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Swimming has been part of the Modern Olympics since they began in 1896. There were four events in 1896, the 100 meter freestyle, 500 meter freestyle, 1200 meter freestyle, and Sailors 100 meter freestyle (this event was open only to sailors in the Greek Royal Navy).

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