Swimming at the Commonwealth Games

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Swimming is one of the sports at the quadrennial Commonwealth Games competition. It has been a Commonwealth Games sport since the inaugural edition of the event's precursor, the 1930 British Empire Games. It is a core sport and must be included in the sporting programme of each edition of the Games. Synchronised swimming and Diving events are optional. Water polo is a recognised (i.e. not yet optional) sport.

Editions

Games Year Host city Host country Best nation
I 1930 Hamilton, Ontario  Canada  England
II 1934 London  England  Canada
III 1938 Sydney, New South Wales  Australia  England
IV 1950 Auckland  New Zealand  Australia
V 1954 Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada  Australia
VI 1958 Cardiff  Wales  Australia
VII 1962 Perth, Western Australia  Australia  Australia
VIII 1966 Kingston  Jamaica  Australia
IX 1970 Edinburgh  Scotland  Australia
X 1974 Christchurch  New Zealand  Australia
XI 1978 Edmonton, Alberta  Canada  Canada
XII 1982 Brisbane, Queensland  Australia  Australia
XIII 1986 Edinburgh  Scotland  Australia
XIV 1990 Auckland  New Zealand  Australia
XV 1994 Victoria, British Columbia  Canada  Australia
XVI 1998 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia  Australia
XVII 2002 Manchester  England  Australia
XVIII 2006 Melbourne, Victoria  Australia  Australia
XIX 2010 Delhi  India  Australia
XX 2014 Glasgow  Scotland  Australia
XXI 2018 Gold Coast, Queensland  Australia  Australia

Events

Men's events

Event 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 Games
Current program
50 metre freestyle X X X X X X X 7
100 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
400 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
1500 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
50 metre backstroke X X X X 4
100 metre backstroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre backstroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
50 metre breaststroke X X X X 4
100 metre breaststroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre breaststroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
50 metre butterfly X X X X 4
100 metre butterfly X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre butterfly X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre individual medley X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
400 metre individual medley X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
4 × 100 metre freestyle relay X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
4 × 200 metre freestyle relay X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
4 × 100 metre medley relay X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
Past events
100 yard freestyle X X 2
110 yard freestyle X X X X X X 6
440 yard freestyle X X X X X X X X 8
1500 yard freestyle X X 2
1650 yard freestyle X X X X X X 6
100 yard backstroke X X 2
110 yard backstroke X X X X X X 6
220 yard backstroke X X 2
110 yard breaststroke X X 2
200 yard breaststroke X 1
220 yard breaststroke X X X X X X X 7
110 yard butterfly X X 2
220 yard butterfly X X X 3
440 yard individual medley X X 2
440 yard freestyle relay X X 2
800 yard freestyle relay X X 2
880 yard freestyle relay X X X X X X 6
330 yard medley relay X X X X 4
440 yard medley relay X X X 3
Events 6 7 7 7 7 8 13 13 15 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 19 19 19 19

Women's events

Event 30 34 38 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 Games
Current program
50 metre freestyle X X X X X X X 7
100 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
400 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
800 metre freestyle X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
50 metre backstroke X X X X 4
100 metre backstroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre backstroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
50 metre breaststroke X X X X 4
100 metre breaststroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre breaststroke X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
50 metre butterfly X X X X 4
100 metre butterfly X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre butterfly X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
200 metre individual medley X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
400 metre individual medley X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
4 × 100 metre freestyle relay X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
4 × 200 metre freestyle relay X X X X X X X 12
4 × 100 metre medley relay X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
Past events
100 yard freestyle X X 2
110 yard freestyle X X X X X X 6
440 yard freestyle X X X X X X X X 8
100 yard backstroke X X 2
110 yard backstroke X X X X X X 6
220 yard backstroke X X 2
110 yard breaststroke X X 2
200 yard breaststroke X 1
220 yard breaststroke X X X X X X X 7
110 yard butterfly X X X 3
220 yard butterfly X 1
440 yard individual medley X X 2
400 yard freestyle relay X 1
440 yard freestyle relay X X X X X X 6
330 yard medley relay X X X 3
440 yard medley relay X X X 3
Events 5 4 6 6 6 7 10 11 15 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 19 19 19 19

Elite Athletes with a Disability events

From the 2002 Commonwealth Games a number of events have been included in the program to include elite athletes with disabilities. The inclusion of events in this category has been inconsistent over the four Games where they have been included.

Event 02 06 10 14 Games
Men's 50 metre freestyle multi-disability X X 2
Men's 50 metre freestyle S9 X 1
Men's 100 metre freestyle multi-disability X X 2
Men's 100 metre freestyle S8 X 1
Men's 100 metre freestyle S9 X 1
Men's 100 metre freestyle S10 X 1
Men's 200 metre freestyle S14 X 1
Men's 200 metre individual medley SM8 X 1
Women's 50 metre freestyle multi-disability X X 2
Women's 50 metre freestyle S9 X 1
Women's 100 metre freestyle multi-disability X X 2
Women's 100 metre freestyle S8 X 1
Women's 100 metre freestyle S9 X 1
Women's 100 metre breaststroke SB9 X 1
Women's 200 metre individual medley SM10 X 1
Events 4 4 5 6

All-time medal table

Updated after the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia 305 226 202 733
2  England 105 132 139 376
3  Canada 101 122 125 348
4  South Africa 30 32 29 91
5  Scotland 21 31 33 85
6  New Zealand 19 30 36 85
7  Wales 7 10 16 33
8  Papua New Guinea 1 1 0 2
9  Kenya 1 0 0 1
 Zimbabwe 1 0 0 1
11  Jamaica 0 3 3 6
12  Malaysia 0 1 1 2
 Singapore 0 1 1 2
14  Bahamas 0 1 0 1
 Guyana 0 1 0 1
16  India 0 0 1 1
 Isle of Man 0 0 1 1
 Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 1 1
Totals (18 nations) 591 591 588 1770

Games records

External links

  • Commonwealth Games sport index
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