Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metre butterfly

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Swimming at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
100 m men   women
200 m men   women
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 100 metre butterfly event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on August 29 and August 30. This swimming event used the butterfly stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool.


Gold  Carolyn Schuler
United States (USA)
Silver  Marianne Heemskerk
Netherlands (NED)
Bronze  Jan Andrew
Australia (AUS)




Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Carolyn Schuler United States 1:09.5 OR
2 Marianne Heemskerk Netherlands 1:10.4
3 Jan Andrew Australia 1:12.2
4 Sheila Watt Great Britain 1:13.3
5 Atie Voorbij Netherlands 1:13.3
6 Zinaida Belovetskaya Soviet Union 1:13.3
7 Kristina Larsson Sweden 1:13.6
Carolyn Wood United States DNF

Key: DNF = Did not finish, OR = Olympic record