Pick the Winners: SwimSwam Pick ‘Em for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Is Here!

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are around the corner, And the Official SwimSwam Pick ‘Em Contest for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is now live!

The prizes for this contest will be provided by Speedo USA.

Click Here to Enter

Need help making picks? Check out the SwimSwam official preview index here.


Correctly picking a swimmer to place:

  • 1st – 7 points
  • 2nd – 6 points
  • 3rd – 5 points
  • 4th – 4 point

Correctly picking a swimmer to place in the top 4 but putting them in the wrong spot, will earn you 2 points.

Picks will close at 5AM US Eastern Time on July 24, and at that time, we will post everyone’s picks for them to see.

You CAN go in and edit your responses up until 5AM on Saturday. You can also use this “edit responses” ability to go in and print or save your answers.

The tie-breaker for prizes, if necessary, will be the most correctly-picked winners in the relevant time period, then 2nd-place finishers, then 3rd-place finishers, etc. in the relevant time period.


Anybody is eligible to play, but only certain people are eligible for prizes (which are still being determined). For starters, only one entry per person is allowed. If we discover that you have made multiple entries, we may disqualify all of your entries.

To win prizes, entrant must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Accept responsibility for any and all taxes
  • Accept responsibility for any impact on high school or college eligibility
  • Be a legal resident of the United States or Canada (prizes will only be mailed to these countries)
  • Must enter contest using their real name
  • No purchase is required for entry
  • Agree to allow SwimSwam to provide their personal information to a sponsor in order to distribute prizes


The Pick ‘Em has always been about bragging rights, but we all do love prizes. Many, many thanks to the prize sponsor, Speedo USA.


Speedo logo T-Shirt

Speedo Deluxe Ventilator Mesh Bag

Vanquisher 2.0 mirrored goggle


Techsuit of their choice, Pure Intent or Pure Valor


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Spotted Zebra
2 months ago

I’m excited for this contest! Thanks to SwimSwam for organizing it. I don’t necessarily need to be near the top — I just need to rank above my Dad in the end (we are competing against each other, and I’ve already started trash talking 😉).

Lex Soft
Reply to  Spotted Zebra
2 months ago

Interesting. I want to know your father’s opinion of men’s 50m freestyle in the past : who was better, Matt Biondi or Tom Jagger ? I prefer Matt Biondi for his low stroke rate.

2 months ago

It’s been five long years! Will I ham it up? yes. does it matter? No.

2 months ago

Popovici takes the 2free. 1:45 high 10 minutes after a 50. Kid is going 1:44 and I wouldn’t be shocked at all if he’s the first man back into the 1:43s since Agnel

Reply to  JCO
2 months ago

I think Popovici will get the gold in 2024, but this year is Duncan Scott’s.

Reply to  Notanyswimmer
2 months ago

I’m waiting for Milák in the next years.

Lex Soft
Reply to  JCO
2 months ago

Hwang Sunwoo wants to be on the podium too, just like his predecessor, Park Tae Hwan at 2008 (next to the GOAT).

Wave 1.5 Qualifier
2 months ago

Just FYI to all SwimSwam readers: Already noticing an error.

Hunter Armstrong was inadvertently omitted as an option for 27 of the individual events and all 7 relay events. May want to wait until this is rectified first.

Reply to  Braden Keith
2 months ago

no “27 of the individual events” that must’ve been a meme comment

Reply to  Braden Keith
2 months ago

*facepalm* you didn’t get the joke

2 months ago

Whether I get 1st Place and everything works out great or I get 8th Place, I mean… let’s be honest, I’m not going to get 8th Place, but or or I don’t get 1st Place and things don’t turn out the way that we want, at the end of the day my life is going to stay the same.

2 months ago

Thanks for this, a little bit of fun.

Lex Soft
2 months ago

Although I am not eligible to win the prize, I have posted my opinion : some are objective, some are subjective but interesting. 🙂

Reply to  Lex Soft
2 months ago

Just as me. For fun and the laurels 🙂

Fraser Thorpe
2 months ago

Could not believe how uninformed I felt despite reading swimswam every day… I’m clearly not studying enough

About Braden Keith

Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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