The world’s biggest swim meet takes center stage on the opening week of the Tokyo Games, with past Olympic stars looking to cement their legacies and young up-and-comers eager to take their places atop the medal podium.

A total of 111 swimming medals will be handed out in 37 events with new distances, a new relay and a flipped competition schedule ramping up the intrigue in Tokyo.

Here’s what to know about swimming at the Tokyo Olympics.

What to know

  • Where will the Olympic swimming take place?
  • How is the schedule format unique?
  • What are the new events?
  • Who are the U.S. athletes to watch?
  • Who are the international athletes to watch?
  • What about China’s Sun Yang?