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Women medley relay
4 x 100 m
Men medley relay
4 x 100 m
Brittany Maclean - Swimming - Women's 800m Freestyle - Canada
Ryan Cochrane - Swimming - Men's 1500m Freestyle - Canada
Josh Schneider - Swimming - Men's 50m Freestyle - USA
Swimming - Women's 100m Breaststroke
Ryan Cochrane - Swimming - Men's 400m Freestyle - Canada
Nicholas Thomas - Swimming - Men's 100m Backstroke - USA
Ferocity and grace, endurance and speed. Each event and distance — breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke, freestyle and medley contested over 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 or 1,500 metres — produces some of the most memorable performances and athletes of any Games.
Athletes will push for the podium in 2015 in a brand-new competition venue.
History has shown that the sport of aquatics had an early start: Egyptian hieroglyphics discovered from the Stone Age showed people swimming. Around 400 BC records showed Egyptians and Romans diving off cliffs. It did not become an organized sport, however, until the early 19th century in Great Britain.
How it works
Swimming races incorporate the techniques of breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke and freestyle, and are contested at distances of 50 metres, 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres and 1,500 metres. Swimming is a timed competition — the first athlete or team (relay) to touch the timing pad at the end of the last lap wins.
A type of turn where swimmers perform an underwater roll at the end of their lap and use their feet to push off from the wall.
The division of an event in order to cut the number of participants.
A combination event in which the swimmer or team swim legs of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle (often front crawl).
A specified time that an athlete must achieve in order to enter a competitive event.
The finishing point of a race.