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Sink or Swim?
How well do you know the sport of competitive swimming?
#1 Which of the following is not a regulation stroke?
#2 During a freestyle race, I turn over on my back and stroke a few times. I am disqualified.
#3 There are six lanes in the pool. There are 8 swimmers for an event. What happens?
The six swimmers with the highest times from the last meet get to swim.
The six swimmers with the lowest times get to swim, so they can improve.
The swimmers are selected at random.
Only six swimmers can sign up for any event, except relays.
Everyone can swim, they just divide the swimmers into two heats.
#4 How many swimmers are on a relay team?
#5 Which method is the fastest (for most experienced swimmers) when turning around on the wall?
Get out of the pool and dive back in
Perform a flip-turn
Simply grab the wall, turn around, and push off
You never have to turn around
#6 Which stroke is the first in an individual medley?
#7 You can be disqualified for not touching the wall with both hands when finishing the breaststroke.
#8 The "anchor" is...
The first swimmer in a relay.
The last swimmer in a relay.
The fastest swimmer in a relay.
The fastest swimmer in a heat.
The slowest swimmer in a relay.
#9 A false start is...
When a swimmer leaves the block before the starting signal.
When a swimmer dives incorrectly.
When no swimmers show up for an event.
#10 The winner of a swim meet is decided by...
Which team has the fastest cumulative time.
Which team has the most points.
Which team has the most swimmers in the top three of each races.
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