2022 U.S. Trials: SwimSwam Pick’ems Contest Final Results

by Spencer Penland 15

May 01st, 2022 National, News


In this post we’ll be looking at the final scores from the SwimSwam Pick’em contest for the 2022 U.S. International Team Trials. You’ll see two tables below, one which will show the scores from day 5 of the meet, and another which will show the scores from day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, and day 5, as well as the overall total scores.

If you rolled with the Sandpipers of Nevada in the women’s 1500, you were probably in really good shape yesterday. Of course, Katie Ledecky won the event, something nearly every contestant picked. Behind her Katie Grimes, Bella Sims, and Claire Weinstein took 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. As was the case with the other days, there were several “gimmies” on the final day of the meet. Those included Ledecky winning the women’s 1500, B0bby Finke in the men’s 800 free, and Caeleb Dressel in the men’s 50 free.

The women’s 50 free, on the other hand, presented quite a curveball. Our entrants selected Claire Curzan as the favorite to win the event, with Abbey Weitzeil as the most selected #2 finisher. Curzan would go on to finish 3rd in finals, while Weitzeil would finish outside the top 4.

We had a tie for 1st on fay 5, between screen name “Baba Samaki” and “medicalswammer”, both of whom scored 81 points on the final day of the meet. Congrats!

As for the overall winner, “Swimfan210_” remained on top, scoring a total of 459 points across the 5-day competition. They were great on all 5 days, finishing 27th on day 1, 17th on day 2, 41st on day 3, 1st on day 4, and 15th on day 5. When all was said and done, “Swimfan210_” scored 8 more points than runner-up “Troyy”, who was leading the competition through day 3. Troyy ended up 2nd overall, with 451 points. There was a huge gap between 2nd and 3rd.

A number of the highest finishers are not eligible to win prizes, however, and therefore the grand prize will be going to the highest prize-eligible entrant. That entrat is “jgswain88”, who tied for 3rd place overall. Congrats!

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1 month ago

Disappointed in my results this week. Not where we wanted to be but I’ll be back stronger than ever. You won’t see anyone swim swam harder than I will. I’ll be back 💪🏼😤

Reply to  Appletini
1 month ago

What was your username?

I mean I could look it up, but that seems like a lot of work.

Margalis Stan
1 month ago

Dang I dropped so much today…

2 months ago

This is one of the happiest achievements of my life. Thank you!

Wave 1.5 Qualifier
2 months ago

My best day was Day 5, which catapulted me into the top half.

I’ll still maintain that Grimes winning the 100 breast, Ryan Murphy in the 800 Free, and Kate Douglass winning every women’s event on Day 3 were the right picks.

2 months ago

nice 😎

2 months ago

Top 480 nbfd

Big Mac #1
2 months ago

333 is the real 1

2 months ago

I was almost sure that the more people talk at this board the less predictive power they possess. TROYY, I’m taking my hat off. Congratulations. 😀

Big Mac #1
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

Yes, you are so right. I got 333 😢.

Last edited 2 months ago by Big Mac #1
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

Probably just a fluke. Wait and see how I flop for Worlds Pickems.

Reply to  Troyy
2 months ago

You gotta take the wins (or second place) while you can