2012 Olympics - Swimming

A total of 950 competitors taking part in 34 events make Swimming one of the largest competitions at the 2012 Summer Games. Held in the brand new Aquatics Centre, one of the permanent venues built specially for London 2012, swimming takes place over eight days, stretching between July 28 and August 10. Team USA won a total of 31 medals at the last Olympic Games.

American David Boudia Wins Olympic Platform Gold, First For U.S. Since Greg Louganis

American David Boudia wins gold medal in men's platform diving on final dive, first gold for a U.S. male diver in 20 years.

Marathon Swimmers, The Otters Of The Olympics


Meet the 10km marathon swimmers, the otters of the Summer Olympics.

'She Shocked The World': Inside Katie Ledecky's Emotional Homecoming


After winning an improbable gold at the 2012 Olympics in the women's 800m, Katie Ledecky returned home to Bethesda, Maryland, where Amy K. Nelson met her to discuss what it's like to return from such a once in a lifetime experience.

BP Team USA: Meet Swimmer Rebecca Soni

Join us as we meet and follow BP Team USA, a group of nine U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls that are aiming to bring home gold from London this summer. Today we meet swimmer Rebecca Soni.

Michael Phelps, Team USA Win Gold In 4x100m Medley Relay

Led by Michael Phelps -- in his final swim ever -- the United States rallied for a win in the men's 4x100m medley relay Saturday night, giving Phelps his 18th career gold medal.

Women's 4x100m Medley Relay: United States Sets One Last World Record In Swimming

The U.S. women's swim team picked up yet another win on Saturday. They set a new world record in the 4x100m medley relay to take home the gold.

Men's 1500m Freestyle Final: Sun Yang Sets New World Record For China

Sun Yang smashed his own world record in the men's 1500m freestyle on Saturday. The Chinese swimmer took home the gold in a race that was never in doubt.

2012 Summer Olympics: Ranomi Kromowidjojo Wins Gold In Women's 50m Freestyle Final, Sets Olympic Record

Netherlands Ranomi Kromowidjojo won gold in the women's 50m freestyle in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

2012 Olympics Swimming: TV Coverage, Event Schedule For Saturday

The swimming competitions of the 2012 Summer Olympics begin to wind down with four medaling events on Saturday afternoon.

Florent Manaudou Wins Men's 50m Free, American Cullen Jones Grabs Silver

In swimming's fastest event, France's Florent Manaudou won gold in the men's 50m free. American Cullen Jones picked up the silver.

Michael Phelps Wins 100m Butterfly For 17th Career Gold Medal

Michael Phelps ended his individual career on a high note Friday in London, winning the 100m butterfly. It's his 17th Olympic gold medal, and his 21st medal overall.

Missy Franklin Wins Women's 200m Backstroke Final, Sets World Record

Missy Franklin won the women's 200m backstroke on Friday, adding to the U.S.'s tally of medals in swimming at the 2012 Olympics.

Becoming Michael Phelps: 7 Legendary Races By 'The Greatest Olympian'

For Michael Phelps, the Olympic moments have been just as important as the medals.

London 2012 Olympics Swimming: TV Coverage, Event Schedule For Friday

Swimming is wrapping up in the 2012 Summer Olympics, but Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin and Cullen Jones will all be in the pool chasing gold on Friday.

Michael Phelps Beats Ryan Lochte For Gold In Men's 200m IM Final

Michael Phelps swam one last great race, beating Ryan Lochte for his 20th Olympic medal in the 200 IM.

Rebecca Soni Wins Gold For U.S., Sets Another World Record In Women's 200m Breaststroke Final

Rebecca Soni set another world record and won gold in the women's 200-meter breaststroke on Thursday.

2012 Olympic Swimming: TV Coverage, Event Schedule For Thursday

Swimming action continues Thursday with the United States going for four more gold medals.

Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay Final: Allison Schmitt Anchors Gold Medal For United States

Allison Schmitt anchored the United States to a come-from-behind victory in the women's 4x200-meter freestyle relay final, setting an Olympic record in the process.

Women's 200m Butterfly Final: Liuyang Jiao Gives China Another Gold, Sets Olympic Record

Liuyang Jiao of China won the gold medal in the women's 200-meter butterfly final Wednesday at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She took silver in Beijing.

Team USA's Nathan Adrian Edges James Magnussen To Win Gold In Men's 100m Freestyle Final

Nathan Adrian won another U.S. gold in the pool on Wednesday, winning a thrilling 100m freestyle over James Magnussen by .01 seconds.

Men's 200m Breaststroke Final: Daniel Gyurta Wins Gold Medal, Breaks World Record

Daniel Gyurta set a world record while winning a gold medal in the men's 200m breaststroke.

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