Olympic Swimming Schedule – in Your Time Zone!

  28 Braden Keith | July 24th, 2012 | Featured, London 2012 Olympics, News

One of the coolest features (of many) on the 2012 London Olympics website is the sport-by-sport schedule, and specifically it’s “My time” feature.

This will tell you, for each day of the Olympics, what time the events begin by shifting the time scale at the top of the schedule. For swimming, it even gets as specific as race-by-race.

For those in the United States, prelims will begin each day at 5 AM Eastern Time (ouch), and finals kicking off at 2:30 PM Eastern Time (New York City). For those on the East Coast of Australia, prelims will start at 7 PM, and finals will start at 4:30 AM (ouch again) the next morning.

In the US, all of the swimming will be aired live online at NBCOlympics.com, and then finals taped-delay on NBC’s broadcast station at 7 PM Central Time (with different locales airing on differenct schedules – check here for local listings).

Finals action kicks off on Saturday, July 28th and runs through Saturday, August 4th (local time).

Check out the screenshot below for how to use the “My time” tool, and go here to try it out!

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angelo
3 years 10 months ago

What do the H and SF mean at the end of the swim event?

john26
3 years 10 months ago

This is the first time I’ve EVER wanted swimming to be on tape delay. I’m usually at work till 6 or so. Do they also tape delay the entire thing to show it during primetime?

Rafael
3 years 10 months ago

Got the same problem.. Work Till 5 here.. and I will miss most good races.. and I won´t even be able to see 50 100 and 200 free men

3 years 10 months ago

I got lucky…swimming and athletics are around my BREAK in my work…(i work from home).

Reed
3 years 10 months ago

In tape-delayed Olympic broadcasts in the past, they’ve spliced most of the day’s big events together (IE swimming and gymnastics in week 1), along with all the fluff (athlete background pieces, Mary Carillo travelling around the UK, etc). So you turn on NBC and watch a television show that is “The Olympics,” and not merely “the swim meet at the Olympics.” They will show every final, but maybe not every semi. They will show all the medal ceremonies where an American wins, but beyond that no guarantees. Obviously watching the live internet broadcast in the afternoon is preferable if you can get away with it.

Kristin
3 years 10 months ago

My DVR will be used a lot during the Olympics. Which is great, that way I can replay my favorite races and skip commercials.

Jean Michel
3 years 10 months ago

Watch all swimming in London on BBC channel ! the best coverage will come from there . Forget NBC …they will neglect swimming semi and prelims .

eurosports
3 years 10 months ago

Unfortunately for those not in the UK, the BBC live webcasts won’t be available due to licencing rules.

However may I suggest Eurosports as an alternative: their coverage is usually quite excellent and their commentary rather informative, and significantly more impartial than their easily excitable American counterparts’… lol

bobo gigi
3 years 10 months ago

Yes I know you live in London! Cool. But I still don’t know if you are english, american, french or from another planet.

aswimfan
3 years 10 months ago

You don’t have to live in London to watch BBC. I live in Asia and I get to watch BBC world and BBC sports

bobo gigi
3 years 10 months ago

Here in France we have the 2 biggest public channels France 2 and France 3 and a satellite channel eurosport to watch the olympic games.

Will
3 years 10 months ago

Braden,
The article is a little confusing will “ALL” swimming be live webcast or just prelims?

beachmouse
3 years 10 months ago

USA folks- I’m currently setting up my DVR viewing for the first week of the Olympics, and the 4:00am Central time slot is described as including swimming, so it sounds like we’re going to get at least some of the prelims coverage, I guess it’s the heats with American swimmers, effectively live along with the rowing and beach volleyball early action.

beachmouse
3 years 10 months ago

Alas, it appears that thr 4:00am thing is only on Saturday. However, if you’ve got 3D television, you apparently get to see some other things before anyone else. (Directv channel 103)

Izzy
3 years 10 months ago

I had the same problem with 2008 and missed most of it, so lucky that I live in Ireland and in the same time zone as London!!

smeltgirl
3 years 10 months ago

Does anyone know of sports bars in Chicago that show Olympic swimming?

3 years 10 months ago

I’m so glad I’m retired- I’ll be watching all the swimming events. Distantly related to one of the USA swimmers!

john26
3 years 10 months ago

I really can’t decide what to do :/
option a) what it live on the computer at 2:30.. not as exciting but i’ll be kept updated
option b) media blackout until NBC decides to show it in the evening

3 years 9 months ago

Why aren’t the replays of the swimming (and gymnastics) finals from SATURDAY, which is two final sessions ago, available on NBCOlympics.com? I can understand blacking it out until you air it on your nightly prime-time thing, but if I want to watch the replay of a race from 48 hours ago that I wasn’t able to watch because the live streaming app crashed during it, I’m just screwed?

Skylar
3 years 10 months ago

Here is what I’m doing (I’ve been thinking about this for weeks):
1. I’m waking up at 4am (cdt) to watch the morning session live online through LIVE EXTRA (nbcolympics.com). It will be broadcast tape-delayed on NBC at about 10am, with the second half at 12:30pm (I am recording this on the DVR).
2. Then, back to the computer for live finals at 1:30pm. This will be broadcast tape-delayed in primetime with some of the men’s gymnastics qualifications and probably, like, road cycling or something. (How many hours of road cycling do I have recorded from past Olympics??)
3. Primetime is re-run super early in the morning (12:30pm-4:00am), so if you miss the packaged tape-delay at 7pm, you can catch it with 1/2 hour of stuff cut out.

For those living in the USA, nbcolympics.com’s “online listings” is your portal to watch literally everything LIVE online. This is one of the reasons I am a schoolteacher. No work to worry about during the Olympics! I will be a zombie, though. (The real problem is that I live with two people who DO work during the day and neither of them want to be spoiled before the primetime tape delay, so I have to keep everything to myself all day!)

3 years 9 months ago

When is Micheal Ohio’s going to swim what day. And time??? Need to know

3 years 9 months ago

Philosophy I mean

lynne edwards
3 years 9 months ago

when will sychronized swimming be televised EST?

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