Wikipedia:WikiProject Swimming

The Swimming WikiProject
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Welcome to WikiProject Swimming! This WikiProject is dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to competitive swimming and other aquatic sports.

Our goals
  • To provide guidelines and recommendations for articles that describe all aspects of swimming and water sports.
  • To improve Wikipedia's coverage of swimming and water sports by creating, expanding, and maintaining such articles.
  • To serve as the central point of discussion for issues related to swimming and water sports in Wikipedia.
Our scope
The project generally considers any article related to competitive swimming, long course swimming, short course swimming, open water swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, and participants, coaches and governing organizations of those disciplines to be within the scope of WikiProject Swimming.
Our structure
Internally, the project has developed several structural features to help in managing its extensive work:
  • Departments, which coordinate work on certain specialized tasks, such as peer review or project-wide collaboration.

Departments edit

Assessment edit

The assessment department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's swimming and water sports articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WP Swimming}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in a set of categories that serves as the basis for an automatically generated worklist.

Automation edit

The automation department uses various automated and semi-automated methods to perform batch tasks that would be extremely tedious to do manually; it collects requests for tasks, discusses whether they are suitable for automation, and attempts to match them with bot operators or users of semi-automated tools for implementation. All project members are invited to request tasks and to comment on the suitability of outstanding requests.

Peer review edit

The peer review department conducts peer reviews of swimming and water sports related articles on request; this helps to obtain ideas for further improvement by having contributors who may not have previously worked on particular articles examine them. Project members are invited to submit articles to the department in lieu of using the generic peer review process.

Task forces and subpages edit

To-do edit

Roadmap edit


In progress edit

Clear unassessed importance backlog edit

  • Details: Clear.
  • Person(s) assigned: It is a wonderful world
  • Start date: 2024-02-23
  • Expected completion date: Unknown
  • Current work: Assessing biographies, and learning to use Auto Wiki Browser for speeding up tedious ratings in the future.

Clear unassessed importance backlog edit

Category tree edit

Click on "►" below to display subcategories:

Featured content edit

At this time, there is currently one swimming  featured topic, meaning it represents Wikipedia's best work in covering a subject comprehensively and with items of consistently good quality:

There are currently twelve swimming  featured articles, meaning that they represent the best of Wikipedia:

There are also three  featured lists:

Helpful online references edit

  • Australian Olympic Committee, Olympian Search (free online database of Australian Olympic athlete profiles)
  • Matthew De George, Duels in the Pool: Swimming's Greatest Rivalries, Scarecrow Press, Inc., Lanham, Maryland (2013). ISBN 978-0810891753. (portions available online for free preview)
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame, List of Medalists, includes medalists for the Olympics (1896–2004), FINA World Championships (1973–2005), Pan Pacific Championships (1985–2002), Pan American Games (1951–2003), World University Games (1959–2005), Short Course World Championships (1993–2004). (freely archived from ISHOF original online PDF document)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA Division I Men's Swimming & Diving, NCAA, Indianapolis, Indiana (2014). (free online PDF copy of NCAA championship records and results through 2014)
  •, Keyword Search (online subscription archive for historical newspapers -- free memberships available through Wikipedia)
  • The New York Times, Article Archive (online subscription newspaper article archive)
  • New Zealand Olympic Committee, New Zealand Medals (free online database of New Zealand medalists at Olympics and Commonwealth Games)
  • Sports Illustrated, Vault (free online archive of 60+ years of American sports magazine articles)
  •, Olympic Athlete Directory (free online Olympics database service, including Olympic athlete profiles, team lists and event results; caution: please note that Sports-Reference incorrectly lists pre-1984 swimmers in preliminary heats of relays as medalists)
  • USA Swimming, National Team Roster (free online database of current U.S. national team member profiles)

Participants edit

Note: Please add your name to the bottom of the Active list if you would like to participate.

Active members edit

  1. Voltmetro
  2. Eileen Sandá (Creating, editing and expanding articles about swimmers, mainly Faroese and Danish)
  3. Gap9551 (General updates and improvements)
  4. Ianblair23
  5. matthewm192   Great Britain (making sure current articles are correct and up to date)
  6. SmartyPants22
  7. Phikia (Creating, editing and expanding Wikipedia namespaces related to water polo)
  8. SarahTHunter (Creating bios of Paralympic swimmers)
  9. IAmHz (Expanding women swimmer biographies, mainly U.S. and Mexico in English and Spanish)
  10. It is a wonderful world (Lots of swimming edits!)

Article alerts edit

Did you know

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Articles for creation

WikiProject Swimming templates edit

Talk page tags edit

Userbox edit

Code Result
{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Swimming/Userbox}}
{{User Water polo work group}}
 This user is a member of the
Water polo work group.
{{User swimmer}}
 This user is a swimmer.
{{User water polo player}}
 This user plays water polo.
{{User diver}}
 This user is a diver.
{{User synchronized swimmer}}
 This user is a
synchronized swimmer.

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