2019 Women’s NCAA Championship Pick ‘Em Contest Is Live

It’s bold predictions time… we’re launching our annual Women’s NCAA Championships Pick ‘Em Contest with a tweaked scoring format and a lineup of great prizes! This year’s contest is sponsored by A3 Performance, who will be providing prizes to the winners.

Not sure who to pick? Check here for our official event-by-event previews.



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.

We’re streamlining our team picks scoring, awarding 10 points for picking the winning team and 5 points for each correctly-guessed team after that:

  • 1st – 10
  • 2nd-10th – 5

Picks will close at 4PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 20th, 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’ve had in the past 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!


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:

  • Day 1: A3 Swim Cap, T-shirt, Pair of Goggles
  • Day 2: A3 Swim Cap, T-shirt, Training Suit
  • Day 3: A3 Swim Cap, T-shirt, BODIMAX Sleeves (Option of Arm or Calf)
The person who has the most points at the end of the competition will win the grand prize:
  • Grand Prize: VICI Tech Suit


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 A3 Performance, a SwimSwam partner. 

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5 years ago

Also having a problem changing my team picks. I do not have any double selections but while I was moving my selections I did select more than one team per column at which time it complained. Once I corrected everything the error message does not go away.

5 years ago

😀 Who is this impressive young lady on the picture? Is this a Grand Prize? 😀

Reply to  Yozhik
5 years ago

don’t be weird

Reply to  wowok
5 years ago

There is the Noyes street on the campus of Northwestern university in Evanston, IL. I haven’t seen anything remarkable in this name until my son drew my attention that that is actually “No-Yes”. I recalled this story after reading your name “Wow – Ok”. So who are you actually: just “ok” or “WOW!”?
I’m kidding, don’t take any offense. And I do like this picture and that is what I meant talking about prize. Not that what you probably was thinking about 😀

Reply to  Yozhik
5 years ago

“Et tu, Brute?” or the new “YouToo” movement.
Dedicated to that 13th who joined first 12 downvoting apostles.
My friend stop for the moment and give some thought of what has brought you to this sinful contest. The desire to have goggles so you can finally attend the public swimming pool and not being afraid to open your eyes in the water? Or you desperately need some extra clean t-short to survive under these climate changing conditions? No, I believe that you are a stoic and are above of those physical hardships. But the PRIDE – the
worst sin of all Deadly Sins – that is what moves you. You want to be better than anybody else.… Read more »

5 years ago

Also wondering this. Tried to change my team picks and its saying I have more than one column selected…

Scott Morgan
5 years ago

ok, why wont form “submit”? (spent time on this…grrrr)

Reply to  Scott Morgan
5 years ago

It’s likely that you’ve left a mandatory field blank.

5 years ago

There’s no spot for the 200BK winner on the form

Andrew Mering
Reply to  Splash
5 years ago

Fixed. Thanks

5 years ago

there doesn’t seem to be a spot for the 2back winner? only 2, 3, and 4

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Jared Anderson

Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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