Agliotti was a member of the 2008 Olympic gold medal team, and is an outspoken advocate for more openness about the homosexuality in her sport.
This practice was immediately forbidden in breaststroke, but gave birth to butterfly, whose first official appearance was at the 1956 Games in Melbourne.
This style is now one of the four strokes used in competition.
Women’s swimming became Olympic in 1912 at the Stockholm Games.
Based on a stroke used by native South Americans, the first version of the crawl featured a scissor kick.
In the late 1880s, an Englishman named Frederick Cavill travelled to the South Seas, where he saw the natives performing a crawl with a flutter kick.