List of swimming World record and Olympic record in all categories

Swimming is one of the leading sports at the Summer Olympic Games. Have a look at the list of Olympic and World Record in each category.

List of swimming World record and Olympic record in all categories
List of swimming World record and Olympic record in all categories

Swimming is one of the leading sports at the Olympics every year. A total of 37 events will be held in Swimming this year, which includes both men’s and women’s events.

Michael Phelps has dominated the pool in the past few Olympic Games, winning 28 medals in total, which makes him one of the greatest ever athletes at the Summer Games. Swimming at Olympics will be held from 24 July- August 1 this year, whereas, the marathon will take place on 4-5 August.

In this article, we will have a look at Olympic and World Records in all categories. Unsurprisingly, Michael Phelps features several times on the list, because of his domination in the past two decades.

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Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps

Several new Olympic records in the male category were created at Beijing Olympics in 2008, as USA and Michael Phelps took the pool by storm.

List of Olympic and World Record in all categories (Male):

EventOlympic RecordWorld Record
50 m freestyleCesar Cielo (21.30)Cesar Cielo (20.91)
100 m freestyleEamon Sullivan (47.05)Cesar Cielo (46.91)
200 m freestyleMichael Phelps (1:42.96)Paul Biedermann (1:42.00)
400 m freestyleSun Yang (3:40.14)             Paul Biedermann (3:40.07)
1500 m freestyleSun Yang (14:31.02 )Sun Yang (14:31.02 )
100 m backstrokeRyan Murphy (51.85)Ryan Murphy (51.85)
200 m backstrokeTyler Clary (1:53.41)Aaron Peirsol (1:51.92)
100 m breaststrokeAdam Peaty (57.13)Adam Peaty (56.88)
200 m breaststrokeIppei Watanabe (2:07.22)Anton Chupkov (2:06.12)
100 m butterflyJoseph Schooling (50.39)Caeleb Dressel (49.50)
200m butterflyMichael Phelps (1:52.03)Kristóf Milák (1:50.73)
200 m individual medleyMichael Phelps (1:54.23)Ryan Lochte (1:54.00)
400 m individual medleyMichael Phelps (4:03.84)Michael Phelps (4:03.84)
4×100 m freestyle relayUSA (3:08.24)USA (3:08.24)
4×200 m freestyle relayUSA (6:58.56)USA (6:58.55)
4×100 m medley relayUSA (3:27.95)USA (3:27.28)

List of Olympic and World Record in all categories (Female):

EventOlympic RecordWorld Record
50 m freestyleRanomi Kromowidjojo (24.05)Sarah Sjöström (23.67)
100 m freestylePenny Oleksiak
Simone Manuel (52.70)
Sarah Sjöström (51.71)
200 m freestyleAllison Schmitt (1:53.61)Federica Pellegrini (1:52.98)
400 m freestyleKatie Ledecky   (3:56.46)Katie Ledecky (3:56.46)
800 m freestyleKatie Ledecky (8:04.79)Katie Ledecky (8:04.79)
100 m backstrokeEmily Seebohm (58.23)Kaylee McKeown (57.45)
200 m backstrokeMissy Franklin (2:04.06)Regan Smith (2:03.35)
100 m breaststrokeLilly King (1:04.93)Lilly King (1:04.13)
200 m breaststrokeRebecca Soni (2:19.59)Rikke Møller Pedersen (2:19.11)
100 m butterflySarah Sjöström (55.48)Sarah Sjöström (55.48)
200m butterflyJiao Liuyang (2:04.06)Liu Zige (2:01.81)
200 m individual medleyKatinka Hosszú (2:06.58)Katinka Hosszú (2:06.12)
400 m individual medleyKatinka Hosszú (4:26.36)Katinka Hosszú (4:26.36)
4×100 m freestyle relayAustralia (3:30.65)Australia (3:30.05)
4×200 m freestyle relayAustralia (7:42.92)USA (7:41.50)
4×100 m medley relayUSA (3:52.05 )USA (3:50.40)

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