How to Watch the 2019 U.S. Open Swimming Championships

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 8

December 03rd, 2019 National, News


  • December 4th-7th, 2019
  • McCauley Aquatic Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
  • LCM (50m), Prelims/Finals
  • Psych Sheets

It’s time for another live stream two-step at the 2019 U.S. Open Swimming Championships in Atlanta. As has become the standard operating procedure for these meets, portions of the event will be live-streamed free on, while other parts will be webcast on (starting with Friday’s “A” finals, which will be the only session that will air live on television).

For those hoping to keep up with the entirety of the meet, note that the sessions don’t begin at the same time every day. Specifically, Saturday morning’s prelims session begins at 8:00AM – 2 hours earlier than the other days. This move will help jam in the B flight of the meet before the afternoon heats of the men’s and women’s 1500 freestyles begin at 1:10 P.M.

The meet will be flighted, which helps keep the sessions relatively short for the “top tier” swimmers. The 6 fastest-seeded heats of each event will go off in session 1, followed by the remainder of the athletes in each race thereafter. Athletes from the B flight are able to qualify for finals.

2019 U.S. Open Television/Live Stream Schedule

Date Network Time (ET) Event Live or Delay Webcast
December 4 N/A 6 p.m. ET 800 Freestyle Heats Live
December 5 N/A 10 a.m. ET Day 2 Prelims Live
December 5 N/A 7 p.m. ET Day 2 Finals Live
December 6 N/A 10 a.m. ET Day 3 Prelims Live
December 6 NBC Sports Network 7 p.m. ET Day 3 A Finals Live
December 6 N/A 6:50 p.m. ET Day 3 B Finals Live
December 7 N/A 8 a.m. ET Day 4 Prelims Live
December 7 N/A 1:10 p.m. ET 1500 Freestyle Heats
December 7 N/A 7 p.m. ET Day 4 A Finals Live
December 7 N/A 6:20 p.m. ET Day 4 B Finals Live
December 21 NBC 5 p.m. ET (check local listings) Finals Taped

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Michael P.
3 years ago

Why can’t i see the live results? Does anyone have any info on that?

3 years ago

I’m curious to see how the December 21st taped recording does on NBC. 8 months before the Olympics, we’re already past the point of when they should begin to start shelling out products/endorsements. I was surprised not many of the golden goggles athletes were doing ads for their clothing/accessories (maybe i missed them)
-USA needs to catch up with how to sell the sport to a broader audience.

3 years ago

Braden 15 year old stephan Alexander steverink just went 15:26:77 1500 free lcm on Brazil 15-16 year old champs

3 years ago

Hoping Dressel swims all 5 events he entered. It’ll be interesting to see how the 200 IM and 200 free go in particular. I assume the addition of the 200 IM/fly/free means he is testing where he is in the those events to see if it makes sense to add any to his trials program.

Reply to  96Swim
3 years ago

I’m so tired of being teased by Dressel swimming the 200IM at a major meet…we were told he was going to swim it at the ISL just a few weeks ago and that didn’t happen. Before that he was going to swim it at Nationals and then he dropped out of the meet…I want to see that 1:53 already!

And that sentiment goes for the 200 Free as well (though at least he put up a 1:47 PB last summer…at a random meet no less)

Reply to  Michael
3 years ago

The fact that he isn’t entered in the 50 makes me think we’ll see at least one or two of the 200s

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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