Olympic Swimming Schedule 2021: TV Channel, Live-Stream Info

Olympic Swimming Schedule 2021 TV Channel, Live-Stream Info: Tokyo 2021 Olympics games, one of the illustrious sporting events of the moment is all set to begin from July 23rd and will last up to 8th August 2021. Every one of us is eagerly waiting for the event, where this time the games will feature six new sports programs.

Here we will be covering information about one of the Olympic Sports programs, swimming which was first introduced in 1896. The Women’s swimming competition was added later in the 1912 games.

Olympic Swimming 2021 Live Stream
Olympic Swimming 2021 Live Stream

Events: Swimming is a popular sports program that involves 35 different events divided between men and women along with the mixed-gender relay. But the main attraction is the solo swimming competition. This time at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games two events have been added: the men’s 800 meters freestyle and the women’s 1500 meters freestyle. Also, the event will feature the Mixed-gender relay competition.

Scoring and Rules: The winner of the competition is determined based on the fastest swimmer or a team touching the touchpad.

Strokes: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and butterfly are the four main strokes in swimming competitions. Swimmers mainly participate in one particular stroke, such as the 100 meters freestyle or the 200 meters butterfly. Also, there are individual and relay medley events that involve one swimmer using all four strokes in different legs of the race. In the relay competition, the swimmers use different stroke styles.

Technique: Swimmers’ skill and technique mainly depend on the precision of its stroke with maximum efficiency which is adapted after years of practice and dedication. Swimmers need to keep working on their legs and arms moving in unison on breaststroke and butterfly. Swimmers face challenges in the backstroke style where athletes sometimes deviate from side to side as they face upwards.

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Tokyo Olympic Swimming Schedule 2021

All times are Japan Standard Time (GMT/UTC+9)

The competition will take place from 24 July – 1 August 2021.

Date Time Event
24 July 2021 19:00 – 21:30 Men’s 400m Individual Medley – Heats
Women’s 100m Butterfly – Heats
Men’s 400m Freestyle – Heats
Women’s 400m Individual Medley – Heats
Men’s 100m Breaststroke – Heats
Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay – Heats
25 July 2021 10:30 – 12:20 Men’s 400m Individual Medley Final
Women’s 100m Butterfly Semifinals
Men’s 400m Freestyle Final
Women’s 400m Individual Medley Final
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Semifinals
Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final
19:00 – 21:30 Women’s 100m Backstroke – Heats
Men’s 200m Freestyle – Heats
Women’s 100m Breaststroke – Heats
Men’s 100m Backstroke – Heats
Women’s 400m Freestyle – Heats
Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay – Heats
26 July 2021 10:30 – 12:40 Women’s 100m Butterfly Final
Men’s 200m Freestyle Semifinals
Women’s 100m Breaststroke Semifinals
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Final
Women’s 400m Freestyle Final
Men’s 100m Backstroke Semifinals
Women’s 100m Backstroke Semifinals
Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final
19:00 – 21:30 Women’s 200m Freestyle – Heats
Men’s 200m Butterfly – Heats
Women’s 200m Individual Medley – Heats
Women’s 1500m Freestyle – Heats
27 July 2021 10:30 – 12:25 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 Individual Medley Semifinals
19:00 – 21:30 Men’s 100m Freestyle – Heats
Women’s 200m Butterfly – Heats
Men’s 200m Breaststroke – Heats
Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay – Heats
Men’s 800m Freestyle – Heats
28 July 2021 10:30 – 13:05 Men’s 100m Freestyle Semifinals
Women’s 200m Freestyle Final
Men’s 200m Butterfly Final
Women’s 200m Butterfly Semifinals
Men’s 200m Breaststroke Semifinals
Women’s 200m Individual Medley Final
Women’s 1500m Freestyle Final
Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final
19:00 – 21:30 Women’s 100m Freestyle – Heats
Men’s 200m Backstroke – Heats
Women’s 200m Breaststroke – Heats
Men’s 200m Individual Medley – Heats
Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay – Heats
29 July 2021 10:30 – 13:10 Men’s 800m Freestyle Final
Men’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 Individual Medley Semifinals
Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final
19:00 – 21:30 Women’s 800m Freestyle – Heats
Men’s 100m Butterfly – Heats
Women’s 200m Backstroke – Heats
Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay – Heats
30 July 2021 10:30 – 12:10 Men’s 100m Butterfly Semifinals
Women’s 200m Breaststroke Final
Men’s 200m Backstroke Final
Women’s 100m Freestyle Final
Men’s 200m Individual Medley Final
Women’s 200m Backstroke Semifinals
19:00 – 21:30 Men’s 50m Freestyle – Heats
Women’s 50m Freestyle – Heats
Men’s 1500m Freestyle – Heats
Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay – Heats
Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay – Heat
31 July 2021 10:30 – 12:20 Men’s 100m Butterfly Final
Women’s 200m Backstroke Final
Women’s 800m Freestyle Final
Men’s 50m Freestyle Semifinals
Women’s 50m Freestyle Semifinals
Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final
1 August 2021 10:30 – 12:25 Men’s 50m Freestyle Final
Women’s 50m Freestyle Final
Men’s 1500m Freestyle Final
Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final
Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final

Olympic Swimming History

Swimming has been a part of the sports program on every Summer Olympic game since 1896. Since then the event has undergone major developments. It was in the London 1908 Olympic Games, the pool was used for the first time replacing previously used seas and rivers.

The women’s Swimming program was first introduced in 1912 at the Stockholm Olympic Games. Also for the first time, electrical timing was introduced. At the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Diving blocks were introduced and the butterfly strokes events were incorporated at the Melbourne games in 1956.

Swimmers were allowed to wear goggles at the 1976 Melbourne event. Swimmers started wearing full-body neoprene suits at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. However, due to an unprecedented number of broken records, they were banned in 2009.

The United States holds a record of winning the most number of Olympic medals, a total of 246 Olympic gold medals. Michael Phelps is the most successful Olympian of all time with 23 medals. He also holds a record of 8 medals in a single game at the 2008 Beijing event.

Top Olympic Swimmers at Tokyo 2021

Michael Phelp from the USA is still the number one swimmer and now the USA has found an athlete with the same caliber in the form of Caeleb Dressel.

Caeleb Dressel holds a record of winning six titles at the 2019 World Championship and has also broken several short course records in 2020 events. In the Butterfly Stroke, all eyes are on British swimmer Adam Peaty to retain the Olympic title. Prevailing world champion Seto Daiya from Japan is once again ready to dominate in the men’s medley event.

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