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World Long Course Records

(Through April 13, 2008)

MEN      
Distance Record Holder, country Date
Freestyle
50 m 0:21.50 Alain Bernard, France March 23, 2008
100 m 0:47.50 Alain Bernard, France March 21, 2008
200 m 1:43.86 Michael Phelps, United States March 27, 2007
400 m 3:40.08 Ian Thorpe, Australia July 30, 2002
800 m 7:38.65 Grant Hackett, Australia July 27, 2005
1,500 m 14:34.56 Grant Hackett, Australia July 29, 2001
Backstroke
50 m 0:24.80 Thomas Rupprath, Germany July 27, 2003
100 m 0:52.98 Aaron Peirsol, United States March 27, 2007
200 m 1:54.66 Ryan Lochte, United States March 30, 2007
Breaststroke
50 m 0:27.18 Oleg Lisogor, Ukraine Aug. 2, 2002
100 m 0:59.13 Brendan Hansen, United States Aug. 1, 2006
200 m 2:07.51 Kosuke Kitajima, Japan June 8, 2008
Butterfly
50 m 0:22.96 Roland Schoeman, South Africa July 25, 2005
100 m 0:50.40 Ian Crocker, United States July 30, 2005
200 m 1:52.09 Michael Phelps, United States March 28, 2007
Individual medley
200 m 1:54.98 Michael Phelps, United States March 29, 2007
400 m 4:06.22 Michael Phelps, United States April 1, 2007
Medley relay
400 m 3:30.68 U.S. Olympic Team Aug. 21, 2004
Freestyle relay
400 m 3:12.46 United States Aug. 15, 2004
800 m 7:03.24 United States March 30, 2007
WOMEN      
Distance Record Holder Date
Freestyle
50 m 0:24.09 Marleen Veldhuis, Netherlands March 24, 2008
100 m 0:53.30 Britta Steffan, Germany Aug. 2, 2006
200 m 1:55.52 Laure Manaudou, France March 28, 2007
400 m 4:01.53 Federica Pellegrini, Italy March 24, 2008
800 m 8:16.22 Janet Evans, United States Aug. 20, 1989
1,500 m 15:42.54 Kate Ziegler, United States June 17, 2007
Backstroke
50 m 0:28.00 Hayley McGregory, United States March 8, 2008
100 m 0:58.97 Natalie Coughlin, United States June 23, 2008
200 m 2:06.39 Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwe Feb. 16, 2008
Breaststroke
50 m 0:30.31 Jade Edmiston, Australia Jan. 30, 2006
100 m 1:05.09 Leisel Jones, Australia March 20, 2006
200 m 2:20.54 Leisel Jones, Australia Feb. 1, 2006
Butterfly
50 m 0:25.46 Therese Alshammar , Sweden June 13, 2007
100 m 0:56.61 Inge de Bruijn, Netherlands Sept. 17, 2000
200 m 2:05.40 Jessicah Schipper, Australia Aug. 17, 2006
Individual medley
200 m 2:09.72 Yanyan Wu, China Oct. 17, 1997
400 m 4:32.89 Katie Hoff, United States April 1, 2007
Medley relay
400 m 3:55.74 Australian National Team March 31, 2007
Freestyle relay
400 m 3:33.62 Netherlands March 18, 2008
800 m 7:50.09 United States March 29, 2007
NOTE: International Swimming Federation (FINA) discontinued acceptance of records in yards in 1968.
Source: FINA.

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