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2023 World Aquatics Championships broadcast schedule

Murphy's parents watch him vie for 200m Back title
Follow along with Ryan Murphy and his parents during his 200m backstroke final at the 2023 Phillips 66 National Championships.

Peacock airs daily live coverage of the world aquatics championships from Fukuoka, Japan.

Coverage began with open-water swimming last Friday and Saturday nights (Eastern time), plus diving finals through the first week.

That’s followed by swimming, both preliminary heats sessions and semifinals and finals sessions, from this Saturday through July 30.

All of the U.S. men’s and women’s group water polo matches, plus the semifinals and finals, also air live on Peacock. Plus, artistic swimming duet and team free finals.

All events not on Peacock air live on the World Aquatics streaming page linked here.

The championships have 2024 Olympic ramifications. The medalists in the men’s and women’s open-water 10km qualify directly into the Olympics, meaning it could produce the first person to make the U.S. Olympic team in any sport.

In diving, the top 12 finishers per individual event and top three teams per synchronized event qualify Olympic quota spots for their nation.

The finalists in men’s and women’s water polo qualify their nations for the Olympics. As in diving, there are more Olympic qualifying competitions later this year and next year.

In swimming, 22-time world medalist Katie Ledecky is one individual title shy of Michael Phelps’ record 15. She’s slated to race the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyles, plus the 4x200m free relay, a year after winning all of those events at worlds.

The women’s 400m free is among the most anticipated events, with Olympic champion Ariarne Titmus returning to worlds after passing on last year’s meet to focus on the Commonwealth Games. Plus, 16-year-old Canadian Summer McIntosh, who broke the world record on March 28.

In the men’s events, Frenchman Léon Marchand could take aim at Michael Phelps’ last remaining individual world record in the 400m individual medley. Last year, Marchand, a 21-year-old who trains under Phelps’ career-long coach Bob Bowman, swam the second-fastest time in history. The men’s 400m IM is the longest-standing world record in an Olympic swimming event.

2023 World Aquatics Championships Broadcast Schedule on Peacock

Friday, July 14Open-Water 10km Women Final7-9:30 p.m.
10m Platform Synchro Mixed Final11:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m.
Saturday, July 151m Springboard Women Final2:30-4 a.m.
3m Springboard Synchro Men Final5-6:45 a.m.
Open-Water 10km Men Final6:45-9:30 p.m.
Women’s Preliminary: USA vs. China (Water Polo)8-9:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 161m Springboard Men Final1:30-3:15 a.m.
10m Platform Synchro Women Final5-6:45 a.m.
Men’s Preliminary: Kazakhstan vs. USA (Water Polo)8-9:15 p.m.
Monday, July 173m Springboard Synchro Women Final2:30-4 a.m.
10m Platform Synchro Men Final5-6:45 a.m.
Tuesday, July 18Women’s Preliminary: Australia vs. USA (Water Polo)4:30-5:45 a.m.
3m/10m Team Event Final5-6:45 a.m.
Wednesday, July 1910m Platform Women Final5-6:45 a.m.
Men’s Preliminary: USA vs. Australia (Water Polo)7:30-8:45 a.m.
Thursday, July 20Women’s Preliminary: France vs. USA (Water Polo)3-4:15 a.m.
3m Springboard Men Final5-6:45 a.m.
Duet Free Final (Artistic Swimming)6:30-8 a.m.
Friday, July 21Men’s Preliminary: USA vs. Greece (Water Polo)12:30-1:45 a.m.
3m Springboard Women Final5-6:45 a.m.
Team Free Final (Artistic Swimming)6:30-8 a.m.
Saturday, July 223m Springboard Synchro Mixed Final2:30-4 a.m.
10m Platform Men Final5:30-7:15 a.m.
Swimming Prelims Day 19:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sunday, July 23Swimming Finals Day 17-9:35 a.m.
Swimming Prelims Day 29:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Monday, July 24Swimming Finals Day 27-9:05 a.m.
Swimming Prelims Day 39:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Tuesday, July 25Swimming Finals Day 37-9:20 a.m.
Swimming Prelims Day 49:30 p.m.-12:45 a.m.
Wednesday, July 26Women’s Water Polo Semifinal 14-5:15 a.m.
Women’s Water Polo Semifinal 25:30-6:45 a.m.
Swimming Finals Day 47-9:30 a.m.
Swimming Prelims Day 59:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Thursday, July 27Men’s Water Polo Semifinal 14-5:15 a.m.
Men’s Water Polo Semifinal 25:30-6:45 a.m.
Swimming Finals Day 57-9:30 a.m.
Swimming Prelims Day 69:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Friday, July 28Women’s Water Polo Final5-6:15 a.m.
Swimming Finals Day 67-9:25 a.m.
Swimming Prelims Day 79:30 p.m.-12:45 a.m.
Saturday, July 29Men’s Water Polo Final5-6:15 a.m.
Swimming Finals Day 77-9:30 a.m.
Swimming Prelims Day 89:30 p.m.-12:45 a.m.
Sunday, July 30Swimming Finals Day 86:45-9:45 a.m.
Highlight Show5-6 p.m.**
Saturday, Aug. 5Highlight Show1-3 p.m.**

**Encore coverage on NBC