FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
NBC OLYMPICS PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS FOR SWIMMING BEGINNING THIS FRI., JUNE 4 AT 8 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
Commentators: Patrick Kinas & Three-Time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel
Swimming Coverage Kicks Off NBC Olympics’ Record Coverage of U.S. Olympic Team Trials Ahead of Tokyo Olympics
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 2, 2021 – NBC Olympics presents live coverage of Wave I of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for swimming this weekend, beginning Friday, June 4 at 8 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA from Omaha, Neb.
Swimming trials coverage will take place in two waves, beginning this weekend with Wave I and continuing June 13-20 with Wave II, and includes eight nights of primetime coverage on NBC.
Team USA looks to continue its Olympic success, having led the medal count in swimming at seven consecutive Games, including in Rio, where the team won 33 medals.
Patrick Kinas (play-by-play) and three-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel (analyst) will call this weekend’s action.
Wave I qualified U.S. swimmers will compete at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for swimming in a wildcard bid to reach Wave II of the event and race to become a member of the U.S. Olympic Team. The four-day Trials competition will feature many of the country’s rising talent, with the top two swimmers of every event moving to Wave II.
Vying for spots on Team USA during Wave II are five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, who could tie or break the all-time record for Olympic gold medals won by a U.S. woman (8); two-time Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel; four-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel; 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, who is trying to make his fifth team at the age of 36; and three-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy.
In total, NBC Olympics will present 12 nights of swimming coverage, including eight consecutive nights of swimming in primetime on NBC and NBCSN. Beginning on Sunday, June 13, with the start of Wave II, nightly coverage will feature qualifying heats and finals competition over eight nights, concluding on Sunday, June 20, in primetime at 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC.
Over the course of both waves of swimming trials, 24 hours of preliminaries coverage will exclusively stream on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
For more information on NBC Sports’ U.S. Olympic Team Trials coverage, click here.
U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS – SWIMMING
How to Watch
|Fri., June 4||Wave I – Men’s and Women’s 100m Freestyle, 200m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke, 800m Freestyle||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA||8 p.m. ET|
|Sat., June 5||Wave I – Men’s and Women’s 200m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 400m Individual Medley||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA||8 p.m. ET|
|Sun., June 6||Wave I – Men’s and Women’s 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 200m Backstroke||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA||8 p.m. ET|
|Mon., June 7||Wave I – Men’s and Women’s 200m Individual Medley, 50m Freestyle, 200m Breaststroke, 1,500m Freestyle||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA||8 p.m. ET|
- Play-by-play: Patrick Kinas
- Analyst: Three-time Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel