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Swimming at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Date Started: August 6, 1932
Date Finished: August 13, 1932
Events: 11

Participants: 128 (84 men and 44 women) from 20 countries
Youngest Participant: USA Ralph Flanagan (13 years, 241 days)
Oldest Participant: CAN Walter Spence (31 years, 162 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): USA Helene Madison (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): JPN Japan (12 medals)


The swimming events at the 1932 Olympic Games took place at the 10,000 seat Olympic Swimming Stadium adjacent to the main Olympic Stadium. The programme of eleven events, six for men and five for women was unchanged since Amsterdam. Crowds were large and enthusiastic while the clear quality of the water was considered a vast improvement on previous years.