Swimming was once a niche sport. But the phenom that was Michael Phelps and the superhuman exploits of our very own Ian Thorpe has made everyone sit up and take notice. And since we love our sports and our sporting heroes, Swimming at its very best is coming to Australia with Amazon Prime.
Swimming on Amazon
Sports fans will be delighted to hear that Amazon and Swimming Australia has signed a two year deal. The collaboration will bring you live streaming of Australian team events.
Expect to be poolside at some of the most important competitions that include 2021 Australian Swimming Trials. The trials will pick out the very best who will represent us in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to be held this year.
The other standout events include the qualifying events for 2022 FINA World Swimming Championships and the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Marie Donoghue, Vice President of Global Sports Video at Amazon Prime Video, is confident that, ““We are focused on giving our customers access to the best selection of content possible, including the ability to watch live sport when and how they want to watch it. Streaming the upcoming Swimming Australia championship events on Prime Video is a great step toward achieving that global vision, and offers tremendous new value for Prime members in Australia and beyond.”
Swimming Australia President, Kieren Perkins is proud that, “Swimming is ingrained in our culture, and we know that millions of fans support the Australian Dolphins Swim Team when they compete. Also, our current generation of swimmers, including those who have an eye on competing in Paris 2024 and beyond, will love being able to live stream the sport wherever they are.”
Mitch Larkin from the Australian Dolphins expressed his excitement, “This is a great result for our community, including swimmers, clubs, state associations and fans. Having our events streamed live on Amazon Prime Video will inspire the next generation of athletes who will be able to watch the best swimmers in the country compete.”
Australia has been a proud flag bearer for elite swimmers. This has led to the immense popularity of the sport in our country with more than five million people participating each year. With Amazon Prime, you can catch up on all the important action in the world of Australian swimming.
How To Stream Swimming On Amazon Prime
The good thing about the Prime membership is that it unlocks everything Amazon offers; including free delivery and first pick on shopping discounts. For as low as $59 a year, or $6.99 a month, you can become a Prime member. This brings the very best in entertainment and sports to your streaming device. Swimming is the latest in an impressive catalogue.
If you are not sure whether to commit an annual or monthly service, you can try Prime out for free for an entire month.
Once you get access to the streaming service, you can watch the Australian Dolphins chase glory when the event goes live.
The first event that will stream on the platform is Australian Swimming Trials in Adelaide between 12-17 June.
Fixtures /Event Events
|Australia Swimming Trials||June12 – June 17|
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