When to watch artistic swimming during the 2024 Paris Olympics
Artistic swimming is a unique sport on the Olympic program that combines water acrobatics with music. During the Olympic Games, the sport consists of two events: one in a duet, and another as part of a team of eight athletes. Each event is made up of two performances that include a free routine and technical routine. A panel of judges scores athletes based on their execution, synchronization, degree of difficulty, use of music and choreography. Athletes competing in artistic swimming must be flexible and maintain great attention to detail and coordination in order to execute routines successfully.
Before artistic swimming became a part of the Olympic program, it was dominated by men. Over time though, artistic swimming became largely associated with women. The sport became an Olympic discipline at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. Artistic swimming and rhythmic gymnastics are both women-only Olympic sports.
North American countries, particularly the U.S. and Canada, dominated artistic swimming on the Olympic stage in the beginning as the two collected 18 medals combined. Since, Russia has become competitive, accumulating 18 medals since the 2000 Sydney Games. The U.S. came just short of qualifying for the team event in the 2020 Tokyo Games, but managed to qualify for the duet event. Team USA will look to qualify for both the team and duet events in Paris in 2024.
Artistic swimming will take place at the 2024 Paris Olympics on August 5 - 10.
There will be five events included in the artistic swimming competition at the 2024 Olympic Games.
- Free duets
- Technical duets
- Finale duets
- Free teams
- Technical teams
The Olympics Aquatics Center will host artistic swimming at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
This venue, along with Le Bourget Climbing Wall, are the only permanent sports facilities set to be built for the Paris Games. The Olympics Aquatic Center is poised to host artistic swimming, water polo and diving in 2024. The Center was designed using bio-sourced materials only, making it a low-carbon facility that is committed to its energy and environmental performance.
After the Games, the venue will address the needs of Seine-Saint-Denis, its host region, and the French community as it continues to host major national and international competitions, such as the European Aquatics Championships and the World Aquatics Championships. The Aquatics Center will house a range of sports facilities after the Games, including a fitness area, climbing wall, paddle tennis courts and pitches for team sports.
|August 5||Duet Free Routine Preliminary||1:30p-3:45p|
|August 6||Duet Technical Routine||1:30p-3:30p|
|August 7||Duet Free Routine Final||1:30p-3:15p|
|August 9||Team Technical Routine||1:30p-3:30p|
|August 10||Team Free Routine||1:30p-3:20p|