How to Watch Wave I of Olympic Trials, Part of NBC’s Record Trials Coverage

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How to Watch Wave I of Olympic Trials, Part of NBC’s Record Trials Coverage

NBC Olympics is presenting record coverage of the U.S. Olympic Trials, totaling 85+ hours and more than 50 hours in primetime across NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and NBC Sports digital platforms in the lead up to the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan, which will take place July 23-Aug. 8.

NBC Olympics’ 85.25 hours of programming is the most ever for the Team Trials, topping the 76.5 hours of coverage prior to the Rio Olympics in 2016. Throughout the month of June, NBC Olympics will present 22 days of Trials coverage, including 13 nights in primetime on NBC, covering four sports — swimming, gymnastics, track & field, and diving, which are expected to feature some of the most anticipated stories and athletes leading into the Tokyo Olympics, including:

  • Swimming: five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, who could tie or break the all-time record for Olympic gold medals won by a U.S. woman (8); two-time Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel; four-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel; and 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, who is trying to make his fifth team at the age of 36. Coverage will take place in two waves, beginning June 4-7 as well as June 13-20, and includes eight nights of primetime coverage on NBC.
  • Diving: four-time Olympic medalist David Boudia, aiming for his fourth consecutive team; 2016 Olympic silver medalist Michael Hixon; 2019 world bronze medalist Delaney Schnell; and 2021 and 2019 world silver medalist Sarah Bacon. Schnell and Bacon look to make their first Olympic team this summer. Coverage takes place June 8-13 and includes live coverage of the men’s and women’s springboard and platform finals on NBC.

NBC Olympics has already provided live coverage of the USA Wrestling Trials from Fort Worth, Texas; U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials from Atlanta, Ga.; and the U.S. Rowing Trials from Sarasota, Fla. and West Windsor, N.J.

All Trials’ television coverage streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Coverage of the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials will be announced soon.

SWIMMING

Live Stream

NBC Olympics will present 12 nights of swimming coverage, including eight consecutive nights of swimming in primetime on NBC and NBCSN. Coverage gets underway in the pool on Friday, June 4, at 8 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA from Omaha, Neb. Beginning on Sunday, June 13, nightly coverage will feature qualifying heats and finals competition over eight nights, concluding on Sunday, June 20, in primetime at 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC.

Over the course of both waves of swimming trials, 24 hours of preliminaries coverage will exclusively stream on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.

For Wave I coverage will feature play-by-play announcer Patrick Kinas and three-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel as the analyst.

Team USA looks to continue its Olympic success, having led the medal count in swimming at seven consecutive Games, including in Rio, where the team won 33 medals. Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky and four-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel will aim to add to their already-impressive Olympic success in Tokyo. On the men’s side, 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte will look to pair with rising stars such as two-time Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel and three-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy.

Wave I Olympic Trials Coverage:

  • Friday, June 4:
    • Olympic Channel; 8 p.m. ET
      • Men’s and Women’s 100m Freestyle, 200m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke, 800m Freestyle
  • Saturday, June 5:
    • Olympic Channel; 8 p.m. ET
      • Men’s and Women’s 200m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 400m Individual Medley
  • Sunday, June 6:
    • Olympic Channel; 8 p.m. ET
      • Men’s and Women’s 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 200m Backstroke
  • Monday, June 7:
    • Olympic Channel; 8 p.m. ET
      • Men’s and Women’s 200m Individual Medley, 50m Freestyle, 200m Breaststroke, 1,500m Freestyle

Wave II:

*tape-delayed coverage

  • Sunday, June 13
    • Qualifying Heats – NBCSN; 5:30 p.m. ET*
      • Men’s 400m Individual Medley, Women’s 100m Butterfly, Men’s 400m Freestyle, Women’s 400m Individual Medley, Men’s 100m Breaststroke
    • Finals – NBC; 8 p.m. ET/PT
      • Men’s 400m Individual Medley, Men’s 400m Freestyle, Women’s 400m Individual Medley
  • Monday, June 14
    • Qualifying Heats – NBCSN; 6:30 p.m. ET*
      • Women’s 100m Backstroke, Men’s 200m Freestyle, Women’s 100m Breaststroke, Men’s 100m Backstroke, Women’s 400m Freestyle
    • Finals – NBC; 8 p.m. ET/PT
      • Women’s 100m Butterfly, Men’s 100m Breaststroke, Women’s 400m Freestyle
  • Tuesday, June 15
    • Qualifying Heats – NBCSN; 6:30 p.m. ET*
      • Women’s 200m Freestyle, Men’s 200m Butterfly, Women’s 200m Individual Medley, Women’s 1,500m Freestyle
    • Finals – NBC; 8 p.m. ET/PT
      • Men’s 200m Freestyle, Women’s 100m Backstroke, Men’s 100m Backstroke, Women’s 100m Breaststroke
  • Wednesday, June 16
    • Qualifying Heats – NBCSN; 6:30 p.m. ET*
      • Men’s 100m Freestyle, Women’s 200m Butterfly, Men’s 200m Breaststroke, Men’s 800m Freestyle
    • Finals – NBC; 8 p.m. ET/PT
      • Women’s 200m Freestyle, Men’s 200m Butterfly, Women’s 200m Individual Medley, Women’s 1,500m Freestyle
  • Thursday, June 17
    • Qualifying Heats – NBCSN; 6:30 p.m. ET*
      • Women’s 100m Freestyle, Men’s 200m Backstroke, Women’s 200m Breaststroke, Men’s 200m Individual Medley
    • Finals – NBCSN; 8 p.m. ET
      • Men’s 800m Freestyle, Men’s 200m Breaststroke, Women’s 200m Butterfly, Men’s 100m Freestyle
  • Friday, June 18
    • Qualifying Heats – NBCSN; 6 p.m. ET*
      • Women’s 800m Freestyle, Men’s 100m Butterfly, Women’s 200m Backstroke
    • Finals – NBC; 9 p.m. ET/PT
      • Women’s 200m Breaststroke, Men’s 200m Backstroke, Men’s 200m Individual Medley, Women’s 100m Freestyle
  • Saturday, June 19
    • Qualifying Heats – NBCSN; 6:30 p.m. ET*
      • Men’s 50m Freestyle, Women’s 50m Freestyle, Men’s 1,500m Freestyle
    • Finals – NBC; 9 p.m. ET
      • Men’s 100m Butterfly, Women’s 200m Backstroke, Women’s 800m Freestyle
  • Sunday, June 20
    • Finals – NBC; 8:15 p.m. EST
      • Men’s 50m Freestyle, Women’s 50m Freestyle, Men’s 1,500m Freestyle

— The above press release was posted by Swimming World in conjunction with NBC. For press releases and advertising inquiries please contact Advertising@SwimmingWorld.com.*delayed coverage

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