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Aquatics facts

  • Swimming is a core sport and therefore must be included in every Games 
  • It was first included in the 1930 Games 
  • Competed by males and females over 5 disciplines: freestyle, backstroke, breastsroke, butterfly and medley (consistutes of the former 4 disciplines) 
  • Athletes compete over 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 4x200m 
  • Consists of individual and team or synchronised events 
  • Categories include 10m platform, 3m springboard and 1m springboard 
  • First included in the 1930 games but it is an optional sport for inclusion in Games by host cities 
  • NI first competed in swimming in the Vancouver 1954 Commonwealth Games 
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