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This article aims to explore the state of knowledge and research opportunities at the intersection of Competitive Swimming. To this end, this article utilizes bibliometric analysis to visualize and quantitatively evaluate the literature. Citation datasets were downloaded from the Web of Science core collection from 1998 to 2022. The research was performed using the CiteSpace tool. The results revealed that journal publications (435 articles) are the most in this field with the most productive country is Portugal. In addition, the University of Porto was ranked first based on citations. While Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise was the top-ranked journal, Energetics and Biomechanics as Determining Factors of Swimming Performance: Updating the State of the Art and The Use of Neural Network Technology to Model Swimming Performance were the most representative references based on citation counts (10), respectively. Although the field is still young and promising, the article will be a starting point for new researchers willing to advance their research in this domain.
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