Swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
|Women's 4×100 metre freestyle relay
at the Games of the V Olympiad
|Competitors||16 from 4 nations|
|Swimming at the
1912 Summer Olympics
The women's 4x100 metre freestyle relay was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first appearance of the event, which along with the individual 100 metre freestyle marked the debut of women's Olympic swimming.
Only four teams entered. Australasia, which had had the top two swimmers in the individual competition, did not have any other women present to make a relay team and so did not compete. Great Britain, with two of the individual finalists, won the gold while Germany took silver and Austria won bronze over the host Swedes. The competition was held on Monday July 15, 1912.
Sixteen swimmers from four nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics.
The time set by the British team is also the first official world record.
|1||Belle Moore, Jennie Fletcher, Annie Speirs, Irene Steer (GBR)||5:52.8 WR|
|2||Wally Dressel, Louise Otto, Hermine Stindt, Grete Rosenberg (GER)||6:04.6|
|3||Margarete Adler, Klara Milch, Josephine Sticker, Berta Zahourek (AUT)||6:17.0|
|4||Greta Carlsson, Greta Johansson, Sonja Johnsson, Vera Thulin (SWE)|
- Bergvall, Erik (ed.) (1913). Adams-Ray, Edward (trans.)., ed. The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand.
- Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 29 January 2007. (Polish)