The Official 2018 SwimSwam Men’s NCAA Predictions Index


As we tick down the days to the 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships, keep track of all our event-by-event previews and winner picks here.

Don’t miss a moment of our preview action and the concurrent comment section discussion – you can bookmark this page, which will be updated with links to each preview as we publish them. Disagree with our winner picks? Well, they are infallible, but if you really don’t buy it, you can leave your own picks, predictions and expectations in the comments.

Below are all of the events in their NCAA order, broken down by day. You can click on the event name and follow the link to our full preview and check out our picks for the entire top 8.


800 Free Relay Florida
200 Free Relay California
500 Free Felix Auboeck, Michigan
200 IM Mark Szaranek, Florida
50 Free Caeleb Dressel, Florida
400 IM Mark Szaranek, Florida
100 Fly Caeleb Dressel, Florida
200 Free Townley HaasTexas
100 Breast Ian Finnerty, Indiana
100 Back Coleman Stewart, NC State
1650 Free Akaram Mahmoud, South Carolina
200 Back Austin KatzTexas
100 Free Caeleb Dressel, Florida
200 Breast Mauro Castillo, Texas A&M
200 Fly Joseph Schooling, Texas
400 Free Relay Texas

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4 years ago

Are you guys not gonna do all the predictions? You’re running out of time! Let’s just pray Dressel is on that 800 free relay!

Reply to  39.99
4 years ago

Hi. We’re working on them and will have them up shortly. Thanks for reading 🙂

4 years ago

A few predictions:
NC State has a dominant relay performance and wins the most relay titles of any team.
Florida takes the most individual titles.
Michigan impresses off of depth.
Cal underwhelms slightly.
Finally, Texas wins barely.

Just predictions, nothing more. I’ll probably be horribly off xD
Should be a fun meet!

Reply to  JJJ
4 years ago

Any prediction that reflects michigan well makes me happy XD

4 years ago

Any chance you can post the links to all of the articles on Zone Diving Results somewhere, so we don’t have to search through them when doing our predictions?

4 years ago

Can we PLEASE have a practice+pancakes on florida? Or even better, a Caeleb Dressel special? It’s his last NCAAs and it’s going to be bananas. I’m sure you’ll get plenty of views on YouTube.

big ball fan
4 years ago

someone should research how swimswam has historically performed in the pick ’em contest in terms of accuracy 🙂

Reply to  big ball fan
4 years ago

Every year, I mean to do an entry that is based on our choices. Every year, I decide it’s too much effort.

Reply to  Braden Keith
4 years ago

This year, I’ll do it for him ^

Reply to  Lauren Neidigh
4 years ago

Try to post somewhere their number they got correct for us! Or send it to them and make them write an article on it. My picks this year line up with them pretty similarly so far, except I think Shebat will win the 100 back and I’m not sure if Caeleb Dressel is even enough to overpower the stupid schools (aka Texas and Cal) in the 200 medley

Reply to  39.99
4 years ago

I’ll try to post something on how predictions matched up when the meet is done!

Reply to  Braden Keith
4 years ago

Why don’t the divers appear in the psych sheets? Is there a list of divers entered somewhere? I realize it’s not “DiveDove” but diving points contribute to the overall team score and placement (it is the NCAA Swimming AND Diving Chsmpionship) so for those of us following along and doing our own picks the diving entries would be nice as would some recognition/respect for the divers.

Reply to  Aquatics
4 years ago

“Shhhhhh, We want to keep teams focusing on scoring the swimming psych sheets” – Texas Longhorns

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