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Swimming Rules and Basics in 10 Minutes with SportSpectator

SportSpectator guide to swimming and diving
What are the events in a swim meet? How does team scoring work in swimming? In diving, what is the difference between straight, tuck, pike and free position? How does the scoring system work for diving? The SportSpectator Swimming and Diving Guide answers these questions and more! Testimonial
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Fan's Guide to Swimming and Diving Page 1 of 5 (History)

swimmer1- History & Object
2- Strokes
3-The Essentials (events, scoring, etc.)

4- Pool Diagram
5- Diving


Competitive swimming dates back to the late 1800s, and swimming was part of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The pinnacle of swimming continues to be at the Olympic level.

Object of the Game

Swimmers race through the water, and the first swimmer to complete the allotted distance wins.


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