years ago

I believe in the mens 200 free relay selection you have Florida mislabeled as Florida St. as the seed time lines up with what Florida went at SEC’s

Friuti
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Ooops, looks like you are correct, didn’t look down the list properly, thanks for the clarification Braden

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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