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World Short Course Swimming Championships broadcast schedule

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NBC Sports will live stream every session of the world short-course swimming championships in Windsor, Ontatio, from Tuesday through Sunday.

NBCSN will air live finals coverage Thursday, Friday and Sunday, plus highlights on Saturday. Universal HD will have finals coverage Tuesday and Wednesday.

The world short course championships are held in 25-meter pools, versus 50-meter pools for the Olympics.

This year’s meet includes 10 U.S. Olympians and Rio medalists Katinka Hosszu of Hungary, Mitch Larkin and Emily Seebohm of Australia, Chad le Clos of South Africa and Penny Oleksiak of Canada.

The daily event schedule is here. Full results will be here.

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Day Time (ET) Network
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. NBCSports.com/live
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. NBCSports.com/live
Tuesday 9 p.m.* Universal HD
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. NBCSports.com/live
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. NBCSports.com/live
Wednesday 9 p.m.* Universal HD
Thursday 9:30 a.m. NBCSports.com/live
Thursday 6:30 p.m. NBCSN/NBCSports.com/live
Friday 9:30 a.m. NBCSports.com/live
Friday 6:30 p.m. NBCSN/NBCSports.com/live
Saturday 9:30 a.m. NBCSports.com/live
Saturday 6:30 p.m. NBCSports.com/live
Saturday 9:30 p.m.* NBCSN/NBCSports.com/live
Sunday 9:30 a.m. NBCSports.com/live
Sunday 6:30 p.m. NBCSN/NBCSports.com/live

*Same-day delay coverage

Yulia Efimova withdraws from potential Lilly King rematch at short course worlds

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Russian Yulia Efimova announced Sunday that she will miss December’s world short course championships due to purulent tonsillitis, three days after rival Lilly King was named to the U.S. roster for the meet.

Efimova and King developed a rivalry in Rio, with the American saying the Russian shouldn’t have been allowed to compete given her doping history. King memorably finger-wagged at Efimova and beat the Russian in the 100m breaststroke.

Efimova took silver in both the 100m and 200m breast in Rio, adding to her 2012 Olympic 200m breast bronze. She and King, a University of Indiana sophomore, have not raced each other since the Rio Games.

This means Efimova and King might not face off again until the 2017 World Championships in Budapest in July.

Short course worlds are held in 25-meter pools, while the world championships and Olympics are in 50-meter pools.

This year’s short course worlds are Dec. 6-11 in Windsor, Ontario. The U.S. team includes 10 Olympians.

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U.S. swimming roster for world short course championships has 10 Olympians

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Individual Rio Olympic medalists Lilly King, Cody Miller, Josh Prenot and Leah Smith lead the 35-swimmer U.S. roster for the world short course championships in Windsor, Ontario, from Dec. 6-11.

In all, 10 Olympians are on the team:

Lilly King (gold, 100m breast)
Cody Miller (bronze, 100m breast)
Josh Prenot (silver, 200m breast)
Leah Smith (bronze, 400m free)
Molly Hannis
Jacob Pebley
Blake Pieroni (gold, 4x200m free relay)
Tom Shields (gold, 4x100m medley relay)
Amanda Weir (silver, 4x100m free relay)
Kelsi Worrell (gold, 4x100m medley relay)

The coaches are the University of Louisville’s Arthur Albiero for the women and California’s Yuri Suguiyama for the men. Suguiyama coached Katie Ledecky through the 2012 Olympics.

Other big names from Rio are absent for various reasons — Michael Phelps (retired, but will reportedly make an appearance at the meet), Ledecky and Simone Manuel (swimming for Stanford) and Ryan Lochte (suspended, on a break from swimming).

The world short course championships are in 25-meter pools, versus 50-meter pools at the Olympics.

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