The History & Evolution of Swimming


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When and where was the first modern swimming competition?

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1. What stroke was used in the first modern swimming competition?

2. Which swimmer has won more Olympic medals than any other competitor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do you know about the history of swimming and its evolution throughout the years? Get an idea by answering questions on key subjects like the first modern competition in swimming and the stroke that was used for it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz your understanding of the following:

  • Olympic swimmer with the most medals
  • The origins of the freestyle stroke
  • Development of the butterfly stroke

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of swimming
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the first modern swimming competition and the stroke that was used
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the origins of the freestyle and butterfly strokes

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the sport with the lesson named The History & Evolution of Swimming. These topics will be discussed:

  • Swimming from thousands of years ago
  • History of swimming as an Olympic sport
  • The Australian Crawl
  • Timeline of the various strokes in swimming