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Q: In which Olympic race do swimmers get to choose their own stroke?
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What is only stroke were a race begins with the swimmers in the water?

The backstroke.

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Are there touch pads that swimmers must touch to win?

yes there are touch pads in the olympic swimming pools that the swimmers have to touch to win the race.

What are the qualifications to be a swimmer in the Olympics?

for swimming there is a meet called Olympic trials to reach that point there are tie standards you must reach. From that point the swimmers swim once in prelims where the top 16 move on to semi finals once the swimmers swim here the Field narrows even more down to 8 swimmers finally the swimmers swim one last race in the finals the top two swimmers in that race go to the Olympics

What is free style in swimming events?

Freestyle means the swimmer gets to choose their favorite stroke for that race .

If the Olympic pool in Beijing is 3 meeters deep what do the swimmers stand on in the pool after a race?

They don't. Notice that they're either hanging on the lane line, grabbing the wall, or treading water.

Why is Olympic swimming done alone?

It is not always, many events are relays with four swimmers. But most events for swimming are individual, as swimming is often described as a personal race against the clock.

What is the objective to water skiing?

The object of swimming is to swim a chosen race faster than all other contestants in your category. Swimmers are put in to 'heats' to race a chosen distance and stroke and are timed. The swimmer with the fastest completion time wins. Many competitive swimmers train constantly to became faster and gain effective techniques.

What are the NCAA pool backstroke flag layout?

Backstroke flags are to be measured 15 feet from the pool's edge. Swimmers' stroke count from the flags varies by age, body size, and stroke efficiency, but typically a count will fall around 2-3 strokes for competitive adult swimmers. Younger athletes may take 3-5 strokes. Beginning level swimmers typically have a stroke count that changes as their stroke develops, but may reach up to 7 or more strokes at early ages. Stroke count can also vary based on pace (race intensity, practice intensity, etc). Most lane lines are designed with a color change that coincides with backstroke flag placement.

How must swimmers end the race in freestyle?

it depends on the stroke you are doing e.g:- backstroke - end on your back- breastktroke - touch with two hands- butterfly - touch with two hands- front cruel - end with on hand.

Why do swimmers change from racing swimmers into training swimmers in between races?

Swimmers may change between their race and practice suits at competitions because wearing the racing suit for long periods of time can be really uncomfortable. They tend to be more form fitting and some swimmers will go down a few sizes in their race suit, making it even tighter.

How many medals can be won by female swimmers at the Olympics?

They can win all of the medals, so long as they qualify in the race and win a medal. Ex) I qualified in every olympic swimming race for women. I got to the finals in all of them However I only won gold in 8 of them, the rest were silvers and bronzes. But next Olympic year I'll be sure to win gold in all of the races.