2022 World Championships: Official SwimSwam Preview Index

2022 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • When: Pool Swimming: Saturday, June 18 – Saturday, June 25
    • Open Water: June 26 – June 30
  • Where: Duna Arena
  • Heats: 9 AM / Semi-finals & Final: 6 PM
  • Meet Central
  • Full Aquatics Schedule

As we countdown the days until the 2022 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, we will be previewing all 42 of the events that are set to take place at the meet. From individual events to relays to sprint backstroke to distance freestyle, we’re covering it all.

Previews will go up daily so check in regularly to make sure you don’t miss out on any of them. We will update this index each time a preview goes up so that you can find links to all of the previews in one spot.

EVENT PREVIEWS

WOMEN MEN MIXED
50 Free 50 Free 4×100 freestyle
100 Free 100 Free 4×100 medley
200 Free 200 Free
400 Free 400 Free
800 Free 800 Free
1500 Free 1500 Free
50 Back 50 Back
100 Back 100 Back
200 Back 200 Back
50 Breast 50 Breast
100 Breast 100 Breast
200 Breast 200 Breast
50 Fly 50 Fly
100 Fly 100 Fly
200 Fly 200 Fly
200 IM 200 IM
400 IM 400 IM
4×100 Free Relay 4×100 Free Relay
4×200 Free Relay 4×200 Free Relay
4×100 Medley Relay 4×100 Medley Relay

MEDALIST PREDICTIONS

Women:

EVENT GOLD SILVER BRONZE
50 Free Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) Shayna Jack (AUS) Kasia Wasick (POL)
100 Free Mollie O’Callaghan (AUS) Siobhan Haughey (HKG) Sarah Sjostrom (SWE)
200 Free Siobhan Haughey (HKG) Mollie O’Callaghan (AUS) Tang Muhan (CHN)
400 Free Katie Ledecky (USA) Summer McIntosh (CAN) Li Bingjie (CHN)
800 Free Katie Ledecky (USA) Leah Smith (USA) Simona Quadarella (ITA)
1500 Free Katie Ledecky (USA) Katie Grimes (USA) Lani Pallister (AUS)
50 Back Kaylee McKeown (AUS) Katharine Berkoff (USA) Kylie Masse (CAN)
100 Back Regan Smith (USA) Kaylee McKeown (AUS) Kylie Masse (CAN)
200 Back Kaylee McKeown (AUS) Phoebe Bacon (USA) Kylie Masse (CAN)
50 Breast Lilly King (USA) Benedetta Pilato (ITA) Arianna Castiglioni (ITA)
100 Breast Lilly King (USA) Reona Aoki (JPN) Benedetta Pilato (ITA)
200 Breast Lilly King (USA) Molly Renshaw (GBR) Kate Douglass (USA)
50 Fly Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) Melanie Henique (FRA) Claire Curzan (USA)
100 Fly Zhang Yufei (CHN) Torri Huske (USA) Claire Curzan (USA)
200 Fly Zhang Yufei (CHN) Hali Flickinger (USA) Regan Smith (USA)
200 IM Alex Walsh (USA) Kaylee McKeown (AUS) Yui Ohashi (JPN)
400 IM Yui Ohashi (JPN) Summer McIntosh (CAN) Emma Weyant (USA)
4×100 Free Relay
Australia Canada USA
4×200 Free Relay
Canada China Australia
4×100 Medley Relay
USA Australia Canada

Men:

EVENT GOLD SILVER BRONZE
50 Free Caeleb Dressel (USA) Bruno Fratus (BRA) Josh Liendo (CAN)
100 Free Caeleb Dressel (USA) David Popovici (ROU) Maxime Grousset (FRA)
200 Free Duncan Scott* (GBR) Tom Dean (GBR) Kieran Smith (USA)
400 Free Lukas Märtens (GER) Elijah Winnington (AUS) Ahmed Hafnaoui* (TUN)
800 Free Florian Wellbrock (GER) Bobby Finke (USA) Lukas Martens (GER)
1500 Free Florian Wellbrock (GER) Bobby Finke (USA) Lukas Märtens (GER)
50 Back Hunter Armstrong (USA) Justin Ress (USA) Isaac Cooper (AUS)
100 Back Hunter Armstrong (USA) Ryan Murphy (USA) Thomas Ceccon (ITA)
200 Back Ryan Murphy (USA) Luke Greenbank (GBR) Shaine Casas (USA)
50 Breast Nicolo Martinenghi (ITA) Nic Fink (USA) Michael Andrew (USA)
100 Breast Arno Kamminga (NED) Nicolo Martinenghi (ITA) Michael Andrew (USA)
200 Breast Zac Stubblety-Cook (AUS) Arno Kamminga (NED) Nic Fink (USA)
50 Fly Caeleb Dressel (USA) Nicholas Santos (BRA) Szebasztian Szabo (HUN)
100 Fly Caeleb Dressel (USA) Kristof Milak (HUN) Noe Ponti (SUI)
200 Fly Kristof Milak (HUN) Tomoru Honda (JPN) Tamas Kenderesi (HUN)
200 IM Wang Shun (CHN) Daiya Seto (JPN) Duncan Scott (GBR)
400 IM Carson Foster (USA) Daiya Seto (JPN) Leon Marchand (FRA)
4×100 Free Relay
United States Italy Great Britain
4×200 Free Relay
Great Britain United States Australia
4×100 Medley Relay
United States Italy Japan

*After these picks were made, it was revealed that Duncan Scott and Ahmed Hafnaoui, among others, would not compete.

Mixed:

EVENT GOLD SILVER BRONZE
4×100 Freestyle Relay Australia USA Great Britain
4×100 Medley Relay
USA China Australia

PROJECTED MEDAL TABLE

Here’s a look at how the medal table would shake out based on our medalist picks in each event:

SWIMSWAM NEWS – 2022 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Pool Swimming Predicted Medal Table
Nation Total Medals Gold Silver Bronze
USA 44 19 12 13
Australia 16 5 6 5
Canada 8 1 2 5
Italy 8 1 3 4
Great Britain 8 2 3 3
China 7 3 2 2
Japan 6 1 4 1
Germany 5 3 2
Hungary 4 1 1 2
Sweden 3 2 1
France 3 1 2
Netherlands 2 1 1
Hong Kong 2 1 1
Brazil 2 2
Romania 1 1
Tunisia 1 1
Switzerland 1 1
Poland 1 1

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Aussie swim fan
20 days ago

Channel 9 have aquired rights to broadcast 2022 Fina Swim Champs. Will be live streamed on 9 Now & broadcast daily on 9 or 9 Gem. Heats 5pm Aus EST & Finals 2am EST.

Verram
Reply to  Aussie swim fan
19 days ago

Finals is gonna be rough.. I hope they do replays

jamesjabc
Reply to  Verram
19 days ago

Surely they will. They won’t only broadcast it live at 2am with no chance to replay.

Aussie swim fan
28 days ago

I haven’t had a reply from Fina regarding details of updated version of Fina TV but I believe it is Fina Utube which can be accessed from Fina.org website where an Official Trailer was loaded on June 3rd.

JaffaCake
1 month ago

Thanks SwimSwam for all the analysis, information, opinion, chat. You’re a great focus for swim fans worldwide.

Swimswamswum
1 month ago

Swimswam already put photo curse on Lilly King 😬

Tracy Kosinski
1 month ago

Did you just underestimate SM?!

I love Ohashi, but Summer is taking this one.

😉

OldSwimmer
1 month ago

Why Ohashi over McIntosh in the 400 IM?

Smith-King-Huske-Curzan
1 month ago

Love the write-ups!

Keep up the good work!

Success Leaves Clues
Reply to  Smith-King-Huske-Curzan
23 days ago

I love the way the Americans choose to use ‘Total Medals’ as if all medals are equal…. lol….
In case they haven’t noticed – a gold is worth the most; silver next; then bronze…
They are also different colours – one gold, one silver and one bronze.
(P.S. The clue is in the name…..)