There are four strokes competed in the Olympics ... breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, and freestyle.
One South African athlete competed in swimming at the 2008 Games in Beijing. That was Natalie du Toit who competed in the 10 km marathon and became the first amputee to compete in swimming at the Olympics. She finished 16th out of a field of 24.
The first Olympics that Lauren Mitchell competed in was the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Macedonia competes in all the Olympics with the rest of Greece. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia or FYROM competed in canoeing/kayaking, swimming and boxing
Stephanie Rice competed in and won gold in three events at the 2008 Olympics. The events were: Women's 200 metre individual medley swimming Women's 400 metre individual medley swimming Women's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay swimming
Burkina Faso had 6 athletes competing in athletics, swimming, judo, and fencing at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.
Athletes from United Arab Emirates competed in athletics (100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter hurdles), equestrian, judo, shooting (skeet, trap, double trap), swimming (100 meter freestyle), and taekwondo at the 2008 Olympics.
Antoinette Guedia of Cameroon who was 12 years, 300 days old when she competed in women's 50 meter freestyle swimming.
0 ... at the 2008 Games in Beijing, Andorra competed in athletics, judo, canoeing, and swimming without winning a medal.
24 nations ! (: