This study analyzed the scientific production on swimming in Portuguese through bibliometrics. Scientific Electronic Library Online, Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde and Scopus databases were searched from their inception until September 2022. Two hundred and thirty-two studies were included. Scientific production increased considerably in the last two decades, being mainly concentrated in the Southeast and South regions, in journals classified as A2 to B2 in the Qualis-CAPES 2013-2016. Biomechanics and physiology were the most studied areas. Most studies are of a quantitative, observational, and cross-sectional nature, and included adolescent and athlete populations. The quantity and variety of studies demonstrates the interest in investigating aspects related to swimming.
Scientific publication indicators; Bibliometrics; Journal article; Water sports