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Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, 29 events in swimming were contested. There was a total of 468 participants from 51 countries competing. The United States dominated the competition, winning 52 of 87 medals.

Contents

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 21 15 16 52
2 Australia 3 2 3 8
3 East Germany 2 3 1 6
4 Yugoslavia 1 1 0 2
5 Mexico 1 0 1 2
6 Netherlands 1 0 0 1
7 Soviet Union 0 4 4 8
8 Canada 0 3 1 4
9 Great Britain 0 1 0 1
10 West Germany 0 0 2 2
11 France 0 0 1 1

Medal summary

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Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle Flag of Australia.svg Michael Wenden
Australia (AUS)
52.2 (WR) Flag of the United States.svg Kenneth Walsh
United States (USA)
52.8 Flag of the United States.svg Mark Spitz
United States (USA)
53.0
200 m freestyle Flag of Australia.svg Michael Wenden
Australia (AUS)
1:55.2 (OR) Flag of the United States.svg Don Schollander
United States (USA)
1:55.8 Flag of the United States.svg John Nelson
United States (USA)
1:58.1
400 m freestyle Flag of the United States.svg Mike Burton
United States (USA)
4:09.0 (OR) Flag of Canada.svg Ralph Hutton
Canada (CAN)
4:11.7 Flag of France.svg Alain Mosconi
France (FRA)
4:13.3
1500 m freestyle Flag of the United States.svg Mike Burton
United States (USA)
16:38.9 (OR) Flag of the United States.svg John Kinsella
United States (USA)
16:57.3 Flag of Australia.svg Greg Brough
Australia (AUS)
17:04.7
100 m backstroke Flag of Germany-1960-Olympics.svg Roland Matthes
East Germany (GDR)
58.7 (OR) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Hickcox
United States (USA)
1:00.2 Flag of the United States.svg Ronnie Mills
United States (USA)
1:00.5
200 m backstroke Flag of Germany-1960-Olympics.svg Roland Matthes
East Germany (GDR)
2:09.6 (OR) Flag of the United States.svg Mitchell Ivey
United States (USA)
2:10.6 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Horsley
United States (USA)
2:10.9
100 m breaststroke Flag of the United States.svg Don McKenzie
United States (USA)
1:07.7 (OR) Flag of the Soviet Union 1955.svg Vladimir Kosinsky
Soviet Union (URS)
1:08.0 Flag of the Soviet Union 1955.svg Nikolai Pankin
Soviet Union (URS)
1:08.0
200 m breaststroke Flag of Mexico.svg Felipe Muñoz
Mexico (MEX)
2:28.7 Flag of the Soviet Union 1955.svg Vladimir Kosinsky
Soviet Union (URS)
2:29.2 Flag of the United States.svg Brian Job
United States (USA)
2:29.9
100 m butterfly Flag of the United States.svg Douglas Russell
United States (USA)
55.9 (OR) Flag of the United States.svg Mark Spitz
United States (USA)
56.4 Flag of the United States.svg Ross Wales
United States (USA)
57.2
200 m butterfly Flag of the United States.svg Carl Robie
United States (USA)
2:08.7 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Martyn Woodroffe
Great Britain (GBR)
2:09.0 Flag of the United States.svg John Ferris
United States (USA)
2:09.3
200 m individual medley Flag of the United States.svg Charles Hickcox
United States (USA)
2:12.0 (OR) Flag of the United States.svg Greg Buckingham
United States (USA)
2:13.0 Flag of the United States.svg John Ferris
United States (USA)
2:13.3
400 m individual medley Flag of the United States.svg Charles Hickcox
United States (USA)
4:48.4 Flag of the United States.svg Gary Hall, Sr.
United States (USA)
4:48.7 Flag of Germany-1960-Olympics.svg Michael Holthaus
West Germany (FRG)
4:51.4
4×100 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
Zachary Zorn
Stephen Rerych
Kenneth Walsh
Mark Spitz
3:31.7 (WR)  Soviet Union (URS)
Georgi Kulikov
Viktor Mazanov
Semyon Belitz-Geyman
Leonid Ilyichov
3:34.2  Australia (AUS)
Greg Rogers
Robert Cusack
Bob Windle
Michael Wenden
3:34.7
4×200 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
John Nelson
Stephen Rerych
Mark Spitz
Don Schollander
7:52.3  Australia (AUS)
Greg Rogers
Graham White
Bob Windle
Michael Wenden
7:53.7  Soviet Union (URS)
Vladimir Bure
Semyon Belitz-Geyman
Georgi Kulikov
Leonid Ilyichov
8:01.6
4×100 m medley relay  United States (USA)
Charles Hickcox
Don McKenzie
Douglas Russell
Kenneth Walsh
3:54.9 (WR)  East Germany (GDR)
Roland Matthes
Egon Henninger
Horst-Günter Gregor
Frank Wiegand
3:57.5  Soviet Union (URS)
Yuri Gromak
Vladimir Nemshilov
Vladimir Kosinsky
Leonid Ilyichov
4:00.7

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle Flag of the United States.svg Jan Henne
United States (USA)
1:00.0 Flag of the United States.svg Susan Pedersen
United States (USA)
1:00.3 Flag of the United States.svg Linda Gustavson
United States (USA)
1:00.3
200 m freestyle Flag of the United States.svg Debbie Meyer
United States (USA)
2:10.5 (OR) Flag of the United States.svg Jan Henne
United States (USA)
2:11.0 Flag of the United States.svg Jane Barkman
United States (USA)
2:11.2
400 m freestyle Flag of the United States.svg Debbie Meyer
United States (USA)
4:31.8 (OR) Flag of the United States.svg Linda Gustavson
United States (USA)
4:35.5 Flag of Australia.svg Karen Moras
Australia (AUS)
4:37.0
800 m freestyle Flag of the United States.svg Debbie Meyer
United States (USA)
9:24.0 (OR) Flag of the United States.svg Pam Kruse
United States (USA)
9:35.7 Flag of Mexico.svg Maria Teresa Ramírez
Mexico (MEX)
9:38.5
100 m backstroke Flag of the United States.svg Kaye Hall
United States (USA)
1:06.2 (WR) Flag of Canada.svg Elaine Tanner
Canada (CAN)
1:06.7 Flag of the United States.svg Jane Swagerty
United States (USA)
1:08.1
200 m backstroke Flag of the United States.svg Lillian Watson
United States (USA)
2:24.8 (OR) Flag of Canada.svg Elaine Tanner
Canada (CAN)
2:27.4 Flag of the United States.svg Kaye Hall
United States (USA)
2:28.9
100 m breaststroke Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg Đurđica Bjedov
Yugoslavia (YUG)
1:15.8 (OR) Flag of the Soviet Union 1955.svg Galina Prozumenshchikova
Soviet Union (URS)
1:15.9 Flag of the United States.svg Sharon Wichman
United States (USA)
1:16.1
200 m breaststroke Flag of the United States.svg Sharon Wichman
United States (USA)
2:44.4 (OR) Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg Đurđica Bjedov
Yugoslavia (YUG)
2:46.4 Flag of the Soviet Union 1955.svg Galina Prozumenshchikova
Soviet Union (URS)
2:47.0
100 m butterfly Flag of Australia.svg Lyn McClements
Australia (AUS)
1:05.5 Flag of the United States.svg Ellie Daniel
United States (USA)
1:05.8 Flag of the United States.svg Susan Shields
United States (USA)
1:06.2
200 m butterfly Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ada Kok
Netherlands (NED)
2:24.7 (OR) Flag of Germany-1960-Olympics.svg Helga Lindner
East Germany (GDR)
2:24.8 Flag of the United States.svg Ellie Daniel
United States (USA)
2:25.9
200 m individual medley Flag of the United States.svg Claudia Kolb
United States (USA)
2:24.7 (OR) Flag of the United States.svg Susan Pedersen
United States (USA)
2:28.8 Flag of the United States.svg Jan Henne
United States (USA)
2:31.4
400 m individual medley Flag of the United States.svg Claudia Kolb
United States (USA)
5:08.5 (OR) Flag of the United States.svg Lynn Vidali
United States (USA)
5:22.2 Flag of Germany-1960-Olympics.svg Sabine Steinbach
East Germany (GDR)
5:25.3
4×100 m freestyle relay  United States (USA)
Jane Barkman
Linda Gustavson
Susan Pedersen
Jan Henne
4:02.5 (OR)  East Germany (GDR)
Gabriele Wetzko
Roswitha Krause
Uta Schmuck
Gabriele Perthes
4:05.7  Canada (CAN)
Angela Coughlan
Marilyn Corson
Elaine Tanner
Marion Lay
4:07.2
4×100 m medley relay  United States (USA)
Kaye Hall
Catie Ball
Ellie Daniel
Susan Pedersen
4:28.3 (OR)  Australia (AUS)
Lynne Watson
Judy Playfair
Lyn McClements
Janet Steinbeck
4:30.0  West Germany (FRG)
Angelika Kraus
Uta Frommater
Heike Hustede
Heidemarie Reineck
4:36.4

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