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Women

Freestyle

Distance  Time Date Set Location
50 meters: World 24.51Le Jingyi, China Sept. 11, 1994 Rome
 Olympic 24.79Yang Wenyi, China July 31, 1992 Barcelona
 American 24.87Amy Van Dyken July 26, 1996Atlanta
100 meters: World 54.01Le Jingyi, China Sept. 5, 1994 Rome
 Olympic 54.50Le Jingyi, China July 20, 1996Atlanta
 American 54.48pJenny Thompson Mar. 1, 1992 Indianapolis
200 meters: World 1:56.78Franziska Van Almsick, Ger. Sept. 6, 1994 Rome
 Olympic 1:57.65Heike Friedrich, E. Germany Sept. 21, 1988 Seoul
 American 1:57.90Nicole Haislett July 27, 1992 Barcelona
400 meters: World 4:03.85Janet Evans, USA Sept. 22, 1988 Seoul
 Olympic 4:03.85Evans (same as World)
 American 4:03.85Evans (same as World)
800 meters: World 8:16.22Janet Evans, USA Aug. 20, 1989 Tokyo
 Olympic 8:20.20Janet Evans, USA Sept. 24, 1988 Seoul
 American 8:16.22Evans (same as World)
1500 meters: World 15:52.10Janet Evans, USA Mar. 26, 1988 Orlando
 Olympic  Not an event
 American 15:52.10Evans (same as World)

Backstroke

Distance  Time Date Set Location
50 meters: World 28.78Sandra Volker, Germany June 12, 1999Monte Carlo
 Olympic  Not an event
 American 29.01Natalie CoughlinAug. 6, 1998Concord, Calif.
100 meters: World 1:00.16rHe Cihong, China Sept. 10, 1994 Rome
 Olympic 1:00.68Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungary July 28, 1992 Barcelona
 American 1:00.77pLea MaurerJan. 14, 1998Perth, AUS
200 meters: World 2:06.62Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungary Aug. 25, 1991 Athens
 Olympic 2:07.06Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungary July 31, 1992 Barcelona
 American 2:08.60Betsy Mitchell June 27, 1986 Orlando

Breaststroke

Distance  Time Date Set Location
50 meters: World 30.83Penny Heyns, South Africa Aug. 28, 1999Sydney
 Olympic  Not an event
 American 31.98Megan QuannJune 20, 1999Federal Way, Wash.
100 meters: World 1:06.52Penny Heyns, South Africa Aug. 23, 1999Sydney
 Olympic 1:07.02Penny Heyns, South AfricaJuly 21, 1996Atlanta
 American 1:08.09Amanda BeardJuly 21, 1996 Atlanta
200 meters: World 2:23.64Penny Heyns, South Africa Aug. 27, 1999Sydney
 Olympic 2:25.41Penny Heyns, South Africa July 23, 1996Atlanta
 American 2:25.35Anita Nall Mar. 2, 1992 Indianapolis

Butterfly

Distance  Time Date Set Location
50 meters: World 26.39Anna-Karin Kammerling, Swe. July 1, 1999Halmsted, SWE
 Olympic  Not an event
 American 26.55Amy Van DykenMay 17, 1996Phoenix
100 meters: World 57.88Jenny Thompson, USA Aug. 23, 1999Sydney
 Olympic 58.62Qian Hong, China July 29, 1992 Barcelona
 American 57.88Thompson (same as World)
200 meters: World 2:05.96Mary T. Meagher, USA Aug. 13, 1981 Brown Deer, Wisc.
 Olympic 2:06.90Mary T. Meagher, USA Aug. 4, 1984 Los Angeles
 American 2:05.96Meagher (same as World)

Individual Medley

Distance  Time Date Set Location
200 meters: World 2:09.72Wu Yanyan, China Oct. 17, 1997Shanghai
 Olympic 2:11.65Lin LiJuly 30, 1992Barcelona
 American 2:11.91Summer Sanders July 28, 1992 Barcelona
400 meters: World 4:34.79Yan Chen, ChinaOct. 13, 1997Shanghai
 Olympic 4:36.29Petra Schneider, E. Germany July 26, 1980 Moscow
 American 4:37.58Summer Sanders July 30, 1992 Barcelona

Relays

Distance  Time Date Set Location
4x100m free: World 3:37.91China (Jingyi, S.Ying, L. Ying, Lu) Sept. 7, 1994 Rome
 Olympic 3:39.29USA (Martino, Van Dyken, Fox, Thompson) July 22, 1996 Atlanta
 American 3:39.29USA (same as Olympic)
4x200m free: World 7:55.47E. Germany (Stellmach, Strauss, Mohring, Friedrich) Aug. 18, 1987 Strasbourg, FRA
 Olympic 7:59.87USA (Jackson, Teuscher, Taormina, Thompson)July 25, 1996Atlanta
 American 7:57.61USA (Benko, Stonebraker, Thompson, Teuscher) Aug. 26, 1999Sydney
4x100m medley: World 4:01.67China (Cihong, Guohong, Limin, Jingyi) Sept. 10, 1994 Rome
 Olympic 4:02.54USA (Loveless, Nall, Ahmann-Leighton, Thompson) July 30, 1992 Barcelona
 American 4:01.93USA (Maurer, Kowal, Thompson, Van Dyken)Jan. 16, 1998Perth, AUS

MenWorld, Olympic and American Records