The eyes of the world will be on Rio de Janeiro this month as it hosts the 2016 Olympic Games. More than 17,000 athletes and officials from 206 countries will compete from August 5 to 21 in the first Olympics Games to be held in South America.
Second only to Track and Field in the number of medals, Aquatic sports are high profile and all key events will be centrally held in the main Olympic Park. The 26-strong British swimming squad brings the total number of Team GB athletes selected for the Games to 80.
Adam Peaty leads the way for Team GB aquatics with World and European titles to his name as well as world-record times in both the 50m and 100m breaststroke.
With two Olympic Parks, the Rio 2016 Games will be played out in 32 venues across four zones in Rio de Janeiro. The new Olympic Aquatics Stadium will host swimming, paralympic swimming and the latter stages of the water polo competition.
The Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre, previously constructed for the 2007 Pan American Games, will be used for diving, synchronised swimming and the preliminary water polo matches.