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17-25 June 2023


Since 1968, swimming has been part

of the Special Olympics World Games.


There are 4 different strokes in swimming.

For example, the athletes swim on their front or on their back.


The athletes swim different distances.

For example, 50 metres or 1.5 kilometres.

Which athlete reaches the finish line first wins the race.


How many people do swimming at the World Games?

475 athletes.

The photo shows a female swimmer getting ready before competition.
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The photo is a close-up of an athlete during competition. She is performing breat stroke and while the photo was taken, she was coming up for air while the water pearled off of her.
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The photo shows a group of athletes in the pool after they finished their race. They look happy.
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The photo shows an athlete during her swimming race while taking a deep breath.
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The photo is taken under water and shows an athlete in action.
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A photo showing a swimming pool from above.
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Swimming takes place at SSE.

SSE is short for:

Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europasportpark.

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