Wednesday, June 16th, 2021


Live Streaming Coverage of Track & Field and Swimming Trials Gets Underway Tomorrow

20+ Hours of Live Coverage to be Presented Thursday-Saturday

NBC to Air Trials Special on Sunday, June 27, at 1:30 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 16, 2021 – The U.S. Paralympic Team Trials begin tomorrow across NBC Olympics digital platforms and Peacock, featuring more than 20 hours of live coverage of track & field and swimming preliminaries and finals over three days from Minneapolis, Minn.

Swimming coverage features daily preliminaries and finals and is expected to feature 13-time Paralympic gold medalist Jessica Long and two-time Paralympic medalist Mallory Weggemann. Play-by-play commentator Todd Harris will call the action with three-time Paralympic swimming gold medalist Justin Zook.

Track & field coverage is expected to be headlined by 17-time Paralympic medalist Tatyana McFadden and 2016 Paralympic gold medalist David Brown. Bill Spaulding (play-by-play), who will be making his play-by-play Paralympic debut this summer, and 13-time Paralympic medalist and Paralympic Hall of Fame member Chris Waddell (analyst) will serve as commentators for track & field.

A 90-minute U.S. Paralympic Team Trials special will air on Sunday, June 27, at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The program, hosted by NBC Sports’ Ahmed Fareed, who will be making his Paralympic debut as a host this summer, will display the highlights of the Trials and the storylines to follow heading into Tokyo.

Highlights from the cycling Trials events, also taking place this weekend, will be presented during streaming coverage and the 90-minute program on NBC on June 27.

NBCUniversal’s record programming of the Tokyo Paralympics will include more than 200 hours of television coverage across NBC, NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA; the first-ever primetime hours on NBC; the debut of coverage on NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock; live coverage of the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony on NBCSN; and comprehensive live streaming coverage on NBC Sports digital platforms. Coverage will be presented by Toyota, while Nike, Salesforce, United Health Group, and Eli Lilly join Toyota as exclusive sponsors of NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Tokyo Paralympics. Click here for more information about programming details. For a complete list of the commentators that will anchor coverage, click here.

Following is NBC Olympics’ coverage schedule of the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials on NBC Olympics digital platforms ( and the NBC Sports app) and Peacock:

Date Event Start Time (ET) End Time (ET)
Thurs., June 17 Swimming Preliminaries 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
  Swimming Finals 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
  Track & Field 6 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Fri., June 18 Swimming Preliminaries 10 a.m. Noon
  Swimming Finals 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
  Track & Field 6 p.m. 8:45 p.m.
Sat., June 19 Swimming Preliminaries 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
  Track & Field 11 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
  Track & Field 5 p.m. 7:15 p.m.
  Swimming Finals 6 p.m. 8 p.m.

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