Swimming At the 1956 Summer Olympics
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Swimming At the 1956 Summer Olympics

At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, 13 swimming events were contested, seven for men and six for women. There was a total of 235 participants from 33 countries competing.[1] For the first time, the butterfly stroke was contested as a separate event. Australia dominated the medal standings with a total of 8 out of a possible 13 gold medals, eventually finishing with 14 medals overall.

Medals Awarded

Men's events

Women's events

Participating nations

235 swimmers from 33 nations competed.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Swimming at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2016.

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