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Interesting question, why would you want to do that? I have never seen a parameter which can provide precedence to swap over RAM. You can set priorities between different swap devices / files but prioritizing swap over RAM, never heard of it.
It is not possible as far as I am aware. Even if somehow it is possible it will definitely a blow to performance, you can't compare RAM performance with swap.
I am not sure if that will serve what OP is looking for. By default if swappiness is set to low it will make the kernel to drop cached pages for freeing up the memory instead of swapping. If swappiness is set to higher value instead of dropping cached pages kernel will use swap. Setting swap to 100 will not give precedence to swap over RAM.