2012 Olympic Games

HISTORY OF SWIMMING AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES

TIMELINE OF SWIMMING AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES

 

1896

  • Swimming debuts as part of the Olympic program with freestyle and breaststroke

 

1904

  • Backstroke was added

 

1908

  • At the London Olympic Games, the first time a pool was used with organized rules.  Prior to, the swimming competition took place in open water.

 

1940's

  • Butterfly is added as the fourth stroke

 

2008

  • The 10K Open Water Marathon swim debuts at the Beijing 2008 Olympics


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