UPDATE: All Sessions of SC World Championships Will Stream Live


The 2018 FINA Short Course World Championships will be live-streamed, televised live, and aired on tape-delay in the United States for each of its 6 days on NBC Sports Network, the Olympic Channel, and NBCSports.com.

While finals for the first 3 days will be aired live on the Olympic Channel, and later tape-delayed on the NBC Sports Network, the last 3 days will only be available in the US on tape-delay on television.

UPDATE: NBC has updated SwimSwam that all 12 sessions of the meet (prelims and finals) will be available in the US via live-stream.

While most of the world will be able to watch all sessions live via FINATV.Live, the swimming will be geoblocked in the USA, Guam, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Brazil, South Africa, Malaysia, Brunei, and China, where other rights-holders have exclusive access.

Live Stream Links:

Full USA Television Schedule, 2018 FINA Short Course World Championships

Date Network Time (ET) Event Live or Delay Webcast
December 11 Olympic Channel 6 a.m. – 8 a.m ET Day 1 Finals Live nbcsports.com
December 11 NBC Sports Network 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET Day 1 Finals Taped nbcsports.com
December 12 Olympic Channel 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. ET Day 2 Finals Live nbcsports.com
December 12 NBC Sports Network 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET Day 2 Finals Taped nbcsports.com
December 13 Olympic Channel 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. ET Day 3 Finals Live nbcsports.com
December 13 NBC Sports Network 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET Day 3 Finals Taped nbcsports.com
December 14 Olympic Channel 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET Day 4 Finals Same Day Delay nbcsports.com
December 14 NBC Sports Network 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET Day 4 Finals Taped nbcsports.com
December 15 Olympic Channel 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. ET Day 5 Finals Same Day Delay nbcsports.com
December 15 NBC Sports Network 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET Day 5 Finals Taped nbcsports.com
December 16 Olympic Channel 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET Day 6 Finals Same Day Delay nbcsports.com
December 16 NBC Sports Network 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. ET Day 6 Finals Taped nbcsports.com


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2 years ago

Fina GEOBLOCKING the US from watching. However corrupted they may be I never imagined them literally making it impossible for people to WATCH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

2 years ago

You never imagined having difficulty watching swimming live?

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  2Fat4Speed
2 years ago


2 years ago

Same problem with me. You can just get a free trial, and download a VPN to your browser to make it look like you’re in Canada or something. Then unsubscribe for the pass when you’re done, and repeat with a different email

2 years ago

This really sucks. Sometimes it’s hard to be a swimming fan. Certainly can’t help the popularity in the USA if it’s impossible to watch live. Is it really too much to ask to air it live? What else is NBC airing in the middle of the night / early morning? They can just rerun it later during primetime if they are worried about ratings.

At any rate, guess I’ll be once again looking around for shady illegal sites to watch my favorite sport…….

2 years ago

Great strategy for how to increase the sport’s popularity and grow revenues for the athletes – – Let’s make sure that no one can watch the event!

2 years ago

You underestimate my vpns power braden

Reply to  Pvdh
2 years ago

what website do you watch from?

warren loom
2 years ago

Thats insane. Down here in South Africa we have all the sessions including Semi’s and finals live on the tellie..

Reply to  warren loom
2 years ago

goon on you guys

The Ready Room
2 years ago

[insert angry face here]

Coach Mike 1952
2 years ago

If you really want to watch when you want, suggest getting a VPN. Have used one for almost 2 years with great success & even (ahem!) no Rowdy Gaines.

2 years ago

Is the geoblocking of US and territories a FINA decision or some NBC black magic? If FINA, is that decided before or after the lawsuit filed? Just wonder why geoblocking US.

Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Thanks for the info and explanation. So in a sense, US swimmers and fans has 2 hurdles for the sport to thrive – FINA control the meets (and money) and NBC (control of media in US).

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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