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LOS ANGELES, July 11. UNIVERSAL Sports Network and NBC will air 70 hours of premier pool action from the 2013 FINA World Aquatic Championships in Barcelona, Spain, from Saturday, July 20, through Sunday, August 4, in the world championships for diving, swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo.

Universal Sports kicks off coverage on Saturday, July 20, at 7 p.m. ET with the opening rounds of diving and synchronized swimming followed by the first day of water polo group play when the USA women take on Greece on Sunday, July 21, at 6 p.m. ET. Swimming coverage begins on Sunday, July 28, at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, with Universal Sports providing daily live coverage from Monday, July 29, through Friday, August 2, at 12 p.m. ET. NBC's coverage continues on Saturday, August 3 from 1-3 p.m. ET and Sunday, August 4 from 4-6 p.m. ET. Calling swimming will be Dan Hicks, Rowdy Gaines and Carolyn Manno.

UniversalSports.com will also stream all events live in addition to posting daily video highlights and news from Barcelona. A complete online schedule will be available at universalsports.com/swimming.


This year's World Aquatics Championships will feature world-class competition including:

Diving/High Diving: Sixteen-time national champion and 2012 Olympic gold medalist David Boudia will lead a team of 15 American divers after cruising to victory in the 10m platform at the World Championship Trials. In addition to traditional platform and springboard diving events, high diving will make its debut at this year's world championships. Divers will compete from a 20m (women) or 27m (men) platform and hit the water travelling at speeds of 50 mph. Six Americans will compete including Steven Lobue, who was third at last year's World Series.

Swimming: The U.S. is led by a strong team of London Olympic gold medalists coming off strong performances at the Phillips 66 National Championships in June. Nathan Adrian and Ryan Lochte lead the men's roster, while teen sensations Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky along with veteran Natalie Coughlin headline the women's squad.

Synchronized Swimming: For the first time in the history of the FINA World Championships, the top 16 ranked solos and duets will qualify for the technical finals, instead of the top 12. The synchronized swimming competition will take place in the historic Palau Sant Jordi.

Water Polo (Women): The U.S. women are the favorites and looking for an unprecedented fourth world championship in ten years. The 2012 Olympic gold medalists have eight players from the London squad including center Kami Craig.

Water Polo (Men): Following an 8th place finish at the 2012 Olympic Games, the U.S. men will face stiff competition from Russia, China and the host team, Spain. The team has a new coach and will feature several young rising stars led by established veterans Tony Azevedo and Merrill Moses.

Universal Sports Network and NBC 2013 FINA World Aquatics Championships Broadcast Schedule:
All times ET -- Schedule subject to change

Day TV Time (ET) Event Network
Sat., July 20 7 -- 8 p.m. Diving Finals Universal Sports
Sat., July 20 8 -- 9 p.m. Synchronized Swimming Finals Universal Sports

Sun., July 21 6 -- 7 p.m. Water Polo (Women): USA vs. Greece Universal Sports
Sun., July 21 7 -- 8 p.m. Diving Finals Universal Sports
Sun., July 21 8 -- 9 p.m. Synchronized Swimming Finals Universal Sports

Mon., July 22 6 -- 7 p.m. Water Polo (Men): Croatia vs. USA Universal Sports
Mon., July 22 7 -- 8 p.m. Diving Finals Universal Sports
Mon., July 22 8 -- 9 p.m. Synchronized Swimming Finals Universal Sports

Tue., July 23 6 -- 7 p.m. Water Polo (Women): USA vs. Canada Universal Sports
Tue., July 23 7 -- 8 p.m. Diving Finals Universal Sports

Wed., July 24 6 -- 7 p.m. Water Polo (Men): South Africa vs. USA Universal Sports
Wed., July 24 7 -- 8 p.m. Synchronized Swimming Finals Universal Sports

Thurs., July 25 6 -- 7 p.m. Water Polo (Women): USA vs. Great Britain Universal Sports
Thurs., July 25 7 -- 8 p.m. Diving Finals Universal Sports
Thurs., July 25 8 -- 9 p.m. Synchronized Swimming Finals Universal Sports

Fri., July 26 6 -- 7 p.m. Water Polo (Men): Canada vs. USA Universal Sports
Fri., July 26 7 -- 8 p.m. Diving Finals Universal Sports
Fri., July 26 8 -- 9 p.m. Synchronized Swimming Finals Universal Sports

Sat., July 27 3 -- 4 p.m. Diving Finals Universal Sports
Sat., July 27 4 -- 5 p.m. Synchronized Swimming Finals Universal Sports
Sat., July 27 6:30 -- 7:30 p.m. Water Polo (Women): Quarterfinals Qualification Universal Sports

Sun., July 28 2:30 -- 4:30 p.m. Swimming NBC
Sun., July 28 5:30 -- 6:30 p.m. Diving Finals Universal Sports
Sun., July 28 6:30 -- 7:30 p.m. Water Polo (Men): Quarterfinals Qualification Universal Sports
Sun., July 28 9 - 11 p.m. Swimming (Re-air) Universal Sports

Mon., July 29 10 a.m. -- 12 p.m. LIVE High Diving Universal Sports
Mon., July 29 12 -- 2 p.m. LIVE Swimming Finals Universal Sports
Mon., July 29 5 -- 7 p.m. Water Polo (Women): Quarterfinals Universal Sports

Tue., July 30 10 a.m. -- 12 p.m. LIVE High Diving Universal Sports
Tue., July 30 12 -- 2:30 p.m. LIVE Swimming Finals Universal Sports
Tue., July 30 5 -- 7 p.m. LIVE Water Polo (Men): Quarterfinals Universal Sports

Wed., July 31 10 a.m. -- 12 p.m. LIVE High Diving Universal Sports
Wed., July 31 12 -- 2 p.m. LIVE Swimming Finals Universal Sports
Wed., July 31 2 -- 5 p.m. Water Polo (Women): Semi-Finals Universal Sports

Thurs., Aug. 1 12 -- 2:30 p.m. LIVE Swimming Finals Universal Sports
Thurs., Aug. 1 2:30 -- 5:30 p.m. Water Polo (Men): Semi-Finals Universal Sports

Fri., Aug. 2 12 -- 2:30 p.m. LIVE Swimming Finals Universal Sports
Fri., Aug. 2 2:30 -- 4 p.m. LIVE Water Polo (Women): Bronze Match Universal Sports
Fri., Aug. 2 4 -- 5:30 p.m. LIVE Water Polo (Women): Gold Match Universal Sports

Sat., Aug. 3 1 -- 3 p.m. Swimming NBC
Sat., Aug. 3 2:30 -- 4 p.m. LIVE Water Polo (Men): Bronze Match Universal Sports
Sat., Aug. 3 4 -- 5:30 p.m. LIVE Water Polo (Men): Gold Match Universal Sports
Sat., Aug. 3 9 -- 11 p.m. Swimming (Re-air) Universal Sports

Sun., Aug. 4 4 -- 6 p.m. Swimming NBC
Sun., Aug. 4 9 -- 11 p.m. Swimming (Re-air) Universal Sports

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