FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
LEON MARCHAND, LILLY KING, RYAN MURPHY, AND SHAINE CASAS HEADLINE TYR PRO SWIM SERIES STREAMING LIVE EXCLUSIVELY ON PEACOCK THIS WEEK
Live Coverage from FMC Natatorium in Westmont, Ill., Begins Tomorrow, Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. ET on Peacock
Encore Presentations on CNBC on Saturday, April 15, at Noon ET and 1:30 p.m. ET
Commentators: Jason Knapp (Play-by-Play) and Rowdy Gaines (Analyst)
All Events Stream Live on Peacock
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 12, 2023 – 20-year-old French phenom Leon Marchand, five-time Olympic medalist Lilly King, four-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy, and 2022 world 200m backstroke bronze medalist Shaine Casas headline the third and penultimate stop of the TYR Pro Swim Series this week streaming live exclusively on Peacock. The event takes place at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont, Ill.
NBC Sports’ live coverage begins tomorrow, Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. ET on Peacock, and continues Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m. ET on Peacock. An encore of Day 1 action will be presented on Saturday, April 15, at Noon ET on CNBC with an encore presentation of Day 2 later that day at 1:30 p.m. ET on CNBC.
Marchand, who competes collegiately at Arizona State, won three gold medals at the NCAA Championships in March. The Paris Olympic hopeful is the first swimmer since Michael Phelps to simultaneously hold the all-time fastest marks in both the 200 and 400 IMs in short course yards. Marchand is coached in college by Bob Bowman, who also coached the 23-time Olympic gold medalist Phelps.
King, who owns the world record in the 100m breaststroke, is expected to contest all three breaststroke events. Murphy, who won the 200m backstroke at the 2022 World Championships, is expected to compete in multiple events. Casas, five-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel, and two-time Olympic gold medalist Bobby Finke are also expected to compete this week.
This week’s competition is the third of four stops in the 2023 TYR Pro Swim Series, which continues in Mission Viejo, Calif., in May.
- Play-by-play: Jason Knapp
- Analyst: Rowdy Gaines
How To Watch – Thursday, April 13 – Saturday, April 15 (all times ET)
- Streaming: Peacock (LIVE), NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
- TV: CNBC (encores)
|Thursday||7-8:30 p.m.||Peacock (LIVE)|
|Friday||7-9 p.m.||Peacock (LIVE)|