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1996-97 Women's World, Olympic and American Records Swimming

Freestyle

Distance   Time   Date Set Location
50 meters: World 24.51 Le Jingyi, China Sept. 11, 1994 Rome
  Olympic 24.79 Yang Wenyi, China July 31, 1992 Barcelona
  American 24.87 Amy Van Dyken July 26, 1996 Atlanta
100 meters: World 54.01 Le Jingyi, China Sept. 5, 1994 Rome
  Olympic 54.65 Zhaung Yong, China July 26, 1992 Barcelona
  American 54.48 Jenny Thompson Mar. 1, 1992 Indianapolis
200 meters: World 1:56.78 Franziska Van Almsick, Ger. Sept. 6, 1994 Rome
  Olympic 1:57.65 Heike Friedrich, E. Germany Sept. 21, 1988 Seoul
  American 1:57.90 Nicole Haislett July 27, 1992 Barcelona
400 meters: World 4:03.85 Janet Evans, USA Sept. 22, 1988 Seoul
  Olympic 4:03.85 Evans (same as World)
  American 4:03.85 Evans (same as World)
800 meters: World 8:16.22 Janet Evans, USA Aug. 20, 1989 Tokyo
  Olympic 8:20.20 Janet Evans, USA Sept. 24, 1988 Seoul
  American 8:16.22 Evans (same as World)
1500 meters: World 15:52.10 Janet Evans, USA Mar. 26, 1988 Orlando
  Olympic Not an event
  American 15:52.10 Evans (same as World)

Backstroke

Distance   Time   Date Set Location
100 meters: World 1:00.16 He Cihong, China Sept. 10, 1994 Rome
  Olympic 1:00.68 Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungary July 28, 1992 Barcelona
  American 1:00.82r Lea Loveless July 30, 1992 Barcelona
200 meters: World 2:06.62 Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungary Aug. 25, 1991 Athens
  Olympic 2:07.06 Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungary July 31, 1992 Barcelona
  American 2:08.60 Betsy Mitchell June 27, 1986 Orlando

Breaststroke

Distance   Time   Date Set Location
100 meters: World 1:07.02p Penny Heyns, South Africa July 21, 1996 Atlanta
  Olympic 1:07.02p Penny Heyns (same as World)
  American 1:08.09 Amanda Beard July 21, 1996 Atlanta
200 meters: World 2:24.76 Rebecca Brown, Australia Mar. 16, 1994 Queensland, AUS
  Olympic 2:26.65 Kyoko Iwasaki, Japan July 27, 1992 Barcelona
  American 2:25.35 Anita Nall Mar. 2, 1992 Indianapolis

Butterfly

Distance   Time   Date Set Location
100 meters: World 57.93 Mary T. Meagher, USA Aug. 16, 1981 Brown Deer, Wisc.
  Olympic 58.62 Qian Hong, China July 29, 1992 Barcelona
  American 57.93 Meagher (same as World)
200 meters: World 2:05.96 Mary T. Meagher, USA Aug. 13, 1981 Brown Deer, Wisc.
  Olympic 2:06.90 Mary T. Meagher, USA Aug. 4, 1984 Los Angeles
  American 2:05.96 Meagher (same as World)

Individual Medley

Distance   Time   Date Set Location
200 meters: World 2:11.65 Lin Li, China July 30, 1992 Barcelona
  Olympic 2:11.65 Li (same as World)
  American 2:11.91 Summer Sanders July 28, 1992 Barcelona
400 meters: World 4:36.10 Petra Schneider, E. Germany Aug. 1, 1982 Guayaquil, ECU
  Olympic 4:36.29 Petra Schneider, E. Germany July 26, 1980 Moscow
  American 4:37.58 Summer Sanders July 30, 1992 Barcelona

Relays

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

 

Men World, Olympic and American Records