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USA Olympic swimming trials 2021: TV schedule, live streams to watch Wave 2 qualifying for Tokyo

USA Olympic swimming trials 2021: TV schedule, live streams to watch Wave 2 qualifying for Tokyo

It’s time to decide who will be heading to Tokyo with the USA swim caps.

Following the conclusion of the Wave 1 of U.S. Olympic swimming trials on June 7, the top swimmers in the nation will compete against one another at the CHI Health Center Arena in Omaha, Nebraska, to fight for the few spots on the Olympic teams.

The lineup of swimmers set to compete over the week’s long Wave 2 is stacked. Katie Ledecky, the five-time Olympic gold medalist and holder of three world records, is again competing in her distance free events, and Simone Manuel will return to the sprint free events after setting a new Olympic and American record in the 100 meter free in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

MORE: Watch the Olympic swimming trials live with fuboTV (7-day trial)

On the men’s side, Ryan Lochte will attempt to tie Michael Phelps for the most Olympic team qualifications. Two-time Olympic gold medalist and owner of three world records Caeleb Dressel will be among the many competitors vying for a spot on the Olympic team, as will three-time gold medalist Ryan Murphy, who holds the world record in the long-course 100-meter backstroke.

With so much going on over the next week, Stock Market Pioneer is breaking down how to watch each qualifying event, from preliminaries all the way through finals, below.

How to watch USA Olympic swimming trials

  • TV channels: NBC, NBC Sports

NBC has the exclusive rights to all Olympic content in the U.S., and as such, they’ll be carrying the swimming trials from June 13-20.

TV schedule

Each day, several preliminary races will be conducted in the morning with the qualifying heats for the finals being held during the morning each day at 11 a.m. and another round of semifinals held later during the day. The first round of preliminaries can be seen only on NBCOlympics.com, while the evening semifinals will be shown on NBC Sports Network.

The finals in each event set to air on NBC at 8 p.m. each night except Friday and Saturday, when they will be at 9 p.m., and on Thursday when there will be one finals round starting at 8 p.m. and another at 10 p.m.

Here’s how NBC is breaking down the schedule of the events each day.

Sunday, June 13

EventTimeChannel
Qualifying Heats11 a.m.NBCOlympics.com
Qualifying Heats*5:30 p.m.NBCSN
Finals8 p.m.NBC

Monday, June 14

EventTimeChannel
Qualifying Heats11 a.m.NBCOlympics.com
Qualifying Heats*6:30 p.m.NBCSN
Finals8 p.m.NBC

Tuesday, June 15

EventTimeChannel
Qualifying Heats11 a.m.NBCOlympics.com
Qualifying Heats*6:30 p.m.NBCSN
Finals8 p.m.NBC

Wednesday, June 16

EventTimeChannel
Qualifying Heats11 a.m.NBCOlympics.com
Qualifying Heats*6:30 p.m.NBCSN
Finals8 p.m.NBC

Thursday, June 17

EventTimeChannel
Qualifying Heats11 a.m.NBCOlympics.com
Qualifying Heats*6:30 p.m.NBCSN
Finals8 p.m.NBCSN
Finals*10 p.m.NBC

Friday, June 18

EventTimeChannel
Qualifying Heats11 a.m.NBCOlympics.com
Qualifying Heats*6 p.m.NBCSN
Finals9 p.m.NBC

Saturday, June 19

EventTimeChannel
Qualifying Heats11 a.m.NBCOlympics.com
Qualifying Heats*6:30 p.m.NBCSN
Finals9 p.m.NBC

Sunday, June 20

EventTimeChannel
Finals8 p.m.NBC

*Indicates delayed broadcast

Olympic trials swimming schedule 2021

Wave 2

Leading up to June 20, there will be preliminary events each day in the morning with the U.S. Olympic team working to narrow down the field to select its team. After a qualifying round, there will be semifinals for several events that start in the early evening and finals rounds that will be held as the last event of each day.

On the final day of Wave 2, there will only be finals for the two 50 free events and the men’s 1500 free.

Here’s a look at what events are going to be held each day.

Sunday, June 13

PreliminariesSemifinals and Finals
Men’s 400 Individual MedleyMen’s 400 Individual Medley (Final)
Women’s 100 ButterflyWomen’s 100 Butterfly (Semifinal)
Men’s 400 FreestyleMen’s 400 Freestyle (Final)
Women’s 400 Individual MedleyWomen’s 400 Individual Medley (Final)
Men’s 100 BreaststrokeMen’s 100 Breaststroke (Semifinal)

Monday, June 14

PreliminariesSemifinals and Finals
Women’s 100 BackstrokeWomen’s 100 Butterfly (Final)
Men’s 200 FreestyleMen’s 200 Freestyle (Semifinal)
Women’s 100 BreaststrokeWomen’s 100 Breaststroke (Semifinal)
Men’s 100 BackstrokeMen’s 100 Breaststroke (Final)
Women’s 400 FreestyleWomen’s 400 Freestyle (Final)
Men’s 100 Backstroke (Semifinal)
Women’s 100 Backstroke (Semifinal)

Tuesday, June 15

PreliminariesSemifinals and Finals
Women’s 200 FreestyleWomen’s 200 Freestyle (Semifinal)
Men’s 200 ButterflyMen’s 200 Freestyle (Final)
Women’s 200 Individual MedleyWomen’s 100 Backstroke (Final)
Women’s 1500 FreestyleMen’s 100 Backstroke (Final)
Women’s 100 Breaststroke (Final)
Men’s 200 Butterfly (Semifinal)
Women’s 200 Individual Medley (Semifinal)

Wednesday, June 16

PreliminariesSemifinals and Finals
Men’s 100 FreestyleMen’s 100 Freestyle (Semifinal)
Women’s 200 ButterflyWomen’s 200 Freestyle (Final)
Men’s 200 BreaststrokeMen’s 200 Butterfly (Final)
Men’s 800 FreestyleWomen’s 200 Butterfly (Semifinal)
Men’s 200 Breaststroke (Semifinal)
Women’s 200 Individual Medley (Final)
Women’s 1500 Freestyle (Final)

Thursday, June 17

PreliminariesSemifinals and Finals
Women’s 100 FreestyleMen’s 800 Freestyle (Final)
Men’s 200 BackstrokeMen’s 200 Breaststroke (Final)
Women’s 200 BreaststrokeWomen’s 100 Freestyle (Semifinal)
Men’s 200 Individual MedleyMen’s 200 Backstroke (Semifinal)
Women’s 200 Butterfly (Final)
Men’s 100 Freestyle (Final)
Women’s 200 Breaststroke (Semifinal)
Men’s 200 Individual Medley (Semifinal)

Friday, June 18

PreliminariesSemifinals and Finals
Women’s 800 FreestyleWomen’s 200 Breaststroke (Final)
Men’s 100 ButterflyMen’s 200 Backstroke (Final)
Women’s 200 BackstrokeWomen’s 200 Backstroke (Semifinal)
Men’s 200 Individual Medley (Final)
Women’s 100 Freestyle (Final)
Men’s 100 Butterfly (Semifinal)

Saturday, June 19

PreliminariesSemifinals and Finals
Men’s 50 FreestyleMen’s 100 Butterfly (Final)
Women’s 50 FreestyleWomen’s 200 Backstroke (Final)
Men’s 1500 FreestyleWomen’s 800 Freestyle (Final)
Men’s 50 Freestyle (Semifinal)
Women’s 50 Freestyle (Semifinal)

Sunday, June 20

PreliminariesSemifinals and Finals
Men’s 50 Freestyle (Final)
Women’s 50 Freestyle (Final)
Men’s 1500 Freestyle (Final)

USA swimming live streams

All the swimming trials will be available to stream on Peacock, NBC’s streaming platform, as well as on fuboTV when the events will be aired on NBC or NBC Sports. NBCOlympics.com will carry some of the earlier qualifying events.

Olympic swimming trials results 2021

The top two swimmers in each event will earn spots on the Olympic team, while the next four swimmers in both the 100 free and the 200 free will earn spots to swim on the Olympic relay units.

The results will be updated below with the swimmers who qualify for the U.S. Olympic team. You can see the complete results for each event via USA Swimming.

Women’s

EventOlympic Qualifiers
50 Freestyle
100 Freestyle
200 FreestyleKatie Ledecky (1:55.11), Allison Schmitt (1:56.79), Paige Madden (1:56.80), Katie McLaughlin (1:57.16)*
400 FreestyleKatie Ledecky (4:01.27), Paige Madden (4:04.86)
800 Freestyle
1500 FreestyleKatie Ledecky (15:40.50), Erica Sullivan (15:51.18)
100 BackstrokeRegan Smith (58.35), Rhyan White (58.6)
200 Backstroke
100 BreaststrokeLilly King (1:04.79), Lydia Jacoby (1:05.28)
200 Breaststroke
100 ButterflyTorri Huske (55.66), Claire Curzan (56.43)
200 Butterfly
200 Individual MedleyAlex Walsh (2:09.30), Kate Douglass (2:09.32)
400 Individual MedleyEmma Weyant (4:33.81), Hali Flickinger (4:33.96)

Men’s

EventOlympic Qualifiers
50 Freestyle
100 Freestyle
200 FreestyleKieran Smith (1:45.29), Townley Haas (1:45.66), Drew Kibler (1:45.92)*, Andrew Seliskar (1:46.34)*
400 FreestyleKieran Smith (3:44.86), Jake Mitchell (3:45.86)
800 Freestyle
1500 Freestyle
100 BackstrokeRyan Murphy (52.33), Hunter Armstrong (52.48)
200 Backstroke
100 BreaststrokeMichael Andrew (58.73), Andrew Wilson (58.74)
200 Breaststroke
100 Butterfly
200 ButterflyZach Harting (1:55.06), Gunnar Bentz (1:55.34)
200 Individual Medley
400 Individual MedleyChase Kalisz (4:09.09), Jay Litherland (4:10.33)

*Indicates swimmer made Olympic roster on a relay spot

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