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Which is the governing body of Swimming ?

FINA
FILA
AITA
ITA


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In which country, the first indoor swimming pool was opened to the public ?

USA
Britain
Russia
Rome


In 1828, the first indoor swimming pool, St George's Baths was opened to the public.

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By 1880, swimming sport grew in popularity and the first national governing body of UK was formed. What was the name of that governing body ?

National Swimming Association
British Swimming Association
Amateur Swimming Association
Capital Swimming Association


The ASA was the first sport governing body of swimming to be established in the world and today remains the English national governing body for swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming, and synchronised swimming.

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In which year, the front crawl in swimming was introduced to the Western audience by two Native American participants at a swimming competition in London ?

1794
1804
1824
1844


The front crawl or forward crawl is a swimming stroke usually regarded as the fastest of the four front primary strokes. As such, the front crawl stroke is nearly universally used during a freestyle swimming competition, hence freestyle is used metonymically for the front crawl.

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Who was the first man to swim the English Channel (between England and France), in 1875 ?

Matthew Webb
Sir John Arthur
Richmond Cavill
David Berkoff


On 25 August 1875, he swam from Dover to Calais in less than 22 hours. He used breaststroke, swimming 21.26 miles (34.21 km) in 21 hours and 45 minutes. His feat was not replicated or surpassed for the next 36 years, until T.W. Burgess made the crossing in 1911.

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In which country, the world's first women's swimming championship was held in 1892 ?

USA
Scotland
Germany
Italy


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In which year, the world swimming association, Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), was formed ?

1888
1898
1908
1918


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Butterfly stroke, a variant of breaststroke was developed in which year ?

1900s
1910s
1920s
1930s


It was accepted as a separate style in 1952.

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How many officially recognized individual swimming events in the pool exists ?

40
45
50
55


The International Olympic Committee only recognizes 32 of them.

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Which of the following is not a main strokes in swimming ?

Butterfly
Dolphinstroke
Backstroke
Breaststroke


In competitive swimming, four major styles have been established. Fourth stroke is Freestyle.

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