Swimming at the 1959 Pan American Games

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Swimming at the
1959 Pan American Games
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m women
400 m men women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
Breaststroke
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The Swimming competition at the 3rd Pan American Games was held in Chicago, United States during the Games' run in 1959. It consisted of 16 long course (50 m) events: 8 for males and 8 for females.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

In these Games, the U.S. earned all gold medals that were in dispute in swimming.

A world record was beaten in the women's 4x100m medley relay, which the U.S. did a time of 4:44.6.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100m freestyle
  details
Jeffrey Farrell
  United States USA
56.3 Elton Follett
  United States USA
57.2 William Woolsey
  United States USA
57.6
400m freestyle
  details
George Breen
  United States USA
4:31.4 George Harrison
  United States USA
4:31.8 Eugene Lenz
  United States USA
4:34.9
1500m freestyle
  details
Alan Somers
  United States USA
17:53.2 George Breen
  United States USA
17:55.0 Gary Heinrich
  United States USA
18:30.6
100m backstroke
  details
Frank McKinney
  United States USA
1:03.6 Charles Bittick
  United States USA
1:04.2 Louis Schaeffer
  United States USA
1:05.3
200m breaststroke
  details
Bill Mulliken
  United States USA
2:43.1 Kenneth Nakasone
  United States USA
2:43.2 Manuel Sanguily
  Cuba Cuba
2:44.3
200m butterfly
  details
Dave Gillanders
  United States USA
2:18.0 Michael Troy
  United States USA
2:18.3 Eulalio Ríos
  Mexico Mexico
2:22.5
4×200m
 Free Relay
  details
United States
  Dick Blick
  Peter Sintz
  John Rounsavelle
  Frank Winters
8:22.7 Mexico
  Raúl Guzmán
  Alfredo Guzmán
  Jorge Escalante
  Mauricio Ocampo
8:56.4 Canada
  Cameron Grout
  Edward Cazalet
  William Campbell
  Thomas Verth
9:00.4
4×100m
 Medley Relay
  details
United States
  Frank McKinney
  Kenneth Nakasone
  Mike Troy
  Jeff Farrell
4:14.9 Canada
  Cameron Grout
  Bob Wheaton
  Steve Rabinovitch
  Peter Fowler
4:23.3 Mexico
  Eulalio Ríos
  Alejandro Gaxiola
  Jorge Escalante
  Roberto Marmolejo
4:25.0

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100m freestyle
  details
Chris von Saltza
  United States USA
1:03.8 Molly Botkin
  United States USA
1:05.7 Joan Spillane
  United States USA
1:05.8
200m freestyle
  details
Chris von Saltza
  United States USA
2:18.5 Shirley Stobs
  United States USA
2:22.9 Joan Spillane
  United States USA
2:23.0
400m freestyle
  details
Chris von Saltza
  United States USA
4:55.9 Sylvia Ruuska
  United States USA
5:03.4 Donna Graham
  United States USA
5:03.5
100m backstroke
  details
Carin Cone
  United States USA
1:12.2 Sara Barber
  Canada Canada
1:12.3 Christine Kluter
  United States USA
1:12.4
200m breaststroke
  details
Ann Warner
  United States USA
2:56.8 Patty Kemper
  United States USA
3:00.1 Anne Brancroft
  United States USA
3:01.3
100m butterfly
  details
Becky Collins
  United States USA
1:09.5 Nancy Ramey
  United States USA
1:10.4 Molly Botkin
  United States USA
1:12.3
4×100m
 Free Relay
  details
United States
  Molly Botkin
  Joan Spillane
  Shirley Stobs
  Chris von Saltza
4:17.5 Canada
  Margaret Iwasaki
  Helen Hunt
  Sara Barber
  Sandra Scott
4:31.9 Mexico
  Blanca Barrón
  María Luisa Souza
  Gloria Botella
  Rebeca García
4:37.0
4×100m
 Medley Relay
  details
United States
  Carin Cone
  Anne Brancroft
  Becky Collins
  Chris von Saltza
4:44.6
WR
Canada
  Margaret Iwasaki
  Janice Shepp
  Sara Barber
  Sandra Scott
4:58.7 Mexico
  Blanca Barrón
  Eulalia Martínez
  Gloria Botella
  Rebeca García
5:18.7

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 16 11 10 37
2 Canada - 4 1 5
3 Mexico - 1 4 5
4 Cuba - - 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hickoksports
  2. ^ Resultados
  3. ^ All Pan medalists - Male
  4. ^ All Pan medalists - Female
  5. ^ Pan American Games - Swimming and Diving page, from gbrathletics.com; retrieved 2012-04-15.
  6. ^ ISHOF list with all medalists in Pan Am Games history
  7. ^ Odir Cunha (2007). Heróis da América - História Completa dos Jogos Pan-Americanos. Editora Planeta. ISBN 8576652803.