Swimming consistently ranks among top public recreational activities and can be either participated in for fun, for exercise, or for competition. Some countries require swimming lessons as a compulsory part of the educational curriculum while in other areas it is simply a wise choice to learn how to swim, especially if living near water.
Competitive swimming is one of the most popular and most watched Olympic sports and includes individual events in backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle, individual medleys as well as relay swimming. Each stroke requires specific techniques with regulations as to proper form.
Swimming is a big sport and one that virtually anyone can do. But those who do it for competition use a lot of terms that most others are unfamiliar with.
Included in this puzzle are some terms competitive swimmers would know like the back of their hand … backstroke, bonus heat, breaststroke, butterfly, championship finals, circle seeding, closed competition, dual meet, false start rope, freestyle, goggles, invitational, kick board, kyroscope, lane lines, lap counter, medals, pace clock, paddle, practice, prelims, pull buoy, qualifying times, recall rope, scratch, stroke judge, touch pad, trophy, uniform, and unofficial time.
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