Water Sports

Rio 2016: Switzerland splashes water!

Aug 4, 2016

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are about to kick off. Switzerland has a rich history in the Olympic disciplines, and the Swiss Olympic team at the XXXI Olympiad will no doubt do its best to make its mark in Brazil. The House of Switzerland invites you to discover in a surprising way the sporting categories in which Switzerland has performed brilliantly in the past and will attempt to make waves in the world's capital of Samba! #HoppSwiss

Water sports

  • Swimming (6-13 August)
  • Synchronized Swimming (15-16 August)
  • Triathlon (18/20 August)

Are Swiss swimmers in their element in water? In Los Angeles in 1984, the swimmer Etienne Dagon demonstrated his prowess by winning the bronze in the 200m breaststroke. Since then, however, Swiss athletes have mainly excelled in events where they can combine disciplines and finish the race on solid ground. Since the triathlon was introduced in 2000, the Swiss have won no less than four medals, including two gold medals at the Olympics  – which is itself a world record!

Danielle Villars
August 6 - 100m Fly<br /> August 6 - 4x100m Freestyle
Martina Van Berkel
August 6 - 400m IM<br /> August 9 - 200m Fly<br /> August 11 - 200m Backstroke
Yannick Käser
August 6 - 100m Breaststroke<br /> August 9 - 200m Breaststroke
Jérémy Desplanches
August 6 - 400m IM<br /> August 10 - 200m IM
Maria Ugolkova
August 6 - 4x100m Freestyle<br /> August 8 - 200m IM<br /> August 10 - 100m Freestyle
Sasha Touretski
August 6 - 4x100m Freestyle<br /> August 12 - 50m Freestyle
Alexandre Haldemann
August 7 - 200m Freestyle
Noemi Girardet
August 12 - 4x100m Freestyle
Sascia Kraus et Sophie Giger
August 14 - Duo/Free<br /> August 15 - Duo/Technique
Sven Riederer
August 18 - Triathlon<br /> Picture © Becci Brand
Andrea Salvisberg
August 18 - Triathlon<br /> Picture © Janos M. Schmidt/ITU
Nicola Spirig
August 20 - Triathlon<br /> Picture © cervelo.com
Jolanda Annen
August 20 - Triathlon<br /> Picture © Swiss Triathlon