2016 Olympics Swimming Schedule

The 2016 Olympics swimming schedule has been released and will take place in and around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 6th through August 13th, 2016. The open-water marathon is scheduled to be held on August 15th and 16th in Fort Copacabana, and the pool events will be held at the Olympics Aquatics stadium from August 6-13, 2016. The swimming events will be very similar to the past Olympics with a total of 34 events (17 each for both men’s and women’s events). There will also be two 10 KM open-water marathons held during the Olympics. In the event you are looking for the overall 2016 Olympics schedule we have that posted here as well as all of the different games that will be held at the Rio Olympics. Enjoy!

Michael Phelps

2016 Olympic Swimming Events

All Olympic swimming events are measured in meters. The following are the events scheduled for the Rio Games. Both men’s and women’s events are scheduled unless otherwise noted:
Backstroke: 100 and 200;
Breaststroke: 100 and 200;
Butterfly: 100 and 200;
Freestyle: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 (women), and 1,500 (men);
Individual medley: 200 and 400;
Marathon: 10 KM
Relays: 4×100 free, 4×200 free; 4×100 medley

2016 Olympics Competitive Swimming Schedule Information

While the order of the swimming events is the same as the 2012 Olympics, the starting times are a bit different. All prelim events will start at 1PM Rio Time / 10 AM U.S. ET, and the semifinals and finals will take place at 10 PM Rio Time / 7 PM ET (US).

Potential Olympics Schedule for Michael Phelps

Perhaps one of the most famous athletes in the Rio Games, 22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps is assumed to be targeting the 200 IM, 200 Butterfly, and 100 butterfly for his participation in the games. There is also a chance he could be part of the 400 freestyle relay. If so, then add a Sunday event to his current schedule:
Monday, August 8th – Men’s 200m butterfly prelims/semifinal
Tuesday, August 9th – Men’s 200m butterfly finals, Men’s 800m freestyle relay finals
Wednesday, August 10th – Men’s 200m IM prelims/semifinal
Thursday August 11th – Men’s 100m butterfly prelims/semifinal, Men’s 200m IM final
Friday, August 12th – Men’s 100m butterfly final
Saturday, August 13th – Men’s 400m freestyle relay final

2016 Olympic Swimming Schedule

SATURDAY, AUG 6TH
Men’s 400m IM – Final
Women’s 100m Fly – Semifinal
Men’s 400m Free – Final
Women’s 400m IM – Final
Men’s 100m Breast – Semifinal
Women’s 4 x 100m Free Relay – Final
Men’s 400m IM – Final
Women’s 100m Fly – Semifinal
Men’s 400m Free – Final
Women’s 400m IM – Final
Men’s 100m Breast – Semifinal
Women’s 4 x 100m Free Relay – Final
SUNDAY, AUG 7TH
Women’s 100m Back
Men’s 200m Free
Women’s 100m Breast
Men’s 100m Back
Women’s 400m Free
Men’s 4 x 100m Free Relay
Women’s 100m Fly – Final
Men’s 200m Free – Semifinal
Women’s 100m Breast – Semifinal
Men’s 100m Breast – Final
Women’s 400m Free – Final
Men’s 100m Back – Semifinal
Women’s 100m Back – Semifinal
Men’s 4 x 100m Free Relay – Final
MONDAY, AUG 8TH
Women’s 200m Free
Men’s 200m Fly
Women’s 200m IM
Women’s 200m Free – Semifinal
Men’s 200m Free – Final
Women’s 100m Back – Final
Men’s 100m Back – Final
Women’s 100m Breast – Final
Men’s 200m Fly – Semifinal
Women’s 200m IM — Semifinal
TUESDAY, AUG 9TH
Men’s 100m Free
Women’s 200m Fly
Men’s 200m Breast
Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
Men’s 100m Free – Semifinal
Women’s 200m Free – Final
Men’s 200m Fly – Final
Women’s 200m Fly – Semifinal
Men’s 200m Breast – Semifinal
Women’s 200m IM – Final
Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay – Final
WEDNESDAY, AUG 10TH
Women’s 100m Free
Men’s 200m Back
Women’s 200m Breast
Men’s 200m IM
Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
Men’s 200m Breast – Final
Women’s 100m Free – Semifinal
Men’s 200m Back – Semifinal
Women’s 200m Fly – Final
Men’s 100m Free – Final
Women’s 200m Breast – Semifinal
Men’s 200m IM – Semifinal
Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay – Final
THURSDAY, AUG 11TH
Men’s 50m Free
Women’s 800m Free
Men’s 100m Fly
Women’s 200m Back
Men’s 50m Free – Semifinal
Women’s 200m Breast – Final
Men’s 200m Back – Final
Women’s 200m Back – Semifinal
Men’s 200m IM – Final
Women’s 100m Free – Final
Men’s 100m Fly – Semifinal
FRIDAY, AUG 12TH
Women’s 50m Free
Men’s 1500m Free
Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Women’s 200m Back – Final
Men’s 100m Fly – Final
Women’s 800m Free – Final

Men’s 50m Free – Final
Women’s 50m Free – Semifinal
SATURDAY, AUG 13TH
Women’s 50m Free – Final
Men’s 1500m Free – Final
Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay – Final
Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay – Final