2018 U.S. Summer Nationals Pick’Em Contest is Here

by Andrew Mering 12

July 22nd, 2018 National, News

The Pick ‘Em Contest for the 2018 U.S. Summer National Championships has arrived! Prizes are TBD for now, but as always, the winner’s main prize is the the bragging rights that come with beating every SwimSwam reader.

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



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 11AM Eastern Time (8AM Pacific) on Wednesday, July 25th, and at that time, we will post everyone’s picks for them to see. (UPDATE: The time has been extended to 11 AM Wednesday from 6PM Tuesday)

You CAN go in and edit your responses up until 11 AM 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

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Lane 0
2 years ago

Get mizuno to sponser it and the winner gets a free gx-sonic iii

2 years ago

Would it be possible to remove Madison Cox from the selections? Also, is Conger not entered in the 50 fly?He did so well across the Pro Swim shoot-outs

Reply to  SwimSam
2 years ago

Conger is not entered in the 50 fly. I’m assuming that’s because it’s on the same day as the 200 free.

Ex Quaker
Reply to  SwimSam
2 years ago

My vote is leave her in and see who’s been paying attention.

Reply to  SwimSam
2 years ago

Add Lochte to that now, the list is growing. Luckily I only had to change my 400 IM picks.

2 years ago

I’m more worried about what to do with Ella Eastin