FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Catch the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships this Weekend on NBC
Team USA’s top swimmers compete through Sunday in Gold Coast, Australia
GOLD COAST, Australia – NBC will air exclusive, nationally televised coverage of USA Swimming’s top stars in action at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships this weekend. Programs are slated for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET and Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
On night one of competition, Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) won gold and set meet records in the 200- and 800-meter freestyle events, while Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) overcame a bout with back spasms to earn bronze in the 100m back.
Night two featured Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) and Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.) in action in the 100m free.
Todd Harris, Rowdy Gaines and Alex Flanagan call the action from Gold Coast, Australia.
A complete television broadcast schedule follows:
Date Time (ET) Network
Saturday, Aug. 23 3:30-4:30 p.m. NBC
Sunday, Aug. 24 1-2:30 p.m. NBC
Coverage of the Pan Pacific Championships will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.
About the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships
The Pan Pacific Swimming Championships are held under the oversight of the Pan Pacific Swimming Association. The Association was established in the mid-1980s and is made up of the four founding swimming federations – Swimming Australia, Swimming Canada, the Japan Amateur Swimming Federation and USA Swimming. These charter nations developed the concept of the swimming competition to provide their national teams with first-class international competition between the two major international swimming competitions – the Olympic Games and the FINA World Championships.
About USA Swimming
As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-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.