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Olympics- Swimming (Byron & Matthew)


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Olympics- Swimming (Byron & Matthew)

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