Olympics swimming betting at Sportsbet.io

Swimming has a rich and storied history at the Olympic Games, dating back to the inception of the modern Olympics in 1896. Women first competed in Olympic swimming events in 1912 at the Stockholm Games, marking a significant step towards gender equality in Olympic sports.

One of the sport’s most notable icons is Michael Phelps of the United States. From 2004 to 2016, he became the most decorated Olympian of all time, winning 23 gold medals and 28 Olympic medals in swimming.

  • Pool specifications: Olympic swimming pools are standardised at 50 meters in length with a minimum width of 25 meters, providing consistent conditions for competition.

Swimming events at the 2024 Paris Olympics

Swimming at the Olympics includes a variety of events, including freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and individual medley races, for both men and women.

  • Relay events: Team relay events, such as the 4x100m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay, add excitement as countries compete for gold.
  • Qualification: Swimmers qualify for the Olympics through rigorous qualifying times set by their respective national governing bodies.
  • National rivalries: Expect intense rivalries between swimming powerhouses such as the United States, Australia, and Great Britain as they vie for medals and national pride.