2016 Rio Olympic Games
- Friday, August 5 – Thursday, August 21, 2016
- Swimming: Saturday, August 6 – Saturday, August 13, 2016
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- NBC Olympics homepage
We are within a month of the opening ceremonies for the 2016 Rio Olympics, which means it’s that time again to start our event-by-event previews of all the swimming action to come – our run of previews for pool swimming will include all 32 events, including the 3 relay races for each gender.
Bookmark this page to stay on top of all our event previews, which we’ll link below. We’ll also keep a running chart of our medal predictions in each race.
Week 1 (July 10-16)
- Women’s 100 back
- Men’s 100 back
- Men’s 100 fly
- Men’s 50 free
- Women’s 400 free
- Men’s 100 free
- Men’s 200 breast
- Women’s 50 free
- Men’s 100 breast
Week 2 (July 17-23)
- Women’s 100 fly
- Men’s 200 free
- Women’s 400 IM
- Women’s 100 breast
- Women’s 200 free
- Men’s 4×100 free relay
- Men’s 400 free
- Women’s 200 breast
- Women’s 4×200 free relay
Week 3 (July 24-30)
- Women’s 800 free
- Men’s 4×200 free relay
- Women’s 4×100 free relay
- Men’s 200 back
- Men’s 1500 free
- Men’s 400 IM
- Women’s 100 free
- Women’s 200 back
Week 4 (July 31-August 5)
- Women’s 200 fly
- Men’s 200 fly
- Men’s 200 IM
- Men’s 4×100 medley relay
- Women’s 200 IM
- Women’s 4×100 medley relay
|50 Free||Cate Campbell||Sarah Sjöström||Bronte Campbell|
|100 Free||Cate Campbell||Bronte Campbell||Sarah Sjostrom|
|200 Free||Katie Ledecky||Sarah Sjostrom||Federica Pellegrini|
|400 Free||Katie Ledecky||Leah Smith||Boglarka Kapas|
|800 Free||Katie Ledecky||Jessica Ashwood||Lauren Boyle|
|100 Back||Emily Seebohm||Mie Nielsen||Katinka Hosszu|
|200 Back||Emily Seebohm||Katinka Hosszu||Belinda Hocking|
|100 Breast||Ruta Meilutyte||Lilly King||Alia Atkinson*|
|200 Breast||Rie Kaneto||Viktoria Gunes||Rikke Moller Pedersen|
|100 Fly||Sarah Sjöström||Dana Vollmer||Kelsi Worrell|
|200 Fly||Natsumi Hoshi||Mireia Belmonte||Madeline Groves|
|200 IM||Katinka Hosszu||Siobhan-Marie O’Connor||Maya DiRado|
|400 IM||Katinka Hosszu||Maya DiRado||Mireia Belmonte|
|4×100 Free Relay||Australia||USA||Netherlands|
|4×200 Free Relay||USA||Australia||Sweden|
|4×100 Medley Relay||Australia||USA||China|
*Atkinson replaced Yulia Efimova in our predictions after Efimova’s nomination to the Olympics was withdrawn by the Russian Olympic Committee
|50 Free||Florent Manaudou||Nathan Adrian||Vladimir Morozov|
|100 Free||Cameron McEvoy||Nathan Adrian||Ning Zetao|
|200 Free||Sun Yang||James Guy||Conor Dwyer|
|400 Free||Sun Yang||Mack Horton||James Guy|
|1500 Free||Gregorio Paltrinieri||Sun Yang||Mack Horton|
|100 Back||Ryan Murphy||Mitch Larkin||David Plummer|
|200 Back||Mitch Larkin||Ryan Murphy||Evgeny Rylov|
|100 Breast||Adam Peaty||Cameron van der Burgh||Kevin Cordes|
|200 Breast||Marco Koch||Daniel Gyurta||Kevin Cordes|
|100 Fly||Michael Phelps||Chad le Clos||Joseph Schooling|
|200 Fly||Chad le Clos||Michael Phelps||Laszlo Cseh|
|200 IM||Michael Phelps||Kosuke Hagino||Ryan Lochte|
|400 IM||Kosuke Hagino||Daiya Seto||Chase Kalisz|
|4×100 Free Relay||Australia||USA||France|
|4×200 Free Relay||USA||Australia||Great Britain|
|4×100 Medley Relay||USA||Australia||Great Britain|
Hanging out for your predictions in the women’s 200IM and both the medley relays and the link isn’t working AAGGGHHHHHHHH
what’s up guys ??????
So I’m not the only one unable to access it.
Good but bad!
Can somebody please tell me what the acronym GOAT stands for?
Greatest Of All Time
Can someone clarify for me how the medley relays are put together? Is it just the top swimmer in the 100 of each stroke?
Texan – yes, that’s the short version. Countries can use any swimmer on their roster on any relay, but they usually use the best 100 swimmer of each stroke.
Did I miss the Week 4 predictions? It doesn’t seem to be linked here either.
`Mack Horton believes he has a 14:30 in him, if he nails the turns better.
I hope both he and Paltrineri can break the world record with either Deti or Mclaughlin battling for bronze. I don’t want to see yang near the podium!
Jared, shouldn´t Morozov name be replaced on 50 free?
Based on these predictions we have same best swimmers of the meet as we have in Kazan.
Wont predict them all.. but I feel almost comfortable putting money on these 3 predictions:
200 IM – Phelps World Record
50 Fr – Ervin Silver
100 Fr – Condorelli Bronze 😮
I will take the 50 fr bet