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British Swimming confirm landmark broadcast deal for aquatic sport



“This is a
pivotal moment for aquatic sport, and I would like to thank both the BBC and
Channel 4 for their show of commitment in working with us to provide the
millions of fans across the country with the opportunity to watch and engage
with the sport they love.

“This time
in a week, hundreds of swimmers will be diving into action at the London
Aquatics Centre in what is the biggest and most important domestic meet of this
three-year cycle, and it is fantastic that fans who cannot be in the stands will
be able to experience world-class performances and plenty of drama across the
six days.

“Not only
will we head to Paris on the back of outstanding Paralympic and Olympic
performances in Tokyo, but we have also been consistently superb over World
Championships in the past two years – and I know there will be plenty of
unmissable British Championship races to tune into over the coming days, where
people can get to know the names and faces of those who will be setting the
world alight in the summer.”

Philip Bernie,
Interim Director of BBC Sport, said: “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 fully combined, making this year’s
British Swimming Championships a really exciting event for audiences, so we’re
delighted to be showing it.”

Pete Andrews,
Channel 4 Head of Sport, said: “Channel 4 is delighted to be showing our
amazing Paralympic and Olympic swimmers on their journey to the big show in
Paris. Streaming on YouTube allows us access to a young and diverse audience,
and we are very excited to have this event hosted on the platform.”

On radio, BBC
Radio 5 Sports Extra will also be providing coverage of the British Swimming

Further event
details on the upcoming British Diving Championships will be communicated in
due course.

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