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


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

Andrew Mering

Fixed. Thanks


hmmm…. how to de-select in the “jk” columns of the final standings? I have 3 in the same column.


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


… still attempting to update my final standings picks … though only one dot per line or column, still the team list is red lined and says I have more than one … what to do?


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.

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