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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
2016 RIO OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS KATIE LEDECKY & NATHAN ADRIAN HEADLINE LIVE FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK
Five Consecutive Days of Live Swimming Coverage Continues Today at 11:30 am ET on NBCSN
Reigning Olympic Champion Lilly King Competes in the 100m Breaststroke Final Today on NBCSN
NBC Presents Swimming Coverage this Saturday, July 29 at 2 p.m. ET and Sunday, July 30, at 3 p.m. ET
Weeklong Live Coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Coverage Streamed Live on NBCSports.com, OlympicChannel.com, the NBC Sports app and the Olympic Channel app
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 25, 2017 – NBC Sports Group continues its 240+ hours of coverage of the FINA World Aquatics Championships from Budapest, Hungary, this week, with live coverage on NBCSN today, Tuesday, July 25, at 11:30 a.m. ET. NBCSN will host live daily coverage of the event at 11:30 a.m. ET, culminating this Friday, July 28.
Today’s live swimming coverage includes Katie Ledecky, who won five medals, including four gold, at the 2016 Rio Olympics, in the 1500m free final and 200m free semifinals; triple Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers in the 100m backstroke final; reigning Olympic champion Lilly King in the 100m breaststroke final; and Olympic silver medalist Kathleen Baker in the 100m backstroke final. King faces rival Yulia Efimova of Russia, the 2016 Olympic silver medalist, in the 100m breaststroke.
Action throughout the week will also feature eight-time Olympic medalist Nathan Adrian and Caeleb Dressel, who won gold in the men’s 4×100m freestyle relay and 4×100m medley relay in Rio, and two-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel.
Ledecky began the World Championships with two gold medals this past weekend in the women’s 400m freestyle and 4x100m freestyle relay; while Adrian and Dressel led the U.S. men’s team to its first world title in the 4x100m freestyle relay since 2009 on Sunday.
NBC hosts coverage of the swimming event this Saturday, July 29, at 2 p.m. ET and Sunday, July 30, at 3 p.m. ET.
Todd Harris (play-by-play) will call swimming on NBCSN and NBC joined by analyst Rowdy Gaines and reporter Heather Cox.
Comprehensive weeklong coverage of the event, including diving, swimming, and water polo, is available on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Click here for more information on the channel’s programming schedule this week.
Coverage will be streamed on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and the Olympic Channel app.
Following is the FINA World Aquatics Championships schedule on NBCSN and NBC:
|Tues., July 25||11:30 a.m.||Swimming: Semifinals and Finals (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 26||11:30 a.m.||Swimming: Semifinals and Finals (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 27||11:30 a.m.||Swimming: Semifinals and Finals (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 28||11:30 a.m.||Swimming: Semifinals and Finals (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 29||2 p.m.||Swimming: Semifinals and Finals||NBC|
|Sun., July 30||3 p.m.||Swimming: Semifinals and Finals||NBC|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–