Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay

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Swimming at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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100 m men   women
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100 m men   women
200 m men   women
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200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 4×100 metre medley relay event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on August 30 (qualification) and September 2 (final). This swimming event uses medley swimming as a relay. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, each of the four swimmers completed two lengths of the pool, each using a different stroke. The first on each team used the backstroke, the second used the breaststroke, the third used the butterfly stroke, and the final swimmer used freestyle (restricted to not allow any of the first three strokes to be used, though nearly all swimmers use front crawl regardless).

The first swimmer must touch the wall before the next can leave the starting block, and so forth; timing of the starts is thus important.


Gold Silver Bronze
United States
Lynn Burke
Patty Kempner
Carolyn Schuler
Chris von Saltza
Marilyn Wilson
Rosemary Lassig
Jan Andrew
Dawn Fraser
Ingrid Schmidt
Ursula Küper
Bärbel Fuhrmann
Ursel Brunner



Heat 1

Heat 2