Host City: Paris, France
Date Started: July 13, 1924
Date Finished: July 20, 1924
Participants: 169 (118 men and 51 women) from 23 countries
Youngest Participant: Matilda Scheurich (14 years, 6 days)
Oldest Participant: Arvo Aaltonen (34 years, 225 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 4 athletes with 3 medals
Most Medals (Country): United States (19 medals)
The 1924 Olympic swimming program took place at the Piscine des Tourelles, or the Tourelles Swimming Pool, in Saint-MandÃ©. It still exists, but was renovated in 1989, and is now known as the Stade Nautique Georges Vallerey.
The 1924 Olympic Program consisted of 11 swimming events, 6 for men and 5 for women. The men's program was unchanged from 1920, with the same six events. The women added two events â the 200 metre breaststroke and the 100 metre backstroke. In addition, the womenâs longer freestyle event was changed from 300 metres, which was the distance in 1920, to 400 metres.
The United States dominated the competition for both genders, winning 9 of 11 gold medals and 19 of the 33 available medals. Among the men the Americans won 5 golds and 9 medals, while the women won 4 golds and 10 medals.
The swimming star of the 1924 Olympics was the United States' [Johnny Weissmuller], who won gold medals in the 100 freestyle, 400 freestyle, and the 4Ã200 relay. He also added a bronze medal in water polo. Three swimmers won three medals â Australian [Boy Charlton], American [Trudy Ederle], and Sweden's [Arne Borg], while American [Ethel Lackie] was the only other swimmer, besides Weissmuller, to win two gold medals.
|Men's 100 metres Freestyle||Johnny Weissmuller||Duke Kahanamoku||Sam Kahanamoku|
|Men's 400 metres Freestyle||Johnny Weissmuller||Arne Borg||Boy Charlton|
|Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle||Boy Charlton||Arne Borg||Frank Beaurepaire|
|Men's 4 Ã 200 metres Freestyle Relay||United States||Australia||Sweden|
|Men's 100 metres Backstroke||Warren Kealoha||Paul Wyatt||KÃ¡roly Bartha|
|Men's 200 metres Breaststroke||Bob Skelton||Joseph De Combe||Bill Kirschbaum|
|Women's 100 metres Freestyle||Ethel Lackie||Mariechen Wehselau||Trudy Ederle|
|Women's 400 metres Freestyle||Martha Norelius||Helen Wainwright||Trudy Ederle|
|Women's 4 Ã 100 metres Freestyle Relay||United States||Great Britain||Sweden|
|Women's 100 metres Backstroke||Sybil Bauer||Phyllis Harding||Aileen Riggin|
|Women's 200 metres Breaststroke||Lucy Morton||Agnes Geraghty||Gladys Carson|