Swimming at the Olympics

Swimming is one of five sports that have been contested at every summer Olympic Games since 1896. The others are: Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, and Gymnastics.

Swimming Events

For the 2020 Games in Tokyo, there will be a total of 35 swimming events in the pool, 17 events for both men and women, and a 4 × 100 metre medley relay mixed. The 2020 Tokyo Games will include for the first time the women's 1,500 and the men's 800, finally equalizing the available events for men and momen. The other swimming event at the Olympics is the marathon 10km open-water swimming race for men and women.



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