The swimming competition took place over the course of a week. There were several dozen categories of races according to the stroke style (butterfly stroke, freestyle stroke, back stroke and breast stroke) and separated into male/female races. The result was a couple of hundred races that ranged from 50 meters long (one length of the pool) to 1500 meters (30 lengths, free style only). There were about 700 swimmers from 20 countries. In addition there were water polo competitions (won as usual by the Australians). Since I was a competitor in swimming I had no time to visit other sports. Sorry.