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4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women

Date12 August 1932 — 16:35
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympic Park Swimming Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Participants20 from 5 countries
FormatFinal only.
Olympic Record 4:47.6 WR / United States USA / 9 August 1928

Only five countries sent relay teams to Los Angeles so only a straight final was required. The American team was far superior to the other four winning by ten seconds although the Dutch team also dipped below the existing world record. Two members of the US team, Helene Madison and Josephine McKim went on to brief careers in Hollywood although neither made more than a handful of movies.

PosLaneSwimmerNOCTimeExchange (Pos)
1United StatesUSA4:38.0GoldWR
Josephine McKim– (–)
Helen Johns– (–)
Eleanor Garatti-Saville– (–)
Helene Madison– (–)
2NetherlandsNED4:47.5Silver
Rie Vierdag– (–)
Puck Oversloot– (–)
Corrie Laddé– (–)
Willy den Ouden– (–)
3Great BritainGBR4:52.4Bronze
Valerie Davies– (–)
Helen Varcoe– (–)
Joyce Cooper– (–)
Edna Hughes– (–)
4CanadaCAN5:05.7
Irene Pirie– (–)
Irene Mullen– (–)
Ruth Kerr– (–)
Betty Edwards– (–)
5JapanJPN5:06.7
Kazue Kojima– (–)
Hatsuko Morioka– (–)
Misao Yokota– (–)
Yukie Arata– (–)