Who, what, when and how for GB in Fukuoka

There are only a few days left until the pool action at the 2023 World Championships kicks off. There will be 8 days of action to follow in Japan, but with the BBC confirming they will not be showing the event having failed to reach a financial agreement over rights with World Aquatics, it won’t be available on terrestrial TV in the UK. But you can still watch it – here are all the details you need to follow the British team in action, including when each swimmer takes to the water.

When are the GB Team Swimming?

The 29 swimmers will be in action across every day of the meet. We’ve been through the entry lists and have scheduled out when you can expect to see them in action, and when each relay team will be competing. Cleary there may be withdrawals, but as things stand this is the British programme.

What are the session times?

Fukuoka is 8 hours ahead of British Summer Time currently, so the session times are:

  • Heats: 2:30am
  • Finals: 12:00 midday

How do I Watch?

With no TV coverage the only options are online streams. There are two to choose from as follows:

  • All Aquatics: This is a free platform, but you need to register. It’s not clear if only live coverage will be available or if there will be any catch up provision. It can be a bit finnicky so don’t leave it to the last minute to sign up.
  • Recast: This is the paid for stream from World Aquatics. The cost is £3:50 per day or you can buy a week pass for £11, so the minimum cost for the whole competition will be £14.50. The platform should offer full catch up facilities.

If you cant make it to a stream, there will also be coverage on BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Xtra.

Where can I find the results?

There are two main options for results from Fukuoka:

  • World Aquatics – the World Aquatics website is hosting results which also allow drilling down into individual swimmers’ results and results by heat.
  • Omega Timing – For more traditional results, Omega Timing will be providing PDFs of each event – these usually appear fairly quickly after the conclusion of each event.

I can’t wait for the action to start!

In which case, get your swimming fix by listening to our preview podcast as we run down the key events to look forward to, and rate Britain’s chances in the pool