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The men's 200 metre freestyle competition of the swimming events at the 1971 Pan American Games took place on 6 August. The last Pan American Games champion was Don Schollander of US.
This race consisted of four lengths of the pool, all in freestyle.
Swimming at the 1971 Pan American Games – Men's 200 metre freestyle Wikipedia
All times are in minutes and seconds.
The final was held on August 6.