The USA Swimming 2016 Olympic Trials are available to watch via online live stream and on television. Coverage of Team USA is provided by NBC Sports, who have decided to split their coverage two ways. The preliminary heats, held in mid-day until afternoon, will be available to watch live online. But if you want to watch the prelim heats on television, you’ll have to wait until the evening.
Then at 8 PM EST sharp each night, NBC proper will begin airing the USA Swimming Trial Finals on their TV channel. From what we can tell, it’s not possible to watch the Olympic Trials online.
We’ve taken the time to list all the events, plus their dates and times below.
US Olympic 2016 Trials Live Stream
A quick note about the US Olympic Swim Trials. The live prelims won’t require cable/satellite provider authentication, but the pre-recorded prelims as well as the finals will require authentication. Also note, that the live stream of finals each night will include an extra block which will feature additional races.
How To Watch Online
Here are all the links you’ll need to watch the US Swimming Olympic Trials. Sadly, the links are different for every day so you’ll need to click the correct one.
How To Watch On Your Phone or Tablet
Because NBC and NBC Sports are providing coverage for the Olympics, watching the USA Swim Team trials on your phone or mobile device is simple as pie. Simply download the NBC Sports app on your device (Google Play Store | iTunes Store), log in, and start watching.