Swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics

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Swimming at the
1912 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
Freestyle
100 m   men   women
400 m men
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men
Breaststroke
200 m men
400 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m women
4×200 m men

At the 1912 Summer Olympics, nine swimming events were contested. Swimming events were held in a 100 m course built in Stockholm harbor. For the first time, women's events were part of the Olympic swimming program. The competitions were held from Saturday July 6, 1912 to Friday July 12, 1912. There was a total of 120 participants from 17 countries competing.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany (GER) 2 3 2 7
2  Australasia (ANZ) 2 2 2 6
3  United States (USA) 2 1 1 4
4  Canada (CAN) 2 0 0 2
5  Great Britain (GBR) 1 2 3 6
6  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
7  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
Total 9 9 9 27

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
 Duke Kahanamoku
United States (USA)
 Cecil Healy
Australasia (ANZ)
 Ken Huszagh
United States (USA)
400 m freestyle
details
 George Hodgson
Canada (CAN)
 John Hatfield
Great Britain (GBR)
 Harold Hardwick
Australasia (ANZ)
1500 m freestyle
details
 George Hodgson
Canada (CAN)
 John Hatfield
Great Britain (GBR)
 Harold Hardwick
Australasia (ANZ)
100 m backstroke
details
 Harry Hebner
United States (USA)
 Otto Fahr
Germany (GER)
 Paul Kellner
Germany (GER)
200 m breaststroke
details
 Walter Bathe
Germany (GER)
 Wilhelm Lützow
Germany (GER)
 Paul Malisch
Germany (GER)
400 m breaststroke
details
 Walter Bathe
Germany (GER)
 Thor Henning
Sweden (SWE)
 Percy Courtman
Great Britain (GBR)
4×200 m freestyle relay
details
 Australasia (ANZ)
Cecil Healy
Malcolm Champion
Leslie Boardman
Harold Hardwick
 United States (USA)
Ken Huszagh
Harry Hebner
Perry McGillivray
Duke Kahanamoku
 Great Britain (GBR)
William Foster
Thomas Battersby
John Hatfield
Henry Taylor

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
 Fanny Durack
Australasia (ANZ)
 Wilhelmina Wylie
Australasia (ANZ)
 Jennie Fletcher
Great Britain (GBR)
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Belle Moore
Jennie Fletcher
Annie Speirs
Irene Steer
 Germany (GER)
Wally Dressel
Louise Otto
Hermine Stindt
Grete Rosenberg
 Austria (AUT)
Margarete Adler
Klara Milch
Josephine Sticker
Berta Zahourek

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 120 swimmers (93 men and 27 women) from 17 nations (men from 17 nations - women from 8 nations) competed at the Stockholm Games:

References[edit]