The Official SwimSwam 2017 World Champs Preview/Predictions Tracker


Don’t want to miss a single one of our 2017 World Championship event-by-event previews or predictions? We’ve got you covered. Bookmark this page and come back daily for updated predictions and links out to each new event preview.

We’ll be individually previewing all 42 World Championships events, including predictions of the top 8 finishers in each. Below, we’ll be updating the chart to show our predicted medalists, as well as including links to the full-length previews on each event.


Gold Silver Bronze
50 Free Sarah Sjostrom Pernille Blume Simone Manuel
100 Free Sarah Sjostrom Simone Manuel Penny Oleksiak
200 Free Katie Ledecky Emma McKeon Federica Pellegrini
400 Free  Katie Ledecky  Leah Smith  Boglarka Kapas
800 Free Katie Ledecky Boglarka Kapas Leah Smith
1500 Free Katie Ledecky Boglarka Kapas Leah Smith
50 Back  Fu Yuanhui  Etiene Medeiros  Aliaksandra Herasimenia
100 Back Kylie Masse Kathleen Baker Emily Seebohm
200 Back Katinka Hosszu Emily Seebohm Kathleen Baker
50 Breast Lilly King Yulia Efimova Katie Meili
100 Breast Lilly King Yulia Efimova Katie Meili
200 Breast  Yulia Efimova  Lilly King Taylor McKeown
50 Fly Sarah Sjostrom Kelsi Worrell Rikako Ikee
100 Fly Sarah Sjostrom Rikako Ikee Kelsi Worrell
200 Fly Mireia Belmonte Suzuka Hasegawa Franziska Hentke
200 IM Katinka Hosszu Siobhan-Marie O’Connor Melanie Margalis
400 IM Katinka Hosszu Yui Ohashi Mireia Belmonte
4×100 Free Relay  United States  Australia  Netherlands
4×100 Medley Relay  United States  Australia  Canada
4×200 Free Relay  United States  China  Canada


Gold Silver Bronze
50 Free Ben Proud Caeleb Dressel Vladimir Morozov
100 Free Nathan Adrian Cameron McEvoy Caeleb Dressel
200 Free Sun Yang James Guy Townley Haas
400 Free Sun Yang Mack Horton Gabriele Detti
800 Free Gabriele Detti Sun Yang Gregorio Paltrinieri
1500 Free Gregorio Paltrinieri Gabriele Detti Mykhailo Romanchuk
50 Back  Junya Koga Camille Lacourt Justin Ress
100 Back Xu Jiayu Ryan Murphy Matt Grevers
200 Back Ryan Murphy Evgeny Rylov Xu Jiayu
50 Breast  Adam Peaty  Ilya Shymanovich  Kevin Cordes
100 Breast  Adam Peaty  Kevin Cordes  Yan Zibei
200 Breast Ippei Watanabe Anton Chupkov Kevin Cordes
50 Fly Joseph Schooling Ben Proud Caeleb Dressel
100 Fly Joseph Schooling Chad Le Clos Caeleb Dressel
200 Fly Tamas Kenderesi Masato Sakai Chad Le Clos
200 IM Kosuke Hagino Philip Heintz Chase Kalisz
400 IM Chase Kalisz  Kosuke Hagino  David Verraszto
4×100 Free Relay United States Brazil Russia
4×100 Medley Relay  United States  Great Britain  China
4×200 Free Relay  United States  Great Britain  Russia

Mixed Relays

Gold Silver Bronze
Mixed 4×100 Medley Relay United States China Great Britain
Mixed 4×100 Free Relay United States Australia Canada

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Peton Licas
3 years ago

Anyone who thinks Sjostrom will win anything is out of their mind lol

Reply to  Peton Licas
3 years ago

Wut. she is second best pound for pound swimmer behind Ledecky. Prodigy.

Reply to  Damiansport1
3 years ago

please…First is Hosszu pound for pound… She is the best IM-er, backstroker ,going for gold both in butterfly and freestyle too. Case closed…I hope you were only joking son…

Reply to  Monti
3 years ago

Doesn’t have the ability to get fly/free golds and her backstroke is threatened. Her IMs are very good, but Sjöström and Ledecky have 4 events where they’re far ahead of the world. Hosszu is one of the best, but Ledecky and Sjöström are in a class of their own.

Reply to  Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah forgot little bit about Hosszu but still think she is good in everything (thats why she is IMer) but Ledecky and Sjostrom are just special in free and fly..

Reply to  Damiansport1
3 years ago

You have probably never checked her ranking to make a statement that she is good at everything.

crooked donald
Reply to  Anonymous
3 years ago

“Her IMs are very good.” I guess so.

Reply to  Monti
3 years ago

gold in butterfly and freestyle? what events are you talking about?

Bo swims
Reply to  Monti
3 years ago

Katinka won’t beat Kylie in the 100 Back. WR going down

IMs for days
Reply to  Peton Licas
3 years ago

This troll isn’t even slightly amusing, and its not offensive enough to cause any stir. Try harder next time.

Reply to  Peton Licas
3 years ago

Just because Sarah Sjostrom is better than anyone else in the world you need to hate. You’re jealous. Get over it.

Reply to  Liam
3 years ago

best in one style…

Reply to  Liam
3 years ago

Naa uuhh no way she is better than LeBron James in Basketball or Danica Patrick at race car driving!!!!

Jim C
Reply to  Dawgpaddle
3 years ago

Yeah. There is no way Sjostrom will ever match Danica Patrick’s career record of 1 win in 348 races.

3 years ago

are you going to predict OW races too? they start on Saturday!

Reply to  korn
3 years ago

There’s a separate preview for OW.

3 years ago

Come on, Jared, go out on a limb and at least put Katie Ledecky in the Gold position for the 400, 800 and 1500.

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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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