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Competitive and Olympic Swimming Sports

Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Open Water or Marathon Swimming and Synchronized Swimming all have elements of swimming, and all are part of the Olympic Games. They take place in the Olympic swimming pool, lakes, oceans, rivers or even rowing basins. Learn about aquatic sports and athletes in the Olympic games and in other competitions, like World Championships or the Pan Am Games.
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  2. Guest Authors & Sources (11)
  3. Open Water Swimming (202)
  4. Readers' Choice Awards (30)
  5. Swimming (456)
  6. Synchronized Swimming (77)
  7. Water Polo (89)
  8. Women and the Olympics

Swim4Humanity 2010 - Swimming Stars Participate to Support SurfAid In…
Swim4Humanity 2010 fundraising event will have top American swimmers Jessica Hardy, Fran Crippen and Caroline Burckle participating to support SurfAid International, a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated island regions of Western Sumatra. The annual...

What Watersport Do You Do for Fun or Fitness in the Water?
Think of the word watersport and often swimming or boating comes to mind, but there are many, many water sports in the world of watersport. What sports do you do in the water?

What's the Difference Between Olympic Swimming and College Swimming?
What's the difference between college swimming and Olympic swimming? Many of the swimmers, and all of the strokes, are the same. What is not? The pool.

2004 Summer Olympic Games - Athens, Greece
The 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens Greece includes the aquatic sports of swimming, diving, water polo, and synchronized swimming. Triathlon and the modern pentathlon are also events that require water.

2006 Spring Championship Events - Swimming, Water Polo, Diving, and Synchro
While the 2006 collegiate swimming and diving championships may be over, there are still some exciting national title meets still on the schedule or recently completed. Water action from USA Swimming, Water Polo, Diving, Synchro, and YMCA-YWCA meets. Find out more about these events here.

2007 Spring Aquatic Championships - Swimming, Diving, Synchronized Swimming
Just because the 2007 FINA World Championships are underway is no reason for other aquatic championships to go on haitus, or to fall off of the 2007 Spring event schedule. There are still a variety of swimming, diving, and synchronized swimming end-of-season championships on the horizon.

Evolution of the Ancient Olympics
The Ancient Greek Olympics were held every four years at Olympia, a district of Elis, where all free Greek men were entitled to compete. The first Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. and the last in A.D. 393, when they were abolished by the Christian Byzantine Emperor Theodosius I.

Olympic Collectibles
For Olympic collectors who like to collect the many items of the Games from autographs to programs to medals.

Singapore To Host The 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games In 2010
Singapore will host the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010. The result was unveiled by IOC President Jacques Rogge at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. The Youth Olympic Games aim to bring together talented athletes – aged 14 to 18 – from around the world to participate in high-level competitions and, alongside the sports element of the event, educational programmes on the Olympic values, the benefits of sport for a healthy lifestyle, the social values sport can deliver.

Summer Olympic Games Sites
A list of the locations of the Summer Olympic Games from About Geography.

Swimming, Diving, H2O Polo, Synchro, and Tri
The 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens Greece includes the aquatic sports of swimming, diving, water polo, and synchronized swimming. Triathlon and the modern pentathlon are also events that require water. These links will take you to directory sites covering history, rules, records, athletes, and images for the swimming sports in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games.

Team USA ready for 2007 Summer World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced today the U.S. Team competing in the 2007 Summer World University Games (WUGs) in Bangkok, Thailand from August 8-18. Team USA consists of 142 athletes – 68 women and 74 men. Overall, more than 140 countries will be participating, and nearly 8,000 athletes will compete.

The Official Site of the US Olympic Team - usolympicteam.com
usolympicteam.com brings you, the Olympic fan, closer to your favorite future Olympian or all-time legends, like Dorothy Hamill, Bruce Jenner or Mary Lou Retton. Theye bring you closer by telling the Olympians stories.

USOC Honors Swimmers Coughlin and Phelps and the USA Women’s Water Polo Team
The U.S. Olympic Committee announced swimmers Natalie Coughlin and Michael Phelps as its March Athletes of the Month. The USOC Team of the Month was awarded to the USA Women’s World Championship Water Polo Team.

Work at the Olympics
With each Olympic Games comes a slew of employment and volunteer opportunities. See what's available at upcoming Olympics. You'll find jobs that are currently available and have the opportunity to pre-register for positions that will be filled closer to when the games begin.

Swim Challenge to Fight Cancer
Like a game of tug-o-war, the leaders of the 2010 "Swim for a Cure! Swim Challenge" keep going back and forth. With nearly 2,000 participants logging their hours in the pool, ocean or lake each day and exchanging light-hearted barbs via Twitter and Facebook, the Swim Challenge is proving to be the ultimate grudge match between men and women.

2014 Women's NCAA Swimming Day 1 Predictions
See a breakdown of the first day of the 2014 Women's NCAA Swimming.

2014 Women's NCAA Swimming Day 1 Results and Day 2 Predictions
A review of Day 1 Women's NCAA Swimming results and a preview for Day 2.

2014 Women's NCAA Swimming Day 2 Results and Day 3 Predictions
2014 Women's NCAA Swimming Day 2 Results and Day 3 Predictions

Men's 2014 Swimming NCAA Day 1 Predictions
Men's NCAA Swimming and Diving Predictions

Men's 2014 Swimming NCAA Day 2 Predictions
Enjoy a review of Men's Swimming NCAA Championship

Men's 2014 Swimming NCAA Day 3 Predictions
Get a quick review of the last Day of the Men's 2014 Swimming NCAA Championships

3 Considerations for Michael Phelps’ Swimming Return
See what Michael Phelps must overcome for the 2016 Olympics.

What Stroke Has the Longest Stroke Length and Why!
Learn which swimming strokes have the longest stroke length and how to monitor stroke length

Motivational Levels in Champion Athletes
What motivational differences exist in elite swimmers.

Michael Phelps 2016 Olympic Bold Predictions
See how Michael Phelps can Win 5 More Gold Medals

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