Swimming is defined as the propulsion of the body through water via the use of your limbs. There are many different strokes or types – including the front crawl, backstroke, the breaststroke, and the butterfly. Competitive swimming is frequently raced in distances of 50 metres, 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres, and 800 metres. In the Olympics, swimming races are performed for 2 different distances – the 200 metre and the 400 metre.
Depending on what type of swimming a person performs, various different skills are required to swim at a competitive pace. First and foremost, the person must be comfortable in the water. Further, breathing control is necessary, as well as proper techniques for kicking and arm strokes.