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Men's and women's aquatic sports consist of swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, and water polo.

The swimming program comprises 32 pool events, as well as a 10k open water marathon.

The diving program consists of 8 events: 4 individual and 4 team events.

Synchronized swimming is made up of a duet and a team event, both including a technical and a free routine.

Water polo in the 2012 Olympic Games will feature 8 women's teams and 12 men's teams.

Swimming medal events: July 28-August 4, August 9 and 10

Diving medal events: July 29-August 1; August 5, 7, 9, and 11

Synchronized swimming medal events: August 7 and 10

Water polo medal events: August 9 and 12

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