History of Swimming



There is a type of swimming for everyone: from recreational laps to competitive swimming; from the calm of the public pool to the chaos of the open water. Whether you're an experienced swimmer looking for the most in-depth information on swimming techniques and swim news, or are a novice wanting to improve your stroke, the Web has a site for you.

History of Swimming

The British-born sport of swimming became competitive in the mid-1800s and was part of the first modern Olympics, where just three swimmers competed. Nowadays there are hundreds of swim competitions throughout the year. These sites illustrate swimming's rise in prominence and growth as a sport.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Many of the sites in the "governing bodies" and "news" sections of this guide have history pages that are worth checking out.
  • Searching for individual swimmers is a great way to learn the history of the sport.

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