2022 U.S. Swimming Championships TV, live stream schedule – Home of the Olympic Channel

Katie Ledecky and Bobby Finke headline the U.S. Swimming Championships in Irvine, California, this week, live on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and streaming on Peacock, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.
A month after the world championships concluded in Budapest, swimmers are vying for national championships and a springboard into the year before the 2024 Paris Olympics.
In a first, every year in this Olympic cycle includes a world championships. Next summer, they’ll be in Fukuoka, Japan.
Ledecky, who won four golds in four events in Budapest, is entered in Irvine in her trademark event, the 800m freestyle, as well as events she doesn’t swim at major international meets — the 100m free and 400m individual medley.
Her most anticipated race may be the 200m free, which she did not contest at worlds but could add back to her program ahead of Paris.
Others entered include world championships team members Claire CurzanLeah Smith, Michael Andrew and Shaine Casas.
2022 U.S. Swimming Championships Broadcast Schedule
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Jennifer Valente, who in Tokyo became the first U.S. woman to win Olympic track cycling gold, added a world title in the same event, the omnium, on Friday.
“I achieved the Olympic dream before this one, but this really had been on the forefront of my mind for a long time,” she said, according to USA Cycling.
Valente, 27, prevailed at the world championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, one day after taking bronze in a separate elimination race, which is not on the Olympic program.
The omnium, which debuted at the Olympics in 2012, is an event consisting of four races that take place on the same day: the scratch race, the tempo race, the elimination race and the points race. For the first three races, riders earn 40 points for a win, 38 for second and 36 for third and on down a descending scale.
In the final 80-lap points race, points are awarded for a sprint every 10 laps, including double points for the last sprint. Cyclists also gain and lose points by lapping the field or getting lapped.
Valente led by eight points over Dutchwoman Maike van der Duin going into the points race. She ended up winning by nine over van der Duin.
Valente, who took world championships bronze in the event in 2019, is the second American to win a world omnium title after Sarah Hammer in 2013 and 2014 (the last time an American won a world title in an individual track cycling event on the Olympic program).
Valente previously won four world titles in the team pursuit.
“The team gold medal is special in a completely different way,” Valente said, according to USA Cycling. “Every team world title that I’ve won has been with a really special group of people. But this is just a completely different experience.”
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🌈🇺🇸 Jennifer Valente 🇺🇸🌈
2022 UCI Women’s Omnium World Champion 🙌#AQY2022 pic.twitter.com/sRqeKyVb0l
— UCI Track Cycling (@UCI_Track) October 14, 2022

Mike Keenan was named coach of the Italy men’s ice hockey team on Friday, giving the Stanley Cup winner a chance to guide the host country at the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics.
Keenan, who will be 76 in 2026, last coached China-based Kunlun Red Star in the KHL in 2017.
“I’ve had a lot of great international experiences but this is both a challenge and a unique opportunity for me,” Keenan said. “I’m excited to be involved in a building and development process in the run up to an Olympics. . . . Every once in a while, miracles happen. Italy is a nation passionate about sports so that’s why I want to set high expectations.”
Keenan coached the New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup in 1994 and also won the KHL at Metallurg Magnitogorsk in 2014.
Italy finished 11th in the 12-team tournament at the 2006 Torino Games when it also qualified as host. That was the team’s previous participation at the Olympics.
After finishing last in its group at the world championship in May, Italy was relegated to the Division I worlds for next year.
Greg Ireland, Italy’s previous coach, left to lead Kunlun Red Star.
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