How to Watch the Swimming Olympic Trials

The 2020 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials will be held in Omaha, Nebraska from June 21st-28th. Here’s how to watch the trials and see who makes the team.

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The United States Olympic Trials for swimming will take place from June 26-July 3, 2016, in Omaha, Nebraska. The top two finishers in each event will qualify for the Rio Olympics, which will take place from August 5-21.

Here is a guide on how to watch the swimming trials.

On TV: NBC will air live coverage of the trials on June 26-July 3 from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. ET each night. NBC Sports Network will also have live coverage of the trials from June 27-July 3 from 10 p.m.-12 a.m. ET each night.

Online: For those who can’t watch the trials on TV, NBC Sports will have live streaming coverage on its website and through the NBC Sports app. There will also be live coverage on the Olympic Channel website and app.

What You’ll Need to Watch

In order to watch the swimming Olympic trials, you will need a few things. First, you will need a television that can receive NBC, the network that is broadcasting the trials. If you do not have a television, you can watch the trials online at You will need a high-speed internet connection in order to do this.

You will also need to be a member of NBC Sports Gold ($69.99/year), which gives you access to all live streams of Olympic sports, as well as on-demand replays and highlights. You can sign up for NBC Sports Gold here.

Once you have everything you need, simply tune into NBC at the following times to watch the swimming Olympic trials:

Tuesday, June 14: 8-9 PM ET (prelims)
Wednesday, June 15: 8-9 PM ET (prelims)
Thursday, June 16: 8-9 PM ET (prelims)
Friday, June 17: 8-9 PM ET (prelims)
Saturday, June 18: 7-8 PM ET (semifinals)
Sunday, June 19: 7-8 PM ET (finals)

How to Watch

The Olympic Trials for swimming will be held from June 21-28th in Omaha, Nebraska. There are many ways to watch the Trials, including on TV, online, and even in person. Here are some of the best ways to catch all the action.


Olympic Trials will be televised on NBC, NBCSN, and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Check your local listings for specific channel information. If you don’t have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can still watch online by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:

Hulu With Live TV
In addition to its massive Netflix-like library of on-demand TV shows and movies, Hulu also offers 60+ live TV channels, including NBC (live in select markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the channel on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has most shows available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).

NBC Sports App

The NBC Sports App is a great way to stay up to date on all the latest swimming news and events. You can download the app for free from the App Store or Google Play. Once you have the app installed, you can sign in with your cable or satellite provider to get full access to all of the content. If you don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, you can still use the app, but you’ll be limited to watching live events that are broadcast on NBC and NBCSN.

Olympic Channel

The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform media service developed by the International Olympic Committee. The platform offers original programming, live sports events, and highlights from the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

The Olympic Channel is available in over 200 countries and territories worldwide, including the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, and most of Europe. It is available on cable and satellite TV providers, as well as on digital platforms such as YouTube TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, and AT&T TV NOW.


We hope you enjoyed our guide on how to watch the swimming Olympic trials. There are a number of ways to catch all the action, whether you’re tuning in from your TV, streaming online, or following along on social media. Be sure to check your local listings for start times and event schedules. And don’t forget to root for your favorite athletes!

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