Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

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Men's 1500 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Date 19 July 1976 (heats)
20 July 1976 (final)
Competitors 31 from 20 nations
Winning time 15:02.40 WR
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Australia
«1972 1980»
Swimming events at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
100 m men women
200 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 1500 metre freestyle event for the 1976 Summer Olympics was held in Montreal. The event took place on 19 and 20 July. The final was won by American Brian Goodell in a world record time of 15:02.40.


At the start of this event, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Brian Goodell (USA) 15:06.66 Long Beach, United States 21 June 1976
Olympic record  Mike Burton (USA) 15:52.58 Munich, West Germany 4 September 1972

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
19 July Heats Zoltán Wladár Hungary 15:37.61 OR
19 July Heats Paul Hartloff United States 15:20.74 OR
20 July Final Brian Goodell United States 15:02.40 WR




Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st Brian Goodell United States 15:02.40 WR
2nd Bobby Hackett United States 15:03.91
3rd Stephen Holland Australia 15:04.66
4 Djan Madruga Brazil 15:19.84
5 Vladimir Salnikov Soviet Union 15:29.45
6 Max Metzker Australia 15:31.53
7 Paul Hartloff United States 15:32.08
8 Zoltán Wladár Hungary 15:45.97