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Swimming at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date Started: August 4, 1928
Date Finished: August 11, 1928
Events: 11

Participants: 182 (110 men and 72 women) from 28 countries
Youngest Participant: GBR Margery Hinton (13 years, 44 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Dora Gibbs (41 years, 41 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): GBR Joyce Cooper (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): USA 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].