Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney International Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 20, 2000
Date Finished: September 20, 2000
The second staging of the event at the Olympic Games saw the USA as repeat victors.
Australia’s lead-off swimmer was individual champion [Susie O’Neill] and she pushed her team into the lead. For the next two legs the USA clawed back the home nation’s lead but it was not until [Jenny Thompson] passed [Petria Thomas] with 50 metres to go that they took the lead. A brilliant anchor leg by Germany’s [Kerstin Kielgaß] almost cost Australia the silver medal but Thomas just held off the final German swimmer