Full Television & Live-Stream Schedule for 2019 US National Championships

2019 PHILLIPS 66 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

As has become the norm for domestic swim meets in the United States, there will be a split stream for finals of the 2019 US Nationals between the NBC Sports website (which will simulcast the “A” finals on TV) and the USA Swimming website, which will stream the “B” finals only.

Full prelims sessions, as well as the slower heats of distance races, will be available to watch exclusively via a stream on the USA Swimming home page.

As the weekend arrives, there will be an additional tape-delayed replay of the finals sessions on NBC Sports the following day, mid-day.

Date Network Time (ET) Event Live or Taped Webcast
July 31 N/A 12 p.m. Day 1 Prelims Live usaswimming.org
July 31 N/A  4:40 p.m. Distance Heats Live usaswimming.org
July 31 NBC Sports Network 8 – 9:30 p.m. Day 1 A Finals Live nbcsports.com
July 31 N/A 8 – 9:30 p.m. Day 1 B Finals Live usaswimming.org
August 1 N/A 12 p.m. Day 2 Prelims Live usaswimming.org
August 1 NBC Sports Network 8 – 9:30 p.m. Day 2 A Finals Live nbcsports.com
August 1 N/A 8 – 9:30 p.m. Day 2 B Finals Live usaswimming.org
August 2 N/A 12 p.m. Day 3 Prelims Live usaswimming.org
August 2 NBC Sports Network 8 – 9 p.m. Day 3 A Finals Live nbcsports.com
August 2 N/A 8 – 9 p.m. Day 3 B Finals Live usaswimming.org
August 3 N/A 12 p.m. Day 4 Prelims Live usaswimming.org
August 3 NBC 2 p.m. Finals Taped nbcsports.com
August 3 Olympic Channel 8 – 9 p.m. Day 4 A Finals Live nbcsports.com or olympicchannel.com
August 3 N/A 8 – 9 p.m. Day 4 B Finals Live usaswimming.org
August 4 NBC Sports Network 12:30 – 2 a.m. Finals Taped nbcsports.com
August 4 N/A 12 p.m. Day 5 Prelims Live usaswimming.org
August 4 N/A 4:30 p.m. Distance Heats Live usaswimming.org
August 4 Olympic Channel 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Day 4 Finals Taped olympicchannel.com or nbcsports.com
August 4 NBC 4 p.m. Finals Taped nbcsports.com
August 4 Olympic Channel 8 p.m. Day 5 A Finals Live nbcsports.com or olympicchannel.com
August 4 N/A 8 p.m. Day 5 B Finals Live usaswimming.org
August 5 NBC Sports Network 1 a.m. Day 5 Finals Taped nbcsports.com

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Bobo Gigi
2 years ago

Such a disaster for swim fans. Especially for fans outside of USA.
Until 2015 or 2016 everybody could watch these meets entirely prelims and all finals live and free on the USA swimming website.
It was simple and great to promote the sport. I miss that period.

Superfan
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
2 years ago

Where were you last week? Missed here

Superfan
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
2 years ago

Can you not use a VPN to get the video?

Ger
Reply to  Superfan
2 years ago

It’s not a geoblock issue though. The A finals are only on MSNBC and Olympic channel. But there are ways around it; using the links put up for the WC’s for example.

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Ger
2 years ago

how so? please elaborate more, thanks

Ger
Reply to  Coach Mike 1952
2 years ago

Well, I’m outside the U.S. and I could connect to my U.S. VPN but I would also need a subscription to a U.S. cable supplier to watch NBCSN. So I would have to find another way. Someone put links up for the WC’s last week and you could watch that way, no VPN required.

The michael phelps caterpillar
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
2 years ago

Bobo Gigi, it’s great to have you back. We in the comment sections have all missed you.

Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

Is there a way you can stream Worlds for free?

Heyitsme
2 years ago

So is there a reason they can’t be live the whole week?? What the hell

Kit
Reply to  Heyitsme
2 years ago

Every session will be shown live by either the USA swimming stream, NBC, or the Olympic Channel. NBC is just adding in replays in the afternoon/late night like they do for most high level meets.

Heyitsme
Reply to  Kit
2 years ago

Okay thank you for explaining, I was about to be real mad

Dave
2 years ago

Do we still need to endure Rowdy’s know it all comments?

The Original Tim
2 years ago

For those in the know, why has there been the shift to the split stream model over the past few years? Is it a financial issue–NBC pays USAS to broadcast finals, boosting USAS’ bottom line?

Kristiina
2 years ago

After meet is possible watch and upload?

Ger
Reply to  Kristiina
2 years ago

USA Swimming usually post the races on utube same day or following day.

1001pools
2 years ago

So, the net result of this is this: watch SwimSwam and read about swimming. If only the powers that be would just hire SwimSwam to livestream the events, we could actually build a global fan base for swimming. This split stuff with the mixture of streaming and cable channels that many people don’t have is infuriating. I yearn for the days of Garrett and Floswimming streams.

Props to Canada, though, as I got a full live stream, free last week of EVERYTHING during Worlds from the same browser/player. And, to top that off, Aussie announcers.

Samesame
Reply to  1001pools
2 years ago

Long live the Aussie announcers . They were knowledgeable and fun and interesting

Kat
Reply to  1001pools
2 years ago

And make them available internationally WITHOUT cable.

DEAN IS GOD
2 years ago

what time zone is this

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