Swimming World Records:Long Course

The current world records for long-course swimming events according to the governing body of swimming FINA
Information shown is  Event, Time, Name, Nationality, Date, Meet, Location, For relays the split times of the individual swimmers are given in italics.

Men

50 m freestyle 20.91   César Cielo   Brazil     18 December 2009 Brazilian Champs São Paulo, Brazil
100 m freestyle 46.91   César Cielo   Brazil   30 July 2009   World Champs Rome, Italy
200 m freestyle 1:42.00  Paul Biedermann  Germany   28 July 2009   World Champs Rome, Italy
400 m freestyle 3:40.07  Paul Biedermann  Germany  26 July 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
800 m freestyle 7:32.12   Zhang Lin   China    29 July 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
1500 m freestyle 14:31.02   Sun Yang   China   4 August 2012 Olympic Games,London
50 m backstroke 24.04   Liam Tancock   Great Britain   02 August 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
100 m backstroke 51.94   Aaron Peirsol   United States   08 July 2009 US Champs Indianapolis, United States
200 m backstroke 1:51.92   Aaron Peirsol   United States   31 July 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
50 m breaststroke 26.67   Cameron van der Burgh   South Africa   29 July 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
100 m breaststroke 58.46   Cameron van Der Burgh South Africa   29 July 2012 Olympic Games,London
200 m breaststroke 2:07.28 Daniel Gyurta Hungary  1 August 2012 Olympic Games,London
50 m butterfly   22.43  Rafael Muñoz   Spain   05 April 2009 Spanish Champs Málaga, Spain
100 m butterfly  49.82  Michael Phelps   United States   01 August 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
200 m butterfly  1:51.51   Michael Phelps   United States   29 July 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
200 m individual medley  1:54.00   Ryan Lochte  United States  28 July 2011 World Champs Shanghai, China
400 m individual medley  4:03.84   Michael Phelps   United States   10 August 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:08.24 United States 11 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China                 (47.51)Michael Phelps,(47.02) Garrett Weber-Gale,(47.65) Cullen Jones,(46.06) Jason Lezak

 

4×200 m freestyle relay 6:58.55  United States 31 July 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy                         (1:44.49)Michael Phelps.(1:44.13) Ricky Berens,(1:45.47) David Walters,(1:44.46) Ryan Lochte
4×100 m medley relay 3:27.28  United States 02 August 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
(52.19)Aaron Peirsol,(58.57) Eric Shanteau,(49.72) Michael Phelps,(46.80) David Walters
 
Women
50 m freestyle 23.73   Britta Steffen   Germany   02 August 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
100 m freestyle 52.07   Britta Steffen   Germany   31 July 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
200 m freestyle 1:52.98   Federica Pellegrini   Italy   29 July 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
400 m freestyle 3:59.15   Federica Pellegrini   Italy   26 July 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
800 m freestyle 8:14.10   Rebecca Adlington   Great Britain   16 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
1500 m freestyle 15:42.54   Kate Ziegler   United States   17 June 2007 TYR Meet of Champions Mission Viejo
50 m backstroke 27.06   Zhao Jing   China   30 July 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
100 m backstroke 58.12   Gemma Spofforth   Great Britain   28 July 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
200 m backstroke 2:04.06 Missy Franklin  USA  3 August 2012 Olympic Games,London
50 m breaststroke 29.8 †   Jessica Hardy   United States   07 August 2009 US Open Federal Way, United States
100 m breaststroke 1:04.45   Jessica Hardy   United States   07 August 2009 US Open Federal Way
200 m breaststroke 2:19.59 Rebecca Soni   USA 2 August 2012 Olympic Games,London
50 m butterfly 25.07  Therese Alshammar   Sweden   31 July 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
100 m butterfly 55.98 Dana Vollmer USA  29 July 2012 Olympic Games,London
200 m butterfly 2:01.81   Liu Zige   China   21 October 2009 Chinese National Games Jinan, China
200 m individual medley   2:06.15   Ariana Kukors   United States   27 July 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy
400 m individual medley 4:28.43 Ye Shiwen China 28 July 2012 Olympic Games,London
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:31.72  Netherlands 26 July 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy                      (53.61)Inge Dekker,(52.30) Ranomi Kromowidjojo,(53.03) Femke Heemskerk,(52.78) Marleen Veldhuis
4×200 m freestyle relay 7:42.08  China  30 July 2009 World Champs Rome, Italy                           (1:55.47)Yang Yu,(1:55.79) Zhu Qianwei,(1:56.09) Liu Jing,(1:54.73) Pang Jiaying
4×100 m medley relay 3:52.05  USA  4  August 2012 Olympic Games,London                                                 (58.50)Missy Franklin,(1:04.82) Dana Vollmer,(55.48) Rebecca Soni,(53.25) Allison Schmitt
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