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Olympic Swimmng

By uli22
  • Pre- Olympic Era

    Pre- Olympic Era
    There was a swimming competition in London on 1844 the British raced using breaststroke, while the Native Americans used front crawl.
  • Unisex Sport

    Unisex Sport
    Nancy Edberg was active as the first woman instructor in swimming in Stockholm, making swimming lessons accessible for both genders, she later introduced swimming lessons for women in Denmark and Norway.
  • imprivised swimming stroke

    imprivised swimming stroke
    John Arthur Trudgen introduced the trudgen to England, having learned the stroke from Native Americans during a trip to South America. Later becoming popular worldwide.
  • The English Channel

    The English Channel
    Captain Matthew Webb was the first man to swim the English Channel (between England and France), Using breaststroke, he swam 21. 26 miles in 21 hours and 45 minutes. No other man or woman swam the channel for the next 31 years.
  • Swimming in the Olympics

    Swimming in the Olympics
    Alfred Hajos of Hungary won the first gold medal in Swimming, in the 100 m freestyle. A male only Olympics hosted in Athens.
  • 2nd Olympic games

    2nd Olympic games
    The 2nd olympic games were hosted in Paris, The 4000 m freestyle was won by John Arthur Jarvis in under one hour, the longest Olympic swimming race until the 10k marathon swim was introduced in 2008.
  • 3rd Olympics

    3rd Olympics
    he 3rd Olympics hosted in St. Louis, it included races up to a mile long. These games featured a competition to plunge for distance, where the distance without swimming, after jumping in a pool, was measured.
  • 5th Olympic games

    5th Olympic games
    Women were first allowed to swim in the Olympic Games in 1912 in Stockholm.
  • No Olympic Games

    No Olympic Games
    No Olympic Games due wars.
  • 5 Time Olympic winner

    5 Time Olympic winner
    Johnny Weissmuller became the first person to swim the 100 m in less than a minute, He won 5 Olympic medals and 36 national championships and never lost a race in his ten-year career.
  • Breaking Men's Record?

    Breaking Men's Record?
    Sybil Bauer was the first woman to break a men’s world record over the 440 m backstroke in 6:24.8.
  • Olympics in France

    Olympics in France
    The Olympics returned to Paris and offered 6 events for men, 5 for women, with the USA winning 9 golds.
  • Swimsuit Upgrade

    Swimsuit Upgrade
    Topless swimsuits for men were worn for the first time during an official competition.
  • Jack Sieg

    Jack Sieg
    Jack Sieg, a swimmer also from the University of Iowa developed a technique called the butterfly, this later became popular in the Olympic games.
  • No Games

    No Games
    No games due to war
  • No Olympics

    No Olympics
    No games
  • Mark Spitz going for Gold

    Mark Spitz going for Gold
    Mark Spitz Wins 7 Gold Medals
  • USA Wins!

    USA Wins!
    The Americans Finally Beat East Germany
  • Kristin Otto

    Kristin Otto
    A swimmer from East Germany won six gold medals, the most ever won by a woman.
  • First Tie in Olympic Swimming

    First Tie in Olympic Swimming
    The two touched the wall at exactly the same time 55.92 seconds producing the first official tie in Olympic swimming history. Both oppents were from the United States.
  • Pros play the Olympics

    Pros play the Olympics
    The United States were recruited for the basketball olympics. They were known as the "Dram Team" winning all 8 games including the championship.
  • Swimming Across the Atlantic

    Swimming Across the Atlantic
    BBenoît Lecomte swam across the Atlantic Ocean, a total of 5,600 kilometres in 72 days, swimming 6 to 8 hours daily. He was accompanied by three sailors on a boat.
  • Anthony Ervin

    Anthony Ervin
    Anthony Ervin An American international swimmer who won 2 Olympic medals and 2 World Championship golds. At the 2000 Summer Olympics, he won a gold medal in the men's 50-meter freestyle, and earned a silver medal as a member of the second-place U.S. relay team in the 4×100-meter freestyle event.
  • Michael Phelps' first gold

    Michael Phelps' first gold
    In the 2001 world championships in swimming. MIchael won his first gold medal in the 200 meter butterfly.
  • Gary Hall Jr.

    Gary Hall Jr.
    Gary Hall Jr. an American swimmer who competed in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympics and won ten Olympic medals. He's is well known for his "pro-wrestling like" antics before a competition; frequently strutting onto the pool deck in boxing shorts and robe, shadow boxing and flexing for the audience.
  • Michael Phelps 2005

    Michael Phelps 2005
    2005 world championships for mens swimming Michael Phelps won 5 gold medals.
  • Michel Phelps 2008

    Michel Phelps 2008
    In the 2008 Beijing Olympics Michael phelps wins 8 gold medals for his country USA.
  • 22 Medals

    22 Medals
    Michael Phelps A now retired American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (18, double the second highest record holders), Olympic gold medals in individual events (11), and Olympic medals in individual events for a male.