Bart Swings (born 12 February 1991) is a Belgian long track speed skater and multiple European and world champion inline speed skater. He is the world record holder on 10,000 m inline speed skating with 14:41.425.
|Born||12 February 1991|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||67 kg (148 lb)|
In his first world championship speed skating, the 2011 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships in Inzell, Germany, he finished 17th in the 5000 m.
At the 2019 World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, he was on his way to win gold in the men's mass start but crashed on the final lap, costing him the podium.
At the 2021 World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, he won bronze in the men's mass start, winning his first ever medal in a World Single Distances Speed Skating Championship event.
At The World Games, he has won seven medals, of which four are gold. He won two gold, one silver and one bronze at The World Games 2013 in Cali, Colombia and two gold and one silver at The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland.
His brother Maarten Swings and Ferre Spruyt also make the combination of inline speed skating and speed skating, both participating in the inlineskating world championships and qualifying for the ISU Speed Skating World Cup.
|Men's speed skating|
|500 m||36.46||7 November 2015||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|1000 m||1.09.28||14 November 2015||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|1500 m||1:42.48||15 November 2015||Olympic Oval, Calgary||Current Belgian record.|
|3000 m||3:38.03||21 October 2016||Eisstadion Inzell, Inzell||Current Belgian record.|
|5000 m||6:11.54||11 December 2017||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City||Current Belgian record.|
|10000 m||12:57.31||21 November 2015||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City||Current Belgian record.|
|Team pursuit||3:45.64||16 November 2013||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City||Current Belgian record (with Ferre Spruyt and Maarten Swings).|
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- "Bart Swings negende op WK allround, vijfde keer goud voor Kramer". Het Laatste Nieuws (in Dutch). Belga. 19 February 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
- Vandeweghe, Hans (11 March 2011). "* Sport Gevonden: Belg met schaatstalent". De Standaard. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- "Bart Swings". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
- "National Records – Belgium (BEL)". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
- "België met nieuwe recordtijd elfde in ploegenachtervolging". Het Laatste Nieuws (in Dutch). Belga. 17 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
- Stenlund, Evert. "Adel". Retrieved 23 November 2015.
- Bart Swings at Olympic.org (archived)
- Bart Swings at OlympicChannel.com (archived)
- Bart Swings at Olympics.com
- Bart Swings at Olympedia
- Bart Swings at International World Games Association
- Bart Swings in SpeedSkatingBase.eu
- Bart Swings at SpeedSkatingNews.info
- Bart Swings at SpeedSkatingStats.com
- Bart Swings at Rollerstory.net
- Bart Swings at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)