Olympic Swimming Schedule 2021: Live Stream, TV Channel & More Info

2020 Summer Olympic Swimming competition will be held in Tokyo from 25 July to 6 August 2021 at the Olympic Aquatics Centre. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Summer Olympic 2020 has been postponed to 2021 but their official name remains 2020.

Women’s Open – Water marathon – 10 km will be held on August 5, and the men’s race will happen (August 7) at the Odaiba Marine Park.

Swimming at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics

2021 Olympic Swimming Schedule

The swimming event will be held from 24 July to 1 august and marathon swimming will be held 4-5 august 2021. Here is the complete Summer Olympic Swimming schedule:

Date Time Event
24 July 2021 19:00 – 21:30 Men’s 400m Individual Medley – Heats
Women’s 100m Butterfly – Heats
Men’s 400m Freestyle – Heats
Women’s 400m Individual Medley – Heats
Men’s 100m Breaststroke – Heats
Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay – Heats
25 July 2021 10:30 – 12:20 Men’s 400m Individual Medley Final
Women’s 100m Butterfly Semifinals
Men’s 400m Freestyle Final
Women’s 400m Individual Medley Final
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Semifinals
Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final
19:00 – 21:30 Women’s 100m Backstroke – Heats
Men’s 200m Freestyle – Heats
Women’s 100m Breaststroke – Heats
Men’s 100m Backstroke – Heats
Women’s 400m Freestyle – Heats
Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay – Heats
26 July 2021 10:30 – 12:40 Women’s 100m Butterfly Final
Men’s 200m Freestyle Semifinals
Women’s 100m Breaststroke Semifinals
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Final
Women’s 400m Freestyle Final
Men’s 100m Backstroke Semifinals
Women’s 100m Backstroke Semifinals
Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final
19:00 – 21:30 Women’s 200m Freestyle – Heats
Men’s 200m Butterfly – Heats
Women’s 200m Individual Medley – Heats
Women’s 1500m Freestyle – Heats
27 July 2021 10:30 – 12:25 Women’s 200m Freestyle Semifinals
Men’s 200m Freestyle Final
Women’s 100m Backstroke Final
Men’s 100m Backstroke Final
Women’s 100m Breaststroke Final
Men’s 200m Butterfly Semifinals
Women’s 200m Individual Medley Semifinals
19:00 – 21:30 Men’s 100m Freestyle – Heats
Women’s 200m Butterfly – Heats
Men’s 200m Breaststroke – Heats
Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay – Heats
Men’s 800m Freestyle – Heats
28 July 2021 10:30 – 13:05 Men’s 100m Freestyle Semifinals
Women’s 200m Freestyle Final
Men’s 200m Butterfly Final
Women’s 200m Butterfly Semifinals
Men’s 200m Breaststroke Semifinals
Women’s 200m Individual Medley Final
Women’s 1500m Freestyle Final
Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final
19:00 – 21:30 Women’s 100m Freestyle – Heats
Men’s 200m Backstroke – Heats
Women’s 200m Breaststroke – Heats
Men’s 200m Individual Medley – Heats
Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay – Heats
29 July 2021 10:30 – 13:10 Men’s 800m Freestyle Final
Men’s 200m Breaststroke Final
Women’s 100m Freestyle Semifinals
Men’s 200m Backstroke Semifinals
Women’s 200m Butterfly Final
Men’s 100m Freestyle Final
Women’s 200m Breaststroke Semifinals
Men’s 200m Individual Medley Semifinals
Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final
19:00 – 21:30 Women’s 800m Freestyle – Heats
Men’s 100m Butterfly – Heats
Women’s 200m Backstroke – Heats
Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay – Heats
30 July 2021 10:30 – 12:10 Men’s 100m Butterfly Semifinals
Women’s 200m Breaststroke Final
Men’s 200m Backstroke Final
Women’s 100m Freestyle Final
Men’s 200m Individual Medley Final
Women’s 200m Backstroke Semifinals
19:00 – 21:30 Men’s 50m Freestyle – Heats
Women’s 50m Freestyle – Heats
Men’s 1500m Freestyle – Heats
Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay – Heats
Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay – Heat
31 July 2021 10:30 – 12:20 Men’s 100m Butterfly Final
Women’s 200m Backstroke Final
Women’s 800m Freestyle Final
Men’s 50m Freestyle Semifinals
Women’s 50m Freestyle Semifinals
Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final
1 August 2021 10:30 – 12:25 Men’s 50m Freestyle Final
Women’s 50m Freestyle Final
Men’s 1500m Freestyle Final
Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final
Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final

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2021 Olympic Swimming Events

The swimming competition will feature a total of 37 events divided between men, women, and mixed gender. 18 events for men, 18 events for women, and 1 event for mixed gender.

Men’s Events

  • 50 meters freestyle
  • 100 meters freestyle
  • 200 meters freestyle
  • 400 meters freestyle
  • 800 meters freestyle
  • 1500 meters freestyle
  • 100 meters backstroke
  • 200 meters backstroke
  • 100 meters breaststroke
  • 200 meters breaststroke
  • 100 meters butterfly
  • 200 meters butterfly
  • 200-meter individual medley
  • 400-meter individual medley
  • 4×100 meter freestyle relay
  • 4×200 meter freestyle relay
  • 4×100 meter medley relay
  • Marathon 10 km

Women’s Event

  • 50 meters freestyle
  • 100 meters freestyle
  • 200 meters freestyle
  • 400 meters freestyle
  • 800 meters freestyle
  • 1500 meters freestyle
  • 100 meters backstroke
  • 200 meters backstroke
  • 100 meters breaststroke
  • 200 meters breaststroke
  • 100 meters butterfly
  • 200 meters butterfly
  • 200-meter individual medley
  • 400-meter individual medley
  • 4×100 meter freestyle relay
  • 4×200 meter freestyle relay
  • 4×100 meter medley relay
  • Marathon 10 km

Mixed Event

  • 4×100 meter medley relay

Olympic Swimming Rules and Regulations

Olympic-level swimming competition is regulated by FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation). If the Swimmers starting outside the water they must have at least one foot on the front of the starting platform. Or if the Swimmers already in the water they must continuously contact the starting platform or wall with one hand. The winner is selected based on the fastest swimmer or a team touching the touchpad.

Olympic Swimming Strokes

In the modern Olympic Games, there are 16 swimming pool events for men and women. Olympic Swimming is based on four swimming styles. There are Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

Freestyle Swimming

olympics freestyle swimming

Of all swimming competitions, freestyle is most common. Freestyle is also known as front crawl. Of all swimming strokes, the Front crawl is one of the fastest. Swimmers of freestyle use an alternating arm action, leg action, and breath to the side.

Backstroke Swimming

olympics backstroke swimming

Backstroke swimming is executed by lying on your back and move one arm and then the other straight behind you so that they pass the sides of your head while kicking with your legs.

Breaststroke Swimming

olympics breaststroke swimming

Without any doubt, Breaststroke is one of the most popular swimming strokes. Breaststroke is the slowest swimming stroke. Most of the swimmers swim regularly using Breaststroke. In Breaststroke swimming Swimmers must be bodies facing down when their feet leave the wall.

Butterfly Swimming

olympics butterfly swimming

Butterfly swimming is the newest swimming style. Butterfly swimmers swim using their chest, with both arms moving symmetrically, accompanied by the butterfly kick. It is also known as the “dolphin kick”.

History of Olympic Swimming

The 1st modern Olympic Games happened in Athens In 1896. In 1912 the women’s swimming program was first introduced at the Stockholm Olympic Games. In the 1976 Melbourne event Swimmers were allowed to wear goggles. Wearing Full-body neoprene suits by Swimmers started at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The United States holds a record of winning a total of 246 Gold Medals. Michael Phelps is the most successful Olympian because he wins 23 medals.

Top Olympic Swimmers at Tokyo Olympic 2021

Michael Phelps (United States) is the number one Swimmer in the World. He the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time. He wins total 28 medals in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2016.

Mark Andrew Spitz is an American swimmer. He was a successful athlete at the 1972 Summer Olympics, winning seven gold medals. He is a nine-time Olympic champion.

Jennifer Beth Thompson is an American successful swimmer. She wins twelve medals, including eight gold medals, in 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympics. She is one of the famous Olympians in history.

Matthew Nicholas Biondi is an American swimmer. He is an eleven-time Olympic medalist and world record-holder in five events. He wins a total of eleven medals (eight gold, two silver, and one bronze).

2021 Olympic Swimming Pool

The swimming pool size for the Olympic event is:

  • Long – 50 meters
  • Wide – 25 metres
  • Deep – Minimum 2 meter

Olympic swimming pool has 660,430 gallons of Water

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