Swimming was an Olympic sport in 1896.
it is a sport because you can do it
Swimming has been known since prehistoric times.
it became it in 1996
1896 (first Olympics)
Swimming was used to hunt for fish in lakes and other reasons in prehistoric times
swimming gained popularity in the 19th century...becoming a sport in the U.S.
yes the swimming is a sport
I don't know what Olympics you're thinking of, but swimming is in the summer Olympics