Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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Swimming at the
1928 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 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, eleven swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. The competitions were held from Saturday August 4, 1928 to Saturday August 11, 1928.

There were 182 participants from 28 countries competing. The United States team, coached by Bill Bachrach, won 11 of the 33 medals, and 6 of the 11 gold medals.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 6 2 3 11
2  Netherlands (NED) 1 2 0 3
3  Germany (GER) 1 1 1 3
 Japan (JPN) 1 1 1 3
5  Sweden (SWE) 1 0 1 2
6  Argentina (ARG) 1 0 0 1
7  Great Britain (GBR) 0 2 2 4
8  Australia (AUS) 0 2 0 2
9  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 0 1
10  Philippines (PHI) 0 0 1 1
 Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
 South Africa (RSA) 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)
 István Bárány
Hungary (HUN)
 Katsuo Takaishi
Japan (JPN)
400 m freestyle
details
 Alberto Zorrilla
Argentina (ARG)
 Boy Charlton
Australia (AUS)
 Arne Borg
Sweden (SWE)
1500 m freestyle
details
 Arne Borg
Sweden (SWE)
 Boy Charlton
Australia (AUS)
 Buster Crabbe
United States (USA)
100 m backstroke
details
 George Kojac
United States (USA)
 Walter Laufer
United States (USA)
 Paul Wyatt
United States (USA)
200 m breaststroke
details
 Yoshiyuki Tsuruta
Japan (JPN)
 Erich Rademacher
Germany (GER)
 Teófilo Yldefonso
Philippines (PHI)
4×200 m freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Austin Clapp
George Kojac
Walter Laufer
Johnny Weissmuller
 Japan (JPN)
Nobuo Arai
Tokuhei Sada
Katsuo Takaishi
Hiroshi Yoneyama
 Canada (CAN)
Garnet Ault
Munroe Bourne
Walter Spence
James Thompson

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
 Albina Osipowich
United States (USA)
 Eleanor Garatti
United States (USA)
 Joyce Cooper
Great Britain (GBR)
400 m freestyle
details
 Martha Norelius
United States (USA)
 Marie Braun
Netherlands (NED)
 Josephine McKim
United States (USA)
100 m backstroke
details
 Marie Braun
Netherlands (NED)
 Ellen King
Great Britain (GBR)
 Joyce Cooper
Great Britain (GBR)
200 m breaststroke
details
 Hilde Schrader
Germany (GER)
 Mietje Baron
Netherlands (NED)
 Charlotte Mühe
Germany (GER)
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Eleanor Garatti
Adelaide Lambert
Martha Norelius
Albina Osipowich
 Great Britain (GBR)
Joyce Cooper
Ellen King
Cissie Stewart
Iris Tanner
 South Africa (RSA)
Marie Bedford
Freddie van der Goes
Rhoda Rennie
Kathleen Russell

Participating nations[edit]

182 swimmers from 28 nations competed. Chile, Ireland, Panama, the Philippines, and Poland competed in swimming for the first time.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 52°20′51″N 4°51′22″E / 52.3475°N 4.8561°E / 52.3475; 4.8561