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
400 m men   women
1500 m men
100 m men   women
200 m men   women
100 m   women
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).[1] 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
United Team of Germany
Ingrid Schmidt
Ursula Küper
Bärbel Fuhrmann
Ursel Brunner



Heat 1

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Sylvia Lewis, Anita Lonsbrough, Sheila Watt, Natalie Steward, Jean Oldroyd (GBR) 4:49.0
2  Chris von Saltza, Anne Warner, Carolyn Wood, Joan Spillane (USA) 4:49.3
3  Ingrid Schmidt, Ursula Küper, Bärbel Fuhrmann, Ursel Brunner (GER) 4:49.6
4  Magda Dávid, Klára Killermann-Bartos, Márta Egerváry, Csilla Madarász-Bajnogel-Dobai (HUN) 4:52.8
5  Rosy Piacentini, Michèle Pialat, Annie Caron, Héda Frost (FRA) 4:59.7
6  Daniela Serpilli, Elena Zennaro, Anna Beneck, Paola Saini (ITA) 5:04.4

Heat 2

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Ria van Velsen, Ada den Haan, Marianne Heemskerk, Erica Terpstra, Tineke Lagerberg (NED) 4:47.4
2  Larisa Viktorova, Lyudmila Korobova, Zinaida Belovetskaya, Marina Shamal, Valentina Poznyak (URS) 4:54.4
3  Satoko Tanaka, Yoshiko Takamatsu, Shizue Miyabe, Yoshiko Sato (JPN) 4:54.5
4  Jan Andrew, Dawn Fraser, Gerganiya Beckitt, Ilsa Konrads (AUS) 4:55.7
5  Sara Barber, Judith McHale, Margaret Iwasaki, Mary Beth Stewart (CAN) 4:59.5
6  Lynette Cooper, Meg Miners, Dottie Sutcliffe, Hillary Wilson (RHO) 5:12.9