Short Course Swimming

Swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports and athletes compete for medals in the four main strokes – freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, as well as competing in relay events. The term short course is used to identify a pool that is 25m in length, instead of the 50m pool which is used for Olympic events.

Sport
Swimming is a time judged sport in which competitors race a specific distance. The winner is the person that finishes the race in the fastest time. Swimmers usually have to qualify through heats and semi-finals for a final race with the eight fastest swimmers of the preliminary rounds. In Short Course Swimming, records are traditionally faster than in long course, thanks to the increased number of wall push-offs where more speed is generated.

Event distances range from 50m to 1,500m. Apart from the four main strokes, swimmers also compete in medley events, individually as well as in relays. 

History
Swimming emerged as a competitive recreational activity in the 1830s in England and it formed part of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens.

In 1908, the world swimming association, Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), was formed.

At Ashgabat 2017
Swimmers will compete in 30 medal events contested over four days at the Aquatics Centre from 22–25 September. There will be 15 categories for men and 15 categories for women. 

Men
Freestyle: 50m, 100m, 200m, 
Backstroke: 50m, 100m
Breaststroke: 50m, 100m 
Butterfly: 50m, 100m
Individual Medley: 100m, 200m
Freestyle Relay: 4x50m, 4x100m
Medley Relay: 4x50m, 4x100m

Women
Freestyle: 50m, 100m, 200m, 
Backstroke: 50m, 100m
Breaststroke: 50m, 100m 
Butterfly: 50m, 100m
Individual Medley: 100m, 200m
Freestyle Relay: 4x50m, 4x100m
Medley Relay: 4x50m, 4x100m

Competition Format
Heats for each event will be contested during the morning sessions and the finals during each evening sessions. All events will consist of heats and a final, eight swimmers will advance from the heats to the final.

Quick Facts

  • Short course records are traditionally faster than long course records. This is assumed to be connected to increased number of wall push-offs, where speed is greatest.
  • The fastest and most efficient swim stroke is the freestyle.

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