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

It’s time to put your swimming knowledge to the test, as we’re launching our annual Women’s NCAA Championships Pick ‘Em Contest with a lineup of great prizes on the line! This year’s contest is sponsored by A3 Performance, who will be providing prizes to the winners.

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.

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 16th, 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 A3 Performance for prize packages.

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

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tea rex
1 year ago

Who else has Ellen Walshe winning the 4IM / 1 fly combo?

Reply to  tea rex
1 year ago

My guess is nobody. But I can look to be sure 🙂

1 year ago

As a cal fan, it was strange leaving them out of a few events!

1 year ago

I found myself picking chalk more this year than years past. Exception being Maggie and Michigan relays because of her.

1 year ago

Does SwimSwam pick’em comply with NIL rules?

Reply to  thezwimmer
1 year ago

It is not up to them to determine for you.

I’m not trying to be mean. You just have to take on the responsibility yourself.

1 year ago

Which relay are Stanford going to punt?

Reply to  CACrushers
1 year ago

They’ll stick with what they did at PAC12s and leave Huske and Ruck off of the 200 Medley. 1:34 isn’t exactly punting though.

Last edited 1 year ago by oxyswim
1 year ago

I don’t like that the 200 medley is put in the old spot for order of events on the google form

Last edited 1 year ago by oxyswim
Big Mac #1
1 year ago

Maggie gonna carry me to victory

Reply to  Big Mac #1
1 year ago

I’m certainly not betting against her!

Reply to  Meow
1 year ago

Kate looks better this year. Watch out in the 50!

Reply to  Hswimmer
1 year ago

You’re right, that’s true. I have Kate number one in everything. Part of that’s not rational though: I think it’s so incredible that somebody is the number one seed in both the 50 and the 200 breast that I want her to win it all.

Reply to  Meow
1 year ago

She won’t beat Maggie.

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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