In just a few weeks, the 2020 Olympics will introduce the next generation of great American swimmers. While the 53 athletes selected to compete on Team USA is comprised of a hefty handful of Olympic vets, the majority are newcomers—and 11 are still only teenagers!
How many swimmers compete in the Olympics?
The swimming competitions at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo were due to take place from 25 July to 6 August 2020 at the Olympic Aquatics Centre. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the games have been postponed to 2021.
Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
|Swimming at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad|
|No. of events||37|
What percentage of swimmers qualify for Olympic Trials?
Interesting Facts from USA Swimming:
Number of spots available on the U.S. Olympic Team: 52. Maximum percentage of swimmers competing at Trials who can make the Olympic Team: About four percent.
What is Michael Phelps net worth?
Twenty-three times Olympics Gold Medalist Michael Phelps has a net worth of $80 million. The American swimming legend is imminent for winning the Swimming World World Swimmer of the Year eight times.
|Name||Michael Fred Phelps II|
|Net worth||$80 million|
How deep is an Olympic pool Tokyo?
The minimum depth for an Olympic diving pool under International Federation of Aquatic Sports (FINA) regulations is 3.2 meters for springboard diving the maximum is 5 meters deep for 10m-platform events.
How do Olympic swimmers qualify?
How to qualify for the 2021 Olympics in swimming. The top two swimmers in each event will most likely earn spots on the Olympic team. For the 100 and 200 freestyle, the top six finishers will earn spots on the Olympic relay units.
How many swimmers qualify for each event?
A maximum of 56 swimmers (28 of each gender, not including open water swimmers) can qualify to compete for the U.S. in swimming at the Olympic Games Tokyo—two per individual event.