Alice Tait (Mills)

At Athens 2004, Alice Mills, Libby Lenton (now Trickett), Petria Thomas and Jodie Henry won the 4 x 100 metres freestyle relay for Australia for the first time since the Dawn Fraser-led team won at Melbourne 1956. Mills also swam in the 200 metres individual medley, the 4 x 200 metres relay and the freestyle leg in the heat of the gold medal-winning medley relay. In winning the medley relay, Australia became the only nation other than the United States and East Germany to collect the gold medal in the event.

Four years later at Beijing 2008, Mills and Trickett, from Athens, joined with Cate Campbell and Melanie Schlanger to claim the bronze medal, behind Holland and the United States, in the 4 x 100 metres relay. Dara Torres, for the United States, was swimming in her fifth Olympic final in the event with her first being at Los Angeles 1984, eight years before Cate Campbell was born. At the 2003 world championships, Mills won silver medals in the 50 metres freestyle, the 200 metres individual medley and the 4 x 200 metres relay as well as a bronze medal in the shorter freestyle relay.

Olympic Results

Beijing 2008 - Summer Olympic Games

4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Women
Heat CAMPBELL, C; MILLS, A; SCHLANGER, M; REESE, S 3:37.81 3rd
Final CAMPBELL, C; MILLS, A; SCHLANGER, M; TRICKETT, L 3:35.05 3rd  
Final Placing 3 / 16

Athens 2004 - Summer Olympic Games

200m Individual Medley - Women
Heats 2:15.62 3rd
Semifinals 2:14.95 6th
Final Placing 10 / 30
4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Women
Heats MILLS, A; LENTON, L; RYAN, S; HENRY, J 3:38.26 1st
Final MILLS, A; LENTON, L; THOMAS, P; HENRY, J 3:35.94 1st  
Final Placing 1 / 16
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women
Heats ROONEY, G: HANSON, B; SCHIPPER, J; MILLS, A 4:01.17 1st
Final ROONEY, G; JONES, L; THOMAS, P; HENRY, J 3:57.32 1st  
Final Placing 1 / 16
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Women
Heats REESE, S; GRAHAM, E; MACKENZIE, L; ROONEY, G N.B Melissa Mitchell was selected for this event but did not get the opportunity to swim. 8:01.85 2nd
Final MILLS, A; GRAHAM, E; REESE, S; THOMAS, P N.B Melissa Mitchell was selected for this event but did not get the opportunity to swim. 7:57.40 4th
Final Placing 4 / 16