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FULL BROADCAST GUIDE | The AUSTRALIAN SWIMMING TRIALS to air LIVE this weekend on Amazon Prime

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The pressure will be on Australia’s elite swimmers when they step up to the blocks at the Australian Swimming Trials to earn their place on the national team.

Amazon Prime Video will broadcast all the action and excitement from Adelaide this Saturday, streaming the trials live and exclusively into 240 countries and territories worldwide.

All live swimming coverage will be available at no additional cost to Prime members, and fans can sign up or start a 30-day free trial by visiting primevideo.com.

“This is going to be one of the hottest showdowns in Australian swimming history and it will make for great viewing for fans at home,”

said Grant Hackett OAM, Amazon Prime Video commentator and Olympic gold medallist.

“I think this will be one of the most pressure-cooked trials ever because there are so many swimmers coming into the meet unknown. Trials can be full of surprises at any time, but given the uncertainty and lack of competition over the past 12 to 18 months these ones will have more surprises than we’ve ever seen before.

“No one has had the luxury of seeing how their rivals are improving. Normally you would see the incremental improvement of swimmers coming through, but no one has had it this time around.”

Grant predicts the biggest races will be the men’s and women’s 100-metre freestyle. Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers has overcome shoulder surgery and is out to prove he is ready to defend his Olympic crown. In the women’s 100m, Cate Campbell has the fastest time going into the meet –will she make her fourth Olympic team? Or will Emma McKeon continue on her winning streak and take line honours?

World records could topple at the trials. Matthew Wilson is within reach of breaking the 200m breaststroke world record mark and rising star Kaylee McKeown is closing in on the 100m and 200m backstroke world records.

Olympic gold medallist Giaan Rooney OAM will interview swimmers post-race for Amazon Prime Video. The two-time Olympian says the pressure is enormous for the athletes.

“There is almost more pressure of a trials than the Olympics themselves because put quite simply, you cannot go to the biggest meet there is for a swimmer without qualifying for the team first. Because of this, there is almost just as much relief as there is excitement to make the team.”

Giaan predicts Queensland rising star, Kaylee McKeown, will be one to watch at the trials.

“Her form over the last few months means all the momentum is with her as a potential medallist in Toyko.”

Amazon Prime Video’s live coverage across six days will be an Australian first, with more in-depth interviews, swimming analysis and back-to-back racing, split into two halves so fans can enjoy the race action without disruption.

Each day’s broadcast will begin with the MLC Pre-Race Show, where we’ll spend 30 minutes setting the stage for the evening ahead, previewing key races, diving into storylines, and conducting live interviews with current and past champions including James Magnussen and Jodie Henry. Giaan Rooney will catch up with Olympic champions Mack Horton and Kyle Chalmers, freestyle sensation Ariarne Titmus and backstroker Mitch Larkin, as they reveal their Olympic aspirations. 

Olympic hopeful Lani Pallister tells Giaan about the special bond she shares with her greatest supporter, her coach and mother, dual Olympian Janelle Elford.

Each evening immediately following the finals action, The Last Lap brought to you by MLC, will go to air with in-depth analysis of the top performances of the night and point to the following day’s action. 

In the commentary line-up, Grant Hackett and Giaan Rooney will join three-time Olympian Nicole Livingstone OAM and Paralympic gold medallist Annabelle Williams OAM as expert commentators for the finals sessions.

Sports broadcaster and journalist Matt White will serve as host, with veteran sports caller Jon Harker handling all the action in the pool.

For the heats from 10.30am each morning, Olympic silver medallist James Magnussen and two-time Olympian Meagen Nay will provide expert commentary, along with Olympic medallist Sarah Ryan as host and race announcer.

All live swimming coverage will be available at no additional cost to Prime members, and fans can sign up or start a 30-day free trial by visiting primevideo.com.

The live stream will run on Amazon Prime Video from Saturday, June 12, through to Thursday, June 17, 2021, with heats each morning from 10.30am AEST and the finals each evening from 7.00pm AEST.

2021 Australian Swimming Trials live coverage on Prime Video includes:

Broadcasting Schedule – Saturday, June 12

Day One

10.30am AEST/Heats

W 100 FLY

M 400 IM

W 400 FREE (MC)

M 400 FREE (MC)

M 100 BREAST

W 400 IM

W 200 FREE (MC)

M 200 FREE (MC)

M 400 FREE

7.00pm AEST/Finals

MLC Pre-race show

W 100 FLY

M 400 IM

W 400 FREE (MC)

M 400 FREE (MC)

M 100 BREAST

W 400 IM

W 200 FREE (MC)

M 200 FREE (MC)

M 400 FREE

The Last Lap brought to you by MLC.


Sunday, June 13 – Day Two

10.30am AEST/Heats

W 100 BACK

W 100 FLY (MC)

M 100 FLY (MC)

W 100 BREAST

M 50 FREE (MC)

M 100 BACK

W 400 FREE

W 50 FREE (MC)

M 50 BREAST (MC)

M 200 FREE

7.00pm AEST/Finals

MLC Pre-race show

W 100 BACK

W 100 FLY (MC)

M 100 FLY (MC)

W 100 BREAST

M 50 FREE (MC)

M 100 BACK

W 400 FREE

W 50 FREE (MC)

M 50 BREAST (MC)

M 200 FREE

The Last Lap brought to you by MLC.



Monday June 14 – Day Three

10.30am AEST/Heats

W 200 IM

M 150 IM (MC)

W 200 IM (MC)

M 200 IM (MC)

M 200 FLY

W 200 FREE

M 50 BACK (MC)

M 800 FREE

7.00pm AEST/Finals

MLC Pre-race show

W 200 IM

M 150 IM (MC)

W 200 IM (MC)

M 200 IM (MC)

M 200 FLY

W 200 FREE

M 50 BACK (MC)

M 800 FREE

The Last Lap brought to you by MLC.



Tuesday June 15 – Day Four

10.30am AEST/Heats

M 200 BREAST

W 100 BREAST (MC)

M 100 BREAST (MC)

W 200 FLY

M 100 FREE (MC)

W 100 FREE (MC)

M 100 FREE

W 1500 FREE

7.00pm AEST/Finals

MLC Pre-race show

M 200 BREAST

W 100 BREAST (MC)

M 100 BREAST (MC)

W 200 FLY

M 100 FREE (MC)

W 100 FREE (MC)

M 100 FREE

W 1500 FREE

The Last Lap brought to you by MLC.



Wednesday June 16 – Day Five

10.30am AEST/Heats

M 200 IM

W 50 FLY (MC)

M 50 FLY (MC)

W 100 BACK (MC)

M 100 BACK (MC)

W 200 BREAST

M 200 BACK

W 100 FREE

7.00pm AEST/Finals

MLC Pre-race show

M 200 IM

W 100 BACK (MC)

M 100 BACK (MC)

W 50 FLY (MC)

M 50 FLY (MC)

W 200 BREAST

M 200 BACK

W 100 FREE

The Last Lap brought to you by MLC and the Paralympic Team Announcement



Thursday June 17 – Day Six

10.30am AEST/Heats

W 200 BACK

M 100 FLY

W 800 FREE

W 50 FREE

M 50 FREE

M 1500 FREE

7.00pm AEST/Finals

MLC Pre-race show

W 200 BACK

M 100 FLY

W 800 FREE

W 50 FREE

M 50 FREE

M 1500 FREE

The Last Lap brought to you by MLC and Olympic Team Announcement

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