Olympic Swimming

Betting Odds And Strategy

Swimming odds Summer Olympics 2020 2021 Tokyo

Because of its wide variety of events, swimming gets a ton of attention during the Summer Olympics each year the games take place. In fact, it was the performances of swimmers like Michael Phelps that buoyed television ratings for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Because of that interest, legal sportsbooks offer action on the events in appropriate jurisdictions. However, not every jurisdiction with legal sports betting allows Olympics betting.

The places that ban such wagers are in the increasing minority, though. As more governments legalize sports betting, the options for betting on the Olympics increase. It’s important to understand how those markets work and where to find them. Additionally, information about which athletes/teams look to be the favorites for the 2021 games in Japan is crucial for success.

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Olympic swimming odds

US sportsbooks in relevant jurisdictions have posted Summer Olympics swimming odds. We will update them below throughout the Tokyo games.

If you can’t find the Olympic swimming odds you’re looking for below go here for more betting markets.

200m individual medley

Women's 200m Individual Medley

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Kate Douglass (USA)
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+100
Alex Walsh (USA)
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+250
Abbie Wood (GBR)
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+450
Yu Ohashi (JPN)
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+450
Katinka Hosszu (HUN)
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+1000
Sydney Pickrem (CAN)
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+1100
Alicia Wilson (GBR)
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+2000

200m freestyle

Men's 200m Freestyle
Women's 200m Freestyle

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Duncan Scott (GBR)
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+140
Tom Dean (GBR)
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+400
Danas Rapsys (LTU)
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+500
Hwang Sun-Woo (KOR)
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+650
Martin Malyutin (ROC)
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+700
Kieran Smith
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+700
Fernando Scheffer (BRA)
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+1800

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Ariarne Titmus (AUS)
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-250
Katie Ledecky (USA)
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+185
Yang Junxuan (CHN)
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+1200
Penny Oleksiak (CAN)
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+1200
Madison Wilson (AUS)
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+1800
Siobhan Haughey (HKG)
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+2000
Federica Pellegrini (ITA)
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+2000

1500m freestyle

Women's 1500m Freestyle

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Katie Ledecky (USA)
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-2000
Simona Quadarella (ITA)
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+1200
Wang Jianjiahe (CHN)
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+1400
Erica Sullivan (USA)
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+1400
Maddy Gough (AUS)
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+2000
Sarah Kohler (GER)
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+5000
Anastasiya Kirpichnikova (ROC)
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+6500
Kiah Meleverton (AUS)
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+6500

100m butterfly

Men's 100m Butterfly

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Caleb Dressel (USA)
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-1000
Kristof Milak (HUN)
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+330
Matthew Temple (AUS)
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+1100
Mehdy Metella (FRA)
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+1800
James Guy (GBR)
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+2000
Joseph Schooling (SGP)
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+2500
Josif Miladinov (BUL)
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+2500
Andrey Minakov (ROC)
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+3500

100m backstroke

Men's 100m Backstroke
Women's 100m Backstroke

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Kliment Kolesnikov (ROC)
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-120
Ryan Murphy (USA)
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+150
Thomas Ceccon (ITA)
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+900
Evgeny Rylov (ROC)
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+1000
Mitch Larkin (AUS)
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+1100
Xu Jiayu (CHN)
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+1200
Hugo Gonzalez (ESP)
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+4500

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Kaylee McKeown (AUS)
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+120
Regan Smith (USA)
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+120
Kylie Masse (CAN)
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+350
Kathleen Dawson (GBR)
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+1600
Ryhan White (USA)
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+2000
Emily Seebohm (AUS)
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+3500
Kira Toussaint (NED)
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+4500

200m butterfly

Men's 200m Butterfly
Women's 200m Butterfly

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Kristof Milak (HUN)
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-3500
Federico Burdisso (ITA)
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+1400
Leonardo De Deus (BRA)
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+1600
Tamas Kenderesi (HUN)
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+2200
Chad Le Clos (RSA)
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+2500
Tomoru Honda (JPN)
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+5000
Gunnar Bentz (USA)
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+5000

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Zhang Yufei (CHN)
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-105
Hali Flickinger (USA)
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+165
Suzuka Hasegawa (JPN)
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+330
Boglarka Kapas (HUN)
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+600
Regan Smith (USA)
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+700
Katinka Hosszu (HUN)
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+700
Brianna Throssell (AUS)
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+1200
Alys Thomas (GBR)
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+1600
Laura Stephens (GBR)
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+1800
Franziska Hentke (GER)
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+3500

200m backstroke

Men's Gold Medal Winner
Women's Gold Medal Winner

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Evgeny Rylov (ROC)
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-250
Ryan Murphy (USA)
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+275
Bryce Mefford (USA)
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+600
Mitch Larkin (AUS)
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+600
Luke Greenback (GBR)
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+700
Xu Jiayu (CHN)
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+1000

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Kaylee McKeown (AUS)
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-280
Margherita Panziera (ITA)
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+330
Ryhan White (USA)
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+450
Kylie Masse (CAN)
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+600
Katinka Hosszu (HUN)
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+800
Emily Seebohm (AUS)
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+900

Men’s swimming

Team USA counts Caeleb Dressel among its best hopes for medal wins in Tokyo this year. Dressel has won two Olympic gold medals already and currently holds three world records. Bobby Finke is also expected to be in the mix for gold as he won the inaugural men’s 800m free at the Olympic Trials.

Women’s swimming

Team USA icon Katie Ledecky is back in the pool for another Olympics run in 2021. Allison Schmitt, who won gold in the 200-meter freestyle in London in 2012, also figures to represent the US well. Fifteen-year-old Katie Grimes is an up-and-comer for Team USA and will make her Olympic debut in the 800m free.

How to bet on swimming in the Olympics

Swimming betting in the Olympics is popular because unlike with other sports like gymnastics, the results of each race are objective and obvious. The fastest swimmer/team wins. Because of that format, there are many different ways to wager on these events. Perhaps the most popular is the moneyline. In those markets, you’re simply picking one swimmer or team to touch the wall first. There are 12 individual and six medley events at Tokyo 2021, so these opportunities will be plenty.

Prop markets might be available as well, according to local regulations and operators’ comfort. These might include:

  • Exact order of finish of competing teams
  • Individual to win the most medals
  • Nationality of winning team
  • Over/under on winning time in an event
  • Which country claims the most swimming medals

With these markets legal in several US jurisdictions and swimming a popular Olympic sport, the action on this sport could make a big splash this summer.