Swimming

Olympic

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Commonwealth

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Olympic swimming is one of the most enduring and popular Olympic sports and has the most events (34) on the Olympics programme.

Pool events are held in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly or a medley of all four over distances that range from 50m to 1500m. There are also relay events featuring teams of four swimmers, and one open water event - the men's and women's 10km marathon.

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