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Swimming Comprehension Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests comprehension of the Swimming page.

1. How many different swimming strokes are used in major competitions?

three
four
five
a) three b) four c) five

2. Which stroke is based on a traditional style in the Solomon Islands?

breaststroke
backstroke
freestyle
a) breaststroke b) backstroke c) freestyle

3. Which is the only style in which swimmers are face-up in the water?

butterfly
backstroke
breaststroke
a) butterfly b) backstroke c) breaststroke

4. If you swim two laps of an Olympic-sized pool, you'll swim

50 metres
100 metres
200 metres
a) 50 metres b) 100 metres c) 200 metres

5. Which stroke is usually regarded as the most difficult?

butterfly
backstroke
breaststroke
a) butterfly b) b) backstroke c) breaststroke

6. How long are the shortest swimming events at the Olympic Games?

50 metres
100 metres
25 metres
a) 50 metres b) 100 metres c) 25 metres

7. Olympic swimmers in the 10,000 metre freestyle marathon must swim

100 laps
150 laps
200 laps
a) 100 laps b) 150 laps c) 200 laps

8. At major competitions, swimmers' times are recorded by

touch pads
stop watches
GPS timers
a) touch pads b) stop watches c) GPS timers

9. How many different leg movements are used in the four main strokes?

two
three
four
a) two b) three c) four

10. How many swimmers are in a medley relay team?

two
three
four
a) two b) three c) four

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