Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 24, 1996
Date Finished: July 24, 1996
With a quartet comprising entirely of swimmers who had won individual medals in Atlanta, the US looked unbeatable in the medley relay. The race went exactly as predicted with opening swimmer Beth Botsford putting the Americans into a lead that, although they were briefly passed by South Africa at halfway, meant they were guaranteed the gold. The main interest involved charting the various fluctuations of the teams chasing the silver and bronze medals. As South Africa faded out of the podium positions Germany moved through to claim silver with China third.