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Swimming at the Commonwealth Games

Swimming is one of the sports at the quadrennial Commonwealth Games competition. It has been a Commonwealth Games sport since the inaugural edition of the event's precursor, the 1930 British Empire Games. It is a core sport and must be included in the sporting programme of each edition of the Games. Synchronised swimming and Diving events are optional. Water polo is a recognised (i.e. not yet optional) sport.

EditionsEdit

EventsEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 Games
Current program
50 metre freestyle X X X X X X X 7
100 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
400 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
1500 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
50 metre backstroke X X X X 4
100 metre backstroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre backstroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
50 metre breaststroke X X X X 4
100 metre breaststroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre breaststroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
50 metre butterfly X X X X 4
100 metre butterfly X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre butterfly X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre individual medley X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
400 metre individual medley X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
4 × 100 metre freestyle relay X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
4 × 200 metre freestyle relay X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
4 × 100 metre medley relay X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
Past events
100 yard freestyle X X 2
110 yard freestyle X X X X X X 6
440 yard freestyle X X X X X X X X 8
1500 yard freestyle X X 2
1650 yard freestyle X X X X X X 6
100 yard backstroke X X 2
110 yard backstroke X X X X X X 6
220 yard backstroke X X 2
110 yard breaststroke X X 2
200 yard breaststroke X 1
220 yard breaststroke X X X X X X X 7
110 yard butterfly X X 2
220 yard butterfly X X X 3
440 yard individual medley X X 2
440 yard freestyle relay X X 2
800 yard freestyle relay X X 2
880 yard freestyle relay X X X X X X 6
330 yard medley relay X X X X 4
440 yard medley relay X X X 3
Events 6 7 7 7 7 8 13 13 15 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 19 19 19 19

Women's eventsEdit

Event 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 Games
Current program
50 metre freestyle X X X X X X X 7
100 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
400 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
800 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
50 metre backstroke X X X X 4
100 metre backstroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre backstroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
50 metre breaststroke X X X X 4
100 metre breaststroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre breaststroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
50 metre butterfly X X X X 4
100 metre butterfly X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre butterfly X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre individual medley X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
400 metre individual medley X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
4 × 100 metre freestyle relay X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
4 × 200 metre freestyle relay X X X X X X X 12
4 × 100 metre medley relay X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
Past events
100 yard freestyle X X 2
110 yard freestyle X X X X X X 6
440 yard freestyle X X X X X X X X 8
100 yard backstroke X X 2
110 yard backstroke X X X X X X 6
220 yard backstroke X X 2
110 yard breaststroke X X 2
200 yard breaststroke X 1
220 yard breaststroke X X X X X X X 7
110 yard butterfly X X X 3
220 yard butterfly X 1
440 yard individual medley X X 2
400 yard freestyle relay X 1
440 yard freestyle relay X X X X X X 6
330 yard medley relay X X X 3
440 yard medley relay X X X 3
Events 5 4 6 6 6 7 10 11 15 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 19 19 19 19

Elite Athletes with a Disability eventsEdit

From the 2002 Commonwealth Games a number of events have been included in the program to include elite athletes with disabilities. The inclusion of events in this category has been inconsistent over the four Games where they have been included.

Event 02 06 10 14 Games
Men's 50 metre freestyle multi-disability X X 2
Men's 50 metre freestyle S9 X 1
Men's 100 metre freestyle multi-disability X X 2
Men's 100 metre freestyle S8 X 1
Men's 100 metre freestyle S9 X 1
Men's 100 metre freestyle S10 X 1
Men's 200 metre freestyle S14 X 1
Men's 200 metre individual medley SM8 X 1
Women's 50 metre freestyle multi-disability X X 2
Women's 50 metre freestyle S9 X 1
Women's 100 metre freestyle multi-disability X X 2
Women's 100 metre freestyle S8 X 1
Women's 100 metre freestyle S9 X 1
Women's 100 metre breaststroke SB9 X 1
Women's 200 metre individual medley SM10 X 1
Events 4 4 5 6

All-time medal tableEdit

Updated after the 2018 Commonwealth Games

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Australia305226202733
2  England105132139376
3  Canada101122125348
4  South Africa30322991
5  Scotland21313385
6  New Zealand19303685
7  Wales7101633
8  Papua New Guinea1102
9  Kenya1001
  Zimbabwe1001
11  Jamaica0336
12  Malaysia0112
  Singapore0112
14  Bahamas0101
  Guyana0101
16  India0011
  Isle of Man0011
  Trinidad and Tobago0011
Totals (18 nations)5915915881770

Games recordsEdit

External linksEdit