Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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Swimming
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Sports Park Swim Stadium
Dates4–11 August
No. of events11
Competitors182 from 28 nations
  1924
1932  

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.

Contents

There were 182 participants from 28 countries competing.

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1US flag 48 stars.svg  United States  (USA)62311
2Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)1203
3Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Germany  (GER)1113
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)1113
5Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)1012
6Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)1001
7Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)0224
8Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)0202
9Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; 3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Hungary  (HUN)0101
10Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada  (CAN)0011
Flag of the Philippines (1919-1936).svg  Philippines  (PHI)0011
Red Ensign of South Africa (1912-1928).svg  South Africa  (RSA)0011
Totals (12 nations)11111133

Medal summary

Men's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 m freestyle
details
Johnny Weissmuller
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
István Bárány
Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; 3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Hungary
Katsuo Takaishi
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
400 m freestyle
details
Alberto Zorrilla
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Boy Charlton
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Arne Borg
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1500 m freestyle
details
Arne Borg
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Boy Charlton
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Buster Crabbe
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
100 m backstroke
details
George Kojac
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Walter Laufer
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Paul Wyatt
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
200 m breaststroke
details
Yoshiyuki Tsuruta
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
Erich Rademacher
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Germany
Teófilo Yldefonso
Flag of the Philippines (1919-1936).svg  Philippines
4×200 m freestyle relay
details
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States  (USA)
Austin Clapp
George Kojac
Walter Laufer
Johnny Weissmuller
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)
Nobuo Arai
Tokuhei Sada
Katsuo Takaishi
Hiroshi Yoneyama
Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada  (CAN)
Garnet Ault
Munroe Bourne
Walter Spence
James Thompson

Women's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 m freestyle
details
Albina Osipowich
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Eleanor Garatti
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Joyce Cooper
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
400 m freestyle
details
Martha Norelius
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Marie Braun
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Josephine McKim
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
100 m backstroke
details
Marie Braun
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Ellen King
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Joyce Cooper
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
200 m breaststroke
details
Hilde Schrader
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Germany
Marie Baron
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Charlotte Mühe
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Germany
4×100 m freestyle relay
details
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States  (USA)
Eleanor Garatti
Adelaide Lambert
Martha Norelius
Albina Osipowich
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Joyce Cooper
Ellen King
Cissie Stewart
Iris Tanner
Red Ensign of South Africa (1912-1928).svg  South Africa  (RSA)
Mary Bedford
Freddie van der Goes
Rhoda Rennie
Kathleen Russell

Participating nations

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

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