Swimming at the 2020 Tokyo Games will comprise 37 medal events. The programs for men and women are identical, with both genders swimming the following strokes/distances:

  • 50m Freestyle
  • 100m Freestyle
  • 200m Freestyle
  • 400m Freestyle
  • 800m Freestyle
  • 1500m Freestyle
  • 100m Backstroke
  • 200m Backstroke
  • 100m Breaststroke
  • 200m Breaststroke
  • 100m Butterfly
  • 200m Butterfly
  • 200m Individual Medley
  • 400m Individual Medley
  • 4x100m Freestyle Relay
  • 4x200m Freestyle Relay
  • 4x100m Medley Relay
  • 10km Open Water

New for Tokyo is the mixed 4x100m medley relay. The order of strokes is backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle. Teams can choose from either gender for a given stroke, but must have two male and two female swimmers.

The most prolific medal winner in Olympic history is Michael Phelps, who won 28 total medals (23 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze) in swimming from 2004 through 2016.

More information:

Tokyo 2020 – Swimming

USA Swimming

International federation