NBC Sports Group to Present Coverage of USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships Saturday, June 29
via press release:
NBC SPORTS GROUP TO PRESENT COVERAGE OF USA SWIMMING’S PHILLIPS 66 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TOMORROW
Olympic Gold Medalists Ryan Lochte, Nathan Adrian & Missy Franklin Highlight Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 28, 2013 – NBC Sports Group will air coverage of USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and continuing at 11 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. The five-day swim meet serves as the qualifying trials for the 2013 FINA World Swimming Championships in Barcelona, Spain, which will be televised in August on NBC and Universal Sports Network.
ANNOUNCERS: Ted Robinson, Rowdy Gaines and Alex Flanagan will call the action from Indianapolis, Ind.
The U.S. National Swim Team won more than three times the number of medals than any other nation at the 2012 London Olympic Games, making the race to qualify for the World Championships ultra-competitive for the talented mix of veterans and newcomers competing this weekend.
Top contenders to watch on NBC at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday include: 18-year old, four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin; 16-year old, Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, the youngest member of Team USA at the London Olympic Games; four-time Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers; 11-time Olympic medalist and five-time gold medalist Ryan Lochte; and two-time Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel.
The following events will air on NBC: women’s 200m freestyle, men and women’s 400m IM, men and women’s 100 butterfly, women’s 200m backstroke, men and women’s 400m freestyle, men and women’s 100m breaststroke, and men and women’s 100m backstroke.
On NBC Sports Network at 11 p.m. ET, leading swimmers include: two-time Olympian and three-time Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian, who won the gold in the men’s 100m freestyle in London; Missy Franklin; and Ryan Lochte.
NBC Sports Network will air: men and women’s 100m freestyle, men and women’s 200m individual medley, and men and women’s 50m freestyle.