British Swimming to collaborate on World Short Course streaming option

14 Dec 2021

A British Swimming-led livestream will be available across every finals session from the FINA World Short Course Championships in Abu Dhabi, as we team up with Eurovision Sport on their All Aquatics Platform. 

Across the six days of pool competition, starting on Thursday (16th – 21st December), Eurovision Sport’s All Aquatics site will be swimming fans’ go- to destination for live streaming of all the action from the Yas Bay’s Etihad Arena, as a historic year for British Swimming draws to a fast-paced close. Morning heats sessions, starting at 5.30am (GMT) on competition days, will be shown from the world feed on the platform, with British Swimming signed up to collaborate on the enhanced coverage of afternoon sessions (2.00pm GMT) with a dedicated commentary and production team.

Olympic medallists Andy Jameson and Jazz Carlin will be ‘virtually’ reunited in the commentary box to cover the semi-finals and finals, following a stint together at April’s British Swimming Selection Trials – plus there will be guest interviews and fan interaction throughout the programme of racing, with the intention of bringing a greater level of personalisation to the stream for British viewers. 

The 10-strong British team lining up at the FINA competition is spearheaded by Olympic gold medallists Duncan Scott, Tom Dean, Matt Richards and Freya Anderson, while Ben Proud arrives at the Etihad Arena in Yas Bay on the back of setting new British short-course records in the ISL final.

Duncan Scott and Ben Proud [Credit ISL]
Ben Proud and Duncan Scott

Commenting on the project, British Swimming CEO, Jack Buckner said:

“This is such an exciting opportunity for us to bring supporters of our athletes yet another step closer to the amazing performances they produce in the pool.

“We’re always interested in innovative ways in which we can service our aquatics audience with top-quality content and access, and we’re delighted to be one of the National Federations working with Eurovision to bring British Swimming fans this festive festival of racing.”

Visit the What's On? page to stay up to date with schedules, results and opportunities to interact with the live stream throughout #FINAabudhabi2021 – and make sure to follow British Swimming social channels.