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Where To Watch Your NZ Swimming Team As They Take On The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games kicks off in just three days time, starting on Friday 23rd July this week. All swimming events will begin from Saturday 24th July, with the first heats airing in New Zealand at 10 pm. 

CEO of Swimming New Zealand, Steve Johns says, "The team left Auckland in high spirits and excited for the challenge that lies ahead. Years of hard work and effort have got them to this point, now it's a matter of each of them turning their focus to racing fast. As a swimming community, we are right behind them all the way!"

Seven New Zealand swimmers will race across 10 individual events and 1 relay:
  • Lewis Clareburt, 200m & 400m Individual Medley (Capital Swim Club/Wellington), coached by Gary Hollywood
  • Ali Galyer, 100m & 200m Backstroke, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay (Coast Swim Club/Auckland) coached by Arthur Albiero out of University of Louisville
  • Zac Reid, 400m & 800m Freestyle (Aquabladz/New Plymouth), coached by Sue Southgate
  • Erika Fairweather, 200 & 400 Freestyle, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay (Neptune Swim Club/Dunedin), coached by Lars Humer and Kurt Crosland
  • Eve Thomas, 800m & 1500m Freestyle (Coast Swim Club/Auckland) coached by Dean Boxall out of St Peters Western
  • Hayley McIntosh, 1500m, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay (Phoenix Aquatics/Auckland), coached by David Lyles
  • Carina Doyle, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay (North Shore Swimming Club/Auckland) coached by Andy McMillan
For the full Olympic Swimming Schedule and Results, click on the button below. The start lists have not yet been released but should go live on this page when they are.

Click on the link below for a printout of 'Where to Watch your NZ Swimmers' - this is the most accurate to date schedule and timing of the events in NZ time (times will slightly differ when start lists/heats have been released).

As Sky is the 'Official Broadcaster' of the Olympics, it is by far the best platform to catch our NZ athletes LIVE. TVNZ will also broadcast some footage from the Olympics but it is not guaranteed and most likely won't be live.



As the Home of Sport, Sky is proud to be the official broadcast partner of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

With 12 channels of Olympic Games coverage, you’ll be able to catch all the swimming action plus all your other favourite Olympic events and discover the newly added sports including surfing, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and baseball. Daily coverage will between 12pm and 2am on most days (check guides for times), from Friday 23 July through until the closing ceremony on Sunday 8 August.

You can catch up on key highlights, NZ team moments and recaps via Sky Go or Sky Sport Now.

And if that isn’t enough, all Sky Sport and Sky Sport Now customers can access the Sky Olympic Video Player app using their Sky Go or Sky Sport Now login details. It will have every Olympic moment LIVE, plus additional non-live videos, athlete bios and real-time statistics.

Watch the Kiwi swimmers in action from 10:00pm each night for heats, and from 1:00pm each afternoon for finals.

Sky is also offering a special one-off payment  Olympic Games Pass, which gives access to all 12 Channels of Olympic Games coverage, for only $24.99. This includes access to Sky Olympic Video Player with exclusive content, plus all other sports on Sky Sport Now. The pass unlocks access from today - 21 July until 8 August 2021. Cick on the button below.



If you would rather get more into the action - head down to The NZ team HQ, which will be opening in Auckland from 23rd July until 8th August 2021 at the Cloud in Auckland's Queen Wharf.

While Tokyo hosts the world’s greatest sporting event, The Cloud at Auckland’s Queens Wharf will be the headquarters of the first NZ Team fan zone.

Celebrate the games with us - right here in New Zealand. Click below to register your attendance at the NZ Team HQ – our fan zone at the Cloud on Auckland’s Queen’s Wharf.