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BBC secures rights for British Swimming Championships

March 28, 2024

BBC Sport is set to broadcast every finals session of the British Swimming Championships this year, confirming a new broadcast partnership with British Swimming.

For the first time, the championships will feature a fully integrated schedule that includes both swimming and para-swimming races, with prospective Team GB athletes competing together as they prepare for the upcoming Olympics and Paralympics in the summer.

The 2024 British Swimming Championships will take place at the London Aquatic Centre from April 2nd-7th and audiences can watch live coverage of the event on BBC iPlayer as well as on the BBC Sport website and app.

Philip Bernie, Interim Director of BBC Sport, commented: “We’re heading into what’s going to be a gripping summer of live sports across the BBC, with Paris 2024 just months away. This partnership serves as brilliant build-up to the Olympics where swimming and diving are sure to take centre stage. It’s also the first time Olympic and Paralympic trials have been combined, making this year’s British Swimming Championships an exciting event for audiences, so we’re delighted to be showing it.”

On the final day of competition, audiences can listen to live coverage of the evening session on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra- accessible via radio and BBC Sounds. There will also be regular reports on the BBC Sport website and app throughout the competition.

Additionally, BBC Sport will broadcast the British Diving Championships later this year. Fans can watch the top British divers showcase their elite skills, with finals streamed live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app.

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