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Olympics- Swimming (Byron & Matthew)


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  • 1. Swimming By Matthew & Byron
  • 2. The Aim
    • There are many different strokes and varieties of swimming.
    • All of these have the same aim.
    • To swim the selected stroke in the fastest time possible.
    • Many swimmers from all different countries compete at the Olympics.
    • It is one of the more popular and technical sports participated in at the Games.
  • 3.
    • There are few rules in swimming.
    • Some of the more well known are:
    • You must touch the wall correctly at the end of each race.
    • Some strokes have separate rules for this such as breaststroke in which you must touch the wall with both hands flat at the same time.
    • False starts include, diving off the blocks before the signal goes.
    • Disqualification may occur if these rules are breeched significantly. Martials monitor this at either end of the pool.
    Rules & Regulations
  • 4. Equipment
    • Some equipment needed to perform and do well are:
    • Goggles
    • Swim suit
    • Swim cap (optional)
    • Some equipment used by officials are:
    • Hooters
    • Whistle
    • Stopwatch
    • Electronic timing mats.
    • Lane ropes and diving blocks are also used to determine lanes and improve starts.
  • 5.
    • Swimming has been known since the prehistoric ages.
    • The early recordings date back around 6000 years to the Stone Age.
    • Swimming competitions started in Europe around about 1800.
    • Swimming was NOT included in the ancient Olympic Games.
    • It was introduced in the first Olympic Games in 1896 along with the aquatics.
    • It was held in open water for the first four Olympics.
  • 6.
    • All swimming events are held in the main 50m pool.
    • Some of the swimming events within other events are held in open water.
    Playing Surface
  • 7. Leading Olympic Countries
    • The United States, Canada, Australia and Japan are leading countries in swimming
    • These four countries have done well over the last 50 years in all swimming events
    • They have had leading Olympic teams for around 20 years often coming in the top 10.
  • 8. Australian Representatives These are some of the Australian champions in both the men’s and women’s catagories . Grant Hackett Libby Trickett Dawn Fraser Eamon Sullivan
  • 9. Australian Olympic Team! Photo Gallery
  • 10. [email_address] LINKS