Olympic Swimming TV Schedule 2012: Event List and Predictions for Day 6

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 2, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01:  Ryan Lochte (R) and Michael Phelps of the United States look on after they competed in the first semifinal heat of the Men's 200m Individual Medleyon Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 1, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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World records continue to fall in the aquatics center as Olympic swimming continues into Day 6.

So far, Cameron van der Burgh and Daniel Gyurta broke men's records in the breaststroke, Chinese teen Ye Shiwen set the new mark in 400-meter individual medley and Americans Dana Vollmer and Rebecca Soni each now own the top mark in their respective events. 

In addition, Michael Phelps earned his 18th and 19th career medals to become the most decorated Olympian in the history of the Games. 

Who knows what historic marks will fall next?


When: Aug. 2, 2:30 p.m.

Where: London Aquatics Center

TV: NBC on delay at 8:00 p.m.

Live Stream: NBCOlympics.com


Event Finals

Women's 200-Meter Breaststroke

Rebecca Soni took the silver in the 100-meter breaststroke, but this is her event. She blew away the field to win the gold medal in Beijing and is looking to repeat with another dominant performance.

In the semifinals, Soni set the world record that she will look to beat in the finals. Denmark's Rikke Pederson and Japan's Satomi Suzuki could also contend for medals, but it would take an extraordinary effort to catch the American.

Projected winner: Rebecca Soni


Men's 200-Meter Backstroke

There was an American winner in each of the semifinal heats. Tyler Clary and Ryan Lochte finished with the top two times and should both be in contention for the gold.

Ryosuke Irie took bronze in the 100-meter backstroke and will be dangerous if he can keep his pace throughout the race.

Projected winner: Ryan Lochte


Men's 200-Meter Individual Medley

This is the second of two head-to-head finals for Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, and this should be one of the most exciting events in the entire Olympics. 

The teammates/rivals are two of the most popular Americans in London. Phelps has struggled in a few of his races so far, but Lochte will have to compete less than a half hour after finishing the 200-meter backstroke. Fatigue might set in at the end of this grueling race.

Projected winner: Michael Phelps


Women's 100-Meter Freestyle

World record holder Britta Steffen of Germany did not qualify for the finals, which leaves this event wide open.

Teen sensation Missy Franklin has already won two gold medals and a bronze and will look to add to that in this event, although she might be overworked in these Games.

Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands opened eyes during the semifinal round with an Olympic record run of 53.05 seconds and should be able to repeat this performance in the finals.

Projected winner: Ranomi Kromowidjojo