Aquatics is a term for water sports which involve swimming and/or diving. The world organizing body for aquatics is Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA). FINA recognizes five distinct sports: swimming, water polo, diving, open water swimming and synchronised swimming.
Swimming competition consists of swimmers racing against one another over measured distances in a swimming pool. The four major strokes used in swimming competitions are backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle (front crawl).
Water polo is a ball game played in a swimming pool.
Diving is a judged sport in which competitors enter a body of water (usually a man made pool) from a height. Divers can compete in 5 different events:
- 1 meter springboard
- 3 meter springboard
- 10 meter platform
- 3 meter springboard synchronised
- 10 meter platform synchronised