| September 9, 1973|
| 35 from 25 nations|
9 September 1973
The women's 100 metre freestyle competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 9.
Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Women's 100 metre freestyle Wikipedia
Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.
The following records were established during the competition:
35 swimmers participated in 5 heats, qualified swimmers are listed:
The results of the final are below.