Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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Swimming at the
1924 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 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, eleven swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. The competitions were held from Sunday July 13, 1924, to Sunday July 20, 1924.

There were 169 participants from 23 countries competing. The United States team, coached by Bill Bachrach, won 19 of the 33 medals, and 9 of the 11 gold medals.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 9 5 5 19
2  Great Britain (GBR) 1 2 1 4
3  Australia (AUS) 1 1 2 4
4  Sweden (SWE) 0 2 2 4
5  Belgium (BEL) 0 1 0 1
6  Hungary (HUN) 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
Duke Kahanamoku
 United States
Samuel Kahanamoku
 United States
400 m freestyle
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Johnny Weissmuller
 United States
Arne Borg
 Sweden
Boy Charlton
 Australia
1500 m freestyle
details
Boy Charlton
 Australia
Arne Borg
 Sweden
Frank Beaurepaire
 Australia
100 m backstroke
details
Warren Kealoha
 United States
Paul Wyatt
 United States
Károly Bartha
 Hungary
200 m breaststroke
details
Bob Skelton
 United States
Joseph De Combe
 Belgium
Bill Kirschbaum
 United States
4×200 m freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Ralph Breyer
Harry Glancy
Dick Howell
Wally O'Connor
Johnny Weissmuller
 Australia (AUS)
Frank Beaurepaire
Boy Charlton
Moss Christie
Ernest Henry
Ivan Stedman
 Sweden (SWE)
Åke Borg
Arne Borg
Thor Henning
Gösta Persson
Orvar Trolle
Georg Werner

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Ethel Lackie
 United States
Mariechen Wehselau
 United States
Gertrude Ederle
 United States
400 m freestyle
details
Martha Norelius
 United States
Helen Wainwright
 United States
Gertrude Ederle
 United States
100 m backstroke
details
Sybil Bauer
 United States
Phyllis Harding
 Great Britain
Aileen Riggin
 United States
200 m breaststroke
details
Lucy Morton
 Great Britain
Agnes Geraghty
 United States
Gladys Carson
 Great Britain
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Euphrasia Donnelly
Gertrude Ederle
Ethel Lackie
Mariechen Wehselau
 Great Britain (GBR)
Florence Barker
Constance Jeans
Grace McKenzie
Iris Tanner
 Sweden (SWE)
Aina Berg
Gurli Ewerlund
Wivan Pettersson
Hjördis Töpel

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 169 swimmers (118 men and 51 women) from 23 nations (men from 22 nations - women from 10 nations) competed at the Paris Games:

References[edit]