Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre freestyle

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Swimming at the
1964 Summer Olympics
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100 m men women
400 m men women
1500 m men
100 m women
200 m men
200 m men women
100 m women
200 m men
Individual medley
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 400 metre freestyle event at the 1964 Olympic Games took place between October 17 and 18. This swimming event used freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of eight lengths of the pool.


Gold  Ginny Duenkel
United States (USA)
Silver  Marilyn Ramenofsky
United States (USA)
Bronze  Terri Stickles
United States (USA)




Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ginny Duenkel United States 4:43.3 OR
2 Marilyn Ramenofsky United States 4:44.6
3 Terri Stickles United States 4:47.2
4 Dawn Fraser Australia 4:47.6
5 Jane Hughes Canada 4:50.9
6 Liz Long Great Britain 4:52.0
7 Kim Herford Australia 4:52.9
8 Ann-Charlotte Lilja Sweden 4:53.0

Key: OR = Olympic record