Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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Swimming at the
1924 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, eleven swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. The competitions were held from Sunday July 13, 1924 to Sunday July 20, 1924.

There were 169 participants from 23 countries competing. The United States team, coached by Bill Bachrach, won 19 of the 33 medals, and 9 of the 11 gold medals.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 9 5 5 19
2  Great Britain (GBR) 1 2 1 4
3  Australia (AUS) 1 1 2 4
4  Sweden (SWE) 0 2 2 4
5  Belgium (BEL) 0 1 0 1
6  Hungary (HUN) 0 0 1 1
Total 11 11 11 33

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
 Johnny Weissmuller
United States (USA)
 Duke Kahanamoku
United States (USA)
 Samuel Kahanamoku
United States (USA)
400 m freestyle
details
 Johnny Weissmuller
United States (USA)
 Arne Borg
Sweden (SWE)
 Boy Charlton
Australia (AUS)
1500 m freestyle
details
 Boy Charlton
Australia (AUS)
 Arne Borg
Sweden (SWE)
 Frank Beaurepaire
Australia (AUS)
100 m backstroke
details
 Warren Kealoha
United States (USA)
 Paul Wyatt
United States (USA)
 Károly Bartha
Hungary (HUN)
200 m breaststroke
details
 Bob Skelton
United States (USA)
 Joseph De Combe
Belgium (BEL)
 Bill Kirschbaum
United States (USA)
4×200 m freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Ralph Breyer
Harry Glancy
Dick Howell
Wally O'Connor
Johnny Weissmuller
 Australia (AUS)
Frank Beaurepaire
Boy Charlton
Moss Christie
Ernest Henry
Ivan Stedman
 Sweden (SWE)
Åke Borg
Arne Borg
Thor Henning
Gösta Persson
Orvar Trolle
Georg Werner

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
 Ethel Lackie
United States (USA)
 Mariechen Wehselau
United States (USA)
 Gertrude Ederle
United States (USA)
400 m freestyle
details
 Martha Norelius
United States (USA)
 Helen Wainwright
United States (USA)
 Gertrude Ederle
United States (USA)
100 m backstroke
details
 Sybil Bauer
United States (USA)
 Phyllis Harding
Great Britain (GBR)
 Aileen Riggin
United States (USA)
200 m breaststroke
details
 Lucy Morton
Great Britain (GBR)
 Agnes Geraghty
United States (USA)
 Gladys Carson
Great Britain (GBR)
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Euphrasia Donnelly
Gertrude Ederle
Ethel Lackie
Mariechen Wehselau
 Great Britain (GBR)
Florence Barker
Constance Jeans
Grace McKenzie
Iris Tanner
 Sweden (SWE)
Aina Berg
Gurli Ewerlund
Wivan Pettersson
Hjördis Töpel

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 169 swimmers (118 men and 51 women) from 23 nations (men from 22 nations - women from 10 nations) competed at the Paris Games:

References[edit]