The men's 100 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics programme. It was the seventh appearance of the event, which had only not featured at the 1900 Games. The competition was held from Saturday August 6, 1932 to Sunday August 7, 1932.
Twenty-two swimmers from ten nations competed.
Swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metre freestyle Wikipedia
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1932 Summer Olympics.
Saturday August 6, 1932: In the first semi-final Yasuji Miyazaki set a new Olympic record with 58.0 seconds.
The fastest two in each heat and the fastest third-placed from across the heats advanced to the final.
The fastest three in each semi-final advanced to the final.
Sunday August 7, 1932: