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World record progression 200 metres butterfly

Graphs of the progression of the World Records in all four strokes (50m, 100m and 200m distances).

This is a history of the progression of the World Record for the Swimming event: the 200 Butterfly. It is a listing of the fastest-time-ever swum in the event, in both long course (50m) and short course (25m) swimming pool. These records are maintained/recognized by FINA, which oversees international competitive Aquatics.

The long course records are historically older than the short course records: the long course records go back to at least the 1950s, whereas the short course marks having only been recognized since the early 1990s.

Contents

MenEdit

Long courseEdit

Time Swimmer Date Place
2:19.0   Mike Troy July 11, 1959 Los Altos, United States
2:16.4   Mike Troy July 11, 1959 Los Altos, United States
2:15.0   Mike Troy July 10, 1960 Evansville, United States
2:13.4   Mike Troy July 23, 1960 Toledo, United States
2:13.2   Mike Troy August 4, 1960 Detroit, United States
2:12.8   Mike Troy September 2, 1960 Rome, Italy
2:12.6   Carl Robie August 19, 1961 Los Angeles, United States
2:12.5   Kevin Berry February 20, 1962 Melbourne, Australia
2:12.4   Carl Robie August 11, 1962 Cuyahoga Falls, United States
2:10.8   Carl Robie August 11, 1962 Cuyahoga Falls, United States
2:09.7   Kevin Berry October 23, 1962 Melbourne, Australia
2:08.4   Kevin Berry January 12, 1963 Sydney, Australia
2:08.2   Carl Robie March 18, 1963 Tokyo, Japan
2:06.9   Kevin Berry March 29, 1964 Sydney, Australia
2:06.6   Kevin Berry October 18, 1964 Tokyo, Japan
2:06.4   Mark Spitz July 26, 1967 Winnipeg, Canada
2:06.0   John Ferris August 30, 1967 Tokyo, Japan
2:05.7   Mark Spitz October 8, 1967 West Berlin, West Germany
2:05.4   Mark Spitz August 22, 1970 Los Angeles, United States
2:05.0   Gary Hall, Sr. August 22, 1970 Los Angeles, United States
2:03.9   Mark Spitz August 27, 1971 Houston, United States
2:03.3   Hans-Joachim Fassnacht August 31, 1971 Landskrona, Sweden
2:01.87   Mark Spitz August 2, 1972 Chicago, United States
2:01.53   Mark Spitz August 2, 1972 Chicago, United States
2:00.70   Mark Spitz August 28, 1972 Munich, West Germany
2:00.21   Roger Pyttel June 3, 1976 East Berlin, East Germany
1:59.63   Roger Pyttel June 3, 1976 East Berlin, East Germany
1:59.23   Mike Bruner July 18, 1976 Montréal, Québec
1:58.21   Craig Beardsley July 30, 1980 Irvine, United States
1:58.01   Craig Beardsley August 22, 1981 Kiev, Soviet Union
1:57.05   Michael Gross August 26, 1983 Rome, Italy
1:57.04   Jon Sieben August 3, 1984 Los Angeles, United States
1:57.01   Michael Gross June 29, 1985 Wuppertal, West Germany
1:56.65   Michael Gross August 10, 1985 Sofia, Bulgaria
1:56.24   Michael Gross June 28, 1986 Hannover, West Germany
1:55.69   Melvin Stewart January 12, 1991 Perth, Australia
1:55.22   Denis Pankratov June 14, 1995 Canet-en-Roussillon, France
1:55.18   Tom Malchow June 17, 2000 Charlotte, United States
1:54.92   Michael Phelps March 30, 2001 Austin, United States
1:54.58   Michael Phelps July 24, 2001 Fukuoka, Japan
1:53.93   Michael Phelps July 22, 2003 Barcelona, Spain
1:53.80   Michael Phelps August 17, 2006 Victoria, Canada
1:53.71   Michael Phelps February 17, 2007 Columbia, United States
1:52.09   Michael Phelps March 28, 2007 Melbourne, Australia
1:52.03   Michael Phelps August 13, 2008 Beijing, China
1:51.51   Michael Phelps July 29, 2009 Rome, Italy
1:50.73   Kristóf Milák July 24, 2019 Gwangju, South Korea

Short courseEdit

Time Swimmer Date Place
1:54.67   Franck Esposito February 1, 1992 Paris, France
1:54.58   Danyon Loader February 6, 1993 Paris, France
1:54.50   Danyon Loader February 9, 1993 Malmö, Sweden
1:54.21   Danyon Loader February 13, 1993 Gelsenkirchen, Germany
1:53.05   Franck Esposito March 26, 1994 Paris, France
1:52.64   Denis Pankratov February 2, 1997 Gelsenkirchen, Germany
1:51.76   James Hickman March 28, 1998 Paris, France
1:51.58   Franck Esposito January 14, 2001 Antibes, France
1:51.21   Thomas Rupprath December 1, 2001 Rostock, Germany
1:50.73   Franck Esposito December 8, 2002 Antibes, France
1:50.60   Nikolay Skvortsov December 13, 2008 Rijeka, Croatia
1:50.53   Nikolay Skvortsov February 15, 2009 Saint Petersburg, Russia
1:49.11   Kaio de Almeida November 10, 2009 Stockholm, Sweden
1:49.04   Chad le Clos August 7, 2013 Eindhoven, Netherlands
1:48.56   Chad le Clos November 5, 2013 Singapore, Singapore
1:48.24   Daiya Seto December 11, 2018 Hangzhou, China

WomenEdit

Long courseEdit

Time Swimmer Date Place
2:40.5   Nancy Ramey June 29, 1958 Los Angeles, United States
2:38.9   Tineke Lagerberg September 13, 1958 Naarden, Netherlands
2:37.0   Becky Collins July 19, 1959 Redding, United States
2:34.4   Marianne Heemskerk June 12, 1960 Leipzig, East Germany
2:32.8   Becky Collins August 13, 1961 Philadelphia, United States
2:31.2   Sharon Finneran August 19, 1962 Chicago, United States
2:30.7   Sharon Finneran August 25, 1962 Los Altos, United States
2:29.1   Susan Pitt July 27, 1963 Philadelphia, United States
2:28.1   Sharon Stouder July 12, 1964 Los Angeles, United States
2:26.4   Sharon Stouder August 2, 1964 Los Altos, United States
2:26.3   Kendis Moore August 15, 1965 Maumee, United States
2:25.8   Ada Kok August 21, 1965 Leiden, Netherlands
2:25.3   Ada Kok September 12, 1965 Groningen, Netherlands
2:22.5   Ada Kok August 2, 1967 Groningen, Netherlands
2:21.0   Ada Kok August 25, 1967 Blackpool, United Kingdom
2:20.7   Karen Moe July 11, 1970 Santa Clara, United States
2:19.3   Alice Jones August 22, 1970 Los Angeles, United States
2:18.6   Karen Moe August 7, 1971 Santa Clara, United States
2:18.4   Ellie Daniel August 28, 1971 Houston, United States
2:16.62   Karen Moe August 6, 1972 Chicago, United States
2:15.57   Karen Moe September 4, 1972 Munich, West Germany
2:15.45   Rosemarie Kother September 8, 1973 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
2:13.76   Rosemarie Kother September 8, 1973 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
2:13.60   Rosemarie Gabriel March 14, 1976 Tallinn, Soviet Union
2:12.84   Rosemarie Gabriel June 4, 1976 East Berlin, East Germany
2:11.22   Rosemarie Gabriel June 5, 1976 East Berlin, East Germany
2:11.20   Andrea Pollack April 9, 1978 Leningrad, Soviet Union
2:09.87   Andrea Pollack July 4, 1978 East Berlin, East Germany
2:09.87=   Tracy Caulkins August 26, 1978 West Berlin, West Germany
2:09.77   Mary T. Meagher July 7, 1979 San Juan, Puerto Rico
2:08.41   Mary T. Meagher August 16, 1979 Fort Lauderdale, United States
2:07.01   Mary T. Meagher August 16, 1979 Fort Lauderdale, United States
2:06.37   Mary T. Meagher July 30, 1980 Irvine, United States
2:05.96   Mary T. Meagher August 13, 1981 Brown Deer, United States
2:05.81   Susie O'Neill May 17, 2000 Sydney, Australia
2:05.78   Otylia Jędrzejczak August 4, 2002 Berlin, Germany
2:05.61   Otylia Jędrzejczak July 28, 2005 Montreal, Canada
2:05.40   Jessicah Schipper August 17, 2006 Victoria, Canada
2:04.18   Liu Zige August 14, 2008 Beijing, China
2:04.14   Mary Descenza July 29, 2009 Rome, Italy
2:03.41   Jessicah Schipper July 30, 2009 Rome, Italy
2:01.81   Liu Zige October 21, 2009 Jinan, China

Short courseEdit

Time Swimmer Date Place
2:05.37   Susie O'Neill February 17, 1999 Malmö, Sweden
2:04.43   Susie O'Neill September 2, 1999 Canberra, Australia
2:04.16   Susie O'Neill January 18, 2000 Sydney, Australia
2:04.04   Yang Yu January 18, 2004 Berlin, Germany
2:03.53   Otylia Jędrzejczak December 13, 2007 Debrecen, Hungary
2:03.12   Yuko Nakanishi February 23, 2008 Tokyo, Japan
2:02.50   Liu Zige November 11, 2009 Stockholm, Sweden
2:00.78   Liu Zige November 15, 2009 Berlin, Germany
1:59.61   Mireia Belmonte December 3, 2014 Doha, Qatar


All-time top 25Edit

MenEdit

  • Correct as of July 2019
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue
1 1:50.73   Kristóf Milák (HUN) 24 July 2019 South Korea
2 1:51.51   Michael Phelps (USA) 29 July 2009 Italy
3 1:52.70   László Cseh (HUN) 13 August 2008 China
4 1:52.96   Chad le Clos (RSA) 31 July 2012 Great Britain
5 1:52.97   Takeshi Matsuda (JPN) 13 August 2008 China
6 1:53.23   Paweł Korzeniowski (POL) 29 July 2009 Italy
7 1:53.40   Masato Sakai (JPN) 9 August 2016 Brazil
8 1:53.42   Tamás Kenderesi (HUN) 27 March 2019 Hungary
9 1:53.64   Tyler Clary (USA) 7 July 2009 United States
10 1:53.79   Nao Horomura (JPN) 6 April 2018 Japan
11 1:53.84   Gianluca Urlando (USA) 14 June 2019 United States
12 1:53.86   Gil Stovall (USA) 29 June 2008 United States
  Daiya Seto (JPN) 24 July 2019 South Korea
14 1:53.92   Kaio de Almeida (BRA) 5 May 2009 Brazil
15 1:54.10   Jan Switkowski (POL) 5 August 2015 Russia
16 1:54.15   Moss Burmester (NZL) 4 April 2009 New Zealand
17 1:54.31   Nikolay Skvortsov (RUS) 12 August 2008 China
18 1:54.35   Wu Peng (CHN) 13 August 2008 China
  Dinko Jukic (AUT) 31 July 2012 Great Britain
20 1:54.39   Federico Burdisso (ITA) 24 July 2019 South Korea
21 1:54.43   Chen Yin (CHN) 30 July 2012 Great Britain
22 1:54.46   Davis Tarwater (USA) 29 June 2008 United States
  Nick D'Arcy (AUS) 17 March 2009 Australia
24 1:54.47   Viktor Bromer (DEN) 4 August 2015 Russia
  Jack Conger (USA) 27 June 2017 United States

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:54.47:

WomenEdit

  • Correct as of June 2019
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue
1 2:01.81   Liu Zige (CHN) 21 October 2009 Italy
2 2:03.41   Jess Schipper (AUS) 30 July 2009 Italy
3 2:04.06   Jiao Liuyang (CHN) 1 August 2012 Great Britain
4 2:04.14   Mary Descenza (USA) 29 July 2009 Italy
5 2:04.27   Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 29 July 2009 Italy
6 2:04.69   Natsumi Hoshi (JPN) 2 April 2012 Japan
7 2:04.78   Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 1 August 2013 Spain
8 2:04.83   Ellen Gandy (GBR) 16 March 2009 Great Britain
9 2:04.88   Madeline Groves (AUS) 10 August 2016 Brazil
10 2:05.09   Aurore Mongel (FRA) 29 July 2009 Italy
11 2:05.26   Franziska Hentke (GER) 4 July 2015 Germany
12 2:05.36   Jemma Lowe (GBR) 14 June 2011 Great Britain
13 2:05.38   Gong Jie (CHN) 1 April 2012 China
14 2:05.45   Alys Thomas (GBR) 9 April 2018 Australia
15 2:05.61   Otylia Jedrzejczak (POL) 28 July 2005 Canada
16 2:05.78   Kathleen Hersey (USA) 1 August 2012 Great Britain
17 2:05.81   Susie O'Neill (AUS) 13 May 2000 Australia
18 2:05.87   Hali Flickinger (USA) 25 July 2018 United States
19 2:05.88   Misty Hyman (USA) 20 September 2000 Australia
20 2:05.90   Cammile Adams (USA) 10 August 2016 Brazil
21 2:05.95   Audrey Lacroix (CAN) 30 July 2009 Italy
22 2:05.96   Mary T. Meagher (USA) 13 August 1981 United States
23 2:05.99   Samantha Hamill (AUS) 29 July 2009 Italy
24 2:06.00   Suzuka Hasegawa (JPN) 10 July 2016 Japan
25 2:06.01   Petria Thomas (AUS) 27 March 2004 Australia

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 2:06.01:

ReferencesEdit