Pick The Winners: The 2023 Men’s NCAA Championship Pick ’em Contest Is Live


Want to put your swimming knowledge to the test? Enter our annual Men’s NCAA Championship Pick ’em Contest, which is now live and will remain open up until a few hours before the start of the meet on Wednesday.

Not sure who to pick? Check out our event-by-event previews here.



Correctly picking a swimmer to place:

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

Correctly picking a swimmer to place in the top 4, but putting them in the wrong spot, will earn you 1 point.

Team picks will be streamlined with 10 points awarded for picking the winning team and 5 additional points for each correctly-guessed team after that:

  • 1st – 10
  • 2nd-10th – 5

Picks will close at 4 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 22nd, and at that time, we will post everyone’s picks for them to see.

By using the Google Forms format, you can go in and edit your responses up until 4 pm on Wednesday. You can also use this “edit responses” ability to go in and print or save your answers.

For team selections, you can use the “Unselect” column if you want to switch your picks after they’re first made. If you don’t change your mind, feel free to leave these blank.

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.


  • Daily: SwimSwam Magazine subscription
  • Overall: $200 in SwimSwag credit and a subscription to SwimSwam Magazine


Anybody is eligible to play, but only certain people are eligible for prizes. 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, entrants 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 the sponsor in order to distribute prizes

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pete kennedy
11 months ago

How do you check the Pick Contest?

Alice Wright Belknap
11 months ago

Go Louisville Cardinals !!! Be STONG and COURAGEOUS !!!

11 months ago

I love what the ASU men did during the regular season, but seeing the lady-devils put up times slower than seeded across the board so far at women’s NCAAs has me a little worried for the fellas. Will history repeat itself… again?

Reply to  Theo
11 months ago

Think I saw something that said women peaked for Pac-12s and Men for NCAAs, which would make sense as only 3 ASU women qualified. I could be VERY wrong tho

11 months ago

No team selection for this one?

11 months ago

Not picking team standings this time?

Reply to  James Sutherland
11 months ago

Thanks! I’ll go back and update my picks in a little while.

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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