Swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics

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Swimming at the
1912 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
100 m   men   women
400 m men
1500 m men
100 m men
200 m men
400 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m women
4×200 m men

At the 1912 Summer Olympics, nine swimming events were contested. Swimming events were held in a 100 m course built in Stockholm harbor. For the first time, women's events were part of the Olympic swimming program. The competitions were held from Saturday July 6, 1912, to Friday July 12, 1912. There was a total of 120 participants from 17 countries competing.

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany (GER) 2 3 2 7
2  Australasia (ANZ) 2 2 2 6
3  United States (USA) 2 1 1 4
4  Canada (CAN) 2 0 0 2
5  Great Britain (GBR) 1 2 3 6
6  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
7  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
Total 9 9 9 27

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
 Duke Kahanamoku (USA)  Cecil Healy (ANZ)  Ken Huszagh (USA)
400 m freestyle
 George Hodgson (CAN)  John Hatfield (GBR)  Harold Hardwick (ANZ)
1500 m freestyle
 George Hodgson (CAN)  John Hatfield (GBR)  Harold Hardwick (ANZ)
100 m backstroke
 Harry Hebner (USA)  Otto Fahr (GER)  Paul Kellner (GER)
200 m breaststroke
 Walter Bathe (GER)  Wilhelm Lützow (GER)  Paul Malisch (GER)
400 m breaststroke
 Walter Bathe (GER)  Thor Henning (SWE)  Percy Courtman (GBR)
4×200 m freestyle relay
 Australasia (ANZ)
Cecil Healy
Malcolm Champion
Leslie Boardman
Harold Hardwick
 United States (USA)
Ken Huszagh
Harry Hebner
Perry McGillivray
Duke Kahanamoku
 Great Britain (GBR)
William Foster
Thomas Battersby
John Hatfield
Henry Taylor

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
 Fanny Durack (ANZ)  Wilhelmina Wylie (ANZ)  Jennie Fletcher (GBR)
4×100 m freestyle relay
 Great Britain (GBR)
Belle Moore
Jennie Fletcher
Annie Speirs
Irene Steer
 Germany (GER)
Wally Dressel
Louise Otto
Hermine Stindt
Grete Rosenberg
 Austria (AUT)
Margarete Adler
Klara Milch
Josephine Sticker
Berta Zahourek

Participating nations

A total of 120 swimmers (93 men and 27 women) from 17 nations (men from 17 nations - women from 8 nations) competed at the Stockholm Games:


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