When Does the 2021 Olympics Swimming Begin?

Summer Olympics 2021

Getty The Tokyo Olympic Games begin this Friday, July 23.

The 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo kicks off this Friday, July 23. The games this year will still be referred to as Tokyo 2020. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made the decision to keep the name the same during a conference call in March 2020.

The Summer Olympics means tennis, water polo, volleyball, and of course, swimming. When do the swimming events begin this year? Here is the full Tokyo Olympic Games swimming schedule.


Saturday, July 24

Swimming events kick off the day after the opening ceremony with heats beginning at 6 am Eastern Time and ending at 8:30 am. The first heats of the season are men’s 400m IM, women’s 100m butterfly, men’s 400m freestyle, women’s 400m IM, men’s 100m breaststroke, and women’s 4x100m freestyle.

Later, from 9:30 pm ET – 11 pm ET, there will be finals and semi-finals in the same categories:

  • Men’s 400m IM final
  • Women’s 100m butterfly semifinals
  • Men’s 400m freestyle final
  • Women’s 400m IM final
  • Men’s 100m breaststroke semifinals
  • Women’s 4x100m freestyle final

Sunday, July 25

Heats in the following categories will take place from 6 am – 8:30 am AM ET:

  • Women’s 100m backstroke
  • Men’s 200m freestyle
  • Women’s 100m breaststroke
  • Men’s 100m backstroke
  • Women’s 400m freestyle
  • Men’s 4x100m freestyle

Finals and semifinals in the following categories will take place from 9:30 pm ET – 11 pm ET:

  • Women’s 100m butterfly final
  • Men’s 200m freestyle semifinals
  • Women’s 100m breaststroke semifinals
  • Men’s 100m backstroke final
  • Women’s 400m freestyle final
  • Men’s 100m backstroke finals
  • Women’s 100m backstroke semifinals
  • Men’s 4x100m freestyle final

Monday, July 26

 

Heats in the following categories will take place from 6 am – 8:30 am ET:

  • Women’s 200m freestyle
  • Men’s 200m butterfly
  • Women’s 200m IM
  • Women’s 1500m freestyle

Finals and semifinals in the following categories will take place from 9:30 pm – 11 pm ET:

  • Women’s 200m freestyle semifinals
  • Men’s 200m freestyle final
  • Women’s 100m backstroke final
  • Men’s 100m backstroke final
  • Women’s 100m breaststroke final
  • Men’s 200m butterfly semifinals
  • Women’s 200m IM semifinals

Tuesday, July 27

Heats in the following categories will take place from 6 am – 8:30 am ET:

  • Men’s 100m freestyle
  • Women’s 200m butterfly
  • Men’s 200m breaststroke
  • Men’s 4x200m freestyle
  • Men’s 800m freestyle

Finals, semifinals, and heats in the following categories will take place from 9:30 pm – 11 pm ET:

  • Men’s 100m freestyle semifinals
  • Men’s 200m freestyle final
  • Men’s 200m butterfly final
  • Women’s 200m butterfly semifinals
  • Men’s 200m breaststroke semifinals
  • Women’s 200m IM finals
  • Women’s 1500m freestyle final
  • Men’s 4x200m freestyle final
  • Women’s 100m freestyle heats
  • Men’s 200m backstroke heats

Wednesday, July 28

Heats in the following categories will take place from 6 am – 8:30 am ET:

  • Women’s 200m breaststroke
  • Men’s 200m IM
  • Women’s 4x200m freestyle

Finals and semifinals in the following categories will take place from 9:30 pm – 11 pm ET:

  • Men’s 800m freestyle final
  • Women’s 200m breaststroke final
  • Women’s 100m freestyle semifinals
  • Men’s 200m backstroke semifinals
  • Women’s 200m butterfly final
  • Men’s 100m freestyle final
  • Women’s 200m breaststroke semifinals
  • Men’s 200m IM semifinals
  • Women’s 4x200m freestyle finals

Thursday, July 29

Heats in the following categories will take place from 6 am – 8:30 am ET:

  • Women’s 800m freestyle
  • Men’s 100m butterfly
  • Women’s 200m backstroke
  • Mixed 4×100 medley relay

Finals and semifinals in the following categories will take place from 9:30 pm – 11 pm ET:

  • Women’s 200m breaststroke final
  • Men’s 200m backstroke final
  • Women’s 200m backstroke semifinals
  • Men’s 200m IM final
  • Women’s 100m freestyle final
  • Men’s 100m butterfly semifinal

Friday, July 30

Heats in the following categories will take place from 6 am – 8:30 am ET:

  • Men’s 50m freestyle
  • Women’s 50m freestyle
  • Men’s 1500m freestyle
  • Women’s 4x100m medley relay
  • Men’s 4x100m medley relay

Finals, semifinals, and heats in the following categories will take place from 9:30 pm – 11 pm ET:

  • Men’s 100m freestyle heats
  • Women’s 200m backstroke final
  • Women’s 800m freestyle final
  • Men’s 50m freestyle semifinals
  • Women’s 50m freestyle semifinals
  • Mixed 4x100m medley relay final

Saturday, July 31

Finals, semifinals, and heats in the following categories will take place from 9:30 pm – 11 pm ET:

  • Men’s 50m freestyle final
  • Women’s 50m freestyle final
  • Men’s 1500m freestyle final
  • Women’s 4x100m medley relay final
  • Men’s 4×100 medley relay final

Wednesday, August 4

The women’s 10km event will take place from 6 pm – 9 pm ET. Favorites to win include China’s Xin Xin, Italy’s Rachele Bruni, and the USA’s Haley Anderson.


Thursday, August 5

The men’s 10km event will take place from 6 pm – 9 pm ET. Favorites to win include Germany’s Florian Wellbrock, France’s Marc-Antoine Olivier, and The Netherlands’ Ferry Weertman.

Tune into the opening ceremony Friday, July 23 at 7 am ET.

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