Swati Goel - Survivor 42

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 9 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

  • Survivor 42 (2022) - 14th place, 5th out.
  • Voted out in Episode 4, "Vibe of the Tribe" (Day 9).

Swati Goel on social media: Instagram

Swati Goel - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
Survivor 42 0.39 1.32 0.30 1 3 2 0.33 2.00 - - - 0.63 2.39
Career 0.39 1.32 0.30 1 3 2 0.33 2.00 - - - 0.63 2.39


Swati Goel - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile


Tribal: VFB% percentile


Tribal: rVAP percentile


Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.


Swati Goel - Challenge record
Survivor 42 logo  Survivor 42 challenges

Tangled Up Sled Slide - Ep4 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (1-for-6; 2 2nds):

  • Survivor 42, Ep. 1 RC: "Open Reward Challenge" - Helps paddle, and Ika wins.
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 1 IC: "Forty Two" - Works puzzle with Zach, but Ika loses (3rd/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Can't Find My Way Home" - Blindfolded, grabs bags, works the puzzle, as Ika doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Spiral Architect" - Swims, climbs, Ika doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 4 RC: "Tangled Up Sled Slide" - Untangles, lassos sled, but Ika loses.
  • Survivor 42, Ep. 4 IC: "Beyond the Tuna" - Swims and works puzzle; Ika loses (3rd/3).


Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 42: None.


Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Survivor 42: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 1
2nd place: 2
Played: 6
Win%: 0.33
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
Swati Goel - Tribal Council record
Survivor 42 logo  Survivor 42 Tribal

Ep4 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Survivor 42: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/2*):

Tribal Voted Boot (totals) VFB?
Ep1 Zach Zach Wurtenberger (voted out, 5-0) Yes
Ep4 -* Swati Goel (voted out, 3-1) -

*Swati played her Shot in the Dark at the Ep4 Tribal Council, was not safe, and couldn't vote (1 TCA charged)


VAP - Votes against (3):

  • Survivor 42, Ep. 4: Three votes, from Drea, Romeo, and Tori (voted out, 3-1).


Jury votes made (0/0):

  • Survivor 42: None.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 1
Tribals: 2
VAP: 3
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: -
Received: -
Swati Goel - Pictures
Survivor 42 logo  Survivor 42 image gallery
  • Swati Goel
    CBS pre-game intro shot
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    Boating in, Day 1
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    Greeting Probst
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    Watching Rocksroy hook the key
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    Ika wins reward!
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    Ika tribe meet-and-greet
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    Talking about being 19, in Harvard, and in the Army National Guard
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    Tori talks about Harry Potter
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    Not winning Ika's Day 2 dilemma selection process
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    Paddling, Ep1 IC
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    Working the puzzle with Zach
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    The losing Ikas
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    Talking about the vote
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    Ika, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Zach
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    Drea forms an alliance, says she has an extra vote, Ep2
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    We should get rid of her!
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Ika takes second!
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    Rockin' starting line, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Everything is swell
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    Watching Rocksroy toss sandbags
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    Drea takes the final, Tribal-avoiding shot
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 RC
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    Trying to hook the sled
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    Talking about her plan to target Drea
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    Plotting with Tori
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Getting started on the puzzle
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    The losing Ikas
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    Seems legit
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    Concerned that things have turned against her
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    Ika, Ep4 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Presenting her SITD scroll to Probst
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    Fourth person voted out...
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    About to be snuffed, Day 9 (Episode 4)
Swati Goel - Interviews
Survivor 42 logo  Survivor 42 interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino & Mike Bloom at RHAP (2/10/22): "Survivor 42 | Ika Tribe Castaway Preview"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (2/17/22): "Swati Goel on How Her Military Training Has Prepared Her"


Post-game interviews

  • Sydney Bucksbaum at EW.com (3/31/22): "Swati Goel explains why she told everyone they're her 'No. 1' and that Boston Rob mix-up on Survivor."
  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (3/31/22): "Swati Goel on How Her Youth Hurt Her Game and Learning to Lose Control"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (3/31/22): "Survivor 42 | Exit Interview with the Fourth Player Voted Out"
Swati Goel - Bio
Survivor 42 logo  Survivor 42 bio

Official CBS Survivor 42 bio excerpts (February 9, 2022):

"What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Getting into every college I applied to because I worked hard for that, writing and directing my own show and having a successful community response, and enlisting in the Army National Guard. I was raised to prioritize things like service to my country and the world. I’m really proud of my decision to enlist.

What is something we would never know from looking at you? I’m a karate black belt. Just kidding. It’s jujitsu. Just kidding. Probably nothing. I am very open and honest. I don’t want my insecurities to feed into other people’s so I try to be as real as possible.

Who is your hero and why? Elon Musk. My life’s mission is to change the world for the better. Building something like Tesla, which is uber successful and also a boon to the environment, is my dream.

Which past Survivor will you play the game most like? A cross between Victoria Baamonde and Chaos Kass. Victoria’s blindside of Aubrey is one of the most underappreciated moves ever, in my opinion, but she needed to take more control of her game, like Kass.

Why do you believe you can be the Sole Survivor? Having grown up in the most competitive environment in America, I’ve gotten pretty good at persuading people to cheerfully act in my best interests and not theirs. Recommendation letters, winning elections, high attendance for all my events, etc. -- my entire life has been a highly successful exercise in persuasion. It sounds awful, but to some extent, I live every day the way Tony plays."