Swimming is a competitive sport over various distances from 50m to 1,500m, using specific styles including freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Competitive swimming events begin with heats then go on to semi-finals and finals. In the 50m, 100m and 200m events, 16 swimmers qualify through the heats, 8 of which will go to the finals after competing in the two semi-finals. For longer distances and relays, 8 swimmers qualify through the heats and then compete directly in the finals.
No. of gold medals : 42