Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date Started: August 4, 1928
Date Finished: August 11, 1928
Participants: 182 (110 men and 72 women) from 28 countries
Youngest Participant: Margery Hinton (13 years, 44 days)
Oldest Participant: Dora Gibbs (41 years, 41 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): Joyce Cooper (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): United States (11 medals)
The 1928 Swim Stadium in Amsterdam was a temporary venue that was built for the 1928 Olympics and was demolished in 1929. The Olympic swimming program in 1928 was precisely the same as in 1924, with six events for men and five for women.
The United States led both types of medal lists (medals and golds) overall, and for both men and women. They won 6 golds and 11 medals in all, with the men winning 3 golds and 6 medals, and the women winning 3 golds and 5 medals.
Britain’s [Joyce Cooper] was the only swimmer to win three medals, but failed to win a gold, winning one silver and two bronze. Four American swimmers won two gold medals – [Martha Norelius], [Albina Osipowich], [George Kojac], and [Johnny Weissmuller].
|Men's 100 metres Freestyle||Johnny Weissmuller||István Bárány||Katsuo Takaishi|
|Men's 400 metres Freestyle||Alberto Zorrilla||Boy Charlton||Arne Borg|
|Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle||Arne Borg||Boy Charlton||Buster Crabbe|
|Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay||United States||Japan||Canada|
|Men's 100 metres Backstroke||George Kojac||Walter Laufer||Paul Wyatt|
|Men's 200 metres Breaststroke||Yoshiyuki Tsuruta||Erich Rademacher||Teófilo Yldefonso|
|Women's 100 metres Freestyle||Albina Osipowich||Eleanor Garatti-Saville||Joyce Cooper|
|Women's 400 metres Freestyle||Martha Norelius||Zus Philipsen-Braun||Josephine McKim|
|Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay||United States||Great Britain||South Africa|
|Women's 100 metres Backstroke||Zus Philipsen-Braun||Ellen King||Joyce Cooper|
|Women's 200 metres Breaststroke||Hilde Schrader||Marie Baron||Lotte Mühe|