The longest swimming event for men in the Olympics is the 1500 meter freestyle and for women is the 800 meter freestyle.
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There were several events in t he Ancient Olympics including running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing, pankration(fighting) and equestrian events.
Al Oerter won the men's discus in the 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968 Olympics and Carl Lewis won the long jump in the 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996 Olympics.
The ancient Olympics race track was 500 miles long.
Not in the Olympics, but in some competitions you can skate as long as marathons! But in the Olympics, the longest distance is 3000m
If you are referring to competition pools, then your answer is Long Course Meters. This course, used in the Olympics, FINA World Championships, and US Summer Nationals, is 50 meters long. If you are referring to longest swimming competition, it's definitely open water swimming. The longest race held in the Olympics is the 25K.
the swimming olympics have been sense the first olympics
It has been there since the first Olympics.
Way too long!
There is no maximum age for competing at the Olympics - a long as you qualify for your national swimming team you can compete
Swimming in the Olympics is a summer event. In competitive swimming summer is long course season. A long course pool is 50 meters in length. A short course pool is 25 yards or meters.
Skateboarding was run as a test event in the year 2000 summer olympics, but is not currently an event.
so long. like 10 years
Answer: The ancient greek games did not have events that had to do with swimming.
Swimming has been a sport since the Olympics were started, probably even earlier than that.