The 2021 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Wave II Pick ‘Em Contest is Here!

The Official SwimSwam Pick ‘Em Contest for the 2021 U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials Wave II is live, courtesy of Speedo USA!

Click here to enter!

Beware! We know that certain swimmers are entered in more events than they’ll swim at Trials. Choose carefully!

SCORING SYSTEM

Correctly picking a swimmer to place:

Non Relay Events

  • 1st – 11 points
  • 2nd – 9 points
  • 3rd – 7 points
  • 4th – 6 points
  • 5th – 5 points

Free Relay Events (100 and 200 freestyles)

  • 1st – 11 points
  • 2nd – 9 points
  • 3rd – 7 points
  • 4th – 6 point
  • 5th – 5 points
  • 6th – 5 points
  • 7th – 5 points
  • 8th – 5 points

Correctly picking a swimmer to place in the top 5 or 8, depending on the event, but putting them in the wrong spot, will earn you 1 point.

Picks will close at 9AM Central Time on Sunday, June 13, and at that time, we will post everyone’s picks for them to see.

You CAN go in and edit your responses up until 9 AM on Sunday. 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.

OFFICIAL RULES

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

Prizes

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

THE TOP SCORER OF EACH DAY RECEIVES:

Speedo logo T-Shirt

Team kickboard

Vanquisher 2.0 mirrored goggle

THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER, WITH THE MOST OVERALL POINTS, RECEIVES: 

Techsuit of their choice, Pure Intent or Pure Valor

 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

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Bruh
3 months ago

*Spreadsheets intensify*

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Bruh
3 months ago

Just wing it!

MIKE IN DALLAS
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
3 months ago

Between Providence and serendipity, I think “winging it” is just about as secure as spreadsheets – maybe more so!

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
3 months ago

I can’t fill in more than five events at a time without setting off an ice cream headache.

Tea rex
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
3 months ago

I used intuition for the women’s NCAA, and finished in the top 100. Mad spreadsheets for men’s NCAA, and finished near the bottom. Lesson learned.

Billy Mays
3 months ago

Lochte gang wya

CACrushers
Reply to  Billy Mays
3 months ago

Any points on Lochte should be worth double for the feels

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
Reply to  CACrushers
3 months ago

You should only qualify as a potential pick em winner if you pick Lochte and he makes it

WahooSwimFan
Reply to  CACrushers
3 months ago

Tried to pick him for the second 1500 spot but he was not listed.

Tea rex
Reply to  WahooSwimFan
3 months ago

It’s not 2004.

dddddddd
Reply to  Tea rex
3 months ago

did he used to swim the 1500 at one point

swimfan210_
Reply to  dddddddd
3 months ago

In 2004 trials he was 5th in prelims (15:28.37) before scratching finals

Jack
Reply to  Billy Mays
3 months ago

I’m def picking him for the 200 IM. Maybe one of the relay spots. I know his IM is the only event where he’s shown a glimpse of peak Lochte lately, but he’s such a taper monster it’s hard to bet against someone that great.

cynthia curran
Reply to  Jack
3 months ago

Well, you can swim the IM at a later age. Looked at the women M Cox and M Margalis are not kids but in their late 20’s. In fact M Margalis being 29 is almost as old as Lochte being 36 since women matured about 4 years before the men do in the sport.

Mr Piano
Reply to  Billy Mays
3 months ago

I put #1 for Seli and #2 for Lochte. Don’t @ me

Wave 1.5 Qualifier
3 months ago

I’m totally going to nail those 5th and 8th place guesses. Those will be the difference-makers in the final scores.

Harambe
3 months ago

Can wave II competitors play? Most all of them will not make top8

MTK
3 months ago

Seriously one of the hardest picks for me is 2nd in women’s 200free. So hard to feel super confident in anyone in that 2-8 group.

Hswimmer
Reply to  MTK
3 months ago

Paige Madden yooo

Snarky
Reply to  Hswimmer
3 months ago

Her NCAA performance and consistency make her a contender for sure.

Casas 100 back gold in Tokyo
Reply to  MTK
3 months ago

Yes, this one is very hard for me too.

Bruh
Reply to  MTK
3 months ago

Schmidt?

Kwazii
Reply to  MTK
3 months ago

I think this was the hardest pick in the whole thing.

Texas Tap Water
3 months ago

When will Olympics Trials start? Schedule?

Wave 1.5 Qualifier
Reply to  Texas Tap Water
3 months ago

June 4th-7th.
It was awesome, and surprising. Still can’t believe Lilly King is going to Tokyo in the 200 Fly.

Khachaturian
Reply to  Wave 1.5 Qualifier
3 months ago

sus

Casas 100 back gold in Tokyo
3 months ago

For me the 8th picks in 100/200 free are way easier than the 4th picks in events like men’s 400 free and 200 fly.

Hswimmer
3 months ago

Struggling to pick 2-8 men and women’s 200 free😭

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