Swimming at the 1983 Pan American Games

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Swimming at the
1983 Pan American Games
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Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The Swimming Tournament at the 1983 Pan American Games took place in Caracas, Venezuela from August 17 to August 22, 1983. [1][2][3]

Three world records were broken at this edition of the Games, all by U.S. swimmers.

Men’s events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
  details
United States Rowdy Gaines (USA) 50.38 Puerto Rico Fernando Cañales (PUR) 50.43 Venezuela Alberto Mestre (VEN) 51.09
200 m freestyle
  details
United States Bruce Hayes (USA) 1:49.89 Venezuela Alberto Mestre (VEN) 1:50.36 United States Rowdy Gaines (USA) 1:51.27
400 m freestyle
  details
United States Bruce Hayes (USA) 3:53.17 United States Matt Cetlinski (USA) 3:53.51 Brazil Marcelo Jucá (BRA) 3:55.66
1500 m freestyle
  details
United States Jeff Kostoff (USA) 15:30.67 Brazil Marcelo Jucá (BRA) 15:33.01 Uruguay Carlos Scanavino (URU) 15:36.07
100 m backstroke
  details
United States Rick Carey (USA) 55.19
WR
United States Dave Bottom (USA) 56.90 Canada Mike West (CAN) 57.20
200 m backstroke
  details
United States Rick Carey (USA) 1:59.34 Brazil Ricardo Prado (BRA) 2:02.85 Canada Mike West (CAN) 2:03.11
100 m breaststroke
  details
United States Steve Lundquist (USA) 1:02.28
WR
United States John Moffet (USA) 1:02.36 Colombia Pablo Restrepo (COL) 1:03.89
200 m breaststroke
  details
United States Steve Lundquist (USA) 2:19.31 Colombia Pablo Restrepo (COL) 2:20.21 United States Doug Soltis (USA) 2:20.89
100 m butterfly
  details
United States Matt Gribble (USA) 54.25 United States Pablo Morales (USA) 54.62 Venezuela Rafael Vidal (VEN) 54.72
200 m butterfly
  details
United States Craig Beardsley (USA) 1:58.85 Brazil Ricardo Prado (BRA) 1:59.00 Venezuela Rafael Vidal (VEN) 1:59.17
200 m individual medley
  details
Brazil Ricardo Prado (BRA) 2:04.51 United States Bill Barrett (USA) 2:04.90 United States Steve Lundquist (USA) 2:06.36
400 m individual medley
  details
Brazil Ricardo Prado (BRA) 4:21.43 United States Jeff Kostoff (USA) 4:27.99 United States Mike O'Brien (USA) 4:30.45
4×100 m freestyle relay
  details
Flag of the United States.svg UNITED STATES
Robin Leamy
Matt Gribble
Chris Cavanaugh
Rowdy Gaines
3:21.41 Flag of Brazil.svg BRAZIL
Ronald Menezes
Jorge Fernandes
Djan Madruga
Cyro Delgado
3:27.59 Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg VENEZUELA
Jean François
Antonio Sánchez
Rafael Vidal
Alberto Mestre
3:29.06
4×200 m freestyle relay
  details
Flag of the United States.svg UNITED STATES
David Larson
Richard Saeger
Bruce Hayes
Rowdy Gaines
7:23.63 Flag of Brazil.svg BRAZIL
Djan Madruga
Marcelo Jucá
Cyro Delgado
Jorge Fernandes
7:32.78 Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg VENEZUELA
Jean François
Antonio Sánchez
Rafael Vidal
Alberto Mestre
7:33.82
4×100 m medley relay
  details
Flag of the United States.svg UNITED STATES
Rick Carey
Steve Lundquist
Matt Gribble
Rowdy Gaines
3:40.42
WR
Flag of Canada.svg CANADA
Mike West
Marco Veilleux
Tom Ponting
David Churchill
3:48.10 Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg VENEZUELA
Giovanni Frigo
Glen Sochasky
Rafael Vidal
Alberto Mestre
3:50.52

Women’s events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
  details
United States Carrie Steinseifer (USA) 56.92 Canada Jane Kerr (CAN) 57.51 Canada Kathy Bald (CAN) 57.76
200 m freestyle
  details
United States Cynthia Woodhead (USA) 2:01.33 United States Mary Wayte (USA) 2:02.21 Canada Julie Daigneault (CAN) 2:02.36
400 m freestyle
  details
United States Tiffany Cohen (USA) 4:12.27 United States Cynthia Woodhead (USA) 4:14.07 Canada Julie Daigneault (CAN) 4:19.91
800 m freestyle
  details
United States Tiffany Cohen (USA) 8:35.42 United States Marybeth Linzmeier (USA) 8:41.26 Canada Julie Daigneault (CAN) 8:59.52
100 m backstroke
  details
United States Susan Walsh (USA) 1:02.48 United States Joan Pennington (USA) 1:03.63 Canada Barbara McBain (CAN) 1:05.38
200 m backstroke
  details
United States Amy White (USA) 2:15.66 United States Susan Walsh (USA) 2:15.94 Canada Barbara McBain (CAN) 2:18.93
100 m breaststroke
  details
Canada Anne Ottenbrite (CAN) 1:10.63 Canada Kathy Bald (CAN) 1:11.98 United States Kim Rhodenbaugh (USA) 1:12.16
200 m breaststroke
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Canada Kathy Bald (CAN) 2:35.53 United States Susan Rapp (USA) 2:37.91 United States Kim Rhodenbaugh (USA) 2:39.03
100 m butterfly
  details
United States Laurie Lehner (USA) 1:01.14 Canada Michelle MacPherson (CAN) 1:01.63 United States Patty King (USA) 1:01.96
200 m butterfly
  details
United States Mary T. Meagher (USA) 2:10.06 United States Tracy Caulkins (USA) 2:14.15 Canada Marie Moore (CAN) 2:14.51
200 m individual medley
  details
United States Tracy Caulkins (USA) 2:16.22 Canada Michelle MacPherson (CAN) 2:18.22 United States Susan Rapp (USA) 2:18.76
400 m individual medley
  details
United States Tracy Caulkins (USA) 4:51.82 United States Polly Winde (USA) 4:54.11 Canada Michelle MacPherson (CAN) 4:54.86
4×100 m freestyle relay
  details
Flag of the United States.svg UNITED STATES
Jill Sterkel
Dara Torres
Mary Wayte
Carrie Steinseifer
3:46.46 Flag of Canada.svg CANADA
Carol Klimpel
Kathy Bald
Pamela Rai
Jane Kerr
3:49.49 Flag of Mexico.svg MEXICO
Patricia Kohlmann
Rosa Fuentes
Irma Huerta
Teresa Rivera
4:00.43
4×100 m medley relay
  details
Flag of the United States.svg UNITED STATES
Susan Walsh
Kim Rhodenbaugh
Laurie Lehner
Carrie Steinseifer
4:12.99 Flag of Canada.svg CANADA
Barbara McBain
Anne Ottenbrite
Michelle MacPherson
Jane Kerr
4:13.84 Flag of Mexico.svg MEXICO
Teresa Rivera
Silvia Rivero
Aida Huerta
Patricia Kohlmann
4:30.72

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 25 14 8 47
2 Canada 2 7 10 19
3 Brazil 2 5 1 8
4 Venezuela - 1 6 7
5 Colombia - 1 1 2
6 Puerto Rico - 1 - 1
7 Mexico - - 2 2
8 Uruguay - - 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ ISHOF list with all medalists in Pan Am Games history
  2. ^ "Brazil medals at 1983 Pan". UOL. 2007. Retrieved October 15, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Odir Cunha (2007). Heróis da América - História Completa dos Jogos Pan-Americanos. Editora Planeta. ISBN 8576652803.