Every 4 years, swimming takes the spotlight during the Summer Olympics. Millions of people tune in to watch athletes from all corners of the globe duke it out in the pool. After the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were postponed a full year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, swim fans are chomping at the bit to see their favorite swimmers race for gold, and a spot in the history books.

With pool and open water swimming events running from July 24 through August 4, there’s plenty to watch! Read on to find out where you can watch live streams of your favorite Olympic swimming events. Due to the time difference with Tokyo, actual live streams of the preliminary heats may make for a late-night (or early morning) viewing party!

Check out the full event schedule here >

View the entry lists for each swimming event >

Subscribe to the MySwimPro YouTube channel for live recaps of each day’s events, plus analysis videos and inspiring stories from the world’s top swimmers.

Olympic Swimming Live Streams

If you want to stream the qualifying heats and finals live in real-time, NBCOlympics.com is your best bet. To access these streams, you’ll need to sign in via your cable provider.

Saturday, July 24 – Saturday, July 31

  • Qualifying Heats: 6am EST on NBC
  • Finals: 9:30pm EST on NBC (finals only on July 31)

Tuesday, August 3 & Wednesday, August 4

  • Marathon Swimming Finals: 5:30pm EST on NBC

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