[This is a December 2010 Post -- mind it]
Here’s a quick way to download the now-available beta swype.apk if you don’t really want to download right onto your phone via their given link:
wget https://beta.swype.com/android/get/?download_NOW=androidBeta -U "Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2; en-us; Nexus One Build/FRF91) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1" -O Swype.apk
There, nice and easy?
Sorry Swype, to make you count a N1 download instead of an SGS.