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Category: boys 2006/2007, girls 2007/2008

Discipline/Event: Boys (50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 1500m freestyle, 100m breaststroke, 200 m breaststroke, 100 m backstroke, 200 m backstroke, 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 400m individual medley, 4×100 m freestyle relay, 4x 100m medley relay), Girls (50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle, 100m breaststroke, 200 m breaststroke, 100 m backstroke, 200 m backstroke, 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 400m individual medley, 4×100 m freestyle relay, 4x 100m medley relay), Mixed relay (4x100m medley mixed, 4x100m freestyle)

Venue: Sport Park Swimming


Swimming is an individual or team sport that requires to move your whole body against the resistance of the water.  The main strokes used in competitive swimming are breaststroke, freestyle, backstroke and butterfly.

In the 1940s, breaststrokers discovered that they could go faster by bringing both arms forward over their heads. This practice was immediately forbidden in breaststroke, but gave birth to butterfly. This style is now one of the four strokes used in competition.

 

FACTS AND FIGURES
– Swimming has featured on the program of all editions of the Games since 1896.
– The very first Olympic events were freestyle (crawl) or breaststroke. Backstroke was added in 1904.
– Butterfly first official appearance was at the 1956 Games in Melbourne

Venues
Sports park Swimming