Tokyo Olympics: How to Watch Swimming Finals Live Without Cable on Friday, July 30




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The United States will be looking to get back on track by securing a few gold medals in this weekend’s swimming finals at the Tokyo Olympics. Winners will be determined in 9 different swimming events featuring the best men and women swimmers in the world.

Florida native Caleb Dressel won gold in the 100m and the 4 x 100m Freestyle events and will be looking to secure another first-place finish in tonight’s men’s 100m Butterfly, and advancing to the finals of tomorrow’s 50m Freestyle event. Dressel will also be competing on the Team USA’s Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay tomorrow night.

On the women’s side, all eyes will be on the greatest female swimmer of all time Katie Ledecky. So far at this year’s games, Ledecky has added gold and two silver medals to her vast collection of accomplishments. This weekend, she will be looking to continue her dominance with a triumphant performance in the Women’s 800m freestyle.

Unfortunately, spectators are not allowed at this year’s Olympic Games; however, cord cutters can find out how to watch all of the swimming finals, below.

When to watch the Swimming Finals?

Live coverage of tonight’s and tomorrow night’s Olympic events will begin at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Below is the full lineup of the swimming schedule for both nights.

Friday, July 30

Men’s 100m Butterfly Final9:30 p.m. ET
Women’s 200m Backstroke Final9:37 p.m. ET
Women’s 800m Freestyle Final9:46 p.m. ET
Men’s 50m Freestyle Semifinals
10:11 p.m. ET
Women’s 50m Freestyle Semifinals10:32 p.m. ET
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Final10:43 p.m. ET

Saturday, July 31

Men’s 50m Freestyle Final9:30 p.m. ET
Women’s 50m Free Final9:37 p.m. ET
Men’s 1500m Free Final9:44 p.m. ET
Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay Final10:15 p.m. ET
Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay Final10:36 p.m. ET

How to watch the Tokyo Olympics?

The NBC family of networks will be the exclusive home of all the games and events at this year’s Olympics.

All live coverage will be available to stream on and the NBC Sports app, with select coverage on Peacock. Cord cutters have more ways than ever with the most popular streaming services carrying the events. 

  • AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see what NBC channel is available in your area with an antenna.
  • Locast: Viewers in over 30 markets can watch their local NBC affiliate for free with Locast
  • fuboTV has NBC, USA, NBCSN,  Olympic Channel, and CNBC covered with the fuboTV Family plan for $65/month. NHL Network is available for an additional $11 per month.
  • Hulu with Live also carries NBC, USA, NBCSN, and CNBC for $65/month.
  • AT&T TV includes NBC, USA, NBCSN, CNBC, and Olympic Channel in its Ultimate package for $95/month.
  • YouTube TV includes NBC, USA, NBCSN, Olympic Channel, and CNBC with a $65/month subscription
  • Sling TV includes NBC, USA, and NBCSN in their Sling Blue package for $35/month. CNBC is available to add-on for an additional $6/month. Sling is also offering the Olympic Channel for free for Sling Blue subscribers through September 5.

For more information on how to watch the Olympics, check out our full guide.

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