Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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Swimming at the
1928 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 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, eleven swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. The competitions were held from Saturday August 4, 1928, to Saturday August 11, 1928.

There were 182 participants from 28 countries competing. The United States team, coached by Bill Bachrach, won 11 of the 33 medals, and 6 of the 11 gold medals.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 6 2 3 11
2  Netherlands (NED) 1 2 0 3
3  Germany (GER) 1 1 1 3
 Japan (JPN) 1 1 1 3
5  Sweden (SWE) 1 0 1 2
6  Argentina (ARG) 1 0 0 1
7  Great Britain (GBR) 0 2 2 4
8  Australia (AUS) 0 2 0 2
9  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 0 1
10  Philippines (PHI) 0 0 1 1
 Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
 South Africa (RSA) 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
István Bárány
 Hungary
Katsuo Takaishi
 Japan
400 m freestyle
details
Alberto Zorrilla
 Argentina
Boy Charlton
 Australia
Arne Borg
 Sweden
1500 m freestyle
details
Arne Borg
 Sweden
Boy Charlton
 Australia
Buster Crabbe
 United States
100 m backstroke
details
George Kojac
 United States
Walter Laufer
 United States
Paul Wyatt
 United States
200 m breaststroke
details
Yoshiyuki Tsuruta
 Japan
Erich Rademacher
 Germany
Teófilo Yldefonso
 Philippines
4×200 m freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Austin Clapp
George Kojac
Walter Laufer
Johnny Weissmuller
 Japan (JPN)
Nobuo Arai
Tokuhei Sada
Katsuo Takaishi
Hiroshi Yoneyama
 Canada (CAN)
Garnet Ault
Munroe Bourne
Walter Spence
James Thompson

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Albina Osipowich
 United States
Eleanor Garatti
 United States
Joyce Cooper
 Great Britain
400 m freestyle
details
Martha Norelius
 United States
Marie Braun
 Netherlands
Josephine McKim
 United States
100 m backstroke
details
Marie Braun
 Netherlands
Ellen King
 Great Britain
Joyce Cooper
 Great Britain
200 m breaststroke
details
Hilde Schrader
 Germany
Marie Baron
 Netherlands
Charlotte Mühe
 Germany
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
 United States (USA)
Eleanor Garatti
Adelaide Lambert
Martha Norelius
Albina Osipowich
 Great Britain (GBR)
Joyce Cooper
Ellen King
Cissie Stewart
Iris Tanner
 South Africa (RSA)
Mary Bedford
Freddie van der Goes
Rhoda Rennie
Kathleen Russell

Participating nations[edit]

182 swimmers from 28 nations competed. Chile, Ireland, Panama, the Philippines, and Poland competed in swimming for the first time.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 52°20′51″N 4°51′22″E / 52.3475°N 4.8561°E / 52.3475; 4.8561