The 2023 Women’s NCAA 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! 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.

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 15th, 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, 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

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

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Coach Chackett
1 year ago

Come on. We need WAY TO Early check the points for the first two relays. Where is the link for the list of entries? I’m usually in the bottom 10% and I think I may be above average right now.

Sam M
1 year ago

i think a correct guess of the times should be added to the google form to the 100th of a second. Also it only lets you pick 1 through 9 for team placements.

Sam M
Reply to  Sam M
1 year ago

or at least a base time with slower than or faster than selection

Coach C
1 year ago

Now we need the events prediction video from the guys

That Guy
1 year ago

Will Coleman and Braden do another event-by-event prediction video? It helped guide my pick-em!

Suzy Q
1 year ago

if i bank on Tennessee having a similar performance to last year then i should be good >:3

Retired Swammer
1 year ago

I think the safest bet is to just pick any UVA swimmer. I mean they are so much more advanced than any other program out there. Lets go ladies!

Reply to  Retired Swammer
1 year ago

Let’s Go Hoos!!!

Reply to  Retired Swammer
1 year ago

Look at heat sheets anyone with good starts and turns . More competitive as yrs go by.

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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