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Swimming in a supervised pool is one of the safest sports, according to a 2007 report by the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research. Researchers suggested that there would likely be no major injuries in swimming if teams prohibited racing dives in the pool's shallow end during practice.
The Basics of Olympic Swimming Rules Freestyle or Front Crawl. ... Backstroke or Back Crawl. ... Breaststroke or Breast Stroke. ... Butterfly. ... Individual Medley (IM) The IM race uses all four strokes, in order, butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. ... Relays. ... Equipment. ... Awards: Gold, Silver and Bronze. ...
Swimming is an individual or team racing sport that requires the use of one's entire body to move through water. The sport takes place in pools or open water (e.g., in a sea or lake). Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with varied distance events in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, and individual medley.
True swimming is a sport in which training is hard, but running is no different. And there is no off season in running either; even taking one weekend off is bad. You have to run every day, even in the technical off season. I’m not saying swimming is easy, only that it’s not harder than other sports.