2023 NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- March 15-18, 2023
- Allan Jones Aquatic Center–Knoxville, Tennessee
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One of the most anticipated meets of the year is just over 24 hours away, as the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships will kick off Wednesday evening from the University of Tennessee’s Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville.
Tomorrow’s session will feature timed finals in the 200 medley and 800 free relays, and the competition will roll on with three full days of racing before a national champion is crowned on Saturday night.
All sessions of the competition will be streamed live on ESPN+, with separate links available for diving sessions and the early heats of the 1650 free on Saturday.
LIVE STREAM LINKS – ESPN+
Times in ET
- Wednesday Finals (6 p.m.)
- Thursday Swimming Prelims (10 a.m.)
- Thursday Diving Prelims (12:15 p.m.)
- Thursday Finals (6 p.m.)
- Friday Swimming Prelims (10 a.m.)
- Friday Diving Prelims (12:15 p.m.)
- Friday Finals (6 p.m.)
- Saturday Swimming Prelims (10 a.m.)
- Saturday Diving Prelims (12:15 p.m.)
- Saturday 1650 Free Early Heats (3:45 p.m.)
- Saturday Finals (6 p.m.)
Additionally, ESPNU will also air a two-hour highlights show at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 29.
Fans can purchase an ESPN+ subscription via the ESPN App and ESPN.com, though it is restricted to U.S. viewers. There does not appear to be a verified stream for international viewers due to ESPN/NCAA geo-restrictions.
Wow, it’s kind of messed up that viewing is behind a paywall. What about parents who want to watch their kids but can’t afford it? And the fact that it’s only available to US residents? What about international kids whose parents are still at home? Very poor move there.
I wonder if Rowdy Gaines will be the speaker for this meet. Would be amazing!
Does anyone know if we’ll be able to replay, or do you have to watch live?
ESPN+ usually has replays available.
I chatted with ESPN customer service and they claimed that if a video has an ESPN+ icon, then it should be replayable for 24 hours after it airs live. Most but not all here have that icon.
At the risk of starting rumors about how to access, is it possible that your existing cable subscription, or (more likely) your Disney+ subscription gives you access? I just asked for “help logging in” on the sign in screen in the off-chance that it would recognize my email, and it did. (Or maybe, just maybe, I’ve been paying for an ESPN+ sub all this time and didn’t realize…!
Yes! You get ESPN+ with your Disney+ subscription. That’s how I watched conference championships.
Because Disney owns them, if you have a Disney account for any reason it’s the same login and password across Disney, ESPN and Hulu platforms. But I think there are tiers of subscriptions. (You can subscribe individually or to all 3 at once.) Verizon used to give free subscriptions away, not sure if this is still a deal. If you are a Verizon user you might look into it!
Yeah…based on a security email I just got, it looks like having an account within the Disney family gets you access. In other words, I don’t appear to be paying for a separate ESPN+ account..
I have access to regular ESPN, but not ESPN+, app via Youtube TV subscription. It can get sometime very confusing as to which programming is available on regular ESPN vs. ESPN + app
So sad. I’d happily pay to watch in Australia … but I can’t 🙁
Use a VPN, they’re free. Change to a USA location once you have it open.
Only American credits are accepted for payment.
If you look carefully at the ESPN Browse feature and scroll down to S&D,SOME of the action will be on SEC+. Not nearly enough,but at least an opportunity for those who don’t want to pay extra for it.
It’s $9.99/month to watch both the men’s and women’s meets.
If swimming fans really aren’t willing to pay that, then that answers the question about why swimming isn’t getting bigger action on TV.
Since it’s espn, I have doubts that our money will benefit the sport itself, but maybe i’m wrong?! If it goes towards some of the meet, i’m happy to pay it.
It’s not about whether ESPN is going to pour money back into swimming. That’s not why ESPN exists, and is a silly ask.
It’s about whether enough people are paying the $9.99 and watching the stream to motivate ESPN to put it on ESPN2 next year. That’s good for swimming.
I don’t know why people think that every business on earth should act as a charity for the benefit of competitive swimming.
I have ESPN+and I like it. It comes with my Verizon cell phone plan (along with Disney and Hulu). I have watched a bunch swimming on it and the meets are archived, but I am not sure for how long. I remember watching the taped and edited NCAA championships on Wide World of sports in the 70s. Swimming will probably always be less accessible in the US because if you aren’t a swimmer, swim races are not that much fun or interesting watch more than once every four years at the olympics. We love it and that is what matters.
What I love about ESPN+ is that if you have Hulu, you can just watch it right on your TV – like the Aussies get with Amazon Prime. Easy Peezy
Totally willing to spend the money. I just wish that NCAA sports could be easily viewable outside of the USA. There are loads of Americans who don’t live in the USA who want to watch, as well as a number of non-Americans who want to watch. As NCAA sports aren’t really competing for viewership with other countries university-age sporting events, I’ve just never understood the geoblocking.
Gonna try the VPN route and see if that works for.
There are many subscribers who already pay for access to ESPN via their streaming service.Last year I was able to watch NCAA on regular ESPN app (ESPN3). Moving swimming to ESPN+ require those folks to pay again. 9.99 it does not seem like much but knowing that all major bills are 20-40% higher compared with year ago it is additional 9.99 I did not have to spend last year.
Missed SECs due to being overseas now NCAA’s…really disappointing…
Doesn’t a VPN work for you to watch some USA streaming?
NCAA swimming is not being broadcasted worldwide.