Catch the FINA World Championships on NBC and Universal Sports
BARCELONA – Led by 17 Olympic gold medalists, including Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) and Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), the United States is set to open the pool portion of the 2013 FINA World Championships on Sunday at Paulu Sant Jordi.
The action will run daily through Sunday, Aug. 4 with prelims at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. local time.
The U.S. team, which has won the outright medal count at each FINA World Championships since 1991, is captained by Olympic gold medalists Natalie Coughlin (Vallejo, Calif.), Dana Vollmer (Granbury, Texas), Ricky Berens (Charlotte, N.C.) and Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.). A complete roster is available via usaswimming.org.
Universal Sports and NBC will offer daily television coverage from Barcelona. Swimming coverage begins Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, with Universal Sports providing daily live coverage from Monday, July 29, through Friday, August 2, at 12 p.m. ET. NBC’s coverage continues Saturday, August 3 from 1-3 p.m. ET and Sunday, August 4 from 4-6 p.m. ET. Calling the action will be Dan Hicks, Rowdy Gaines and Carolyn Manno.
A complete broadcast schedule is as follows:
Sun., July 28: 2:30-4:30 p.m., NBC
Sun., July 28: 9-11 p.m., (Re-air), Universal Sports
Mon., July 29: 12-2 p.m., LIVE Finals, Universal Sports
Tue., July 30: 12-2:30 p.m., LIVE Finals, Universal Sports
Wed., July 31: 12-2 p.m., LIVE Finals, Universal Sports
Thurs., Aug. 1: 12-2:30 p.m., LIVE Finals, Universal Sports
Fri., Aug. 2: 12-2:30 p.m., LIVE Finals, Universal Sports
Sat., Aug. 3: 1-3 p.m., NBC
Sat., Aug. 3: 9-11 p.m., (Re-air), Universal Sports
Sun., Aug. 4: 4-6 p.m., NBC
Sun., Aug. 4: 9-11 p.m., (Re-air), Universal Sports
Complete 2013 FINA World Championships information is available online at www.bcn2013.com .
USA Swimming’s media guide for the 2013 FINA World Championships can be found online at www.usaswimming.org/media.