Question: Who invented the sport of swimming?

Who is the father of swimming?

Michael Phelps

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Weight 194 lb (88 kg)
Spouse(s) Nicole Johnson
Sport
Sport Swimming

Who invented swimming for kids?

The Egyptians practiced swimming as early as 2500 bce. In ancient Greece and Rome young males learned to swim as part of their schooling. In ancient Japan swimming races were held in the 1st century bce. Swimming contests first became popular in the 1800s.

What are the 3 types of swimming?

The 5 most common types of swimming include freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and sidestroke.

Who is the best swimmer in world?

Top 10 Swimmers of All Time

  • Michael Phelps, born 1985. …
  • Aleksandr Popov, born 1971. …
  • Pieter van den Hoogenband, born 1978. …
  • Johnny Weissmuller, born 1904 – died 1984. …
  • Grant Hackett, born 1980. …
  • Krisztina Egerszegi, born 1974. …
  • Debbie Meyer, born 1952. …
  • Kristin Otto, born 1966. Kristin Otto is a German Olympic swimming champion.
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