at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
|Venue||Yoyogi National Gymnasium|
|No. of events||18|
|Competitors||405 from 42 nations|
At the 1964 Summer Olympics, eighteen swimming events were contested, ten for men and eight for women. There were a total of 405 participants from 42 countries competing. For the first time, the 4×100 metres freestyle relay for men and the 400 metres individual medley for both men and women were contested. Olympic records were broken in all events and the world record was broken in ten events. This competition also marked the debut of electronic touchpads for timing.
15-year-old Sharon Stouder won four medals, three of them gold.
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405 swimmers from 42 nations competed.
|4||United Team of Germany||0||4||2||6|
|Totals (8 nations)||18||18||18||54|
Gallery of the medalists
Some of the Olympic medalists in Tokyo:
Don Schollander, winner of the 100-metre freestyle, 400-metre freestyle, 4×100-metre freestyle relay, and 4×200-metre freestyle relay.
Jed Graef, winner of the 200-metre backstroke.
Fred Schmidt, winner of the 4×100-metre medley relay.
Dick Roth, winner of the 400-metre individual medley.
Donna de Varona, winner of the 400-metre individual medley and 4×100-metre freestyle relay.
Dawn Fraser, winner of the 100-metre freestyle.