Swimming is one of the most recognisable aquatic sports and made its Olympic debut as part of the first Games of the ‘modern’ era at Athens 1886.

It is among the highest participation sports in the world, thanks in part to its competitive appeal but also relevance as a life-skill as well as its importance for fitness and recreation.

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