World record progression 4 × 100 metres medley relay

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The world record in the 4×100 metres medley swimming relay was first recognised in 1953![citation needed] by FINA, with world swimming governing body. Initially world records were only recognised in long course swimming pools which were a minimum of 50 metres in length – some of the early records were achieved in pools measuring 55 yards (50.29 m).[citation needed] Records set in a Short course (25 m) pool have been recognised since 3 March 1991.[citation needed]

The medley relay consists of 4 competitors swimming consecutively with each swimmer performing a different stroke:

  1. Backstroke (this can only be the first stroke, due to the necessity of starting this leg in the pool rather than by diving in)
  2. Breaststroke
  3. Butterfly
  4. Freestyle, (with the limitation that freestyle means any style other than backstroke, breaststroke or butterfly – most swimmers use the front crawl)

It is possible to set a world record in the 100 m backstroke through performance by the first swimmer of the relay team. Performances in the other legs cannot qualify as world records as FINA criteria requires a static start – swimming relay takeovers are often dynamic.

The event has been a fixture of the Olympic swimming programme since 1960.

Men[edit]

Long course[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1  4:39.2  Gustaf Hellsing
Lennart Brock
Roy Dahl
Hakan Westesson
 Sweden 22 Feb 1953 - Sweden Helsingborg, Sweden
2  4:32.2  Gilbert Bozon
Pierre Dumesnil
Maurice Lusien
Alex Jany
 France 22 Mar 1953 - Belgium Charleroi, Belgium
3  4:31.5  A. Violas
Pierre Dumesnil
Julian Arene
Aldo Eminente
 France 1 Apr 1953 - France Troyes, France
4  4:30.8  Gustaf Hellsing
Lennart Brock
Göran Larsson
Per-Olof Östrand
 Sweden 17 Apr 1953 - Sweden Lund, Sweden
5  4:27.8  Gustaf Hellsing
Lennart Brock
Göran Larsson
Per-Olof Östrand
 Sweden 24 Apr 1953 - Sweden Borås, Sweden
6  4:24.8  Viktor Lopatin
Vladimir Minashkin
Pyotr Skripchenkov
Lev Balandin
 Soviet Union 13 May 1953 - Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
7  4:21.3  Viktor Solovyov
Vladimir Minashkin
Pyotr Skripchenkov
Lev Balandin
 Soviet Union 26 Jan 1954 - Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
8  4:19.0  Viktor Solovyov
Vladimir Minashkin
Pyotr Skripchenkov
Lev Balandin
 Soviet Union 24 Feb 1954 - Sweden Stockholm, Sweden [1]
9  4:14.8  G. Kuvaldin
Vladimir Minashkin
Vladimir Strushanov
Lev Balandin
 Soviet Union 14 Aug 1956 Olympic Trials Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union [2]
10  4:17.8 
 (1:01.2)
Katsuki Ishikara
 (-)
Masaru Furukawa
 (-)
Kazuo Tomita
 (-)
Takashi Ishimoto
 Japan 7 Sep 1957 All-Japan Student Championships Japan Tokyo, Japan [3]
11  4:17.2  Keiji Hase
Takashi Ishimoto
Masaru Furukawa
Manabu Koga
 Japan 28 May 1958 Asian Games Japan Tokyo, Japan
12  4:16.7  [[]]
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 Japan 29 Jun 1958 - United States Los Angeles, United States
13  4:14.2  (yd)
John Monckton
Terry Gathercole
Brian Wilkinson
John Devitt
 Australia 25 Jul 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games United Kingdom Cardiff, United Kingdom [4]
14  4:10.4  John Monckton
Terry Gathercole
Brian Wilkinson
John Devitt
 Australia 22 Aug 1958 - Japan Osaka, Japan [5]
15  4:09.2  Frank McKinney
Chet Jastremski
Mike Troy
Peter Sintz
 United States 24 Jul 1960 - United States Toledo, Ohio, United States
16  4:08.2  (h)
Bob Bennett
Paul Hait
Dave Gillanders
Steve Clark
 United States 27 Aug 1960 Olympic Games Italy Rome, Italy
17  4:05.4  Frank McKinney
Paul Hait
Lance Larson
Jeff Farrell
 United States 1 Sep 1960 Olympic Games Italy Rome, Italy [6]
18  4:03.0  Tom Stock
Chet Jastremski
Lary Schulhof
Peter Sintz
 United States 20 Aug 1961 - United States Los Angeles, United States
19  4:01.6  Tom Stock
Chet Jastremski
Fred Schmidt
Peter Sintz
 United States 12 Aug 1962 - United States Cuyahoga Falls, United States
20  4:00.1  Richard McGeagh
Bill Craig
Walter Richardson
Steve Clark
 United States 24 Aug 1963 - Japan Osaka, Japan
21  3:58.4 
 (59.6 WR)
Thompson Mann
 (1:09.6)
Bill Craig
 (56.8)
Fred Schmidt
 (52.4)
Steve Clark
 United States 16 Oct 1964 Olympic Games Japan Tokyo, Japan [7]
22  3:57.2 
 (59.1 WR)
Charlie Hickcox
Ken Merten
Doug Russell
Ken Walsh
 United States 31 Aug 1967 Universiade Japan Tokyo, Japan
23  3:56.5  Roland Matthes
Egon Henninger
Horst-Gunther Gregor
Frank Wiegand
 East Germany 7 Nov 1967 - East Germany Leipzig, East Germany
24  3:54.9  Charlie Hickcox
Don McKenzie (swimmer)
Doug Russell
Ken Walsh
 United States 26 Oct 1968 Olympic Games Mexico Mexico City, Mexico [8]
25  3:54.4  Roland Matthes
Klaus Katzur
Udo Poser
Lutz Unger
 East Germany 8 Sep 1970 European Championships Spain Barcelona, Spain
26  3:50.4  Charles Campbell
Peter Dahlberg
Mark Spitz
Jerry Heidenreich
 United States 3 Sep 1971 GDRvUSA Duel East Germany Leipzig, East Germany
27  3:48.16 
 (57.97)
Mike Stamm
 (1:04.22)
Tom Bruce
 (54.28)
Mark Spitz
 (51.69)
Jerry Heidenreich
 United States 4 Sep 1972 Olympic Games West Germany Munich, West Germany
28  3:47.28  Peter Rocca
Chris Woo
Joe Bottom
Jack Babashoff
 United States 22 Jul 1976 Olympic Games Canada Montreal, Canada
29  3:42.22 
 (55.89)
John Naber
 (1:02.50)
John Hencken
 (54.26)
Matt Vogel
 (49.57)
Jim Montgomery
 United States 22 Jul 1976 Olympic Games Canada Montreal, Canada
30  3:40.84  Rick Carey
Steve Lundquist
Matt Gribble
Rowdy Gaines
 United States 7 Aug 1982 World Championships Ecuador Guayaquil, Ecuador
31  3:40.42  Rick Carey
Steve Lundquist
Matt Gribble
Rowdy Gaines
 United States 22 Aug 1983 Pan American Games Venezuela Caracas, Venezuela
32  3:39.30 
 (55.41)
Rick Carey
 (1:01.86)
Steve Lundquist
 (52.87)
Pablo Morales
 (49.16)
Rowdy Gaines
 United States 4 Aug 1984 Olympic Games United States Los Angeles, United States
33  3:38.28  Rick Carey
John Moffet
Pablo Morales
 (47.84)
Matt Biondi
 United States 18 Aug 1985 Pan Pacific Championships Japan Tokyo, Japan [9]
34  3:36.93 
 (54.56)
David Berkoff
 (1:01.64)
Rick Schroeder
 (52.38)
Matt Biondi
 (48.35)
Chris Jacobs
 United States 25 Sep 1988 Olympic Games South Korea Seoul, South Korea [10]
34=  3:36.93 
 (53.86 WR)
Jeff Rouse
 (1:01.45)
Nelson Diebel
 (52.83)
Pablo Morales
 (48.79)
Jon Olsen
 United States 31 Jul 1992 Olympic Games Spain Barcelona, Spain [11]
35  3:34.84 
 (53.95)
Jeff Rouse
 (1:00.32)
Jeremy Linn
 (52.39)
Mark Henderson
 (48.18)
Gary Hall, Jr.
 United States 26 Jul 1996 Olympic Games United States Atlanta, United States
36  3:33.73 
 (53.87)
Lenny Krayzelburg
 (59.84)
Ed Moses
 (52.10)
Ian Crocker
 (47.92)
Gary Hall, Jr.
 United States 23 Sep 2000 Olympic Games Australia Sydney, Australia [12]
37  3:33.48 
 (54.17)
Aaron Peirsol
 (1:00.14)
Brendan Hansen
 (51.13)
Michael Phelps
 (48.04)
Jason Lezak
 United States 29 Aug 2002 Pan Pacific Championships Japan Yokohama, Japan
38  3:31.54 
 (53.71)
Aaron Peirsol
 (59.61)
Brendan Hansen
 (50.39)
Ian Crocker
 (47.83)
Jason Lezak
 United States 27 Jul 2003 World Championships Spain Barcelona, Spain [13]
39  3:30.68 
 (53.45 WR)
Aaron Peirsol
 (59.37)
Brendan Hansen
 (50.28)
Ian Crocker
 (47.58)
Jason Lezak
 United States 21 Aug 2004 Olympic Games Greece Athens, Greece [14]
40  3:29.34 
 (53.16)
Aaron Peirsol
 (59.27)
Brendan Hansen
 (50.15)
Michael Phelps
 (46.76)
Jason Lezak
 United States 17 Aug 2008 Olympic Games China Beijing, China [15]
41  3:27.28 
 (52.19)
Aaron Peirsol
 (58.57)
Eric Shanteau
 (49.72)
Michael Phelps
 (46.80)
David Walters
 United States 2 July 2009 World Championships Italy Rome, Italy

Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA; yd – set in a pool measured in yards;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial


Short course[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1  3:34.86 
 (52.50 WBT)
Mark Tewksbury
 (-)
John Cleveland
 (-)
Tom Ponting
 (-)
Gary Vandermeulen
 Canada 22 Feb 1992 CAN SC Nationals Canada Winnipeg, Canada
2  3:32.57 
 (53.24)
Tripp Schwenk
 (59.43)
Seth Van Neerden
 (52.20)
Mark Henderson
 (47.70)
Jon Olsen
 United States 2 Dec 1993 World SC Championships Spain Palma de Mallorca, Spain
3  3:30.91 
 (52.28)
Adrian Radley
 (59.68)
Ryan Mitchell
 (51.10)
Geoff Huegill
 (47.85)
Michael Klim
 Australia 23 Dec 1996 AUS SC Nationals Australia Melbourne, Australia
4  3:30.66 
 (52.72)
Adrian Radley
 (59.39)
Phil Rogers
 (51.35)
Geoff Huegill
 (47.20)
Michael Klim
 Australia 17 Apr 1997 World SC Championships Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden
5  3:29.88 
 (53.34)
Matt Welsh
 (59.47)
Phil Rogers
 (50.69)
Michael Klim
 (46.38)
Chris Fydler
 Australia 4 Apr 1999 World SC Championships Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong
6  3:29.00 
 (52.17)
Aaron Peirsol
 (58.56)
David Denniston
 (51.93)
Peter Marshall
 (46.34)
Jason Lezak
 United States 7 Apr 2002 World SC Championships Russia Moscow, Russia [16]
7  3:28.12  (tt)
 (50.95)
Matt Welsh
 (59.44)
Jim Piper
 (50.61)
Geoff Huegill
 (47.12)
Ashley Callus
 Australia 4 Sep 2002 AUS SC Nationals Australia Melbourne, Australia [17]
8  3:25.38 
 (51.28)
Aaron Peirsol
 (57.82)
Brendan Hansen
 (48.62)
Ian Crocker
 (47.66)
Garrett Weber-Gale
 United States 25 Mar 2004 NCAA Championships United States East Meadow, United States
9  3:25.09 
 (51.35)
Aaron Peirsol
 (57.42)
Brendan Hansen
 (49.76)
Ian Crocker
 (46.56)
Jason Lezak
 United States 11 Oct 2004 World SC Championships United States Indianapolis, United States [18]
10  3:24.29 
 (50.57)
Stanislav Donets
 (57.93)
Sergey Geybel
 (49.39)
Yevgeny Korotyshkin
 (46.40)
Alexander Sukhorukov
 Russia 13 Apr 2008 World SC Championships United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom [19]
11  3:23.33 
 (50.60)
Jake Tapp
 (57.18)
Paul Kornfeld
 (50.18)
Joe Bartoch
 (45.37)
Brent Hayden
 Canada 9 Aug 2009 British Gas SC Grand Prix United Kingdom Leeds, United Kingdom
12  3:20.71 
 (48.94)
Nick Thoman
 (57.03)
Mark Gangloff
 (49.93)
Michael Phelps
 (44.81)
Nathan Adrian
 United States 18 Dec 2009 Duel in the Pool United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom
13  3:19.16 
 (49.63)
Stanislav Donets
 (56.43)
Sergey Geybel
 (48.35)
Yevgeny Korotyshkin
 (44.75)
Danila Izotov
 Russia 20 Dec 2009 Vladimir Salnikov Swimming Cup Russia Saint Petersburg, Russia [20]

Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial


Women[edit]

Long course[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1  5:10.8  Magda Hunyadfi
Klara Killermann
Éva Székely
Valéria Gyenge
 Hungary 24 Jul 1953 - Hungary Budapest, Hungary
2  5:09.2  Magda Hunyadfi
Klara Killermann
Éva Székely
Valéria Gyenge
 Hungary 10 Aug 1953 - Romania Bucharest, Romania
3  5:07.8  Judit Temes
Klara Killermann
Mária Littomericzky
Katalin Szőke
 Hungary 3 Aug 1954 - Hungary Budapest, Hungary
4  5:06.2  Marie-Helene Andre
Francoise Derommeleere
Odette Lusien
Josette Arene
 France 16 Aug 1954 - France Marseille, France
5  5:02.1 
 (1:13.0)
Joke de Korte
 (1:23.4)
Rika Bruins
 (1:20.3)
Mary Kok
 (1:05.4)
Geertje Wielema
 Netherlands 27 Nov 1954 - Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands [21]
6  5:00.1  Jopie van Alphen
Rika Bruins
Atie Voorbij
Hetty Balkenende
 Netherlands 17 Jul 1955 - France Paris, France [22]
7  4:57.8  Eva Pajor
Éva Székely
Rypsyma Székely
Katalin Szőke
 Hungary 3 Sep 1955 - Hungary Budapest, Hungary [22]
8  4:54.3  Lenie de Nijs
Rita Kroon
Atie Voorbij
Greetje Kraan
 Netherlands 19 Nov 1956 - Netherlands Hilversum, Netherlands [22]
9  4:53.1  Joke de Korte
Ada den Haan
Tineke Lagerberg
Cocky Gastelaars
 Netherlands 8 Dec 1956 - Netherlands Zwolle, Netherlands
10  4:57.0  (yd)
Greetje Kraan
Ada den Haan
Atie Voorbij
Cocky Gastelaars
 Netherlands 18 May 1957 GBRvNED International United Kingdom Blackpool, United Kingdom [23]
11  4:54.0  (yd)
 (1:10.9)
Judy Grinham
 (1:23.3)
Anita Lonsbrough
 (1:14.2)
Chris Gosden
 (1:04.6)
Diana Wilkinson
 Great Britain 25 Jul 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games United Kingdom Cardiff, United Kingdom [24]
12  4:52.9  Lenie de Nijs
Ada den Haan
Atie Voorbij
Cocky Gastelaars
 Netherlands 5 Sep 1958 European Championships Hungary Budapest, Hungary [25]
13  4:51.5 
 (1:11.7)
Ria van Velsen
Ada den Haan
Tineke Lagerberg
Cocky Gastelaars
 Netherlands 26 Jul 1959 NEDvGBR International Meet Netherlands Waalwijk, Netherlands [26]
14  4:44.6  Carin Cone
Ann Bancroft
Becky Collins
Chris von Saltza
 United States 6 Sep 1959 1959 Pan American Games United States Chicago, United States [27]
15  4:41.1  Lynn Burke
Patty Kempner
Carolyn Schuler
Chris von Saltza
 United States 2 Sep 1960 Olympic Games Italy Rome, Italy
16  4:40.1  Ingrid Schmidt
Heidi Pechstein
Ute Noack
Barbara Gobel
 East Germany 23 Aug 1962 European Championships East Germany Leipzig, East Germany [28]
17  4:39.1 
 (1:12.2)
Maria van Velsen
 (1:18.0)
Klenie Bimolt
 (1:05.4)
Ada Kok
 (1:03.5)
Erica Terpstra
 Netherlands 28 Jun 1964 NEDvGBR International Meet Netherlands Groningen (city), Netherlands [29]
18  4:38.1  Donna de Varona
Claudia Kolb
Judy Haroun
Lillian Watson
 United States 4 Jul 1964 - United States Los Altos, California, United States
19  4:34.6  Cathy Ferguson
Cynthia Goyette
Martha Randall
Kathy Ellis
 United States 28 Sep 1964 Pre Olympic United States Los Angeles, United States
20  4:33.9  Cathy Ferguson
Cynthia Goyette
Sharon Stouder
Kathy Ellis
 United States 18 Oct 1964 Olympic Games Japan Tokyo, Japan
21  4:30.0  Kendis Moore
Catie Ball
Ellie Daniel
Wendy Fordyce
 United States 30 Jul 1967 Pan American Games Canada Winnipeg, Canada
22  4:28.1  Kaye Hall
Catie Ball
Ellie Daniel
Susan Pedersen
 United States 14 Sep 1968 Pre Olympic United States Colorado Springs, United States
23  4:27.4  Susie Atwood
Kim Brecht
Alice Jones
Cindy Schilling
 United States 1 Sep 1970 - Japan Tokyo, Japan
24  4:27.3  Susie Atwood
Claudia Clevenger
Ellie Daniel
Linda Johnson
 United States 11 Sep 1971 URSvUSAvGBR meet Soviet Union Minsk, Soviet Union
25  4:25.34  Susie Atwood
Lynn Vidali
Ellie Daniel
Jane Barkman
 United States 18 Aug 1972 Pre Olympic United States Knoxville, United States
26  4:20.75  Melissa Belote
Cathy Carr
Deena Deardurff
Sandy Neilson
 United States 3 Sep 1972 Olympic Games West Germany Munich, West Germany
27  4:16.84  Ulrike Richter
Renate Vogel
Rosemarie Kother
Kornelia Ender
 East Germany 4 Sep 1973 World Championships Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade, Yugoslavia [30]
28  4:13.78  Ulrike Richter
Renate Vogel
Rosemarie Kother
Kornelia Ender
 East Germany 24 Aug 1974 European Championships Austria Vienna, Austria
29  4:13.41  Monika Seltmann
Carola Nitschke
Andrea Pollack
Barbara Krause
 East Germany 5 Jun 1976 East German National Championships East Germany Berlin, East Germany [31]
30  4:07.95 
 (1:02.23)
Ulrike Richter
 (1:10.15)
Hannelore Anke
 (59.53)
Andrea Pollack
 (56.04)
Kornelia Ender
 East Germany 18 Jul 1976 Olympic Games Canada Montreal, Canada
31  4:06.67 
 (1:01.51 =WR)
Rica Reinisch
 (1:09.46)
Ute Geweniger
 (1:00.14)
Andrea Pollack
 (55.56)
Caren Metschuck
 East Germany 20 Jul 1980 Olympic Games Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
32  4:05.88  Kristin Otto
Ute Geweniger
Ines Geißler
Birgit Meineke
 East Germany 6 Aug 1982 World Championships Ecuador Guayaquil, Ecuador
33  4:05.79  Ina Kleber
Ute Geweniger
Ines Geißler
Birgit Meineke
 East Germany 26 Aug 1983 European Championships Italy Rome, Italy
34  4:03.69 
 (1:00.59 WR)
Ina Kleber
 (1:08.69)
Sylvia Gerasch
 (59.52)
Ines Geißler
 (54.89)
Birgit Meineke
 East Germany 24 Aug 1984 Friendship Games Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union [32]
35  4:02.54 
 (1:00.82)
Lea Loveless
 (1:08.67)
Anita Nall
 (58.58)
Crissy Ahmann-Leighton
 (54.47)
Jenny Thompson
 United States 30 Jul 1992 Olympic Games Spain Barcelona, Spain
36  4:01.67 
 (1:00.16 WR)
He Cihong
 (1:09.04)
Dai Guohong
 (58.66)
Liu Limin
 (53.81)
Le Jingyi
 China 10 Sep 1994 World Championships Italy Rome, Italy [33]
37  3:58.30 
 (1:01.39)
Barbara Bedford
 (1:06.29)
Megan Quann
 (57.25)
Jenny Thompson
 (53.37)
Dara Torres
 United States 23 Sep 2000 Olympic Games Australia Sydney, Australia [34]
38  3:57.32 
 (1:01.18)
Giaan Rooney
 (1:06.50)
Leisel Jones
 (56.67)
Petria Thomas
 (52.97)
Jodie Henry
 Australia 21 Aug 2004 Olympic Games Greece Athens, Greece [35]
39  3:56.30 
 (1:01.06)
Sophie Edington
 (1:05.51)
Leisel Jones
 (56.86)
Jessicah Schipper
 (52.87)
Libby Lenton
 Australia 21 Mar 2006 Commonwealth Games Australia Melbourne, Australia [36]
40  3:55.74 
 (1:00.79)
Emily Seebohm
 (1:04.94)
Leisel Jones
 (57.18)
Jessicah Schipper
 (52.83)
Libby Lenton
 Australia 31 Mar 2007 World Championships Australia Melbourne, Australia [37]
41  3:52.69 
 (59.33)
Emily Seebohm
 (1:04.58)
Leisel Jones
 (56.25)
Jessicah Schipper
 (52.53)
Libby Trickett
 Australia 17 Aug 2008 Olympic Games China Beijing, China [38]
42  3:52.19 
 (58.98)
Zhao Jing
 (1:04.12)
Chen Huijia
 (56.28)
Jiao Liuyang
 (52.81)
Li Zhesi
 China 1 Aug 2009 World Championships Italy Rome, Italy [39]
43  3:52.05 
 (58.5)
Missy Franklin
 (1:04.82)
Rebecca Soni
 (55.48)
Dana Vollmer
 (53.25)
Allison Schmitt
 United States 4 Aug 2012 Olympic Games United Kingdom London, United Kingdom [40]

Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA; yd – set in a pool measured in yards;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial


Short course[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1  3:57.73 
 (1:00.31)
He Cihong
 (1:06.17)
Dai Guohong
 (59.06)
Liu Limin
 (52.19)
Le Jingyi
 China 5 Dec 1993 World SC Championships Spain Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2  3:57.62 
 (59.27)
Mai Nakamura
 (-)
Masami Tanaka
 (-)
Ayari Aoyama
 (-)
Sumika Minamoto
 Japan 4 Apr 1999 World SC Championships Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong
3  3:57.46 
 (58.75)
Courtney Shealy
 (1:06.09)
Kristy Kowal
 (59.28)
Keegan Walkley
 (53.34)
Maritza Correia
 United States 17 Mar 2000 Women's NCAA Championships United States Indianapolis, United States
4  3:55.78 
 (1:00.74)
Therese Alshammar
 (1:04.90)
Emma Igelström
 (57.12)
Anna-Karin Kammerling
 (53.02)
Johanna Sjöberg
 Sweden 5 Apr 2002 World SC Championships Russia Moscow, Russia [41]
5  3:54.95 
 (59.37)
Sophie Edington
 (1:05.25)
Brooke Hanson
 (58.28)
Jessicah Schipper
 (52.05)
Lisbeth Lenton
 Australia 9 Oct 2004 World SC Championships United States Indianapolis, United States [42]
6  3:51.84 
 (58.54)
Tayliah Zimmer
 (1:04.95)
Jade Edmistone
 (56.36)
Jessicah Schipper
 (51.99)
Lisbeth Lenton
 Australia 7 Apr 2006 World SC Championships China Shanghai, China [43]
7  3:51.36 
 (58.79)
Margaret Hoelzer
 (1:03.98)
Jessica Hardy
 (55.93)
Rachel Komisarz
 (52.66)
Kara Denby
 United States 11 Apr 2008 World SC Championships United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom [44]
8  3:49.45 
 (56.88)
Katy Murdoch
 (1:03.39)
Annamay Pierse
 (57.29)
Audrey Lacroix
 (51.89)
Victoria Poon
 Canada 9 Aug 2009 British Gas swimming Grand Prix United Kingdom Leeds, United Kingdom
9  3:47.97 
 (57.47)
Margaret Hoelzer
 (1:03.58)
Jessica Hardy
 (54.37)
Dana Vollmer
 (52.55)
Amanda Weir
 United States 18 Dec 2009 Duel in the Pool United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom
10  3:45.56  #
 (55.97)
Natalie Coughlin
 (1:02.91)
Rebecca Soni
 (55.36)
Dana Vollmer
 (51.32)
Missy Franklin
 United States 16 Dec 2011 Duel in the Pool United States Atlanta, United States [45]

Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial


References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Sports in Brief". The Times. 1954-08-15. p. 3. 
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