How To Watch The High Stakes 2018 U.S. National Championships

2018 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The all-important, team-deciding U.S. Nationals kick-off on Wednesday of this week, so memorize the schedule below to know how to catch all of the action in Irvine:

Following is NBC Sports’ telecast schedule of the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships, part of the Team USA Summer Champions Series, presented by Xfinity:

DATE TIME (ET) EVENT NETWORK
Wed., July 25 9 p.m. 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships – Day 1 Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
11 p.m. 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships – Day 1* NBCSN
Thurs., July 26 9 p.m. 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships – Day 2 Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
11 p.m. 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships – Day 2* NBCSN
Fri., July 27 9 p.m. 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships – Day 3 Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
11 p.m. 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships – Day 3* NBCSN
Sat., July 28 3 p.m. 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships (Taped) NBC
10 p.m. 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships – Day 4* Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sun., July 29 1 a.m. 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships – Day 4* NBCSN
3 p.m. 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships (Taped) NBC
9 p.m. 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships – Day 5 Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Mon., July 30 6 p.m. 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships – Day 5** NBCSN

*Indicates same-day delay

**Indicates next-day delay

Note – prelims & B Finals will be live-streamed each day on usaswimming.org.

LIVE STREAMING: NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Comcast’s X1, Roku, Win10, PlayStation and Xbox.

Both the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold are powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.

Events on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA content will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com, OlympicChannel.com, the NBC Sports app, and the Olympic Channel app.

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Hswimmer
3 years ago

So usawimming isn’t streaming at all?

Superfan
Reply to  Retta Race
3 years ago

I don’t get Olympic channel from my cable provider so I am screwed? 😩

Swimming4silver
Reply to  Superfan
3 years ago

i will watching via fubo.tv is free for a week and it has the Olympic channel. they are many free trial streams that have it too.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Swimming4silver
3 years ago

only ( again ) available in Usa

running start to touch backstroke flags
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
3 years ago

Use a VPN

Hswimmer
Reply to  Retta Race
3 years ago

Ugh why can’t we sign a petition so they can do the whole thing 😭😭

PVSFree
Reply to  Retta Race
3 years ago

So they’re just not showing A finals on USAswimming.com?

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  PVSFree
3 years ago

not even prelims – i have checked myself today ……

CoachB
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
3 years ago

Prelims were streamed in the video box on the home page of USASwimming.org When they aren’t swimming it says “Live Video Coming Up” or it shows the promotional videos. Not sure yet exactly how finals will look.

dave
Reply to  Retta Race
3 years ago

I get NBCSN and the Olympic channel, but I prefer the USA Swimming live stream. I wish that USA Swimming just did the entire event. Too many commercials on NBC, and the commentator for USA Swimming is also better IMHO. USA Swimming allows a fan to get a better “feel” for the meet since everything is broadcast.

Justwannawatchswimming
Reply to  Retta Race
3 years ago

Anyone have an easy link to usaswimming for prelims live stream… I have spent thirry minutes looking for it.. Go thru this every meet…

CoachB
Reply to  Justwannawatchswimming
3 years ago

They actually tried to make it easier – it’s the video box on the front page. It’s just hard to tell that unless it’s actually streaming. Otherwise it says video is upcoming or it’s showing promo videos. But it is the livestream – I watched it there this morning.

bobo gigi
Reply to  Hswimmer
3 years ago

Anyway since last year I can’t watch the meets streamed on the USA swimming website here in France anymore. Everything is banned outside of USA. No more Grand Prix meets. No more junior and senior national championships. 😥
I remember 2014 US nationals. I could watch prelims and finals FOR FREE! I was watching live during the night and I remember Katie Ledecky’s 400 free world record and the Bieber’s song that I had promised to post in case of a record. Great memories. 🙂
https://swimswam.com/2014-us-national-championships-day-3-finals-live-results/
Now we are in 2018 and I can just watch the race videos posted on youtube. Great progress! 😥

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  bobo gigi
3 years ago

I watched it last year – and i remember u were not ready to pay to watch your favorite sport – so complaining wont make it up for you this year either .

Ervin
3 years ago

So is the NBC stream for finals delayed? Or can we stream the Olympic channel thru the nbc apps? I’m confused

tm71
Reply to  Ervin
3 years ago

Yes you can steam it on the nbc sports app

Superfan
Reply to  tm71
3 years ago

Only if your cable provider carries Olympic channel

Jump
3 years ago

Oh, is there a big meet coming up?

dave
3 years ago

I suppose that Rowdy will be the commentator….Unfortunately. His comments are all too often in the first person, and about himself.
When will he retire?

Robby
Reply to  dave
3 years ago

I don’t get all the Rowdy hate. I love listening to his commentating, it’s fun and exciting and gets people into the race!

DrSwimPhil
3 years ago

To grow the sport, we have to get away from the “taped-delayed” or obscure, virtually impossible online streams. There needs to be a more concerted effort to get the sport (and this includes NCAA Championships) more live air time to as many homes as possible.

tm71
3 years ago

Just got a ticket for Friday’s finals (400 IM, 100 fly, 50 breast abd 50 back) and Saturday all day (400 free, 100 breast and 100 back). I wanted to get one for Sunday too but I will be on the road at that time

Hswimmer
Reply to  tm71
3 years ago

Okay

ISWIMMER
Reply to  Hswimmer
3 years ago

OK

swimlover
3 years ago

I live in Canada and am really wanting to watch this. I just downloaded the NBC sports gold app. AN “NBC Sports App” didnt show up? WIll it be on the sport gold app

Bogo
3 years ago

Not sure if this has been covered, Is there a way to watch the A-finals and the meet in Australia? nbc and all the american sites are typically geolocked for me.

swimlover
Reply to  Bogo
3 years ago

me too

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