1998-99 Women's World, Olympic and American Records Swimming


DistanceTimeDate SetLocation
50 meters:World24.51Le Jingyi, ChinaSept. 11, 1994Rome
Olympic24.79Yang Wenyi, ChinaJuly 31, 1992Barcelona
American24.87Amy Van DykenJuly 26, 1996Atlanta
100 meters:World54.01Le Jingyi, ChinaSept. 5, 1994Rome
Olympic54.50Le Jingyi, ChinaJuly 20, 1996Atlanta
American54.48pJenny ThompsonMar. 1, 1992Indianapolis
200 meters:World1:56.78Franziska Van Almsick, Ger.Sept. 6, 1994Rome
Olympic1:57.65Heike Friedrich, E. GermanySept. 21, 1988Seoul
American1:57.90Nicole HaislettJuly 27, 1992Barcelona
400 meters:World4:03.85Janet Evans, USASept. 22, 1988Seoul
Olympic4:03.85Evans (same as World)??
American4:03.85Evans (same as World)??
800 meters:World8:16.22Janet Evans, USAAug. 20, 1989Tokyo
Olympic8:20.20Janet Evans, USASept. 24, 1988Seoul
American8:16.22Evans (same as World)??
1500 meters:World15:52.10Janet Evans, USAMar. 26, 1988Orlando
OlympicNot an event??
American15:52.10Evans (same as World)??


DistanceTimeDate SetLocation
50 meters:World28.78Sandra Volker, GermanyJune 12, 1999Monte Carlo
OlympicNot an event??
American29.01Natalie CoughlinAug. 6, 1998Concord, Calif.
100 meters:World1:00.16rHe Cihong, ChinaSept. 10, 1994Rome
Olympic1:00.68Krisztina Egerszegi, HungaryJuly 28, 1992Barcelona
American1:00.77pLea MaurerJan. 14, 1998Perth, AUS
200 meters:World2:06.62Krisztina Egerszegi, HungaryAug. 25, 1991Athens
Olympic2:07.06Krisztina Egerszegi, HungaryJuly 31, 1992Barcelona
American2:08.60Betsy MitchellJune 27, 1986Orlando


DistanceTimeDate SetLocation
50 meters:World30.83Penny Heyns, South AfricaAug. 28, 1999Sydney
OlympicNot an event??
American31.98Megan QuannJune 20, 1999Federal Way, Wash.
100 meters:World1:06.52Penny Heyns, South AfricaAug. 23, 1999Sydney
Olympic1:07.02Penny Heyns, South AfricaJuly 21, 1996Atlanta
American1:08.09Amanda BeardJuly 21, 1996Atlanta
200 meters:World2:23.64Penny Heyns, South AfricaAug. 27, 1999Sydney
Olympic2:25.41Penny Heyns, South AfricaJuly 23, 1996Atlanta
American2:25.35Anita NallMar. 2, 1992Indianapolis


DistanceTimeDate SetLocation
50 meters:World26.39Anna-Karin Kammerling, Swe.July 1, 1999Halmsted, SWE
OlympicNot an event??
American26.55Amy Van DykenMay 17, 1996Phoenix
100 meters:World57.88Jenny Thompson, USAAug. 23, 1999Sydney
Olympic58.62Qian Hong, ChinaJuly 29, 1992Barcelona
American57.88Thompson (same as World)??
200 meters:World2:05.96Mary T. Meagher, USAAug. 13, 1981Brown Deer, Wisc.
Olympic2:06.90Mary T. Meagher, USAAug. 4, 1984Los Angeles
American2:05.96Meagher (same as World)??

Individual Medley

DistanceTimeDate SetLocation
200 meters:World2:09.72Wu Yanyan, ChinaOct. 17, 1997Shanghai
Olympic2:11.65Lin LiJuly 30, 1992Barcelona
American2:11.91Summer SandersJuly 28, 1992Barcelona
400 meters:World4:34.79Yan Chen, ChinaOct. 13, 1997Shanghai
Olympic4:36.29Petra Schneider, E. GermanyJuly 26, 1980Moscow
American4:37.58Summer SandersJuly 30, 1992Barcelona


DistanceTimeDate SetLocation
4x100m free:World3:37.91China (Jingyi, S.Ying, L. Ying, Lu)Sept. 7, 1994Rome
Olympic3:39.29USA (Martino, Van Dyken, Fox, Thompson)July 22, 1996Atlanta
American3:39.29USA (same as Olympic)??
4x200m free:World7:55.47E. Germany (Stellmach, Strauss, Mohring, Friedrich)Aug. 18, 1987Strasbourg, FRA
Olympic7:59.87USA (Jackson, Teuscher, Taormina, Thompson)July 25, 1996Atlanta
American7:57.61USA (Benko, Stonebraker, Thompson, Teuscher)Aug. 26, 1999Sydney
4x100m medley:World4:01.67China (Cihong, Guohong, Limin, Jingyi)Sept. 10, 1994Rome
Olympic4:02.54USA (Loveless, Nall, Ahmann-Leighton, Thompson)July 30, 1992Barcelona
American4:01.93USA (Maurer, Kowal, Thompson, Van Dyken)Jan. 16, 1998Perth, AUS

MenWorld, Olympic and American Records

1999 International Swimming Records
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