The Official SwimSwam Rio 2016 Olympics Preview Schedule

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.

Preview Schedule

Week 1 (July 10-16)

Week 2 (July 17-23)

Week 3 (July 24-30)

Week 4 (July 31-August 5)

Event Previews

Women Men
50 Free 50 Free
100 Free 100 Free
200 Free 200 Free
400 Free 400 Free
800 Free 1500 Free
100 Back 100 Back
200 Back 200 Back
100 Breast 100 Breast
200 Breast 200 Breast
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


Event Gold Silver Bronze
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*Atkinson replaced Yulia Efimova in our predictions after Efimova’s nomination to the Olympics was withdrawn by the Russian Olympic Committee


Event Gold Silver Bronze
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

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Jenny Schipper
7 years ago

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 ??????

Reply to  Jenny Schipper
7 years ago

So I’m not the only one unable to access it.
Good but bad!

7 years ago

Can somebody please tell me what the acronym GOAT stands for?

Reply to  Daza
7 years ago

Greatest Of All Time

7 years ago

Can someone clarify for me how the medley relays are put together? Is it just the top swimmer in the 100 of each stroke?

Reply to  Texan
7 years ago

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.

Reply to  Braden Keith
7 years ago

Thank you!

7 years ago

Did I miss the Week 4 predictions? It doesn’t seem to be linked here either.

7 years ago

`Mack Horton believes he has a 14:30 in him, if he nails the turns better.

Reply to  Stephen
7 years ago

Hope so!!!!!

Reply to  Stephen
7 years ago

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!

7 years ago

Jared, shouldn´t Morozov name be replaced on 50 free?

7 years ago

Based on these predictions we have same best swimmers of the meet as we have in Kazan.

7 years ago

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 😮

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7 years ago


Reply to  Predictions
7 years ago

I will take the 50 fr bet

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Jared Anderson

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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