How To Watch, All The Links You Need For Wave I Of The 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials


Wave I of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials gets underway on Friday from the CHI Health Center in Omaha, with the top two finishers in each event advancing to the Wave II meet the following week.


  • Prelims 10 AM (Central)
  • Finals 7 PM (Central)
 Friday, June 4
1 100m Freestyle 2
3 100m Backstroke 4
5 200m Butterfly 6
 7 800m Freestyle* 8
 Saturday, June 5
 9 200m Freestyle 10
 11 100m Breaststroke 12
 13 400m Individual Medley 14
 Sunday, June 6
 15 400m Freestyle 16
 17 100m Butterfly 18
 19 200m Backstroke 20
 Monday, June 7
 21 200m Individual Medley 22
 23 50m Freestyle 24
 25 200m Breaststroke 26
 27 1500m Freestyle* 28

* The 800m and 1500m freestyle events will be conducted as timed finals, with the fastest seeded heat in each of these events swimming in the Finals sessions.


The Wave I psych sheets dropped on Tuesday, with fields ranging from seven women in the 1500 free up to 96 male entrants in the 50 free.

You can see the full Wave I Olympic Trials psych sheets here.

Live results will be posted on Omega Timing, which you can find here.


All four preliminary sessions will be live streamed on USA Swimming’s website here, while finals will be broadcast and streamed live on the Olympic Channel.

All prelims session will be at 10 am and finals at 7 pm Central Time.

Check out the full finals broadcast schedule below:

Date Coverage Network Time
Fri., June 4 Wave I – Men’s and Women’s 100m Freestyle, 200m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke, 800m Freestyle Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA 8 p.m. ET
Sat., June 5 Wave I – Men’s and Women’s 200m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 400m Individual Medley Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA 8 p.m. ET
Sun., June 6 Wave I – Men’s and Women’s 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 200m Backstroke Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA 8 p.m. ET
Mon., June 7 Wave I – Men’s and Women’s 200m Individual Medley, 50m Freestyle, 200m Breaststroke, 1,500m Freestyle Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA 8 p.m. ET

For a full broadcast schedule for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, including Wave II swimming and other sports, click here.

Meet Preview

We’ve taken a look solely at the Wave I meet and previewed some of the races and storylines to watch for, which you can find here.

Additionally, you can find all of SwimSwam’s Olympic Trials event previews here. While each preview is primarily geared towards the Wave II meet, each race has a Wave I “standout” featured, someone who has been on the rise lately and is expected to make a push to advance to Wave II.

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2 years ago

anybody else have problems accessing the live stream, despite allegedly being able to view? (DIRECT TV / ATT — looking your way!)

and how does one access the live timing via omega? there is some login page, but zero other info how to access!

2 years ago

this is crap! why can’t I watch live like every other event in sports?

Angry Old Swimmer
2 years ago

I signed up for Olympic channel and a service. It still doesn’t work!

Angry Old Swimmer
2 years ago

This is horse sheet. Most people don’t have TV Service which is required to watch Olympic Channel

Jenny Estridge
2 years ago

So upset we can’t watch those we know swimming! C’mon USA Swimming!!

2 years ago

Disappointing that the USA Swimming’s streaming website for the prelims is down. They should have expected a high web traffic & made sure that the streaming service will be done properly =(

2 years ago

seems like USA Swimming website has crashed

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Dan
2 years ago

Big time crash

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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