What are swimming competitions called?

What competitions are there for swimming?

FINA events

  • Olympics.
  • World Aquatics Championships (50 m pool)
  • World Championships (25 m pool)
  • World Open Water Championships.
  • World Junior Championships.
  • World Masters Championships.
  • World Cup.
  • Champions Swim Series.

How many types of swimming competitions are there?

There are two types of pool swimming competitions: long course and short course.

What are the 3 types of swimming?

Various Types of Swimming Strokes and Styles

  • Freestyle. Also known as the front crawl, this is the classic swimming posture. …
  • Backstroke. Lie on your back and flutter your legs while circling your arms in a windmill motion. …
  • Breaststroke. …
  • Butterfly. …
  • Sidestroke.

Where is swimming most popular?

2019

Top Positions %
1 United States 18.8
2 Australia 12.1
3 Russia 10.6
4 Italy 7.2

Who is the best swimmer in world?

Top 10 Swimmers of All Time

  • Michael Phelps, born 1985. …
  • Aleksandr Popov, born 1971. …
  • Pieter van den Hoogenband, born 1978. …
  • Johnny Weissmuller, born 1904 – died 1984. …
  • Grant Hackett, born 1980. …
  • Krisztina Egerszegi, born 1974. …
  • Debbie Meyer, born 1952. …
  • Kristin Otto, born 1966. Kristin Otto is a German Olympic swimming champion.

Who is the father of swimming?

Michael Phelps

Personal information
Weight 194 lb (88 kg)
Spouse(s) Nicole Johnson
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Sport Swimming
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What does R mean in swimming?

‘R.’ or ‘r’ or. Rest (R.30) = Rest 30sec at the end of an interval e.g. 5x200m Freestyle R.30 = Rest 30sec at the end of each 200m.