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Competitive Swimming By: Jessica Catti Rowan University Glassboro, NJ What is Competitive Swimming? The goal in Competitive Swimming is to be the fastest swimmer in a given distance. Swimming became popular in the nineteenth century.

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competitive swimming

Competitive Swimming

By: Jessica Catti

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

what is competitive swimming
What is Competitive Swimming?
  • The goal in Competitive Swimming is to be the fastest swimmer in a given distance.
  • Swimming became popular in the nineteenth century.
  • Currently consists of 34 events - 17 male events and 17 female events.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competitive_swimming#Competition

the four strokes in swimming
The Four Strokes in Swimming
  • Butterfly
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Freestyle
individually or individual medley
Individually or Individual Medley
  • The 4 Strokes Can be Swam Individually
  • Or Swam in an Individual Medley (IM)
individual medley im
Individual Medley (IM)
  • A Swimmer Swims all the strokes
  • IM order is: Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke then Freestyle
there are two types of relays
There are Two Types of Relays
  • Medley Relay
  • Freestyle Relay
medley relay
Medley Relay
  • Order in the Medley Relay: Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle.
  • Each of the four swimmers swims their stroke for the required length of the relay.
medley relay lengths
Medley Relay Lengths
  • 200 meters or yards (Each swimmer would swim 2 laps)
  • 400 meters or yards (Each swimmer would swim 4 laps)
  • 800 meters or yards (Each swimmer would swim 8 laps)
freestyle relay
Freestyle Relay
  • In this relay each swimmer just swims freestyle.
  • Same lengths as the medley.
equipment to use in swimming
Equipment to Use in Swimming
  • Swim Suit
  • Goggles (Optional)
  • Swim Cap (optional) But Recommended
  • Towel
  • Fin’s, Pull Buoy, Kickboard, Snorkel (Optional) These are used to get a better workout.
reason s to swim
Reason’s To Swim
  • Swimming is a great cardiovascular activity.
  • It’s a life time sport.
  • It’s a great way to meet people.
  • Not an expensive sport.