How to Watch, All the Links You Need for Wave II of the 2021 US Olympic Trials


Originally published June 10th 2021

Wave II of the 2021 US Olympic Trials will be kicking off on Sunday morning at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. This wave of the meet will serve as the final leg in Olympic qualification for swimmers around the country, as the top 2 finishers in each event, plus the top 6 finishers in the 100/200 freestyle, will be named to represent the US in Tokyo.


Semifinals & Finals
Sunday, June 13 Sunday, June 13
Men’s 400 Individual Medley
Men’s 400 Individual Medley – FINAL
Women’s 100 Butterfly
Women’s 100 Butterfly – Semifinal
Men’s 400 Freestyle
Men’s 400 Freestyle – FINAL
Women’s 400 Individual Medley
Women’s 400 Individual Medley – FINAL
Men’s 100 Breaststroke
Men’s 100 Breaststroke – Semifinal
Monday, June 14 Monday, June 14
Women’s 100 Backstroke
Women’s 100 Butterfly – FINAL
Men’s 200 Freestyle
Men’s 200 Freestyle – Semifinal
Women’s 100 Breaststroke
Women’s 100 Breaststroke – Semifinal
Men’s 100 Backstroke
Men’s 100 Breaststroke – FINAL
Women’s 400 Freestyle
Women’s 400 Freestyle – FINAL
Men’s 100 Backstroke – Semifinal
Women’s 100 Backstroke – Semifinal
Tuesday, June 15 Tuesday, June 15
Women’s 200 Freestyle
Women’s 200 Freestyle – Semifinal
Men’s 200 Butterfly
Men’s 200 Freestyle – FINAL
Women’s 200 Individual Medley
Women’s 100 Backstroke – FINAL
Women’s 1500 Freestyle
Men’s 100 Backstroke – FINAL
Women’s 100 Breaststroke – FINAL
Men’s 200 Butterfly – Semifinal
Women’s 200 Individual Medley – Semifinal
Wednesday, June 16 Wednesday, June 16
Men’s 100 Freestyle
Men’s 100 Freestyle – Semifinal
Women’s 200 Butterfly
Women’s 200 Freestyle – FINAL
Men’s 200 Breaststroke
Men’s 200 Butterfly – FINAL
Men’s 800 Freestyle
Women’s 200 Butterfly – Semifinal
Men’s 200 Breaststroke – Semifinal
Women’s 200 Individual Medley – FINAL
Women’s 1500 Freestyle – FINAL
Thursday, June 17 Thursday, June 17
Women’s 100 Freestyle
Men’s 800 Freestyle – FINAL
Men’s 200 Backstroke
Men’s 200 Breaststroke – FINAL
Women’s 200 Breaststroke
Women’s 100 Freestyle – Semifinal
Men’s 200 Individual Medley
Men’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 Friday, June 18
Women’s 800 Freestyle
Women’s 200 Breaststroke – FINAL
Men’s 100 Butterfly
Men’s 200 Backstroke – FINAL
Women’s 200 Backstroke
Women’s 200 Backstroke – Semifinal
Men’s 200 Individual Medley – FINAL
Women’s 100 Freestyle – FINAL
Men’s 100 Butterfly – Semifinal
Saturday, June 19 Saturday, June 19
Men’s 50 Freestyle
Men’s 100 Butterfly – FINAL
Women’s 50 Freestyle
Women’s 200 Backstroke – FINAL
Men’s 1500 Freestyle
Women’s 800 Freestyle – FINAL
Men’s 50 Freestyle – Semifinal
Women’s 50 Freestyle – Semifinal
Sunday, June 20 Sunday, June 20
No Preliminaries
Men’s 50 Freestyle – FINAL
Women’s 50 Freestyle – FINAL
Men’s 1500 Freestyle – FINAL


The full pre-scratch psych sheets for wave II dropped on Wednesday with almost all of the nation’s top swimmers entered. These sheets will be adjusted as athletes scratch from some events, but they still give a strong indication as to which swimmers to watch in each event. 

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

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

HOW TO WATCH – TELEVISION (Streaming below)

All prelims sessions will be streamed on and the NBC Sports App, while NBCSN will also be showing the prelims sessions on a delayed schedule. 

All finals sessions will be shown live on either NBC or NCSBN (see schedule below) beginning at 8 PM Eastern Time. 

Meet Coverage:

Sun., June 13 Qualifying Heats – Men’s 400m Individual Medley, Women’s 100m Butterfly, Men’s 400m Freestyle, Women’s 400m Individual Medley, Men’s 100m Breaststroke NBCSN 5:30 p.m. ET*
Finals – Men’s 400m Individual Medley, Men’s 400m Freestyle, Women’s 400m Individual Medley NBC 8 p.m. ET/PT
Mon., June 14 Qualifying Heats – Women’s 100m Backstroke, Men’s 200m Freestyle, Women’s 100m Breaststroke, Men’s 100m Backstroke, Women’s 400m Freestyle NBCSN 6:30 p.m. ET*
Finals – Women’s 100m Butterfly, Men’s 100m Breaststroke, Women’s 400m Freestyle NBC 8 p.m. ET/PT
Tues., June 15 Qualifying Heats – Women’s 200m Freestyle, Men’s 200m Butterfly, Women’s 200m Individual Medley, Women’s 1,500m Freestyle NBCSN 6:30 p.m. ET*
Finals –Men’s 200m Freestyle, Women’s 100m Backstroke, Men’s 100m Backstroke, Women’s 100m Breaststroke NBC 8 p.m. ET/PT
Wed., June 16 Qualifying Heats – Men’s 100m Freestyle, Women’s 200m Butterfly, Men’s 200m Breaststroke, Men’s 800m Freestyle NBCSN 6:30 p.m. ET*
Finals –Women’s 200m Freestyle, Men’s 200m Butterfly, Women’s 200m Individual Medley, Women’s 1,500m Freestyle NBC 8 p.m. ET/PT
Thurs., June 17 Qualifying Heats – Women’s 100m Freestyle, Men’s 200m Backstroke, Women’s 200m Breaststroke, Men’s 200m Individual Medley NBCSN 6:30 p.m. ET*
Finals –Men’s 800m Freestyle, Men’s 200m Breaststroke, Women’s 200m Butterfly, Men’s 100m Freestyle NBCSN 8 p.m. ET
Finals –Men’s 800m Freestyle, Men’s 200m Breaststroke, Women’s 200m Butterfly, Men’s 100m Freestyle NBC 10 p.m. ET/PT*
Fri., June 18 Qualifying Heats – Women’s 800m Freestyle, Men’s 100m Butterfly, Women’s 200m Backstroke NBCSN 6 p.m. ET*
Finals –Women’s 200m Breaststroke, Men’s 200m Backstroke, Men’s 200m Individual Medley, Women’s 100m Freestyle NBC 9 p.m. ET/PT
Sat., June 19 Qualifying Heats – Men’s 50m Freestyle, Women’s 50m Freestyle, Men’s 1,500m Freestyle NBCSN 6:30 p.m. ET*
Finals –Men’s 100m Butterfly, Women’s 200m Backstroke, Women’s 800m Freestyle NBC 9 p.m. ET
Sun., June 20
Finals – Men’s 50m Freestyle, Women’s 50m Freestyle, Men’s 1,500m Freestyle


All of the sessions can be streamed, including prelims and finals, live on and the NBC Sports App.

Prelims/Finals Start Times for Major Cities

City Prelims Start Time
Finals Start Time
Omaha, NE 10:00 AM 6:45 PM
New York City 11:00 AM 7:45 PM
Austin, TX 10:00 AM 6:45 PM
Los Ángeles, CA 8:00 AM 4:45 PM
Honolulu, HI 5:00 AM 2:45 PM
Brisbane, AUS 1:00 AM 9:45 AM
Río de Janeiro, BRA 12:00 PM 8:45 PM
Tokyo, JAP 12:00 AM 8:45 AM
Toronto, CAN 11:00 AM 7:45 PM
Montreal, CAN 11:00 AM 7:45 PM
Beijing, China 11:00 PM 7:45 AM
Cape Town, South Africa 5:00 PM 12:45 AM
Naples, ITA 5:00 PM 12:45 AM
Paris, FRA 5:00 PM 12:45 AM
London, ENG 4:00 PM 11:45 PM
Berlin, GER 5:00 PM 12:45 AM
Budapest, HUN 5:00 PM 12:45 AM


Over the past month, we’ve been previewing every event for wave II. All of SwimSwam’s event previews can be found here

In addition, previews for specific swimmers can be found on the Wave II event channel.


The Official SwimSwam Pick ‘Em Contest for the 2021 U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials Wave II is live, courtesy of Speedo USA!

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2 years ago

Tired of listening to Rowdy Gaines scream about the fliers being a “little long on that turn!!”
Please give someone else a chance to commentate for once, Rowdy

ct swim fan
Reply to  Spigspig
2 years ago

How about last night as the women’s s 400 IM was halfway down the last lap, Rowdy saying that Melanie Margalis had one of the berths clinched?

2 years ago

For god sake , why made it so difficult for people to enjoy watching the trial and the olympic games , prelim here, final there, delay ….and then have to have cable accounts blah blah blah. I watch UK trials for free and it was easy to find, I am in the US, and i have jump through the huddler in order to watch a trial, this is getting ridiculous.

I am willing pay for the access to watch through TV, internet , streaming, but only interested in the trials and the two week of games, what is the best option there?

Reply to  Olympicfan
2 years ago

same situation for me. It’s indeed quite complicated.

Reply to  Olympicfan
2 years ago

Yeah, we have internet, but we don’t. And we have streaming TV but just not that channel. Now even the Omega results are spotty.

2 years ago

It appears that you can’t watch finals on peacock even with a subscription? NBC sports app is only for cable subscribers. Not sure what the fascination is in this country with keeping people on a cable subscription, outdated and shitty service.

Reply to  E P
2 years ago

They literally say they are going to have full Olympic Trials coverage w premium and still doesn’t include it.

Peacock streaming
2 years ago

Will Peacock stream the finals? Signed up for the premium, but don’t see an option to watch finals on any of the nights, only see the delayed prelims session.

2 years ago

No free live timing on Omega this time?

2 years ago

How can we stream in Australia??

2 years ago

Hello, I’ve been looking at the Olympic Channel and the live-streaming isn’t on the schedule, and for NBC OLYMPICS it needs a US TV provider which I don’t have. How else can I watch?

Age of Winters
2 years ago

I tried testing the NBC Sports app and received an “authentication error” when trying to watch the Olympic channel live. Anyone else facing this issue?

Last edited 2 years ago by Age of Winters

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