Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
The men's 4×200 metre freestyle relay was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event, which had been established in 1908. The competition was held from Friday to Sunday, 18 to 20 July 1924.
|Men's 4×200 metre freestyle relay|
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
|Competitors||57 from 13 nations|
|Swimming at the|
1924 Summer Olympics
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||10:04.4||Antwerp (BEL)||29 August 1920|
|Olympic Record||10:04.4||Antwerp (BEL)||29 August 1920|
The United States with the line-up Ralph Breyer, Harry Glancy, Dick Howell, and Wally O'Connor broke the world record and the ten-minute barrier in the semifinal with a time of 9:59.4 minutes. In the final when Johnny Weissmuller replaced Howell, the Americans improved their time again to 9:53.4 minutes.
The fastest two teams in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced.
The fastest two teams in each semi-final and the faster of the two third-placed teams advanced to the final.
- The International Olympic Committee medal database shows Lester Smith as gold medalist in this competition as a team member even though he did not participate in this event.
- "Swimming at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 September 2016.