NBC Sports to Air Seven Hours of National Championships Coverage

Sports fans and swimming enthusiasts alike will be able to enjoy extensive broadcast coverage of the June 25-29 USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., via NBC, NBC Sports Network, Universal Sports Network and usaswimming.org.

Featuring a number of Olympians and U.S. National Team members, including gold medalists Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) and Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), the five-day meet is the sole qualifier for the pool competition at next month’s FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

Universal Sports Network will air live coverage of the first two nights of competition at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 25, andWednesday, June 26. NBC will broadcast action at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 29. NBC Sports Network will conclude the meet coverage at 11 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 29.

Ted RobinsonRowdy Gaines and Alex Flanagan will call the action from Indianapolis, Ind.

A complete television broadcast schedule follows:

Date                                      Time (ET)                              Network                       

Tuesday, June 25                   6-8 p.m.                                 Universal Sports Network

Wednesday, June 26              6-8:30 p.m.                             Universal Sports Network

Saturday, June 29                  1-2:30 p.m.                             NBC

Saturday, June 29                  11 p.m.-Midnight                    NBC Sports Network

On Sunday, June 30, Universal Sports Network will air an encore presentation of the NBC broadcast at 4 p.m. ET, followed by an encore of the NBC Sports Network program at 11:30 p.m. ET.

Additionally, USA Swimming will offer a live webcast of the entire meet at usaswimming.org/nationals. Each day, prelims begin at 9 a.m. ET, followed by finals at 6 p.m. ET.

In addition to the live webcast USA Swimming’s Deck Pass Plus app, available now in the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores, will provide exclusive, bonus coverage.

About USA Swimming

As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 300,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.

This is an unedited press release.

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It’s great they are covering it, but on the east coast I don’t know one person that can even pay to get Universal Sports.

bobo gigi

Live webcast of the entire meet on the USA swimming website? Free? I’m more than happy. Thank you very much to USA swimming for that gift.


+1 for the live webcast.

As for NBC, let’s just say that the list of things they’re showing on NBCSN during the evenings next week is less than stellar.

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