The US Swimming National Championships will take place at the Stanford Avery Aquatic Center in California from July 31 to August 4.
Coverage of the 2019 Swimming Nationals will be split between USASwimming.org, NBC Sports Network and the Olympic Channel. You can watch the USASwimming.org coverage online, and if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of NBCSN and the Olympic Channel on your computer, phone, or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
NBC Sports Network and the Olympic Channel are two of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the 2019 US Swimming Nationals on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages. All of them include NBC Sports Network, while the upper three bundles have the Olympic Channel.
You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the 2019 US Swimming Nationals on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PS Vue comes with cloud DVR.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including NBC Sports Network and the Olympic Channel.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the 2019 US Swimming Nationals on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
Swimmers to Watch
USA Swimming dominated at the swimming world championships in Gwangju, South Korea, last week, claiming 14 gold medals — nine more than the nation with the second-most, Australia.
Swimming freestyle and butterfly, Caeleb Dressel won a record eight total medals — six golds and a pair of silvers — at the event, two years after he tied Michael Phelps’ mark of seven gold medals at the 2017 world championships. That year, Dressel joined Phelps as the only swimmer to claim three world championships golds in a single night, and this time around, he became the first to accomplish that feat twice.
Dressel broke Phelps’ 100-meter butterfly world record, posting a time of 49.50 in the semifinals en route to gold.
“Part of me is very happy,” the 22-year-old said, according to ESPN. “Part of me wants to cry that I’m done with it. I’ve got pimples on my face from just the stress of the meet. I’m probably losing some hair.”
Regan Smith, 17, collected three world records at worlds. She swam the fastest 200-meter backstroke ever in the race’s semifinals (2:03.35), then recorded the second-fastest time ever (2:03.69) in the finals to take gold. She set a world record for 100-meter backstroke (57.57) as the lead-off swimmer for the 4×100-meter medley relay team, which collectively set another world record (3:50.40).
“As I’ve made my way through my swimming career, I think I’ve embraced its possibilities and gladly endured everything that has come with it,” Smith said before worlds, according to the USA Swimming website.
“To be honest, I have always felt like I’ve been living my swimming dream. All I ever wanted was to have fun in my sport and be the absolute best I could be. There was never a certain ‘aha’ moment that I experienced where I realized what I was beginning to accomplish; it was just a great sport to compete in from the beginning.”
Ryan Lochte, who’ll turn 35 during nationals, will make his return to USA Swimming at the event. Last year, the six-time Olympic gold medalist received a 14-month doping ban for taking an intravenous infusion without a therapeutic use exemption.
“A rule is a rule and I accept there is a technical violation,” Lochte said, according to Reuters. “I wasn’t taking anything that was banned or prohibited. I am hopeful other athletes learn from my mistake.”
Lochte still holds the world record in the 200-meter individual medley, which he set with a time of 1:54.00 at the 2011 world championships.
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