Obstacle swimming

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Obstacle swimming is a sport in which competitors swim through a water course that includes obstacles that impede their path between the starting and finishing point. It has been an event at various international sporting competitions like the 1900 Summer Olympics.[1] It is also one of the five events that are a part of the military pentathlon,[2] and has been used as a part of recruitment competitions for the Royal Marines.[3] Progressing through underwater obstacles has also been integrated into the obstacle courses of the American Ninja Warrior competition.[4]


  1. ^ Dave Day and Margaret Roberts (2019). Swimming Communities in Victorian England. Springer. p. 272. ISBN 9783030209407.
  2. ^ "Sports International". Army Information Digest. 1963. p. 47.
  3. ^ John B. Wolf (2012). Antiterrorist Initiatives. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 113. ISBN 9781468456288.
  4. ^ MEGAN ARMSTRONG (September 9, 2019). "'American Ninja Warrior' 2019: National Finals Day 3 Results, Highlights". Bleacher Report.