The 2022 Men’s NCAA Championship Pick ‘Em Contest Is Here!


It’s bold prediction time… we’re officially launching the 2022 Men’s NCAA Championship Pick ‘Em Contest with a lineup of great prizes! This year’s contest is sponsored by GMX, which will provide the prizes to both our daily and overall grand prize winner.

Not sure who to pick? Check out our official event-by-event previews (coming soon).



Correctly picking a swimmer to place in one of the top four spots will earn you the following number of points:

  • 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.

Following last year’s format, our 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 23rd, 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.



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 GMX7 for the prize packages.

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1 year ago

I forgot who I picked for some 2nd-4th finishes. Is there a way we can see our entries?

Reply to  -_-
1 year ago

at this point, no. but they will release a day 1 recap pretty soon and i’m pretty sure they will have a spreadsheet of entries so you can check

Some Guy
1 year ago

Brendan Burns is missing from the 200 fly I believe

Some Guy
Reply to  Some Guy
1 year ago

Fixed thanks 🙂

1 year ago

Going off the scorching hot take that Florida wins the meet

Reply to  jdsmitty1
1 year ago


Reply to  Braden Keith
1 year ago

I change my mind Cal wins

1 year ago

Boy, its easy to miss Finke in the 500. I totally didn’t realize how low he was ranked!

swim mom
1 year ago

Can you participate in both (men and women)? I submitted men’s and it is not allowing me to submit my women’s form.

Reply to  swim mom
1 year ago

There’s no reason entering one should impact the other. There’s likely some other problem – scroll back through and make sure you fully filled out the men’s one maybe?

1 year ago

Seems like Farris is missing from the 100 free and Miller from NCST is missing from the 200 free. Please fix

Some Guy
1 year ago

Tough choices to make in the 100 back for us Dean Farris Fans, but also Brendan Burns Truthers

1 year ago

lol fix the 200 fly only like half the ppl are on it

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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