- Swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Women's 100 metre freestyle
The women's 100 metre freestyle was a
swimmingevent held as part of the swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympicsprogramme. It was the first appearance of a women's event in Olympic swimming, followed closely by the 4x100 metre free relay. The competition was held from Monday July 8, 1912to Friday July 12, 1912.
Twenty-seven swimmers from eight nations competed.
Curwen had to undergo an operation for
appendicitisand missed the final. Rosenberg advanced to the final to replace her.
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