SwimSwam’s Master Timeline for U.S., Australia, Canada & France Olympic Trials

Things are about to get crazy around here.

For SwimSwam writers and commenters alike, the next two weeks promise to be as exciting – and wild – as can be. Four top swimming nations – the United States, Australia, Canada, and France – will select their Olympic swimming rosters in meets over the next 13 days.

The SwimSwam frontpage is going to be moving like a Twitter timeline – and keeping up with all the major records, Olympic selections, and breakout swims can feel as challenging as keeping up with Katie Ledecky in the second half of an 800. So we’re breaking things down chronologically with our Master Timeline, tracking every session of all four major meets across multiple time zones.

If you’re in Australia and want to follow Aussie Trials, plus stay on top of updates from the top U.S. competitors to your favorite Australian swimmers, this is how to follow both meets. If you’re in Canada and want to follow every session of Canadian and U.S. Trials without worrying about France or Australia, this guide will help you track each session. If you want to follow French Championships (but also want to check in with Australia whenever Kyle Chalmers is swimming), this is your gameplan. If you’re a certified swimming addict who wants every moment of every meet downloaded directly into your brain, then this might be your daily itinerary for the next 13 days.

We’ve pulled out each session of each meet, listing out which events fall into the session and when the session starts in each of four time zones – the host time zones of each of the four meets.

You can find information and links to all four meets below:

AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

EVENT CHANNEL HERE

2021 SWIMMING AUSTRALIA OLYMPIC TRIALS

CHAMPIONNATS DE FRANCE ELITE

EVENT CHANNEL HERE

2021 FRENCH SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • When: Tuesday, June 15 – Sunday, June 20, 2021
  • Where: L’Odyssee – Chartes, France
  • Prelims 10 AM / Finals 6 PM
  • LCM (50m)
  • Live results

CANADIAN OLYMPIC TRIALS

EVENT CHANNEL HERE

2021 CANADIAN OLYMPIC TRIALS

U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS WAVE II

EVENT CHANNEL HERE

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

Master Timeline

We’ve got the timeline in two different forms. Our embedded document has some color to help you more easily catch the meet you want to follow. The text-only version at the bottom might be more manageable for mobile readers.

Reading the timeline is simple: pick your time zone and scroll straight down. Every time listed in that column is the start time (in that specific time zone) for the meet and session listed on the left.

We picked four major cities as representatives of the four meets. Note that the Australian Championships happen in South Australia, which is actually a half-hour behind Sydney time.

MC=multiclass, for Australia’s Paralympic selection events

All events are prelims/finals format, except where prelims/semifinals/finals formats are specially noted

Plain text version:

Omaha Time (CDT) Toronto Time (EDT) Paris/Chartres Time (CEST) South Australia Time (ACST)
includes Chicago, Manitoba, Mexico City includes New York includes Hungary, Germany, Spain includes Adelaide
Meet Session Events Date Time Date Time Date Time Date Time
Australian Olympic Trials Day 1 Prelims W 100 fly
M 400 IM
W 400 free MC
M 400 free MC
M 100 breast
W 400 IM
W 200 free MC
M 200 free MC
M 400 free
Fri. 6/11 7:30 PM Fri. 6/11 8:30 PM Sat. 6/12 2:30 AM Sat. 6/12 10:00 AM
Australian Olympic Trials Day 1 Finals W 100 fly
M 400 IM
W 400 free MC
M 400 free MC
M 100 breast
W 400 IM
W 200 free MC
M 200 free MC
M 400 free
Sat. 6/12 4:30 AM Sat. 6/12 5:30 AM Sat. 6/12 11:30 AM Sat. 6/12 7:00 PM
Australian Olympic Trials Day 2 Prelims W 100 back
W 100 fly MC
M 100 fly MC
W 100 breast
M 50 free MC
M 100 back
W 400 free
W 50 free MC
M 50 breast MC
M 200 free
Sat. 6/12 7:30 PM Sat. 6/12 8:30 PM Sun. 6/13 2:30 AM Sun. 6/13 10:00 AM
Australian Olympic Trials Day 2 Finals W 100 back
W 100 fly MC
M 100 fly MC
W 100 breast
M 50 free MC
M 100 back
W 400 free
W 50 free MC
M 50 breast MC
M 200 free
Sun. 6/13 4:30 AM Sun. 6/13 5:30 AM Sun. 6/13 11:30 AM Sun. 6/13 7:00 PM
U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II Day 1 Prelims M 400 IM
W 100 fly
M 400 free
W 400 IM
M 100 breast
Sun. 6/13 10:00 AM Sun. 6/13 11:00 AM Sun. 6/13 5:00 PM Mon. 6/14 12:30 AM
U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II Day 1 Finals M 400 IM (final)
W 100 fly (semi)
M 400 free (final)
W 400 IM (final)
M 100 breast (semi)
Sun. 6/13 7:00 PM Sun. 6/13 8:00 PM Mon. 6/14 2:00 AM Mon. 6/14 9:30 AM
Australian Olympic Trials Day 3 Prelims W 200 IM
M 150 IM MC
W 200 IM MC
M 200 IM MC
M 200 fly
W 200 free
M 50 back MC
M 800 free
Sun. 6/13 7:30 PM Sun. 6/13 8:30 PM Mon. 6/14 2:30 AM Mon. 6/14 10:00 AM
Australian Olympic Trials Day 3 Finals W 200 IM
M 150 IM MC
W 200 IM MC
M 200 IM MC
M 200 fly
W 200 free
M 50 back MC
M 800 free
Mon. 6/14 4:30 AM Mon. 6/14 5:30 AM Mon. 6/14 11:30 AM Mon. 6/14 7:00 PM
U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II Day 2 Prelims W 100 back
M 200 free
W 100 breast
M 100 back
W 400 free
Mon. 6/14 10:00 AM Mon. 6/14 11:00 AM Mon. 6/14 5:00 PM Tue. 6/15 12:30 AM
U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II Day 2 Finals W 100 fly (final)
M 200 free (semi)
W 100 breast (semi)
M 100 breast (final)
W 400 free (final)
M 100 back (semi)
W 100 back (semi)
Mon. 6/14 7:00 PM Mon. 6/14 8:00 PM Tue. 6/15 2:00 AM Tue. 6/15 9:30 AM
Australian Olympic Trials Day 4 Prelims M 200 breast
W 100 breast MC
M 100 breast MC
W 200 fly
M 100 free MC
W 100 free MC
M 100 free
W 1500 free
Mon. 6/14 7:30 PM Mon. 6/14 8:30 PM Tue. 6/15 2:30 AM Tue. 6/15 10:00 AM
French Championships Day 1 Prelims M 400 IM
W 100 fly
M 400 free
W 200 IM
M 100 breast
W 1500 free
Tue. 6/15 3:00 AM Tue. 6/15 4:00 AM Tue. 6/15 10:00 AM Tue. 6/15 5:30 PM
Australian Olympic Trials Day 4 Finals M 200 breast
W 100 breast MC
M 100 breast MC
W 200 fly
M 100 free MC
W 100 free MC
M 100 free
W 1500 free
Tue. 6/15 4:30 AM Tue. 6/15 5:30 AM Tue. 6/15 11:30 AM Tue. 6/15 7:00 PM
U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II Day 3 Prelims W 200 free
M 200 fly
W 200 IM
W 1500 free
Tue. 6/15 10:00 AM Tue. 6/15 11:00 AM Tue. 6/15 5:00 PM Wed. 6/16 12:30 AM
French Championships Day 1 Finals M 400 IM
W 100 fly
M 400 free
W 200 IM
M 100 breast
Tue. 6/15 10:30 AM Tue. 6/15 11:30 AM Tue. 6/15 5:30 PM Wed. 6/16 1:00 AM
U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II Day 3 Finals W 200 free (semi)
M 200 free (final)
W 100 back (final)
M 100 back (final)
W 100 breast (final)
M 200 fly (semi)
W 200 IM (semi)
Tue. 6/15 7:00 PM Tue. 6/15 8:00 PM Wed. 6/16 2:00 AM Wed. 6/16 9:30 AM
Australian Olympic Trials Day 5 Prelims M 200 IM
W 100 back MC
M 100 back MC
W 50 fly MC
M 50 fly MC
W 200 breast
M 200 back
W 100 free
Tue. 6/15 7:30 PM Tue. 6/15 8:30 PM Wed. 6/16 2:30 AM Wed. 6/16 10:00 AM
French Championships Day 2 Prelims W 100 back
M 50 breast
W 100 breast
M 100 back
W 400 free
M 800 free
Wed. 6/16 3:00 AM Wed. 6/16 4:00 AM Wed. 6/16 10:00 AM Wed. 6/16 5:30 PM
Australian Olympic Trials Day 5 Finals M 200 IM
W 100 back MC
M 100 back MC
W 50 fly MC
M 50 fly MC
W 200 breast
M 200 back
W 100 free
Wed. 6/16 4:30 AM Wed. 6/16 5:30 AM Wed. 6/16 11:30 AM Wed. 6/16 7:00 PM
U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II Day 4 Prelims M 100 free
W 200 fly
M 200 breast
M 800 free
Wed. 6/16 10:00 AM Wed. 6/16 11:00 AM Wed. 6/16 5:00 PM Thu. 6/17 12:30 AM
French Championships Day 2 Finals W 1500 free
M 50 breast
W 100 back
W 100 breast
M 100 back
W 400 free
Wed. 6/16 10:30 AM Wed. 6/16 11:30 AM Wed. 6/16 5:30 PM Thu. 6/17 1:00 AM
U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II Day 4 Finals M 100 free (semi)
W 200 free (final)
M 200 fly (final)
W 200 fly (semi)
M 200 breast (semi)
W 200 IM (final)
W 1500 free (final)
Wed. 6/16 7:00 PM Wed. 6/16 8:00 PM Thu. 6/17 2:00 AM Thu. 6/17 9:30 AM
Australian Olympic Trials Day 6 Prelims W 200 back
M 100 fly
W 800 free
W 50 free
M 50 free
M 1500 free
Wed. 6/16 7:30 PM Wed. 6/16 8:30 PM Thu. 6/17 2:30 AM Thu. 6/17 10:00 AM
French Championships Day 3 Prelims W 50 breast
M 200 free
W 200 free
M 200 fly
W 400 IM
Thu. 6/17 3:00 AM Thu. 6/17 4:00 AM Thu. 6/17 10:00 AM Thu. 6/17 5:30 PM
Australian Olympic Trials Day 6 Finals W 200 back
M 100 fly
W 800 free
W 50 free
M 50 free
M 1500 free
Thu. 6/17 4:30 AM Thu. 6/17 5:30 AM Thu. 6/17 11:30 AM Thu. 6/17 7:00 PM
U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II Day 5 Prelims W 100 free
M 200 back
W 200 breast
M 200 IM
Thu. 6/17 10:00 AM Thu. 6/17 11:00 AM Thu. 6/17 5:00 PM Fri. 6/18 12:30 AM
French Championships Day 3 Finals M 800 free
W 50 breast
M 200 free
W 400 IM
M 200 fly
W 200 free
Thu. 6/17 10:30 AM Thu. 6/17 11:30 AM Thu. 6/17 5:30 PM Fri. 6/18 1:00 AM
U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II Day 5 Finals M 800 free (final)
M 200 breast (final)
W 100 free (semi)
M 200 back (semi)
W 200 fly (final)
M 100 free (final)
W 200 breast (semi)
M 200 IM (semi)
Thu. 6/17 7:00 PM Thu. 6/17 8:00 PM Fri. 6/18 2:00 AM Fri. 6/18 9:30 AM
French Championships Day 4 Prelims M 50 back
W 50 back
M 200 breast
W 200 fly
M 100 free
W 800 free
Fri. 6/18 3:00 AM Fri. 6/18 4:00 AM Fri. 6/18 10:00 AM Fri. 6/18 5:30 PM
U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II Day 6 Prelims W 800 free
M 100 fly
W 200 back
Fri. 6/18 10:00 AM Fri. 6/18 11:00 AM Fri. 6/18 5:00 PM Sat. 6/19 12:30 AM
French Championships Day 4 Finals M 50 back
W 50 back
M 200 breast
W 200 fly
M 100 free
Fri. 6/18 10:30 AM Fri. 6/18 11:30 AM Fri. 6/18 5:30 PM Sat. 6/19 1:00 AM
U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II Day 6 Finals W 200 breast (final)
M 200 back (final)
W 200 back (semi)
M 200 IM (final)
W 100 free (final)
M 100 fly (semi)
Fri. 6/18 8:00 PM Fri. 6/18 9:00 PM Sat. 6/19 3:00 AM Sat. 6/19 10:30 AM
French Championships Day 5 Prelims W 50 fly
M 50 fly
W 200 breast
M 200 back
W 100 free
M 1500 free
Sat. 6/19 3:00 AM Sat. 6/19 4:00 AM Sat. 6/19 10:00 AM Sat. 6/19 5:30 PM
Canadian Olympic Trials Day 1 Prelims – Session 1 W 100 fly
M 100 fly
W 400 free
Sat. 6/19 8:30 AM Sat. 6/19 9:30 AM Sat. 6/19 3:30 PM Sat. 6/19 11:00 PM
U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II Day 7 Prelims M 50 free
W 50 free
M 1500 free
Sat. 6/19 10:00 AM Sat. 6/19 11:00 AM Sat. 6/19 5:00 PM Sun. 6/20 12:30 AM
French Championships Day 5 Finals W 50 fly
M 50 fly
W 800 free
W 200 breast
M 200 back
W 100 free
Sat. 6/19 10:30 AM Sat. 6/19 11:30 AM Sat. 6/19 5:30 PM Sun. 6/20 1:00 AM
Canadian Olympic Trials Day 1 Prelims – Session 2 W 100 back
M 100 back
M 400 free
Sat. 6/19 11:30 AM Sat. 6/19 12:30 PM Sat. 6/19 6:30 PM Sun. 6/20 2:00 AM
Canadian Olympic Trials Day 1 Finals W 100 fly
M 100 fly
W 100 back
M 100 back
W 400 free
M 400 free
Sat. 6/19 4:30 PM Sat. 6/19 5:30 PM Sat. 6/19 11:30 PM Sun. 6/20 7:00 AM
U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II Day 7 Finals M 100 fly (final)
W 200 back (final)
W 800 free (final)
M 50 free (semi)
W 50 free (semi)
Sat. 6/19 8:00 PM Sat. 6/19 9:00 PM Sun. 6/20 3:00 AM Sun. 6/20 10:30 AM
French Championships Day 6 Prelims M 50 free
W 50 free
M 200 IM
W 200 back
M 100 fly
Sun. 6/20 3:00 AM Sun. 6/20 4:00 AM Sun. 6/20 10:00 AM Sun. 6/20 5:30 PM
Canadian Olympic Trials Day 2 Prelims – Session 1 W 200 free
M 200 free
Sun. 6/20 8:30 AM Sun. 6/20 9:30 AM Sun. 6/20 3:30 PM Sun. 6/20 11:00 PM
French Championships Day 6 Finals M 50 free
W 50 free
M 1500 free
M 200 IM
W 200 back
M 100 fly
Sun. 6/20 10:30 AM Sun. 6/20 11:30 AM Sun. 6/20 5:30 PM Mon. 6/21 1:00 AM
Canadian Olympic Trials Day 2 Prelims – Session 2 W 100 breast
M 100 breast
Sun. 6/20 11:30 AM Sun. 6/20 12:30 PM Sun. 6/20 6:30 PM Mon. 6/21 2:00 AM
Canadian Olympic Trials Day 2 Finals W 200 free
M 200 free
W 100 breast
M 100 breast
Sun. 6/20 4:30 PM Sun. 6/20 5:30 PM Sun. 6/20 11:30 PM Mon. 6/21 7:00 AM
U.S. Olympic Trials – Wave II Day 8 Finals M 50 free (final)
W 50 free (final)
M 1500 free (final)
Sun. 6/20 7:00 PM Sun. 6/20 8:00 PM Mon. 6/21 2:00 AM Mon. 6/21 9:30 AM
Canadian Olympic Trials Day 3 Prelims – Session 1 W 200 IM
M 200 IM
W 800 free
Mon. 6/21 8:30 AM Mon. 6/21 9:30 AM Mon. 6/21 3:30 PM Mon. 6/21 11:00 PM
Canadian Olympic Trials Day 3 Prelims – Session 2 W 50 free
M 50 free
M 1500 free
Mon. 6/21 11:30 AM Mon. 6/21 12:30 PM Mon. 6/21 6:30 PM Tue. 6/22 2:00 AM
Canadian Olympic Trials Day 3 Finals W 800 free
M 1500 free
W 200 IM
M 200 IM
W 50 free
M 50 free
Mon. 6/21 4:30 PM Mon. 6/21 5:30 PM Mon. 6/21 11:30 PM Tue. 6/22 7:00 AM
Canadian Olympic Trials Day 4 Prelims – Session 1 W 200 breast
M 200 breast
W 100 free
Tue. 6/22 8:30 AM Tue. 6/22 9:30 AM Tue. 6/22 3:30 PM Tue. 6/22 11:00 PM
Canadian Olympic Trials Day 4 Prelims – Session 2 W 200 fly
M 200 fly
M 100 free
Tue. 6/22 11:30 AM Tue. 6/22 12:30 PM Tue. 6/22 6:30 PM Wed. 6/23 2:00 AM
Canadian Olympic Trials Day 4 Finals W 200 breast
M 200 breast
W 200 fly
M 200 fly
W 100 free
M 100 free
Tue. 6/22 4:30 PM Tue. 6/22 5:30 PM Tue. 6/22 11:30 PM Wed. 6/23 7:00 AM
Canadian Olympic Trials Day 5 Prelims – Session 1 W 200 back
M 200 back
Wed. 6/23 8:30 AM Wed. 6/23 9:30 AM Wed. 6/23 3:30 PM Wed. 6/23 11:00 PM
Canadian Olympic Trials Day 5 Prelims – Session 2 W 400 IM
M 400 IM
W 1500 free
M 800 free
Wed. 6/23 11:30 AM Wed. 6/23 12:30 PM Wed. 6/23 6:30 PM Thu. 6/24 2:00 AM
Canadian Olympic Trials Day 5 Finals W 400 IM
M 400 IM
W 200 back
M 200 back
W 1500 free
M 800 free
Wed. 6/23 4:30 PM Wed. 6/23 5:30 PM Wed. 6/23 11:30 PM Thu. 6/24 7:00 AM

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Hswimmer
1 month ago

What we all need but don’t deserve, thank you all for taking the time to do this for us swim nerds!!

SwimPim
1 month ago

thank you for this!!

Roch
1 month ago

STRAIGHT INTO MY VEINS!!!

What do we pay you, because whatever it is it isn’t enough.

SwimFan NU
1 month ago

Coffee – brewed, TV subscriptions – bought, sleep – not required. LFG!

Swimmer
1 month ago

Sheesh! Why do you like us so much?

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