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In which year, swimming was introduced in the Summer Olympics ?

1896
1900
1904
1908


Swimming was in the Olympics since its birth along with track & field athletics and gymnastics .

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Since which Olympic event , Swimming has been open to women ?

1908 Olympic games
1912 Olympic games
1920 Olympic games
1924 Olympic games


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Which country has won most Gold medals in swimming event of Summer Olympics(Updated after 2012 Summer Olympics) ?

Australia
Hungary
United States
Japan


USA has won 230 Gold medals. Australia(57), East Germany(38) and Hungary(25) are on 2nd, 3rd and 4th spot respectively.

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Which country has won most total medals in swimming event of Summer Olympics(Updated after 2012 Summer Olympics) ?

Australia
Hungary
Japan
United States


USA has won 520 total medals. Australia(178), East Germany(92) and Japan(73) are on 2nd, 3rd and 4th spot respectively.

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In how many olympics, swimming competitions were not held in pools, but rather in open water ?

1
2
3
4


These are 1896 in the Mediterranean Sea. 1900 in the Seine. 1904 in an artificial lake. 1906 in the Mediterranean

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What was special in 1912 Olympics for swimming ?

Electrical timings were used
A 100 metre pool was built
Standard 50 metre pool used with marked lanes
Swimming goggles were first allowed


The 1912 Olympics, held in the Stockholm harbour, marked the beginning of electrical timing.

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In which olympics, Swimming goggles were first allowed ?

1968
1972
1976
1984


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In which olympiad, the medley relay races (4×100 metres) were first time held for swimming ?

1952
1956
1960
1964


The medley relay races (4×100 metres) were not held for men or for women until 1960, but they have continued in every Olympiad since then.

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Women's swimming teams were first granted the 800 metre freestyle relay race in

1996
2000
2004
2008


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Which Olympics were the first to use the standard 50 metre swimming pool with marked lanes ?

1920 Olympics
1924 Olympics
1928 Olympics
1932 Olympics


The 1924 Olympics were the first to use the standard 50 metre pool with marked lanes. In the freestyle, swimmers originally dove from the pool walls, but diving blocks were incorporated starting at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

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