Swimming at the Commonwealth Games

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
I1930Hamilton, Ontario Canada England
II1934London England Canada
III1938Sydney, New South Wales Australia England
IV1950Auckland New Zealand Australia
V1954Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Australia
VI1958Cardiff Wales Australia
VII1962Perth, Western Australia Australia Australia
VIII1966Kingston Jamaica Australia
IX1970Edinburgh Scotland Australia
X1974Christchurch New Zealand Australia
XI1978Edmonton, Alberta Canada Canada
XII1982Brisbane, Queensland Australia Australia
XIII1986Edinburgh Scotland Australia
XIV1990Auckland New Zealand Australia
XV1994Victoria, British Columbia Canada Australia
XVI1998Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Australia
XVII2002Manchester England Australia
XVIII2006Melbourne, Victoria Australia Australia
XIX2010Delhi India Australia
XX2014Glasgow Scotland Australia
XXI2018Gold Coast, Queensland Australia Australia

Events

Men's events

Event3034385054586266707478828690949802061014Games
Current program
50 metre freestyle XXXXXXX7
100 metre freestyle XXXXXXXXXXXX12
200 metre freestyle XXXXXXXXXXXX12
400 metre freestyle XXXXXXXXXXXX12
1500 metre freestyle XXXXXXXXXXXX12
50 metre backstroke XXXX4
100 metre backstroke XXXXXXXXXXXX12
200 metre backstroke XXXXXXXXXXXX12
50 metre breaststroke XXXX4
100 metre breaststroke XXXXXXXXXXXX12
200 metre breaststroke XXXXXXXXXXXX12
50 metre butterfly XXXX4
100 metre butterfly XXXXXXXXXXXX12
200 metre butterfly XXXXXXXXXXXX12
200 metre individual medley XXXXXXXXXXXX12
400 metre individual medley XXXXXXXXXXXX12
4 × 100 metre freestyle relay XXXXXXXXXXXX12
4 × 200 metre freestyle relay XXXXXXXXXXXX12
4 × 100 metre medley relay XXXXXXXXXXXX12
Past events
100 yard freestyle XX2
110 yard freestyle XXXXXX6
440 yard freestyle XXXXXXXX8
1500 yard freestyle XX2
1650 yard freestyle XXXXXX6
100 yard backstroke XX2
110 yard backstroke XXXXXX6
220 yard backstroke XX2
110 yard breaststroke XX2
200 yard breaststroke X1
220 yard breaststroke XXXXXXX7
110 yard butterfly XX2
220 yard butterfly XXX3
440 yard individual medley XX2
440 yard freestyle relay XX2
800 yard freestyle relay XX2
880 yard freestyle relay XXXXXX6
330 yard medley relay XXXX4
440 yard medley relay XXX3
Events 6777781313151515151516161619191919

Women's events

Event3034385054586266707478828690949802061014Games
Current program
50 metre freestyle XXXXXXX7
100 metre freestyle XXXXXXXXXXXX12
200 metre freestyle XXXXXXXXXXXX12
400 metre freestyle XXXXXXXXXXXX12
800 metre freestyle XXXXXXXXXXXX12
50 metre backstroke XXXX4
100 metre backstroke XXXXXXXXXXXX12
200 metre backstroke XXXXXXXXXXXX12
50 metre breaststroke XXXX4
100 metre breaststroke XXXXXXXXXXXX12
200 metre breaststroke XXXXXXXXXXXX12
50 metre butterfly XXXX4
100 metre butterfly XXXXXXXXXXXX12
200 metre butterfly XXXXXXXXXXXX12
200 metre individual medley XXXXXXXXXXXX12
400 metre individual medley XXXXXXXXXXXX12
4 × 100 metre freestyle relay XXXXXXXXXXXX12
4 × 200 metre freestyle relay XXXXXXX12
4 × 100 metre medley relay XXXXXXXXXXXX12
Past events
100 yard freestyle XX2
110 yard freestyle XXXXXX6
440 yard freestyle XXXXXXXX8
100 yard backstroke XX2
110 yard backstroke XXXXXX6
220 yard backstroke XX2
110 yard breaststroke XX2
200 yard breaststroke X1
220 yard breaststroke XXXXXXX7
110 yard butterfly XXX3
220 yard butterfly X1
440 yard individual medley XX2
400 yard freestyle relay X1
440 yard freestyle relay XXXXXX6
330 yard medley relay XXX3
440 yard medley relay XXX3
Events 5466671011151515151516161619191919

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.

Event02061014Games
Men's 50 metre freestyle multi-disability XX2
Men's 50 metre freestyle S9 X1
Men's 100 metre freestyle multi-disability XX2
Men's 100 metre freestyle S8 X1
Men's 100 metre freestyle S9 X1
Men's 100 metre freestyle S10 X1
Men's 200 metre freestyle S14 X1
Men's 200 metre individual medley SM8 X1
Women's 50 metre freestyle multi-disability XX2
Women's 50 metre freestyle S9 X1
Women's 100 metre freestyle multi-disability XX2
Women's 100 metre freestyle S8 X1
Women's 100 metre freestyle S9 X1
Women's 100 metre breaststroke SB9 X1
Women's 200 metre individual medley SM10 X1
Events 4456

All-time medal table

Updated after the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Australia305226202733
3 England105132139374
2 Canada101122125348
4 South Africa30322991
5 Scotland21313387
6 New Zealand19303683
7 Wales7101633
8 Papua New Guinea1102
9 Kenya1001
 Zimbabwe1001
11 Jamaica0336
12 Malaysia0112
 Singapore0111
14 Bahamas0101
 Guyana0101
16 India0011
 Isle of Man0011
 Trinidad and Tobago0011
Total5885925871767

Games records

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