World record progression 800 metres freestyle

The first world record in the men's 800 metres freestyle in long course (50 metres) swimming was recognised by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1908. In the short course (25 metres) swimming events the world's governing body recognizes world records since March 3, 1991.

World Record Progression for the 800M Freestyle

Until the 1960s, a world record set in the slightly longer 880 yard race could be considered a world record in the 800 metres freestyle.

The first world record in the women's 800 metres freestyle in long course (50 metres) swimming was recognised by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1931. The women's 880 yard freestyle had been a FINA-recognised world record event since 1919. However, in 1931 FINA decreed that only performances from 1931 onward would be eligible for world record consideration in the 800 metres freestyle. Thus Helene Madison's 1930 world record of 11:41.2 in the 880 yard freestyle was not considered a world record in the 800 metres freestyle even though it was over a longer distance and substantially faster than Yvonne Godard's 1931 world record of 12:18.8 in the 800 metres freestyle. In 1933, Lenore Kight swam the 880 yard freestyle in 11:44.0, which FINA recognised as a world record in the 800 metres freestyle but not in the 880 yard freestyle. This irregularity was finally resolved in 1935, when Kight's 11:34.4 in the 880 yard freestyle broke the records for both the 880 yard freestyle and the 800 metres freestyle. [1] Because of this situation, the world records for the 880 yard freestyle for women from 1919 to 1930 are included below.

MenEdit

Long courseEdit

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1 11:25.4 (yd) Henry Taylor   Great Britain Jul 21, 1906 - Runcorn, United Kingdom
2 11:24.2 (yd) Norman Ross   United States Jan 10, 1920 - Sydney, Australia
3 11:05.2 (yd) Boy Charlton   Australia Jan 13, 1923 - Sydney, Australia
4 10:51.8 (yd) Boy Charlton   Australia Jan 19, 1924 - Sydney, Australia
5 10:43.6 Arne Borg   Sweden Apr 11, 1924 - Honolulu, Hawaii
6 10:37.4 Arne Borg   Sweden Aug 25, 1925 - Harnäs, Sweden
7 10:32.0 (yd) Boy Charlton   Australia Jan 8, 1927 - Sydney, Australia
8 10:22.2 (yd) Johnny Weissmuller   United States Jul 27, 1927 - Honolulu, Hawaii
9 10:19.6 Jean Taris   France May 30, 1930 - Paris, France
10 10:17.2 Jean Taris   France Jun 9, 1931 - Cannes, France
11 10:16.6 Shozo Makino   Japan Aug 30, 1931 - Osaka, Japan
12 10:15.6 Jean Taris   France Jun 21, 1932 - Cannes, France
13 10:08.6 Shozo Makino   Japan Jun 25, 1933 - Tokyo, Japan
14 10:01.2 Shozo Makino   Japan Sep 16, 1933 - Tokyo, Japan
15 9:55.8 Shozo Makino   Japan Sep 15, 1934 - Tokyo, Japan
16 9:50.9 Bill Smith   United States Jul 24, 1941 - Honolulu, Hawaii
17 9:45.6 Hironoshin Furuhashi   Japan Jun 26, 1949 - Tokyo, Japan
18 9:45.0 Shiro Hashizume   Japan Aug 16, 1949 - Los Angeles, United States
19 9:40.7 Hironoshin Furuhashi   Japan Aug 16, 1949 - Los Angeles, United States
20 9:35.5 Hironoshin Furuhashi   Japan Aug 16, 1949 - Los Angeles, United States
21 9:30.7 Ford Konno   United States Jul 7, 1951 - Honolulu, Hawaii
22 9:15.7 George Breen   United States Oct 27, 1956 - New Haven, Connecticut, United States
23 9:17.7 (yd) John Konrads   Australia Jan 11, 1958 - Sydney, Australia
24 9:14.5 (yd) John Konrads   Australia Feb 22, 1958 - Melbourne, Australia
25 8:59.6 (yd) John Konrads   Australia Jan 10, 1959 - Sydney, Australia
26 8:51.5 Murray Rose   Australia Aug 26, 1962 - Los Altos, California, United States
27 8:47.4 Semyon Belits-Geiman   Soviet Union Aug 3, 1966 - Kharkov, Soviet Union
28 8:47.3 John Bennett   Australia Jan 16, 1967 - Sydney, Australia
29 8:46.8 Alain Mosconi   France Jul 5, 1967 - Monaco, Monaco
30 8:42.0 Francis Luyce   France Jul 21, 1967 - Dinard, France
31 8:34.3 Mike Burton   United States Sep 3, 1968 USA Olympic Trials Long Beach, California, United States
32 8:28.8 Mike Burton   United States Aug 17, 1969 AAU Nationals Louisville, Kentucky, United States
33 8:28.6 Graham Windeatt   Australia Apr 3, 1971 NSW Combined High Schools Championships Sydney, Australia
34 8:23.8 Brad Cooper   Australia Jan 12, 1972 NSW State Championships Sydney, Australia
35 8:17.60 Stephen Holland   Australia Aug 5, 1973 Pre World Championship meet Brisbane, Australia
36 8:16.27 Stephen Holland   Australia Sep 8, 1973 World Championships Belgrade, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
37 8:15.88 Stephen Holland   Australia Jan 1, 1974 Commonwealth Games Christchurch, New Zealand
38 8:15.2 Stephen Holland   Australia Jan 17, 1975 QLD State Championships Brisbane, Australia
39 8:15.02 Stephen Holland   Australia Jan 25, 1975 New Zealand Games Christchurch, New Zealand
40 8:13.68 Tim Shaw   United States Jun 21, 1975 USA World Championship Trials Long Beach, California, United States
41 8:09.60 Tim Shaw   United States Jul 13, 1975 Pre World Championship meet Mission Viejo, California, United States
42 8:06.27 Stephen Holland   Australia Feb 27, 1976 AUS Olympic Trials Sydney, Australia
43 8:02.91 Stephen Holland   Australia Feb 29, 1976 AUS Olympic Trials Sydney, Australia
44 8:01.54 Bobby Hackett   United States Jun 21, 1976 USA Olympic Trials Long Beach, California, United States
45 7:56.49 Vladimir Salnikov   Soviet Union Mar 23, 1979 URSvGDR Duel Minsk, Soviet Union
46 7:52.83 Vladimir Salnikov   Soviet Union Feb 14, 1982 URS Winter Nationals Moscow, Soviet Union
47 7:52.23 Vladimir Salnikov   Soviet Union Jul 14, 1983 Los Angeles International Los Angeles, United States [2]
48 7:50.64 Vladimir Salnikov   Soviet Union Jul 4, 1986 Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union [2]
49 7:47.85 Kieren Perkins   Australia Aug 25, 1991 Pan Pacific Championships Edmonton, Canada [3]
50 7:46.60 Kieren Perkins   Australia Feb 16, 1992 NSW Age Group Championships Sydney, Australia [4]
51 7:46.00 Kieren Perkins   Australia Aug 24, 1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, BC, Canada [5]
52 7:41.59 Ian Thorpe   Australia Mar 26, 2001 AUS Nationals & World Championship Trials Hobart, Australia [6]
53 7:39.16 Ian Thorpe   Australia Jul 24, 2001 World Championships Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan [7]
54 7:38.65 Grant Hackett   Australia Jul 27, 2005 World Championships Montreal, Canada [8]
55 7:32.12 Zhang Lin   China Jul 29, 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA; yd – set in a pool measured in yards;
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
WTB 7:38.90 Vladimir Salnikov   Soviet Union Feb 13, 1983 Festival Arena Bonn, Germany
1 7:38.75 Michael Gross   Germany Feb 3, 1985 Festival Arena Bonn, Germany
2 7:34.90 Kieren Perkins   Australia Jul 25, 1993 Grand Prix Sydney, Australia
3 7:25.28 Grant Hackett   Australia Aug 3, 2001 Australian SC Championships Perth, Australia
4 7:23.42 Grant Hackett   Australia Jul 20, 2008 Victorian SC Championships Melbourne, Australia [9]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA; yd – set in a pool measured in yards;
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 13:19.0 (yd) Gertrude Ederle   United States Aug 17, 1919 - Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
2 12:58.2 (yd) Ethel McGary   United States Aug 6, 1925 - Detroit, Michigan, United States
3 12:56.0 (yd) Ethel McGary   United States Aug 15, 1925 - Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
4 12:47.2 (yd) Martha Norelius   United States Aug 7, 1926 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
5 12:17.8 (yd) Martha Norelius   United States Jul 31, 1927 - Massapequa, New York, United States
6 12:03.8 (yd) Josephine McKim   United States Aug 10, 1929 - Honolulu, Hawaii
7 11:41.2 (yd) Helene Madison   United States Jul 6, 1930 - Long Beach, California, United States
8 12:18.8 Yvonne Godard   France Jul 23, 1931 - Paris, France
9 11:44.0 (yd) Lenore Kight   United States Jul 23, 1933 - Jones Beach, New York, United States
10 11:34.4 (yd) Lenore Kight   United States Jul 21, 1935 - Manhattan Beach, California, United States
11 11:11.7 Ragnhild Hveger   Denmark Jul 3, 1936 - Copenhagen, Denmark
12 10:52.5 Ragnhild Hveger   Denmark Aug 13, 1941 - Copenhagen, Denmark
13 10:42.4 Valéria Gyenge   Hungary Jun 28, 1953 - Budapest, Hungary
14 10:30.9 Lorraine Crapp   Australia Jan 14, 1956 - Sydney, Australia
15 10:27.3 Mary Kok   Netherlands Feb 16, 1957 - Durban, South Africa
16 10:17.7 (yd) Ilsa Konrads   Australia Jan 9, 1958 - Sydney, Australia
17 10:16.2 (yd) Ilsa Konrads   Australia Feb 20, 1958 - Melbourne, Australia
18 10:11.8 (yd) Ilsa Konrads   Australia Jun 13, 1958 - Townsville, Australia
19 10:11.4 (yd) Ilsa Konrads   Australia Feb 19, 1959 - Hobart, Australia
20 9:55.6 Jane Cederqvist   Sweden Aug 17, 1960 - Uppsala, Sweden
21 9:51.6 Carolyn House   United States Aug 26, 1962 - Los Altos, California, United States
22 9:47.3 Patty Caretto   United States Jul 30, 1964 - Los Altos, California, United States
23 9:36.9 Sharon Finneran   United States Sep 28, 1964 - Los Angeles, California, United States
24 9:35.8 Debbie Meyer   United States Jul 9, 1967 Santa Clara Invitational Santa Clara, California, United States
25 9:22.9 Debbie Meyer   United States Jul 29, 1967 Pan-American Games Winnipeg, Canada
26 9:19.0 Debbie Meyer   United States Jul 21, 1968 - Los Angeles, California, United States
27 9:17.8 Debbie Meyer   United States Aug 4, 1968 AAU Nationals Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
28 9:10.4 Debbie Meyer   United States Aug 28, 1968 USA Olympic Trials (elec. 9:10.36) Los Angeles, California, United States
29 9:09.1 Karen Moras   Australia Mar 1, 1970 AUS Nationals Sydney, Australia
30 9:02.45 Karen Moras   Australia Jul 18, 1970 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, United Kingdom
31 8:59.4 Ann Simmons   United States Sep 10, 1971 USAvURSvGBR meet (elec. 8:59.37) Minsk, Soviet Union
32 8:58.1 Shane Gould   Australia Dec 3, 1971 - Sydney, Australia
33 8:53.83 Jo Harshbarger   United States Aug 6, 1972 USA Olympic Trials Chicago, Illinois, United States
34 8:53.68 Keena Rothhammer   United States Sep 3, 1972 Olympic Games Munich, West Germany
35 8:52.97 Novella Calligaris   Italy Sep 9, 1973 World Championships Belgrade, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
36 8:50.1 Jennifer Turrall   Australia Jan 5, 1974 NSW State Championships Sydney, Australia
37 8:47.66 Jo Harshbarger   United States Aug 25, 1974 AAU Nationals Concord, California, United States
38 8:47.59 Jo Harshbarger   United States Aug 31, 1974 USAvGDR Duel Concord, California, United States
39 8:43.48 Jennifer Turrall   Australia Mar 31, 1975 Coca Cola International London, United Kingdom
40 8:40.68 Petra Thümer   East Germany Jun 4, 1976 GDR Olympic Trials East Berlin, East Germany
41 8:39.63 Shirley Babashoff   United States Jun 21, 1976 USA Olympic Trials Long Beach, California, United States
42 8:37.14 Petra Thümer   East Germany Jul 25, 1976 Olympic Games Montreal, Canada
43 8:35.04 Petra Thümer   East Germany Jul 9, 1977 GDR Nationals & European Championship Trials Leipzig, East Germany
44 8:34.86 Michelle Ford   Australia Jan 6, 1978 KBI meet Brisbane, Australia
45 8:31.30 Michelle Ford   Australia Jan 21, 1978 NSW State Championships Sydney, Australia
46 8:30.53 Tracey Wickham   Australia Feb 21, 1978 AUS Nationals Brisbane, Australia
47 8:24.62 Tracey Wickham   Australia Aug 5, 1978 Commonwealth Games Edmonton, Canada
48 8:22.44 Janet Evans   United States Jul 27, 1987 USA Nationals & Pan Pacific Trials Clovis, California, United States
49 8:19.53 Anke Möhring   East Germany Aug 19, 1987 European Championships Strasbourg, France
50 8:17.12 Janet Evans   United States Mar 22, 1988 USA Spring Nationals Orlando, Florida, United States
51 8:16.22 Janet Evans   United States Aug 20, 1989 Pan Pacific Championships Tokyo, Japan
52 8:14.10 Rebecca Adlington   Great Britain Aug 16, 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China [10]
53 8:13.86 Katie Ledecky   United States Aug 3, 2013 World Championships Barcelona, Spain
54 8:11.00 Katie Ledecky   United States 22 June 2014 Woodlands Senior Invitational Meet Shenandoah, United States [11]
55 8:07.39 Katie Ledecky   United States 8 August 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia [12]
56 8:06.68 Katie Ledecky   United States 17 January 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Austin, United States [13]
57 8:04.79 Katie Ledecky   United States 12 August 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [14]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA; yd – set in a pool measured in yards;
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
WBT 8:15.34 Astrid Strauss   East Germany Feb 7, 1987 Bonn Arena Festival Bonn, Germany [15]
[16][17]
1 8:15.15 Chen Hua   China Dec 2, 2001 World Cup Shanghai, China [16]
[18]
2 8:14.35 Sachiko Yamada   Japan Feb 4, 2002 Japan 25m Nationals Tokyo, Japan [18]
3 8:11.25 Laure Manaudou   France Dec 9, 2005 European SC Championships Trieste, Italy
4 8:09.68 Kate Ziegler   United States Oct 12, 2007 Alex Athletics Jubiläums Challenge Essen, Germany
5 8:08.00 Kate Ziegler   United States Oct 14, 2007 Alex Athletics Jubiläums Challenge Essen, Germany [19]
6 8:04.53 Alessia Filippi   Italy Dec 12, 2008 2008 European Short Course Championships Rijeka, Croatia [20]
7 8:01.06 Camille Muffat   France Nov 16, 2012 French Nationals Angers, France [21]
8 7:59.34 Mireia Belmonte   Spain Aug 10, 2013 World Cup Berlin, Germany [22]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA; yd – set in a pool measured in yards;
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 August 2019
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue
1 7:32.12   Zhang Lin (CHN) 29 July 2009 Italy
2 7:35.27   Oussama Mellouli (TUN) 29 July 2009 Italy
3 7:38.57   Sun Yang (CHN) 27 July 2011 China
4 7:38.65   Grant Hackett (AUS) 27 July 2005 Canada
5 7:39.16   Ian Thorpe (AUS) 24 July 2001 Japan
6 7:39.27   Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) 24 July 2019 South Korea
7 7:40.77   Gabriele Detti (ITA) 26 July 2017 Hungary
8 7:41.28   Henrik Christiansen (NOR) 24 July 2019 South Korea
9 7:41.73   Wojciech Wojdak (POL) 26 July 2017 Hungary
10 7:41.86   Ryan Cochrane (CAN) 27 July 2011 China
11 7:42.08   David Aubry (FRA) 24 July 2019 South Korea
12 7:42.49   Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR) 15 April 2019 Sweden
13 7:42.64   Jack McLoughlin (AUS) 24 July 2019 South Korea
14 7:43.03   Florian Wellbrock (GER) 15 April 2019 Sweden
15 7:43.60   Michael McBroom (USA) 31 July 2013 Spain
16 7:43.74   Zane Grothe (USA) 9 August 2018 Japan
17 7:43.84   Federico Colbertaldo (ITA) 29 July 2009 Italy
18 7:44.02   Mack Horton (AUS) 5 August 2015 Russia
19 7:44.26   Connor Jaeger (USA) 31 July 2013 Spain
20 7:44.32   David Davies (GBR) 29 July 2009 Italy
21 7:44.94   Gergo Kis (HUN) 27 July 2011 China
22 7:45.19   Jordan Wilimovsky (USA) 12 August 2018 Japan
23 7:45.55   Pal Joensen (FAR) 26 July 2011 China
24 7:45.63   Larsen Jensen (USA) 27 July 2005 Canada
25 7:45.92   Franko Grgić (CRO) 23 August 2019 Hungary

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 7:45.92:

  • Oussama Mellouli also swam 7:41.82 (2009), 7:45.99 (2011).
  • Sun Yang also swam 7:39.96 (2015), 7:41.36 (2013), 7:44.12 (2011), 7:45.01 (2019), 7:45.29 (2011), 7:45.45 (2012), 7:45.60 (2013).
  • Grant Hackett also swam 7:40.34 (2001), 7:43.82 (2003), 7:44.47 (2001), 7:44.78 (2002).
  • Ian Thorpe also swam 7:41.59 (2001).
  • Gregorio Paltrinieri also swam 7:40.81 (2015), 7:41.96 (2021), 7:42.33 (2016), 7:42.44 (2017), 7:43.01 (2014), 7:44.97 (2016), 7:44.98 (2014), 7:45.12 (2018), 7:45.15 (2015), 7:45.31 (2017), 7:45.35 (2019), 7:45.53 (2018), 7:45.57 (2017), 7:45.70 (2019), 7:45.76 (2017).
  • Gabriele Detti also swam 7:41.64 (2017), 7:42.74 (2014), 7:43.06 (2016), 7:43.52 (2016), 7:43.83 (2019), 7:43.89 (2019).
  • Henrik Christiansen also swam 7:44.21 (2017), 7:45.11 (2019), 7:45.66 (2015).
  • Wojciech Wojdak also swam 7:45.90 (2015).
  • Ryan Cochrane also swam 7:41.92 (2009), 7:43.61 (2013), 7:43.61 (2009), 7:43.70 (2013), 7:45.39 (2014), 7:45.57 (2011).
  • Mykhailo Romanchuk also swam 7:42.96 (2018), 7:45.85 (2017).
  • Florian Wellbrock also swam 7:45.60 (2018).
  • Connor Jaeger also swam 7:44.51 (2015), 7:44.77 (2015).
  • Federico Colbertaldo also swam 7:44.29 (2009).
  • Mack Horton also swam 7:45.67 (2013).
  • David Davies also swam 7:45.89 (2009).
  • Zane Grothe also swam 7:44.57 (2018).

Men short courseEdit

  • Correct as of December 2020
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue
1 7:23.42   Grant Hackett (AUS) 20 July 2008 Melbourne
2 7:25.73   Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR) 21 November 2020 Budapest
3 7:25.78   Henrik Christiansen (NOR) 21 November 2020 Budapest
4 7:29.17   Yannick Agnel (FRA) 16 November 2012 Angers
5 7:30.31   Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) 16 December 2018 Hangzhou
6 7:31.18   Federico Colbertaldo (ITA) 2009
7 7:31.60   David Aubry (FRA) 2019
8 7:31.89   Felix Auböck (AUT) 21 November 2020 Budapest
9 7:32.04   Florian Wellbrock (GER) 16 November 2019 Berlin
10 7:32.77   Alexander Nørgaard (DEN) 18 December 2020 Helsingør
11 7:33.23   Jan Micka (CZE) 16 November 2018 Plzeň
12 7:33.44   Florian Wogel (GER) 2015
13 7:33.60   Wojciech Wojdak (POL) 2015
14 7:33.94   Chad La Tourette (USA) 2009
15 7:33.99   Michael McBroom (USA) 2013
16 7:34.60   Anton Ipsen (DEN) 3 January 2020 Birkerød
17 7:34.90   Kieren Perkins (AUS) 1993
18 7:35.23   Paul Biedermann (GER) 2008
19 7:35.58   Gabrielle Detti (ITA) 2017
20 7:36.00   Sven Schwarz (GER) 2019
21 7:36.24   Jorg Hoffman (GER) 1997
22 7:36.24   Pal Joensen (NOR) 2011
23
24
25 7:36.68   Zane Grothe (USA) 21 November 2020 Budapest

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 7:36.24:

Women long courseEdit

  • Correct as of July 2019
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue
1 8:04.79   Katie Ledecky (USA) 12 August 2016 Brazil
2 8:14.10   Rebecca Adlington (GBR) 16 August 2008 China
3 8:14.64   Wang Jianjiahe (CHN) 30 March 2019 China
4 8:14.99   Simona Quadarella (ITA) 27 July 2019 South Korea
5 8:15.46   Li Bingjie (CHN) 29 July 2017 Hungary
6 8:15.54   Jazmin Carlin (GBR) 18 August 2014 Great Britain
7 8:15.70   Ariarne Titmus (AUS) 27 July 2019 South Korea
8 8:15.92   Lotte Friis (DEN) 1 August 2009 Italy
9 8:16.22   Janet Evans (USA) 20 August 1989 Japan
10 8:16.33   Leah Smith (USA) 10 April 2019 United States
11 8:16.37   Boglárka Kapás (HUN) 12 August 2016 Brazil
12 8:16.43   Sarah Kohler (GER) 27 July 2019 South Korea
13 8:16.66   Joanne Jackson (GBR) 1 August 2009 Italy
14 8:16.70   Camelia Potec (ROU) 22 April 2009 France
15 8:17.21   Alessia Filippi (ITA) 1 August 2009 Italy
16 8:17.65   Lauren Boyle (NZL) 8 August 2015 Russia
17 8:18.14   Jessica Ashwood (AUS) 5 June 2016 United States
18 8:18.52   Kate Ziegler (USA) 31 March 2007 Australia
19 8:18.55   Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 12 August 2016 Brazil
20 8:18.80   Laure Manaudou (FRA) 31 March 2007 Australia
21 8:19.43   Xin Xin (CHN) 4 September 2013 China
22 8:19.53   Anke Mohring (GDR) 22 August 1987 France
23 8:19.67   Brooke Bennett (USA) 22 September 2000 Australia
24 8:19.70   Katie Hoff (USA) 4 April 2008 United States
25 8:20.02   Brittany MacLean (CAN) 21 August 2014 Australia

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 8:20.02:

  • Katie Ledecky also swam 8:06.68 (2016), 8:07.27 (2018), 8:07.39 (2015), 8:09.13 (2018), 8:10.32 (2016), 8:10.70 (2019), 8:10.91 (2016), 8:11.00 (2014), 8:11.08 (2018), 8:11.21 (2015), 8:11.35 (2014), 8:11.50 (2017), 8:11.70 (2018), 8:11.98 (2018), 8:12.68 (2017), 8:12.86 (2016), 8:13.02 (2015), 8:13.20 (2016), 8:13.25 (2015), 8:13.58 (2019), 8:13.86 (2013), 8:14.24 (2019), 8:14.40 (2018), 8:14.63 (2012), 8:14.95 (2019), 8:15.29 (2015), 8:15.44 (2017), 8:15.71 (2017), 8:15.97 (2017), 8:16.18 (2014), 8:16.40 (2015), 8:16.90 (2014), 8:17.33 (2013), 8:17.42 (2019), 8:18.47 (2014), 8:19.16 (2015), 8:19.18 (2019), 8:19.41 (2018), 8:19.42 (2015), 8:19.78 (2012).
  • Rebecca Adlington also swam 8:17.51 (2011), 8:17.90 (2009), 8:18.06 (2008), 8:18.54 (2012), 8:19.03 (2012).
  • Simona Quadarella also swam 8:16.45 (2018).
  • Janet Evans also swam 8:17.12 (1988).
  • Leah Smith also swam 8:17.10 (2019), 8:17.23 (2019).
  • Ariarne Titmus also swam 8:17.07 (2018), 8:18.23 (2019), 8:18.61 (2019), 8:19.43 (2019), 8:20.02 (2018).
  • Wang Jianjiahe also swam 8:18.57 (2019).

Women short courseEdit

  • Correct as of November 2020
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue
1 7:59.34   Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 10 August 2013 Berlin
2 8:01.06   Camille Muffat (FRA) 16 November 2012 Angers
5 8:04.53   Alessia Filippi (ITA) 12 December 2008 Rijeka
8
10 8:10.12   Lani Pallister (AUS) 28 November 2020 Brisbane
25 8:18.62   Paulina Piechota (POL) 16 December 2020 Olsztyn

ReferencesEdit

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  • (in Italian) Agenda Diana
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