Tokyo 2020 Aquatics Centre

Toyko 2020 aquatics timetable confirmed for rescheduled Games

20 Jul 2020

The rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have moved a step closer following confirmation of the revised competition timetable. 

The Games have been moved back a year, to the summer of 2021 - but while there have been some minor changes to session times, each session of the Olympics in the Japanese capital has been scheduled as originally planned for 2020. 

The Opening Ceremony will now take place on Friday 23rd July 2021, with the first swimming event of the Games - the Men's 400m Individual Medley heats - getting underway the following day, Saturday 24th July

Adam Peaty will look to defend his Men's 100m Breaststroke title on the morning of Monday 26th July (the final is scheduled for 2.30am BST), with nine days in total of swimming action before the Women's and Men's 4x100m Medley Relay finals bring that section of the Games to a close. 

The marathon swimming events, meanwhile, are scheduled for Wednesday 4th August and Thursday 5th August, with the women's 10km contest taking place on the former and the men's on the latter. 

The diving gets underway a day after the first swimming events, the Women's 3m Springboard contest starting 13 days of action from the boards, a schedule that culminates with the Men's 10m Platform final on Saturday 7th August. 

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears claimed a historic gold for Team GB in the Men's 3m Springboard in Rio four years ago. Laugher will be eyeing the showpiece of that event on Wednesday 28th July next year, as well as the individual 3m Springboard final the following Tuesday (3rd August). 

Monday 2nd August provides the opening event of the artistic swimming programme - the preliminary stage of the Duet Free Routine. Medals in that sport will be given out on Wednesday 4th August and Saturday 7th August, before the Closing Ceremony on Sunday 8th August. 

For a full rundown of the Tokyo 2020 schedule, click HERE.