Swimming at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

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Swimming at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Butterfly
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men  

The women's 4×100 metre freestyle relay event at the 1956 Olympic Games took place on December 4 and 6. This swimming event used freestyle as a relay, with swimmers typically using the front crawl. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, each of the four swimmers completed two lengths of the pool. The first swimmer had to touch the wall before the second could leave the starting block; timing of the starts was thus important.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Australia
Dawn Fraser
Faith Leech
Sandra Morgan
Lorraine Crapp
United States
Sylvia Ruuska
Shelley Mann
Nancy Simons
Joan Rosazza
South Africa
Natalie Myburgh
Susan Roberts
Moira Abernethy
Jeanette Myburgh

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Heat 2

Final[edit]

References[edit]