Shayne Reese is a relay specialist. At Athens 2004, she finished fourth in the 4 x 200 metres relay. At Beijing 2008, she swam in the heat of the 4 x 100 metres relay before being replaced by Libby Trickett who joined Alice Mills, Cate Campbell and Melanie Schlanger to claim the bronze medal behind Holland and the United States.
In the medley relay, she swam in the heat with Tarnee White and Felicity Galvez before Emily Seebohm, Leisel Jones, and Trickett retained the Olympic title that had been won in Athens. Dara Torres, for the United States, swam in both relay finals with her first Olympic swimming meeting being at Los Angeles 1984, eight years before Campbell and Seebohm were born. Reese has a silver and two gold medals from relays at the world championships.