How And When To Watch/Stream The 2022 World Aquatics Championships

by Ben Dornan 58

June 17th, 2022 International, News


The 2022 World Championships will take place in Budapest, Hungary from June 18 – June 25, 2022. With a few days to go until the meet begins, FINA has released a list of which TV channels and websites will be broadcasting the meet in various countries. This coverage guide (shown below) lists how people in nearly every country on the globe can get access to the meet.

Prelims sessions for the swimming events will begin at 9 AM local time and finals will start at 6 PM local time. You can check out what that time corresponds to in various cities here:

Prelims/Finals Start Times

Budapest, HUN 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
Omaha, NE 2:00 AM 11:00 AM
New York City 3:00 AM 12:00 PM
Austin, TX 2:00 AM 11:00 AM
Los Angeles, CA 12:00 AM 9:00 AM
Honolulu, HI 9:00 PM 6:00 AM
Brisbane, AUS 5:00 PM 2:00 AM
Río de Janeiro, BRA 4:00 AM 1:00 PM
Tokyo, JPN 4:00 PM 1:00 AM
Toronto, CAN 3:00 AM 12:00 PM
Montreal, CAN 3:00 AM 12:00 PM
Beijing, China 3:00 PM 12:00 AM
Cape Town, South Africa 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
Naples, ITA 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
Paris, FRA 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
London, ENG 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Berlin, GER 9:00 AM 6:00 PM

The following list, courtesy of FINA, shows where to watch the meet on a country-by-country basis:


Country Coverage
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, São Tomé e Príncipe Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Socotra, St. Helena & Ascension, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Chad, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia (including Somaliland), Sudan, South Sudan SuperSport
Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Tunisia beIN Sports
Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia Eurovision

The Americas

Country Coverage
USA NBC Sports (Swimming Finals only) & FINA Facebook Page for other competitions
Canada CBC
Brazil Globo/SporTV
Argentina, Anguilla, Antigua, Ascension Island, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Venezuela,

Antartica, Aruba, Netherland Antilles (Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Martin/Sint Maarten, Saint Eustacius), Guadeloupe, Martinique, Uruguay

ESPN Latin America


Country Coverage
Japan TV Asahi –
China & Macau China Media Group (CCTV5)
Malaysia & Brunei Astro
South Korea CJ Media –
Hong Kong i-Cable
Taiwan ELTA TV
Indonesia TVRI
India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka FINA Facebook page
Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Palestine (including the Gaza Strip), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Syria, Jordan & Lebanon beIN Sports


Country Coverage
Bulgaria BNT
Croatia HRT
Cyprus CBC
Estonia ERR
Finland YLE
France (including overseas territories: French Guiana, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Reunion, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, St Pierre & Miquelon, French Southern & Antarctic Lands, Wallis & Futuna) FT
Georgia 1TV (Men’s Water Polo only)
Greece ERT
Hungary MTVA
Iceland RUV
Israel Sports Channel
Italy RAI Sport
Lithuania LT
Montenegro RTCG
Netherlands (including overseas territories: Aruba, Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Saint Martin, Saint Eustatius) NOS
Poland TVP
Serbia RTS
Slovakia RTVA
Slovenia RTVS
Spain (including overseas territory: The Canary Islands) Eurovision All Aquatics
Sweden SVT
Switzerland SRG (SRF/RTS/RSI)
Turkey TRT
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia Arena Sport
Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark (including overseas territories: Faroe Islands, Greenland), Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Norway (including overseas territory: Spitsbergen), Portugal (including overseas territories: The Azores, Madeira), Romania, Russia, San Marino, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican AllAquatics


Country Coverage
Australia NineNetwork

In addition to watching live, as always, make sure you check back in on SwimSwam before, during, and after each session to get full coverage, results, and analysis of this meet.

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5 months ago

Many thanks for the information. Now I can see it in Portugal. Cheers

5 months ago

This is just pathetic that without cable I can’t even do a pay-per-view, From comments below, my only option is to put my faith in a VPN, trust that it isn’t a shady operation that will steal my data, and watch a foreign broadcast. Shame on FINA for making such a Draconian agreement with NBC that makes it so difficult to watch in the USA, and shame on NBC for locking down coverage so tightly that people without cable can’t even watch it. This ought to be on network OTA TV instead of stupid golf.

Reply to  JJ J
5 months ago

And I am still trying to figure out exactly what is “live” in Omega Live Timing! It is the worst delivery for results…and doesn’t even include prelim times when they finally do issue the results, later.

5 months ago

I like how theres multiple random cities in the same time zone rather than just saying the times zone…

5 months ago
Swim Fan
5 months ago

Doesn’t seem Facebook is an option for US watching. Any alternatives for prelims?

5 months ago
Sherry Smit
5 months ago

Can you use a VPN and use CBC,

Reply to  Sherry Smit
5 months ago

Yes, of course

5 months ago

Is the NBC coverage going to stream on the Peacock app? If not, is there a way that people in the US can watch the CBC or any other international network broadcast?

Reply to  Danjohnrob
5 months ago

Finals will be aired on Peacock. I believe you have to have the package that includes sports.

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Danjohnrob
5 months ago

Peacock is a lot less than advertised. Finals only. Three years ago before Peacock the NBC networks showed everything.

Last edited 5 months ago by Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Awsi Dooger
5 months ago

As of December 2021 NBCSN was shut down.

Slaying bob
Reply to  Danjohnrob
5 months ago

You can get a vpn! I use windscribe, it’s a chrome extension and reputable. Turn it off when you arent using it, as you do have limitations.