Swimming at the 1959 Pan American Games

The Swimming competition at the 3rd Pan American Games was held in Chicago, United States during the Games' run in 1959. It consisted of 16 long course (50 m) events: 8 for males and 8 for females.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

In these Games, the U.S. swept all gold medals in swimming.

A world record was broken by the U.S. in the women's 4x100m medley relay, with a time of 4:44.6.

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100m freestyle
  details
Jeffrey Farrell
    USA
56.3 Elton Follett
    USA
57.2 William Woolsey
    USA
57.6
400m freestyle
  details
George Breen
    USA
4:31.4 George Harrison
    USA
4:31.8 Eugene Lenz
    USA
4:34.9
1500m freestyle
  details
Alan Somers
    USA
17:53.2 George Breen
    USA
17:55.0 Gary Heinrich
    USA
18:30.6
100m backstroke
  details
Frank McKinney
    USA
1:03.6 Charles Bittick
    USA
1:04.2 Louis Schaeffer
    USA
1:05.3
200m breaststroke
  details
Bill Mulliken
    USA
2:43.1 Kenneth Nakasone
    USA
2:43.2 Manuel Sanguily
    Cuba
2:44.3
200m butterfly
  details
Dave Gillanders
    USA
2:18.0 Michael Troy
    USA
2:18.3 Eulalio Ríos
    Mexico
2:22.5
4×200m
 Free Relay
  details
  United States
  Dick Blick
  Peter Sintz
  John Rounsavelle
  Frank Winters
8:22.7   Mexico
  Raúl Guzmán
  Alfredo Guzmán
  Jorge Escalante
  Mauricio Ocampo
8:56.4   Canada
  Cameron Grout
  Edward Cazalet
  William Campbell
  Thomas Verth
9:00.4
4×100m
 Medley Relay
  details
  United States
  Frank McKinney
  Kenneth Nakasone
  Mike Troy
  Jeff Farrell
4:14.9   Canada
  Cameron Grout
  Bob Wheaton
  Steve Rabinovitch
  Peter Fowler
4:23.3   Mexico
  Eulalio Ríos
  Alejandro Gaxiola
  Jorge Escalante
  Roberto Marmolejo
4:25.0

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100m freestyle
  details
Chris von Saltza
    USA
1:03.8 Molly Botkin
    USA
1:05.7 Joan Spillane
    USA
1:05.8
200m freestyle
  details
Chris von Saltza
    USA
2:18.5 Shirley Stobs
    USA
2:22.9 Joan Spillane
    USA
2:23.0
400m freestyle
  details
Chris von Saltza
    USA
4:55.9 Sylvia Ruuska
    USA
5:03.4 Donna Graham
    USA
5:03.5
100m backstroke
  details
Carin Cone
    USA
1:12.2 Sara Barber
    Canada
1:12.3 Christine Kluter
    USA
1:12.4
200m breaststroke
  details
Anne Warner
    USA
2:56.8 Patty Kemper
    USA
3:00.1 Anne Brancroft
    USA
3:01.3
100m butterfly
  details
Becky Collins
    USA
1:09.5 Nancy Ramey
    USA
1:10.4 Molly Botkin
    USA
1:12.3
4×100m
 Free Relay
  details
  United States
  Molly Botkin
  Joan Spillane
  Shirley Stobs
  Chris von Saltza
4:17.5   Canada
  Margaret Iwasaki
  Helen Hunt
  Sara Barber
  Sandra Scott
4:31.9   Mexico
  Blanca Barrón
  María Luisa Souza
  Gloria Botella
  Rebeca García
4:37.0
4×100m
 Medley Relay
  details
  United States
  Carin Cone
  Anne Brancroft
  Becky Collins
  Chris von Saltza
4:44.6
WR
  Canada
  Margaret Iwasaki
  Janice Shepp
  Sara Barber
  Sandra Scott
4:58.7   Mexico
  Blanca Barrón
  Eulalia Martínez
  Gloria Botella
  Rebeca García
5:18.7

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States16111037
2  Canada0415
3  Mexico0145
4  Cuba0011
Totals (4 nations)16161648

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hickoksports Archived 2012-12-05 at Archive.today
  2. ^ Resultados
  3. ^ All Pan medalists - Male
  4. ^ All Pan medalists - Female
  5. ^ Pan American Games - Swimming and Diving page, from gbrathletics.com; retrieved 2012-04-15.
  6. ^ ISHOF list with all medalists in Pan Am Games history Archived 2013-09-25 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Odir Cunha (2007). Heróis da América - História Completa dos Jogos Pan-Americanos. Editora Planeta. ISBN 8576652803.