How to Watch Swimming at Olympics 2020 Live Online

Published 18 July 2021 By: James

If you want to watch swimming at the Olympics 2020 Games live online, then you only have to follow the steps given below:

  1. Get a VPN for Olympics (PureVPN)
  2. Connect to a British server
  3. Visit BBC iPlayer
  4. Watch swimming at the Olympics 2020 Games live

Swimming at Olympics 2020

Swimming is one of the most popular spectator games at the Olympics. It has been a part of the Olympics competition since its very start. Featured in every Olympic competition since 1996, swimming has the second-highest number of Olympic events and is only behind Athletics.

While the Soviet Union has dominated in the Athletics sport, the United States has done the same in swimming. The country has won an astounding 548 Olympic Medals in swimming. This includes 246 Gold Medals, 168 Silver Medals, and 134 Bronze Medals. The country that takes the second spot in the sport, which is Australia, has only managed to win 192 Olympic Medals in this sport. These are still 54 medals less than just the Gold Medals that the United States has won in Olympic Swimming.

This year’s Olympic events will be even more exciting. A total of 928 athletes will compete in 37 swimming events. The events include:

  • Freestyle: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1,500;
  • Backstroke: 100 and 200;
  • Breaststroke: 100 and 200;
  • Butterfly: 100 and 200;
  • Individual medley: 200 and 400;
  • Relays: 4×100 free, 4×200 free; 4×100 medley (men’s, women’s, and mixed)
  • Marathon: 10 kilometers

Although the sport was set to be featured in 2020, the competition was delayed because of the pandemic. Because of the delay, the 2020 Olympic Games are now happening in 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

The swimming events will commence from July 24 and will continue until August 1. Meanwhile, the marathon event will happen on August 4 and will continue until August 5.

This year, we’ll see the most number of swimming events in Olympic history. There will be 18 swimming events for each gender, while one swimming event will be mixed.

Tokyo Olympics Schedule Swimming

  • The swimming competition begins on July 24 and runs through Aug. 1.
  • Diving starts July 25 and goes through Aug. 7.
  • Artistic swimming is in the second week of competition, beginning Aug. 2 and ending Aug. 7
  • Water polo begins July 24 and runs through Aug. 8 with gold medal matches on Aug. 7-8.
  • The open water swimming will take place Aug. 4-5.