Swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

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Women's 4x100 metre freestyle relay
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Date July 18
Competitors 24 from 6 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1920 1928»
Swimming at the
1924 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 4x100 metre freestyle relay was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1924 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third appearance of the event, which had been established in 1912. The competition was held on Friday July 18, 1924.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record 5:11.6 United States Margaret Woodbridge
United States Frances Schroth
United States Irene Guest
United States Ethelda Bleibtrey
Antwerp (BEL) August 29, 1920
Olympic Record 5:11.6 United States Margaret Woodbridge
United States Frances Schroth
United States Irene Guest
United States Ethelda Bleibtrey
Antwerp (BEL) August 29, 1920

The United States set a new world record and broke the five minute barrier with 4:58.8 minutes.

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Place Swimmers Time
1  Euphrasia Donnelly, Gertrude Ederle, Ethel Lackie, and Mariechen Wehselau (USA) 4:58.8 WR
2  Florence Barker, Constance Jeans, Grace McKenzie, and Iris Tanner (GBR) 5:17.0
3  Aina Berg, Gurli Ewerlund, Wivan Pettersson, and Hjördis Töpel (SWE) 5:35.6
4  Vibeke Møller, Agnete Olsen, Hedevig Rasmussen, and Karen Maud Rasmussen (DEN) 5:42.4
5  Ernestine Lebrun, Gilberte Mortier, Bienna Pélégry, and Mariette Protin (FRA) 5:43.4
6  Mietje Baron, Alida Bolten, Truus Klapwijk, and Maria Vierdag (NED) 5:45.8

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