World Swimming Records Set in 2002

World long course records set or equaled between Oct. 1, 2001 and Sept. 22, 2002; (*) indicates record is awaiting ratification.


Event Name RecordOld Mark Former Holder
400m freestyleIan Thorpe, AUS3:40.08*3:40.17Ian Thorpe, AUS (2001)
200m backstrokeAaron Peirsol, USA1:55.151:55.87Lenny Krayzelburg, USA (1999)
50m breaststrokeOleg Lisogor, UKR27.1827.39Ed Moses, USA (2001)
400m IMMichael Phelps, USA4:11.09*4:11.76Tom Dolan, USA (2000)
USA—Peirsol, Hansen, Phelps, Lezak3:33.483:33.73USA—Krayzelburg, Moses, Crocker, Hall Jr. (2000)


 Name Record Old Mark Former Holder
200m freestyleFranziska van Almsick, GER 1:56.641:56.78Franziska van Almsick, GER (1994)
100m backstrokeNatalie Coughlin, USA59.58*1:00.16He Cihong, CHN (1994)
50m breaststrokeZoe Baker, GBR30.57*30.83Penny Heyns, RSA (1999)
50m butterflyAnna-Karin Kammerling, SWE25.5725.64Inge de Bruijn, NED (2000)
200m butterflyOtylia Jedrejczak, POL2:05.782:05.81Susan O'Neill, AUS (2000)
Germany—Meissner, Dallmann, Volker, van Almsick3:36.003:36.61USA—Van Dyken, Torres, Shealy, Thompson (2000)

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