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Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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 1
  • Medal summary 2
    • Men's events 2.1
    • Women's events 2.2
  • Participating nations 3
  • References 4

Medal table

 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 0 2 2 4
5 0 1 0 1
6 0 0 1 1
Total 11 11 11 33

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
 Johnny Weissmuller
United States (USA)
 Duke Kahanamoku
United States (USA)
 Samuel Kahanamoku
United States (USA)
400 m freestyle
 Johnny Weissmuller
United States (USA)
 Boy Charlton
Australia (AUS)
1500 m freestyle
 Boy Charlton
Australia (AUS)
 Frank Beaurepaire
Australia (AUS)
100 m backstroke
 Warren Kealoha
United States (USA)
 Paul Wyatt
United States (USA)
22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Károly Bartha
Hungary (HUN)
200 m breaststroke
 Bob Skelton
United States (USA)
4×200 m freestyle relay

Ralph Breyer
Harry Glancy
Dick Howell
Wally O'Connor
Johnny Weissmuller

Frank Beaurepaire
Boy Charlton
Moss Christie
Ernest Henry
Ivan Stedman

Åke Borg
Arne Borg
Thor Henning
Gösta Persson
Orvar Trolle
Georg Werner

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
400 m freestyle
100 m backstroke
200 m breaststroke
4×100 m freestyle relay

Euphrasia Donnelly
Gertrude Ederle
Ethel Lackie
Mariechen Wehselau

Florence Barker
Constance Jeans
Grace McKenzie
Iris Tanner

Aina Berg
Gurli Ewerlund
Wivan Pettersson
Hjördis Töpel

Participating nations

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:

  •  (4) (men:4 women:0)
  • Australia (5) (men:5 women:0)
  •  (6) (men:6 women:0)
  • At the 1924 Summer Olympics (2) (men:2 women:0)
  •  (9) (men:6 women:3)
  •  (4) (men:0 women:4)
  • Finland (2) (men:2 women:0)
  • France (20) (men:12 women:8)
  • Great Britain (26) (men:15 women:11)
  • Greece (1) (men:1 women:0)
  • Hungary (6) (men:5 women:1)
  • Italy (6) (men:6 women:0)
  • Japan (6) (men:6 women:0)
  •  (4) (men:2 women:2)
  •  (12) (men:8 women:4)
  •  (2) (men:1 women:1)
  • Norway (1) (men:1 women:0)
  •  (1) (men:1 women:0)
  •  (4) (men:4 women:0)
  •  (14) (men:9 women:5)
  •  (2) (men:2 women:0)
  • United States (26) (men:14 women:12)
  • Yugoslavia (6) (men:6 women:0)


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