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London Olympics: SwimmingAlmost 1,000 athletes will take to the water during the London 2012 Olympics Swimming programme - which takes place predominantly in the new state-of-the-art Aquatics Centre but also in the historic Serpentine Lake in central London's beautiful Hyde Park. Swimming at the Summer Games remains one of the most popular sports for spectators - which is precisely why two bulky temporary stands have been added on to the slick Aquatics Centre, so that 17,500 people can squeeze in to watch the 30-odd medal events that take place from Saturday 28 July to Saturday 4 August. For those who can't pick up a ticket for the indoor events, there's always the Marathon Swimming 10km event in Hyde Park on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 August. For the 50m pool events, it's pretty simple: there are four strokes - freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly - raced at various distances; all four strokes are then used in the Individual Medley and Medley Relay events. Swimming is one of those sports where world records seem to keep on tumbling - and with the return from retirement of the five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe, and his renewed rivalry with Michael Phelps, who has notched 16 Olympic medals to date, Swimming looks certain to continue wowing the crowds at London 2012.

 

About Aquatics Centre

The iconic wave-shaped Aquatics Centre designed by Iraq-born architect Zaha Hadid for the London 2012 Olympics reopens in 2014 for public use as a leisure faculty for local and elite swimmers, complete with creche, family-friendly changing facilities, a cafe and a new public plaza. More about Aquatics Centre

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Olympics Swimming timetable

Date / Time Event name Venue
28th Jul  10:00 - 13:00 Men's 100m Breaststroke, 400m Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley: heats London Olympics Aquatics Centre
28th Jul  10:00 - 13:00 Women's 100m Butterfly, 400m Individual Medley, 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay: heats London Olympics Aquatics Centre
28th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 100m Breaststroke: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
28th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 400m Freestyle: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
28th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 400m Individual Medley: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
28th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 100m Butterfly: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
28th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 400m Individual Medley: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
28th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
29th Jul  10:00 - 12:00 Women's 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 400m Freestyle: heats London Olympics Aquatics Centre
29th Jul  10:00 - 12:00 Men's 100m Backstroke, 200m Freestyle, 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay: heats London Olympics Aquatics Centre
29th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 400m Freestyle: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
29th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 100m Butterfly: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
29th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 100m Breaststroke: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
29th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 100m Backstroke: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
29th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
29th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 100m Breaststroke: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
29th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 200m Freestyle: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
29th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 100m Backstroke: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
30th Jul  10:00 - 11:00 Women's 200m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley: heats London Olympics Aquatics Centre
30th Jul  10:00 - 11:00 Men's 200m Butterfly: heats London Olympics Aquatics Centre
30th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 200m Butterfly: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
30th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 100m Backstroke: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
30th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 200m Freestyle: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
30th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 200m Freestyle: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
30th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 200m Individual Medley: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
30th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 100m Backstroke: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
30th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 100m Breaststroke: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
31st Jul  10:00 - 12:00 Women's 200m Butterfly: heats London Olympics Aquatics Centre
31st Jul  10:00 - 12:00 Men's 100m Freestyle, 200m Breaststroke, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay: heats London Olympics Aquatics Centre
31st Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 100m Freestyle: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
31st Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 200m Breaststroke: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
31st Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 200m Butterfly: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
31st Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
31st Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 200m Butterfly: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
31st Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 200m Freestyle: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
31st Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 200m Individual Medley: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
1st Aug  10:00 - 13:00 Women's 100m Freestyle, 200m Breaststroke, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay: heats London Olympics Aquatics Centre
1st Aug  10:00 - 13:00 Men's 200m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley: heats London Olympics Aquatics Centre
1st Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
1st Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 200m Butterfly: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
1st Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 200m Breaststroke: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
1st Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 100m Freestyle: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
1st Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 200m Breaststroke: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
1st Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 100m Freestyle: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
1st Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 200m Individual Medley: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
1st Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 200m Backstroke: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
2nd Aug  10:00 - 12:00 Women's 200m Backstroke, 800m Freestyle: heats London Olympics Aquatics Centre
2nd Aug  10:00 - 12:00 Men's 50m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly: heats London Olympics Aquatics Centre
2nd Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 50m Freestyle: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
2nd Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 100m Butterfly: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
2nd Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 200m Backstroke: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
2nd Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 200m Individual Medley: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
2nd Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 200m Backstroke: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
2nd Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 100m Freestyle: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
2nd Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 200m Breaststroke: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
3rd Aug  10:00 - 12:00 Women's 50m Freestyle, 4 x 100m Medley Relay: heats London Olympics Aquatics Centre
3rd Aug  10:00 - 12:00 Men's 1500m Freestyle, 4 x 100m Medley Relay: heats London Olympics Aquatics Centre
3rd Aug  19:00 - 20:00 Men's 50m Freestyle: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
3rd Aug  19:00 - 20:00 Men's 100m Butterfly: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
3rd Aug  19:00 - 20:00 Women's 50m Freestyle: semi-finals
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
3rd Aug  19:00 - 20:00 Women's 200m Backstroke: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
3rd Aug  19:00 - 20:00 Women's 800m Freestyle: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
4th Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
4th Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Women's 50m Freestyle: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
4th Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
4th Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 1500m Freestyle: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
5th Aug  15:00 - 16:00 Women's Duets: technical routine London Olympics Aquatics Centre
6th Aug  15:00 - 17:00 Women's Duets: free routine London Olympics Aquatics Centre
7th Aug  15:00 - 16:00 Women's Duets: final, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
9th Aug  12:00 - 15:00 Women's Marathon Swimming 10km, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics: Hyde Park & the Serpentine
9th Aug  15:00 - 15:00 Women's Teams: technical routine London Olympics Aquatics Centre
10th Aug  12:00 - 15:00 Men's Marathon Swimming 10km, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics: Hyde Park & the Serpentine
10th Aug  15:00 - 16:00 Women's Teams: free routine, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics Aquatics Centre

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Homerton Overground Station
 
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Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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