1980s1984 L A OlympicsOlympicsSwimming

1984 L A Olympics Day 8 Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Heat 3


Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held at the McDonald’s Olympic Swim Stadium….located on the USC campus. There was a total of 494 participants from 67 countries competing. This was the first Olympic games at which only two swimmers per country were permitted. Previously, three swimmers were allowed and many countries….most often the United States…would sweep the medal stand. The Americans won 21 or 30 total gold medals at the 1984 Summer Games. In this clip…the US 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay team consisting of Mike Heath, David Larson, Jeff Float and Bruce Hayes…set a World Record in a time of 7:15.69.

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