The 2021 Women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship Pick ‘Em Contest is HERE!

originally published 3/8

It’s bold predictions time… we’re launching our annual Women’s NCAA Championships Pick ‘Em Contest with a tweaked scoring format and a lineup of great prizes! This year’s contest is sponsored by A3 Performance, who will be providing prizes to the winners.

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



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.

We’re streamlining our team picks scoring, awarding 10 points for picking the winning team and 5 points for each correctly-guessed team after that:

  • 1st – 10
  • 2nd-10th – 5

Picks will close at 4PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 17th, and at that time, we will post everyone’s picks for them to see.

By using the new 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.

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.

Note: this year, we’ve solved a technical limitation that we’ve had in the past that made it impossible to change your mind on the team selections once a team had been clicked. The “JK” columns are designed for any such errors. If you don’t need them, feel free to leave them blank!



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, 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 the sponsor in order to distribute prizes

Thank you to A3 Performance for prize packages.

Pick’em Prizes are courtesy of A3 Performance, a SwimSwam partner. 

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Daniel Jablonski
1 year ago

Can D1 athletes win prizes…? I am guessing the answer is no, because NCAA rules suck

Daniel Jablonski
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 year ago

I’m not disagreeing; but it is worth noting this article references prize pools with an entry fee, while this contest is free to enter? Probably best to just talk to my compliance coordinator instead of asking in the SwimSwam comments haha

1 year ago

I found myself just shuffling around the top 4 picks. Not many upsets. I moved up Bacon in the Back and Neumann in the 2free but those aren’t much of a stretch Anyone got any good darkhorse picks?

Reply to  Taa
1 year ago

Alex Walsh 200 breast

Reply to  Hswimmer
1 year ago

okay thats a good one. She is also in the 2 free.

Reply to  Taa
1 year ago

I didn’t notice that. Good call!

Reply to  Taa
1 year ago

Alex Walsh in the 2 breast is my only “dark horse” Upvote for Virginia as the team winner, downvote for someone else

1 year ago

The event by event previews links to the 2020 previews

1 year ago

No previews for this year?

1 year ago

Why does the menu of choices not include UVA as an option in the 400 Medley relay?

Reply to  Wahooswimfan
1 year ago

I was wondering that myself. Even if they weren’t stacking that relay — they should still enter it! With timed finals, it is anyone’s race!!!

1 year ago

I believe UVA is not an option for the 4×100 medley relay.

Reply to  swimswamswum
1 year ago

Fixed. Will likely need to refresh to see the change

Reply to  swimswamswum
1 year ago

I can’t find Dean Farris in any of the drop down menus either. I’ll stand by while that’s fixed too.

1 year ago


1 year ago

Sweet! I’m picking an Indiana clean sweep!!!

Reply to  HoosierDaddy
1 year ago

Losier Daddy!

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner of 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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