Swimming World Records

Note: fs = Freestyle, bas = backstroke, brs = breaststroke, bf = butterfly, me = medley.

MEN

Long course (50m)

EVENT NAME NAT TIME DATE LOCATION
50m fs César Cielo BRA 20,91 20091218 São Paulo, BRA
100m fs César Cielo BRA 46,91 20090730 Roma, ITA
200m fs Paul Biedermann GER 1:42,00 20090728 Roma, ITA
400m fs Paul Biedermann GER 3:40,07 20090726 Roma, ITA
800m fs Zhang Lin CHN 7:32,12 20090729 Roma, ITA
1500m fs Sun Yang CHN 14:31,02 20120804 London, GBR
50m bas Liam Tancock GBR 24,04 20090802 Roma, ITA
100m bas Ryan Murphy USA 51,85 20160813 Rio de Janeiro, BRA
200m bas Aaron Peirsol USA 1:51,92 20090731 Roma, ITA
50m brs Adam Peaty GBR 25,95 20170525 Budapest, HUN
100m brs Adam Peaty GBR 57,13 20160807 Rio de Janeiro, BRA
200m brs Ippei Watanabe JPN 2:06,67 20170129 Tokyo, JPN
50m bf Rafael Muñoz ESP 22,43 20090405 Málaga, ESP
100m bf Michael Phelps USA 49,82 20090801 Roma, ITA
200m bf Michael Phelps USA 1:51,51 20090729 Roma, ITA
200m me Ryan Lochte USA 1:54,00 20110728 Shanghai, CHN
400m me Michael Phelps USA 4:03,84 20080811 Beijing, CHN
4x100m fs United States USA 3:08,24 20080811 Beijing, CHN
4x200m fs United States USA 6:58,55 20090731 Roma, ITA
4x100m me United States USA 3:27,28 20090802 Roma, ITA

The mighty Michael Phelps – arguably one of the best swimmers of all time. (Source: rollingstone.com).

Short course (25m)

EVENT NAME NAT TIME DATE LOCATION
50m fs Florent Manaudou FRA 20,26 20141205 Doha, QAT
100m fs Amaury Leveaux FRA 44,94 20081213 Rijeka, CRO
200m fs Paul Biedermann GER 1:39,37 20091115 Berlin, GER
400m fs Yannick Agnel FRA 3:32,25 20121115 Angers, FRA
800m fs Grant Hackett AUS 7:23,42 20080720 Melbourne, AUS
1500m fs Gregorio Paltrinieri ITA 14:08,06 20151204 Netanya, ISR
50m bas Florent Manaudou FRA 22,22 20141206 Doha, QAT
100m bas Matt Grevers USA 48,92 20151212 Indianapolis, USA
200m bas Mitch Larkin AUS 1:45,63 20151127 Sydney, AUS
50m brs Cameron van der Burgh RSA 25,25 20091114 Berlin, GER
100m brs Cameron van der Burgh RSA 55,61 20091115 Berlin, GER
200m brs Marco Koch GER 2:00,44 20161120 Berlin, GER
50m bf Steffen Deibler GER 21,80 20091114 Berlin, GER
100m bf Chad le Clos RSA 48,08 20161208 Windsor, CAN
200m bf Chad le Clos RSA 1:48,56 20131105 Singapore, SIN
100m me Markus Deibler GER 50,66 20141207 Doha, QAT
200m me Ryan Lochte USA 1:49,63 20121214 Istanbul, TUR
400m me Ryan Lochte HUN 3:55.50 20101216 Dubai, UAE
4x50m fs Russia RUS 1:22,60 20141206 Doha, QAT
4x100m fs United States USA 3:03,30 20091219 Manchester, GBR
4x200m fs Russia RUS 6:49,04 20101216 Dubai, UAE
4x50m me Brazil BRA 1:30,51 20141204 Doha, QAT
4x100m me Russia RUS 3:19,16 20091220 St. Petersburg, RUS

Markus Deibler world record holder 100 metres medley short course. (Source: swimmingworldmagazine.com).

 

WOMEN

Long course (50m)

EVENT NAME NAT TIME DATE LOCATION
50m fs Sarah Sjöström SWE 23,67 20170729 Budapest, HUN
100m fs Sarah Sjöström SWE 51,71 20170723 Budapest, HUN
200m fs Federica Pellegrini ITA 1:52,98 20090729 Roma, ITA
400m fs Katie Ledecky USA 3:56,46 20160807 Rio de Janeiro, BRA
800m fs Katie Ledecky USA 8:04,79 20160812 Rio de Janeiro, BRA
1500m fs Katie Ledecky USA 15:25,48 20150804 Kazan, RUS
50m bas Zhao Jing CHN 27,06 20090730 Roma, ITA
100m bas Kylie Masse CAN 58,10 20170725 Budapest, HUN
200m bas Missy Franklin USA 2:04,06 20120803 London, GBR
50m brs Lilly King USA 29,40 20170730 Budapest, HUN
100m brs Lilly King USA 1:04,13 20170725 Budapest, HUN
200m brs Rikke Møller Pedersen DEN 2:19,11 20130801 Barcelona, ESP
50m bf Sarah Sjöström SWE 24,43 20140705 Borås, SWE
100m bf Sarah Sjöström SWE 55,48 20160807 Rio de Janeiro, BRA
200m bf Liu Zige CHN 2:01,81 20091021 Jinan, CHN
200m me Katinka Hosszú HUN 2:06,12 20150803 Kazan, RUS
400m me Katinka Hosszú HUN 4:26,36 20160806 Rio de Janeiro, BRA
4x100m fs Australia AUS 3:30,65 20160806 Rio de Janeiro, BRA
4x200m fs China CHN 7:42,08 20090730 Roma, ITA
4x100m me United States USA 3:51,55 20170730 Budapest, HUN

 

Sarah Sjöström was a more than decent swimmer already at the tender age of 14, but now she is quite simply phenomenol! (Source: svt.se)

Short course (25m)

EVENT NAME NAT TIME DATE LOCATION
50m fs Ranomi Kromowidjojo NED 22,93 20170807 Berlin, GER
100m fs Cate Campbell AUS 50,25 20171026 Adelaide, AUS
200m fs Sarah Sjöström SWE 1:50,43 20170812 Eindhoven, NED
400m fs Mireia Belmonte ESP 3:54,52 20130811 Berlin, GER
800m fs Mireia Belmonte ESP 7:59,34 20130810 Berlin, GER
1500m fs Mireia Belmonte ESP 15:19,71 20141212 Sabadell, ESP
50m bas Etiene Medeiros BRA 25,67 20141207 Doha, QAT
100m bas Katinka Hosszú HUN 55,03 20141204 Doha, QAT
200m bas Katinka Hosszú HUN 1:59,23 20141205 Doha, QAT
50m brs Alia Atkinson JAM 28,64 20161026 Tokyo, JPN
100m brs Rūta Meilutyte LTU 1:02,36 20131210 Moskva, RUS
Alia Atkinson JAM 20141206 Doha, QAT
Alia Atkinson JAM 20160826 Chartres, FRA
200m brs Rebecca Soni USA 2:14,57 20091218 Manchester, GBR
50m bf Therese Alshammar SWE 24,38 20091122 Singapore, SIN
100m bf Sarah Sjöström SWE 54,61 20141207 Doha, QAT
200m bf Mireia Belmonte ESP 1:59,61 20141203 Doha, QAT
100m me Katinka Hosszú HUN 56,67 20151204 Netanya, ISR
200m me Katinka Hosszú HUN 2:01,86 20141206 Doha, QAT
400m me Katinka Hosszú HUN 4:19,46 20151202 Netanya, ISR
4x50m fs Netherlands NED 1:34,24 20141207 Doha, QAT
4x100m fs Netherlands NED 3:26,53 20141205 Doha, QAT
4x200m fs Netherlands NED 7:32,85 20141203 Doha, QAT
4x50m me United States USA 1:43,27 20161207 Windsor, CAN
4x100m me United States USA 3:45,20 20151211 Indianapolis, USA

 

Katinka Hosszú – Outstanding! (Source: hungarianambiance.com).

MIXED

Long course (50m)

EVENT NAME NAT TIME DATE LOCATION
4x100m fs United States USA 3:19,60 20170727 Budapest, HUN
4x100m me United States USA 3:38,56 20170726 Budapest, HUN

Short course (25m)

EVENT NAME NAT TIME DATE LOCATION
4x50m fs United States USA 1:28,57 20141204 Doha, QAT
4x50m me United States USA 1:37,17 20131221 Glasgow, GBR