World record progression 50 metres freestyle

The first world record in the men's 50 metres freestyle in long course (50 metres) swimming was recognized by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1976. In the short course (25 metres) swimming events the world's governing body recognizes world records since March 3, 1991.

The drop in world record times in the 2008/2009 coincided with the introduction of polyurethane suits from Speedo (LZR, 50% polyurethane) in 2008 and by Arena (X-Glide), Adidas (Hydrofoil) and Italian swimming suit manufacturer Jaked (all 100% polyurethane) in 2009. FINA's ban on non-textile suit came into effect in January 2010.[1] FINA also released a list of approved suits.

Graphic data for World Record Progression in Men and Women Swimming 50m-100m-200m Long and Short Course Butterfly-Backstroke-Breaststroke-Freestyle

MenEdit

Long courseEdit

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1 23.86 Jonty Skinner   South Africa Aug 14, 1976 AAU Nationals Philadelphia, PA, United States
2 23.74 Joe Bottom   United States Jul 3, 1977 Canada Cup Etobicoke, Canada
3 23.72 Ron Manganiello   United States Jul 29, 1978 - Miami, FL, United States
4 23.70 Klaus Steinbach   West Germany Jul 23, 1979 - Freiburg, West Germany
5 23.66 Chris Cavanaugh   United States Feb 2, 1980 International Invitational Amersfoort, Netherlands
6 23.12 (h) Chris Cavanaugh   United States Apr 10, 1980 USA Spring Nationals Austin, TX, United States
7 22.96 (h) Rowdy Gaines   United States Apr 10, 1980 USA Spring Nationals Austin, TX, United States
8 22.83 (h) Bruce Stahl   United States Apr 10, 1980 USA Spring Nationals Austin, TX, United States
8= 22.83 (h) Joe Bottom   United States Aug 15, 1980 Hawaiian Invitational Honolulu, HI, United States
9 22.71 Joe Bottom   United States Aug 15, 1980 Hawaiian Invitational Honolulu, HI, United States
10 22.54 (h) Robin Leamy   United States Aug 15, 1981 USA Nationals Brown Deer, WI, United States
11 22.52 Dano Halsall    Switzerland Jul 21, 1985 SUI Nationals Bellinzona, Switzerland
12 22.40 Tom Jager   United States Dec 6, 1985 USS Invitational Austin, TX, United States
13 22.33 Matt Biondi   United States Jun 26, 1986 USA World Championship Trials Orlando, FL, United States
13= 22.33 Matt Biondi   United States Jul 30, 1987 USA Nationals & Pan Pacific Trials Clovis, CA, United States
14 22.32 Tom Jager   United States Aug 13, 1987 Pan Pacific Championships Brisbane, Australia
15 22.23 Tom Jager   United States Mar 25, 1988 USA Spring Nationals Orlando, FL, United States
-[2] 22.18 Peter Williams   South Africa Apr 10, 1988 CSCA Invitational Indianapolis, IN, United States
16 22.14 Matt Biondi   United States Sep 24, 1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea
17 22.12 Tom Jager   United States Aug 20, 1989 Pan Pacific Championships Tokyo, Japan
18 21.98 (sf) Tom Jager   United States Mar 24, 1990 US Sprint Nashville, TN, United States
19 21.81 Tom Jager   United States Mar 24, 1990 US Sprint Nashville, TN, United States
20 21.64 (tt) Alexander Popov   Russia Jun 16, 2000 Russian Olympic Trials Moscow, Russia
21 21.56 Eamon Sullivan   Australia Feb 17, 2008 New South Wales State Championships Sydney, Australia
22 21.50 (sf2) Alain Bernard   France Mar 23, 2008 European Championships Eindhoven, Netherlands
23 21.41 (sf2) Eamon Sullivan   Australia Mar 27, 2008 Australian Championships & Olympic Trials Sydney, Australia
24 21.28 Eamon Sullivan   Australia Mar 28, 2008 Australian Championships & Olympic Trials Sydney, Australia [3]
25 20.94 Frédérick Bousquet   France Apr 26, 2009 French Championships Montpellier, France [4]
26 20.91 César Cielo   Brazil Dec 18, 2009 CBDA Open - Brazilian Championships São Paulo, Brazil [5]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

Short courseEdit

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1 21.76 Nils Rudolph   East Germany 10 February 1990 FINA World Cup Bonn, Germany
2 21.64 Steve Crocker   United States 21 March 1992 - Dallas, TX, United States
3 21.60 Mark Foster   Great Britain 17 February 1993 World Cup Sheffield, United Kingdom
4 21.50 Alexander Popov   Russia 13 March 1994 World Cup Desenzano del Garda, Italy
5 21.48 h Mark Foster   Great Britain 13 December 1998 European SC Championships Sheffield, United Kingdom
6 21.31 Mark Foster   Great Britain 13 December 1998 European SC Championships Sheffield, United Kingdom
6 21.31 h Roland Schoeman   South Africa 23 March 2000 NCAA Men's Division 1 Championships Minneapolis, MN, United States
7 21.21 Anthony Ervin   United States 23 March 2000 NCAA Men's Division 1 Championships Minneapolis, MN, United States
8 21.13 Mark Foster   Great Britain 28 January 2001 World Cup Paris, France
9 21.10 Frédérick Bousquet   France 25 Mar 2004 NCAA Men's Division 1 Championships East Meadow, NY, United States
10 20.98 h Roland Schoeman   South Africa 12 Aug 2006 Invitational Hamburg, Germany
11 20.93 Stefan Nystrand   Sweden 18 November 2007 World Cup Berlin, Germany
12 20.81 Duje Draganja   Croatia 11 April 2008 World SC Championships Manchester, United Kingdom
13 20.64 Roland Schoeman   South Africa 7 September 2008 South African SC Championships Germiston, South Africa [6]
14 20.48 Amaury Leveaux   France 11 December 2008 European SC Championships Rijeka, Croatia [7]
15 20.30 Roland Schoeman   South Africa 8 August 2009 South African SC Championships Pietermaritzburg, South Africa [8]
16 20.26 Florent Manaudou   France 5 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [9]
17 20.24 Caeleb Dressel   United States 20 December 2019 International Swimming League Las Vegas, United States
18 20.16 Caeleb Dressel   United States 21 November 2020 International Swimming League Budapest, Hungary [10]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

WomenEdit

Long courseEdit

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1 26.99 r, † Kornelia Ender   East Germany Jul 26, 1975 World Championships Cali, Colombia
2 26.95 Johanna Malloy   Canada Aug 16, 1977 Canada Summer Games St. John's, NL, Canada
3 26.74 Anne Jardin   Canada Aug 19, 1978 Canada Summer Nationals Etobicoke, Canada
4 26.61 h Cynthia Woodhead   United States Apr 10, 1980 USA Spring Nationals Austin, TX, United States
5 26.53 h Kelly Asplund   United States Apr 10, 1980 USA Spring Nationals Austin, TX, United States
6 26.32 h Jill Sterkel   United States Apr 10, 1980 USA Spring Nationals Austin, TX, United States
7 25.96 Jill Sterkel   United States Apr 10, 1980 USA Spring Nationals Austin, TX, United States
8 25.79 tt Jill Sterkel   United States Apr 3, 1981 Longhorn Invitational Austin, TX, United States
9 25.69 h Dara Torres   United States Jan 29, 1983 Speedo International Amersfoort, Netherlands
10 25.64 Annemarie Verstappen   Netherlands Jul 9, 1983 NED Nationals Amersfoort, Netherlands
11 25.62 Dara Torres   United States Aug 5, 1983 USA Nationals Clovis, CA, United States
12 25.61 r Dara Torres   United States Jul 21, 1984 Pre-Olympic meet Mission Viejo, CA, United States
13 25.50 h Tamara Costache   Romania Jul 16, 1986 ROU Nationals & World Championship Trials Bucharest, Romania
14 25.34 Tamara Costache   Romania Jul 16, 1986 ROU Nationals & World Championship Trials Bucharest, Romania
15 25.31 Tamara Costache   Romania Aug 1, 1986 Balkan Games Sofia, Bulgaria
16 25.28 Tamara Costache   Romania Aug 23, 1986 World Championships Madrid, Spain
17 24.98 Yang Wenyi   China Apr 11, 1988 Asian Swimming Championships Guangzhou, China
18 24.79 Yang Wenyi   China Jul 31, 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain
19 24.51 Le Jingyi   China Sep 11, 1994 World Championships Rome, Italy
19= 24.51 h Inge de Bruijn   Netherlands May 26, 2000 Super Speedo Grand Prix Sheffield, United Kingdom
20 24.48 Inge de Bruijn   Netherlands Jun 4, 2000 NED Olympic Trials Drachten, Netherlands
21 24.39 Inge de Bruijn   Netherlands Jun 10, 2000 Trofeu Jose Finkel & BRA Olympic Trials Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
22 24.13 sf Inge de Bruijn   Netherlands Sep 22, 2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia
23 24.09 Marleen Veldhuis   Netherlands Mar 24, 2008 European Championships Eindhoven, Netherlands
24 23.97 Libby Trickett   Australia Mar 29, 2008 Australian Championships & Olympic Trials Sydney, Australia [11]
25 23.96 Marleen Veldhuis   Netherlands 19 Apr 2009 Amsterdam Swim Cup Amsterdam, Netherlands [12]
26 23.73 Britta Steffen   Germany 2 Aug 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
27 23.67 sf Sarah Sjöström   Sweden 29 Jul 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [13]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

Short courseEdit

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1 24.75 Franziska van Almsick   Germany 4 November 1992 - Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
2 24.62 h Le Jingyi   China 3 December 1993 World Championships Palma de Mallorca, Spain
3 24.23 Le Jingyi   China 3 December 1993 World Championships Palma de Mallorca, Spain
4 24.09 Therese Alshammar   Sweden 11 December 1999 European Championships Lisbon, Portugal
5 23.59 Therese Alshammar   Sweden 18 March 2000 World Championships Athens, Greece
6 23.58 Marleen Veldhuis   Netherlands 17 November 2007 World Cup Berlin, Germany
7 23.25 Marleen Veldhuis   Netherlands 13 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [14]
8 23.24 Ranomi Kromowidjojo   Netherlands 7 August 2013 World Cup Eindhoven, Netherlands
8 23.24 = Ranomi Kromowidjojo   Netherlands 12 December 2015 Duel in the Pool Indianapolis, United States [15]
9 23.10 Sarah Sjöström   Sweden 2 August 2017 World Cup Moscow, Russia [16]
10 22.93 Ranomi Kromowidjojo   Netherlands 7 August 2017 World Cup Berlin, Germany [17]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

All-time top 25Edit

Men long courseEdit

  • Correct as of October 2021[18]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 20.91   Cesar Cielo (BRA) 17 December 2009 Brazil
2 20.94   Frederick Bousquet (FRA) 22 April 2009 France
3 21.04   Caeleb Dressel (USA) 27 July 2019 South Korea
20 June 2021 Omaha [19]
4 21.11   Benjamin Proud (GBR) 3 August 2018 Great Britain
5 21.19   Ashley Callus (AUS) 26 November 2009 Australia
  Florent Manaudou (FRA) 2 August 2015 Russia
7 21.20   George Bovell (TTO) 31 July 2009 Italy
8 21.23   Alain Bernard (FRA) 22 April 2009 France
9 21.25   Amaury Leveaux (FRA) 1 August 2009 Italy
10 21.27   Bruno Fratus (BRA) 29 July 2017 Hungary
  Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 15 August 2019 Singapore
12 21.28   Eamon Sullivan (AUS) 22 March 2008 Australia
13 21.29   Duje Draganja (CRO) 31 July 2009 Italy
14 21.37   Nathan Adrian (USA) 7 August 2015 Russia
  Andrea Vergani (ITA) 8 August 2018 Great Britain
16 21.40   Cullen Jones (USA) 31 July 2009 Italy
  Anthony Ervin (USA) 12 August 2016 Brazil
18 21.42   Krisztian Takacs (HUN) 31 July 2009 Italy
19 21.44   Cameron McEvoy (AUS) 12 April 2016 Australia
  Kristian Golomeev (GRE) 9 August 2018 Great Britain
21 21.45   Stefan Nystrand (SWE) 31 July 2009 Italy
  Pawel Juraszek (POL) 24 May 2018 Poland
23 21.46   Andrii Govorov (UKR) 11 August 2016 Brazil
  Michael Andrew (USA) 12 August 2018 Japan
25 21.47   Garrett Webber-Gale (USA) 29 June 2008 United States

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 21.47:

  • Cesar Cielo also swam 21.02 (2009), 21.08 (2009), 21.14 (2009), 21.30 (2008), 21.32 (2013), 21.34 (2008), 21.35 (2009), 21.37 (2009), 21.38 (2012), 21.39 (2014), 21.47 (2008).
  • Frederick Bousquet also swam 21.17 (2009), 21.21 (2009, 2009), 21.33 (2009), 21.36 (2010, 2010), 21.44 (2009).
  • Caeleb Dressel also swam 21.07 (2021), 21.15 (2017), 21.18 (2019), 21.29 (2017, 2021), 21.32 (2021), 21.42 (2021).
  • Benjamin Proud also swam 21.16 (2018), 21.30 (2018), 21.32 (2017), 21.34 (2018), 21.35 (2018), 21.42 (2021), 21.43 (2017), 21.45 (2018).
  • Ashley Callus also swam 21.24 (2009).
  • Florent Manaudou also swam 21.32 (2014, 2016), 21.34 (2012), 21.37 (2013), 21.41 (2015, 2016), 21.42 (2016).
  • Amaury Leveaux also swam 21.32 (2009), 21.38 (2008), 21.45 (2008), 21.46 (2008).
  • Bruno Fratus also swam 21.31 (2019), 21.35 (2018, 2018), 21.37 (2015), 21.41 (2014), 21.42 (2019), 21.44 (2014), 21.45 (2014, 2014, 2019), 21.47 (2019).
  • Vladimir Morozov also swam 21.41 (2021), 21.44 (2017, 2017, 2018), 21.45 (2017), 21.46 (2017), 21.47 (2013, 2018).
  • Eamon Sullivan also swam 21.41 (2008).
  • Duje Draganja also swam 21.38 (2009).
  • Nathan Adrian also swam 21.46 (2009), 21.47 (2013, 2016).
  • Cullen Jones also swam 21.41 (2009), 21.47 (2009).
  • Anthony Ervin also swam 21.42 (2013), 21.46 (2016).
  • Kristian Golomeev also swam 21.45 (2019).
  • Pawel Juraszek also swam 21.45 (2019), 21.47 (2017).

Men short courseEdit

  • Correct as of October 2021[20]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 20.16   Caeleb Dressel (USA) 21 November 2020 Budapest
2 20.26   Florent Manaudou (FRA) 5 December 2014 Qatar
3 20.30   Roland Schoeman (RSA) 8 August 2009 South Africa
4 20.31   Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 15 December 2017 Herning
5 20.48   Amaury Leveaux (FRA) 11 December 2008 Rijeka
6 20.51   Cesar Cielo (BRA) 17 December 2010 United Arab Emirates
7 20.53   Frederick Bousquet (FRA) 10 December 2009 Istanbul
8 20.64   Alain Bernard (FRA) 14 December 2008 Rijeka
9 20.66   Ben Proud (GBR) 15 December 2017 Herning
10 20.68   Maxim Lobanovskij (HUN) 14 December 2019 Hungary
11 20.69   Marco Orsi (ITA) 5 December 2014 Qatar
12 20.70   Stefan Nystrand (SWE) 15 November 2009 Berlin
  Duje Draganja (CRO) 10 December 2009 Istanbul
  Evgeny Sedov (RUS) 6 December 2014 Qatar
15 20.73   Steffen Deibler (GER) 15 November 2009 Berlin
16 20.74   Nicholas Santos (BRA) 15 December 2009 Berlin
  Kyle Chalmers (AUS) 20 December 2019 United States
18 20.75   Cameron McEvoy (AUS) 28 November 2015 Australia
  Kristian Golomeev (GRE) 21 November 2020 Budapest
20 20.78   Luca Dotto (ITA) 15 December 2017 Herning
21 20.79   Konrad Czerniak (POL) 17 December 2015 Poland
22 20.81   Pawel Juraszek (POL) 15 December 2017 Herning
23 20.82   George Bovell (TTO) 14 October 2012 Sweden
24 20.84   Sergey Fesikov (RUS) 15 November 2009 Berlin
10 December 2009 Istanbul
  Thom de Boer (NED) 4 July 2021 Amsterdam [21]
4 July 2021 Amsterdam [22]

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 20.84:

  • Caeleb Dressel also swam 20.24 (2019), 20.28 (2020), 20.43 (2018), 20.51 (2018), 20.52 (2020), 20.54 (2018), 20.62 (2018), 20.65 (2020), 20.67 (2021), 20.69 (2020), 20.77 (2021), 20.81 (2019).
  • Vladimir Morozov also swam 20.33 (2018), 20.39 (2018), 20.40 (2019), 20.45 (2017), 20.48 (2018), 20.49 (2018), 20.51 (2018), 20.55 (2012), 20.59 (2013), 20.61 (2017), 20.66 (2013, 2013), 20.68 (2019), 20.69 (2018), 20.70 (2013), 20.72 (2013, 2017), 20.73 (2016, 2019), 20.77 (2019), 20.78 (2012, 2013), 20.79 (2012, 2016, 2017), 20.81 (2016), 20.83 (2017, 2018).
  • Florent Manaudou also swam 20.51 (2014), 20.55 (2020), 20.57 (2019), 20.60 (2020), 20.63 (2020, 2020), 20.66 (2019), 20.69 (2019), 20.70 (2012), 20.77 (2012, 2020), 20.83 (2012), 20.84 (2019).
  • Amaury Leveaux also swam 20.56 (2009), 20.63 (2008), 20.73 (2009), 20.80 (2008, 2009).
  • Roland Schoeman also swam 20.57 (2009), 20.64 (2008), 20.69 (2009), 20.81 (2009).
  • Cesar Cielo also swam 20.59 (2012), 20.61 (2010), 20.68 (2014), 20.72 (2014), 20.80 (2014), 20.81 (2012).
  • Frederick Bousquet also swam 20.64 (2009), 20.69 (2008), 20.75 (2009), 20.81 (2010).
  • Ben Proud also swam 20.70 (2017), 20.71 (2018), 20.74 (2015), 20.84 (2017, 2021).
  • Duje Draganja also swam 20.71 (2009), 20.81 (2008).
  • Evgeny Sedov also swam 20.71 (2015), 20.84 (2015).
  • Nicholas Santos also swam 20.75 (2009).
  • Maxim Lobanovskij also swam 20.76 (2019).
  • Alain Bernard also swam 20.77 (2008).
  • Kristian Golomeev also swam 20.80 (2020).
  • Pawel Juraszek also swam 20.81 (2017), 20.82 (2020).
  • Kyle Chalmers also swam 20.80 (2021), 20.84 (2019).

Women long courseEdit

  • Correct as of October 2021[23]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 23.67   Sarah Sjöström (SWE) 29 July 2017 Budapest
2 23.73   Britta Steffen (GER) 2 August 2009 Rome
3 23.75   Pernille Blume (DEN) 4 August 2018 London
4 23.78   Cate Campbell (AUS) 7 April 2018 Australia
5 23.81   Emma McKeon (AUS) 1 August 2021 Tokyo [24]
6 23.85   Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) 30 July 2017 Budapest
7 23.88   Therese Alshammar (SWE) 2 August 2009 Rome
8 23.96   Marleen Veldhuis (NED) 16 April 2009 Netherlands
  Fran Halsall (GBR) 24 July 2014 Great Britain
10 23.97   Libby Trickett (AUS) 22 March 2008 Australia
  Simone Manuel (USA) 30 July 2017 Budapest
  Liu Xiang (CHN) 26 September 2021 Xi'an [25]
13 24.07   Dara Torres (USA) 17 August 2008 Beijing
14 24.11   Aliaksandra Herasimenia (BLR) 13 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro
15 24.12   Bronte Campbell (AUS) 9 August 2015 Kazan
16 24.13   Inge de Bruijn (NED) 22 September 2000 Sydney
17 24.17   Claire Curzan (USA) 14 May 2021 Cary [26]
  Katarzyna Wasick (POL) 18 May 2021 Budapest [27]
19 24.19   Abbey Weitzeil (USA) 31 July 2021 Tokyo [28]
20 24.20   Mariia Kameneva (RUS) 9 April 2021 Kazan
21 24.21   Rikako Ikee (JPN) 6 April 2018 Japan
22 24.23   Amanda Weir (USA) 2 August 2009 Rome
23 24.26   Taylor Ruck (CAN) 7 April 2018 Australia
  Michelle Coleman (SWE) 11 October 2019 Germany
25 24.28   Femke Heemskerk (NED) 9 April 2021 Netherlands

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 24.28:

  • Sarah Sjöström also swam 23.69 (2017), 23.74 (2018), 23.83 (2017, 2018), 23.85 (2017, 2017), 23.87 (2017), 23.91 (2019), 23.92 (2018), 23.95 (2017), 23.96 (2017, 2018), 23.97 (2019), 23.98 (2014, 2014), 23.99 (2018), 24.01 (2017, 2017), 24.05 (2019), 24.07 (2019, 2021), 24.08 (2017, 2018, 2018), 24.11 (2019, 2019), 24.13 (2017, 2021), 24.14 (2018, 2018, 2020), 24.15 (2014), 24.17 (2016), 24.18 (2018, 2018, 2019), 24.20 (2014), 24.20 (2015, 2016, 2018), 24.21 (2017, 2018), 24.22 (2016, 2019), 24.24 (2018), 24.25 (2019), 24.26 (2019, 2021), 24.28 (2017).
  • Cate Campbell also swam 23.79 (2018), 23.81 (2018), 23.84 (2016), 23.88 (2018), 23.93 (2016), 23.94 (2021), 23.96 (2014), 23.99 (2009), 24.00 (2014, 2019), 24.02 (2019), 24.03 (2015), 24.04 (2016, 2021), 24.05 (2019), 24.08 (2009, 2019), 24.09 (2019), 24.11 (2019, 2021), 24.12 (2015, 2018), 24.13 (2014), 24.14 (2013), 24.15 (2016, 2018, 2021), 24.16 (2019), 24.17 (2008, 2014), 24.18 (2014), 24.19 (2013, 2018), 24.20 (2008), 24.21 (2014), 24.22 (2015, 2015), 24.23 (2014, 2016), 24.24 (2009, 2018), 24.27 (2013, 2013, 2021), 24.28 (2021).
  • Pernille Blume also swam 23.85 (2018), 23.92 (2018, 2018), 23.98 (2018), 24.00 (2017), 24.05 (2017, 2018, 2021), 24.06 (2021), 24.07 (2016), 24.08 (2019, 2021), 24.09 (2019), 24.12 (2019, 2021), 24.13 (2017), 24.14 (2019), 24.15 (2017, 2017), 24.17 (2021), 24.20 (2018, 2018), 24.21 (2021), 24.23 (2016), 24.27 (2018), 24.28 (2016, 2019).
  • Emma McKeon also swam 23.93 (2021), 24.00 (2021), 24.02 (2021), 24.25 (2019).
  • Ranomi Kromowidjojo also swam 23.97 (2021), 24.05 (2012), 24.05 (2013), 24.07 (2012), 24.07 (2016), 24.10 (2012), 24.11 (2021), 24.14 (2012, 2021), 24.19 (2016), 24.20 (2013), 24.20 (2017), 24.21 (2012), 24.21 (2018), 24.22 (2015), 24.23 (2015), 24.24 (2012, 2012, 2021), 24.25 (2018), 24.25 (2018), 24.27 (2011), 24.28 (2016), 24.29 (2017), 24.30 (2011), 24.30 (2013), 24.33 (2013), 24.33 (2014), 24.34 (2017).
  • Liu Xiang also swam 24.03 (2020), 24.04 (2017, 2020), 24.20 (2020).
  • Simone Manuel also swam 24.05 (2019), 24.09 (2016), 24.10 (2018), 24.12 (2017), 24.21 (2019), 24.22 (2018), 24.27 (2017).
  • Britta Steffen also swam 24.06 (2008), 24.28 (2009).
  • Marleen Veldhuis also swam 24.09 (2008) 24.20 (2009), 24.26 (2008).
  • Fran Halsall also swam 24.11 (2009), 24.13 (2012), 24.13 (2016), 24.14 (2014), 24.21 (2016), 24.23 (2016), 24.26 (2016).
  • Therese Alshammar also swam 24.14 (2011), 24.23 (2007).
  • Bronte Campbell also swam 24.17 (2019), 24.19 (2015), 24.20 (2014), 24.22 (2018), 24.24 (2015), 24.24 (2016), 24.26 (2018).
  • Mariia Kameneva also swam 24.21 (2018).
  • Libby Trickett also swam 24.25 (2008).
  • Katarzyna Wasick also swam 24.26 (2021).
  • Dara Torres also swam 24.27 (2008).
  • Abbey Weitzeil also swam 24.27 (2021), 24.28 (2016).
  • Aliaksandra Herasimenia also swam 24.28 (2012).

Women short courseEdit

  • Correct as of October 2021[29]
Pos Swimmer Time Date Venue Ref
1 22.93   Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) 7 August 2017 Germany
2 23.00   Sarah Sjöström (SWE) 7 August 2017 Germany
3 23.19   Cate Campbell (AUS) 27 October 2017 Russia
4 23.25   Marleen Veldhuis (NED) 13 April 2008 Manchester
5 23.27   Therese Alshammar (SWE) 21 November 2009 Singapore
6 23.30   Katarzyna Wasick (POL) 1 November 2020 Budapest
7 23.32   Hinkelien Schreuder (NED) 13 December 2009 Istanbul
8 23.44   Fran Halsall (GBR) 19 December 2009 Great Britain
  Abbey Weitzeil (USA) 18 September 2021 Naples [30]
10 23.49   Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) 12 December 2015 United States
  Pernille Blume (DEN) 17 December 2017 Denmark
12 23.50   Emma McKeon (AUS) 7 October 2021 Budapest
13 23.53   Inge Dekker (NED) 11 December 2009 Istanbul
14 23.56   Maria Kameneva (RUS) 8 December 2019 Great Britain
15 23.61   Mélanie Henique (FRA) 10 November 2020 Budapest
16 23.62   Bronte Campbell (AUS) 7 December 2014 Doha
17 23.64   Aliaksandra Herasimenia (BLR) 16 December 2012 Istanbul
  Rozaliya Nasretdinova (RUS) 21 November 2017 Russia
19 23.66   Beryl Gastaldello (FRA) 15 November 2020 Budapest
20 23.67   Femke Heemskerk (NED) 16 December 2018 China
21 23.69   Anastasiya Shkurdai (BLR) 18 December 2020 Brest
22 23.70   Anna Hopkin (GBR) 15 December 2018 Great Britain
23 23.71   Kayla Sanchez (CAN) 24 November 2019 Great Britain
24 23.74   Marieke Guehrer (AUS) 14 November 2009 Berlin
  Dorothea Brandt (GER) 13 December 2009 Istanbul

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 23.74:

  • Ranomi Kromowidjojo also swam 23.05 (2020), 23.19 (2018), 23.23 (2018), 23.24 (2013, 2015), 23.26 (2018), 23.29 (2017, 2019), 23.31 (2017), 23.32 (2014, 2017), 23.36 (2013), 23.37 (2010, 2020), 23.39 (2017), 23.40 (2018), 23.41 (2020), 23.42 (2017), 23.43 (2014), 23.46 (2018), 23.47 (2017), 23.48 (2013, 2018), 23.50 (2018), 23.53 (2017), 23.55 (2015, 2020), 23.56 (2015), 23.57 (2013), 23.58 (2009, 2010), 23.59 (2020), 23.60 (2016, 2018), 23.61 (2011), 23.62 (2009), 23.64 (2014, 2020), 23.66 (2017, 2020), 23.67 (2016), 23.69 (2013, 2019), 23.70 (2013), 23.71 (2010, 2018, 2019, 2019), 23.74 (2021).
  • Sarah Sjöström also swam 23.10 (2017), 23.17 (2021), 23.21 (2018), 23.22 (2017), 23.26 (2018), 23.28 (2017), 23.30 (2017), 23.34 (2017), 23.36 (2018), 23.39 (2017), 23.40 (2017), 23.41 (2020), 23.42 (2017, 2020), 23.43 (2019, 2020), 23.47 (2021), 23.48 (2018, 2020), 23.50 (2021), 23.51 (2017, 2019), 23.52 (2018, 2019), 23.53 (2021), 23.54 (2018), 23.55 (2014, 2020), 23.59 (2018), 23.62 (2018), 23.63 (2015), 23.66 (2019), 23.67 (2018), 23.72 (2015, 2020).
  • Cate Campbell also swam 23.33 (2019), 23.35 (2019), 23.45 (2019), 23.46 (2019), 23.47 (2013), 23.48 (2019), 23.62 (2017), 23.64 (2015), 23.65 (2013), 23.67 (2017), 23.68 (2020), 23.72 (2019), 23.73 (2013), 23.74 (2018).
  • Therese Alshammar also swam 23.34 (2009), 23.59 (2000), 23.64 (2009), 23.67 (2011), 23.74 (2009).
  • Marleen Veldhuis also swam 23.43 (2011), 23.55 (2008), 23.58 (2007).
  • Katarzyna Wasick also swam 23.40 (2021), 23.43 (2020). 23.47 (2020), 23.49 (2020), 23.62 (2021), 23.64 (2021).
  • Abbey Weitzeil also swam 23.45 (2020), 23.57 (2020), 23.63 (2021).
  • Hinkelien Schreuder also swam 23.46 (2009), 23.53 (2009), 23.60 (2009), 23.64 (2009), 23.71 (2009), 23.72 (2008).
  • Jeanette Ottesen also swam 23.58 (2016), 23.72 (2016), 23.73 (2014).
  • Pernille Blume also swam 23.62 (2017), 23.67 (2018), 23.73 (2017, 2019).
  • Emma McKeon also swam 23.56 (2021), 23.60 (2021), 23.65 (2021), 23.69 (2021), 23.70 (2019).
  • Mélanie Henique also swam 23.66 (2019).
  • Femke Heemskerk also swam 23.69 (2018, 2018), 23.72 (2019), 23.74 (2020).
  • Maria Kameneva also swam 23.70 (2019), 23.73 (2019).
  • Fran Halsall also swam 23.73 (2011).
  • Anna Hopkin also swam 23.73 (2019), 23.74 (2019).

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