NBC Releases U.S. Olympic Trials TV Broadcast Schedule

The first finals session of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials – Swimming begins this Sunday night with the men’s and women’s 400 IM finals and the men’s 400 free finals.

The Trials begin with the first prelims session in less than five short days, and NBC will be broadcasting all sessions of prelims and finals between NBC and NBC Sports. The full schedule, which was originally posted on nbcsports.com, is laid out below with times in Eastern Time.

Day Time (ET) Network Key Events
Sunday, June 26 6 p.m. NBCSN Qualifying Heats (tape)
8 p.m. NBC M/W 400 IM; M 400 FR
Monday, June 27 6:30 p.m. NBCSN Qualifying Heats (tape)
8 p.m. NBC W 100 FL, 400 FR; M 100 BR
Tuesday, June 28 7 p.m. NBCSN Qualifying Heats (tape)
8 p.m. NBC M/W 100 BK; W 100 BR; M 200 FR
Wednesday, June 29 7 p.m. NBCSN Qualifying Heats (tape)
8 p.m. NBC W 200 FR, 200 IM; M 200 FL
Thursday, June 30 6:30 p.m. NBCSN Qualifying Heats (tape)
8 p.m. NBC M 100 FR, 200 BR; W 200 FL
Friday, July 1 6 p.m. NBCSN Qualifying Heats (tape)
8 p.m. NBC W 100 FR, 200 BR; M 200 BK, 200 IM
Saturday, July 2 5 p.m. NBCSN Qualifying Heats (tape)
8 p.m. NBC W 200 BK, 800 FR; M 50 FR, 100 FL
Sunday, July 3 7 p.m. NBC W 50 FR, M 1500 FR

Prelims will be taped and then broadcasted directly before the finals. All of the finals sessions will be shown at 8pm ET. Live streams of both the prelims and finals each day will also be available, with more information on that here.

The Trials will be contested in Omaha, Nebraska, which is located in the Central Time zone. Wondering when to head to the live stream (or to NBC for finals if you have access in other time zones)? Check out the time differences below:

Time Zone Prelims (live) Finals (+15 mins for NBC TV start)
Pacific  8AM  4:45PM
Mountain  9AM  5:45PM
Central  10AM  6:45PM
Eastern  11AM  7:45PM
Rio de Janeiro (BRT)  12PM  8:45PM
London (BST)  4PM  12:45AM
Paris/Rome/Madrid (CEST)  5PM  1:45AM
Moscow/Nairobi (MSK)  6PM  2:45AM
Beijing (CST)  11PM  7:45AM
Tokyo (JST)  12AM  8:45AM
Sydney (AEST)  1AM  9:45AM

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More Parties at FSU please

Can it be streamed from other countries


good ‘;;’;


I just want to give a quiet, respectful golf clap to NBC for not tap-delaying their coverage to the west coast.


I live on the West Coast and just checked my local TV listings. In my area, NBC is tape-delaying finals and broadcasting them at 8pm each night.


oh. i take back my golf clap then. replace with a boo, hiss.


East coast privileges. This will probably be the only time that I’m glad I live in Florida. That stinks!!


Thanks for this info.


It will be live on the nbc extra website, for the first half of the meet i will be in the east cost and I will watch it on tv but the second half back home in the west coast so I will watch it on the nbc extra live and replay it on tv three hours later

Coach Mike 1952

How to get Sports Extra?


Any way to stream prelims on the USA swimming website?

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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