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July 8 (preliminaries and finals)
The women's 800 metre freestyle competition of the swimming events at the 1979 Pan American Games took place on 8 July at the Piscina Olimpica Del Escambron. The last Pan American Games champion was Wendy Weinberg of US.
This race consisted of sixteen lengths of the pool, all in freestyle.
Swimming at the 1979 Pan American Games – Women's 800 metre freestyle Wikipedia
All times are in minutes and seconds.
The first round was held on July 8.
The final was held on July 8.