no it is considered a minor sport.
No, it remains a club sport and has a small following.
Swimming became a professional sport, like all other sports, when television brought enough money into it to attract sufficient sponsors to enable the top swimmers to become full time and make a living from it
Soccer became famous by being a relatively simple sport and the convienence of having easy equipment to find. And anyway, its just the best sport around
Football is Uk'S FAMOUS SPORT
Please ask someone smart.cos' this sight is slack!