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U.S. Swimming Championships TV schedule

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MESA, AZ - APRIL 16: Katie Ledecky (left) and Simone Manuel launch off the blocks at the start of the women’s 100 meter freestyle prelim at the Skyline Aquatic Center on April 16, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

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Swimmers compete for spots at the two biggest international meets before the 2020 Olympics at the U.S. Championships, live on NBC Sports this week.

The sport’s elite gather in Irvine, Calif., including Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Lilly King, Ryan Lochte, Caeleb Dressel and Chase Kalisz.

They’re vying for spots at August’s Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo. The U.S. roster will include no more than 26 men and 26 women, taking up to the top four finishers per individual Olympic program event in Irvine.

If a swimmer makes the Pan Pacs team, he or she can swim any event at Pan Pacs. That’s key, because the team for the 2019 World Championships in South Korea will be the two fastest swimmers per individual Olympic event using times from 2018 nationals or Pan Pacs.

That makes these nationals the biggest domestic meet between now and the 2020 Olympic Trials.

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DateTime (ET)Network
Wednesday9-10:30 p.m. (LIVE)Olympic Channel
11 p.m.-12:30 a.m.NBCSN
Thursday9-11 p.m. (LIVE)Olympic Channel
11 p.m.-1 a.m.NBCSN
Friday9-11 p.m. (LIVE)Olympic Channel
11 p.m.-1 a.m.NBCSN
Saturday3-5 p.m.NBC
10-11:30 p.m.Olympic Channel
Sunday1-2:30 a.m.NBCSN
3-5 p.m.NBC
9-10:30 p.m. (LIVE)Olympic Channel
Monday6-7:30 p.m.NBCSN