Indonesia Olympic Commitee - Renang

Swimming

Information

Swimming has featured on the programme of every edition of the Games since 1896. The very first Olympic swimming events were freestyle and breaststroke. Backstroke was added in 1904. In the 1940s, breaststrokers discovered that they could go faster by bringing both arms forward over their heads. This practice was immediately forbidden in breaststroke but gave birth to butterfly, whose first official appearance was at the 1956 Games in Melbourne. This style is now one of the four strokes used in competition. Women's swimming was included in the 1912 Olympic held in Stockholm, Sweden. Since then, it has been part of every edition of the Games. The men's and women's programme are almost identical, as they contain the same number of events, with only one difference: the freestyle distance is 800 metres for women and 1,500 metres for men.

List of Event

Men Women
50m Freestyle 50m Freestyle
100m Backstroke 100m Backstroke
100m Breaststroke 100m Breaststroke
100m Butterfly 100m Butterfly
100m Freestyle 100m Freestyle
200m Backstroke 200m Backstroke
200m Breaststroke 200m Breaststroke
200m Butterfly 200m Butterfly
200m Freestyle 200m Freestyle
200m Individual Medley 200m Individual Medley
400m Freestyle 400m Freestyle
400m Individual Medley 400m Individual Medley
4x100m Freestyle Relay 4x100 Freestyle Relay
4x100m Medley Relay 4x100m Medley Relay
4x200m Freestyle Relay 4x200m Freestyle Relay
1500m Freestyle 800m Freestyle
10km Marathon 10km Marathon

New Events for Tokyo 2020

  • 800m Freestyle Men
  • 1500m Freestyle Women
  • 4x100m Medley Mixed Team

Swimming News

International Aquatic Federation website

Indonesian Swimming Federation website

Technical Handbook

31st SEA Games Vietnam - Swimming

31st SEA Games Vietnam - Fin Swimming

5th Islamic Solidarity Games Konya

2022 Asian Games - Swimming

2022 Asian Games - Marathon Swimming

2022 Asian Games - Artistic Swimming