2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships Pick ‘Em Contest is Live

The Pick ‘Em Contest for the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships is live!


The Pick ‘Em has always been about bragging rights, but we all do love prizes. Many, many thanks to our U.S. Nationals coverage sponsor, Speedo USA.

The Top Scorer of each day receives:

Speedo Silicone Cap Vanquisher EV Mirrored Goggle, Retro Patch Tee, Teamster Pro Backpack (40L) & Preflex Paddles

Speedo Silicone Cap

Vanquisher EV Mirrored Goggle

Retro Patch Tee

Teamster Pro Backpack (40L)

Preflex Paddles

The Grand Prize Winner, with the most overall points, receives: 

FOR WOMEN – LZR Elite 2 Comfort Strap Kneeskin or  LZR Racer X Kneeskin 

FOR MEN – LZR Racer X Jammer or LZR Elite 2 Jammer


WOMEN’S – LZR Elite 2 Comfort Strap Kneeskin


LZR Racer X Kneeskin

MEN’S – LZR Racer X Jammer


MEN’S – LZR Elite 2 Jammer


Fastskin Cap



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 at 8pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 8th, and at that time, we will post everyone’s picks for them to see.

You CAN go in and edit your responses up until 6 PM on Tuesday. 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

Leave a Reply

6 Comment threads
12 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
13 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted
too impressed

Is there a way to pick the open water swimmers for the distance events? I specifically wanted to pick Ashley Twichell, but she’s not in the pick ‘em. Did I miss something and she chose not to enter the pool races?

She’s in there, just under ‘Ashley Grace Wall’. Seeded 2nd in the mile and 7th in 800.


Sucks Aussies can’t win prizes 🙁

SumTing Wong

I just awarded myself the win .I saw some retro Speedos & goggles & ordered them in . I haven’t even thought about the picks yet but why wait to be rewarded by someone else ? Girls doing it for themselves/ Pre emotive Prize Winning is where it is at .


Don’t worry most of our swimmers can’t seem to either

Gen D

How do we edit our picks? Last time I just re-submitted the whole thing with new picks… it looks like it worked because I am only on the list once. Is there a better way?
Thanks 🙂

About Braden Keith

Braden Keith

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, …

Read More »

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!