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Swimming - Progression of long course world records (50 m)

At the founding congress in 1908, FINA agreed as one of ist task the recognition of world records.
The prerequisites for recognition as a world record have been improved and refined over the years. It started with the establishment of the accepted distances and the definition of swimming styles breaststroke, backstroke (set in 1909) and freestyle. In the beginning, world records could be set in each pool with a length of 25 yards or more. Split times could also be taken at any point, not just at the pool edge.
The next most important specifications were:
From 1923 onwards, world records were only accepted if they were achieved in waters without tides or currents.
Since 1933, pacemakers, unaccompanied record-breaking attemptes and coaching during the race are prohibited. In addition, a pool length of 50 yards or more was prescribed for records from 800 m onwards.
01.01.1953: Separation of the breaststroke into orthodox breaststroke and dolphin or later butterfly.
01.05.1957: In breaststroke and butterfly underwater swimming was prohibited except for one arm and leg pull at start and at turns. In backstroke only the usual start in the water was allowed.
01.05.1957: FINA recognizes records only if they were achieved in a 50 m or 55 yd pool. Also, intermediate times can only be taken at the pool edge. A time swum in the somewhat longer yard distance could be recognized as a record for the corresponding meter distance (e.g. result achieved in 440 yd, but with this time world record for 400 m).
01.05.1969: FINA does not longer accept records of non-metric distances. Furthermore it is now allowed to equalize world records.
21.08.1972: The congress declared the time measurement in 1/100 s as mandatory beginning from 01.01.1972. However, world records could be continously recognized in 1/10 s if the time measurement was only carried out in this way (here marked with an *).
Since 29.07.1976 the electronic timing in 1/100 s is mandatory.
Since 1992, doping tests are mandatory for the recognition of world records.
14.03.2009: The following rules were adopted to contain the material battle with high-tech suits (in force from January 1st, 2010): The swimsuits may no longer be made to measure and may not cover neck, shoulders, arms and legs (up to the knee). For men the swimsuits must end below the navel. The opaque and water-permeable material must not be thicker than 1 mm and its buoyancy must not exceed 1 N per 100 g. Only one suit may be worn. Other supporting equipment is also not permitted.
21.07.2017: The congress set the maximum permitted salinity of the water for a record recognition at <3 g/l.

not longer accepeted events

100 yd. (91,44 m) freestyle men

55,4 s DANIELS Charles M. USA 07.09.1907 Manchester
54,8 s DANIELS Charles M. USA 07.04.1910 Chicago
54,6 s KAHANAMOKU Duke Paoa USA 05.07.1913 San Francisco
53,8 s KAHANAMOKU Duke Paoa USA 02.01.1915 Sydney
53,2 s KAHANAMOKU Duke Paoa USA 11.06.1915 Honolulu
53,0 s KAHANAMOKU Duke Paoa USA 05.09.1917 Honolulu
52,6 s WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 27.05.1922 Honolulu
52,4 s WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 17.02.1924 Miami Beach
52,2 s WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 24.04.1925 San Francisco
52,0 s WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 01.08.1925 Seattle
51,0 s WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 05.04.1927 Ann Arbor
50,6 s FORD Alan USA 13.02.1943 New Haven
49,7 s FORD Alan USA 18.03.1944 New Haven
49,3 s CLEVELAND Richard USA 26.01.1952 Columbus
49,2 s CLEVELAND Richard USA 23.02.1952 Columbus
49,0 s AUBREY Rex AUS 10.03.1956 New Haven
48,9 s MOORE Robin USA 19.05.1956 Stanford
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 110 yd. ---

110 yd. (100,58 m) freestyle men

(55,2 s DEVITT John Th. AUS 19.01.1957 Sydney)
55,1 s DEVITT John Th. AUS 07.02.1959 Sydney
54,4 s McGREGOR Robert B. GBR 13.07.1963 Blackpool
54,1 s McGREGOR Robert B. GBR 31.08.1963 Blackpool
54,0 s McGREGOR Robert B. GBR 13.09.1963 Blackpool
53,9 s McGREGOR Robert B. GBR 22.08.1964 London
53,7 s WIEGAND Frank GDR 01.09.1965 Leipzig
53,6 s ZORN Zac USA 25.08.1966 Vancouver

At the end of 1966, the FINA caused confusion when it declared that it would only recognize the best record
improvement of a year, but not all other record performances during the year. However, in its official annual bulletin,
the FINA recognized all the record improvements of 1966 as official world records, following the usual practice.

53,6 s SCHOLLANDER Donald USA 25.08.1966 Vancouver
53,5 s McGREGOR Robert B. GBR 10.09.1966 Blackpool
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

150 yd. (137,16 m) freestyle men

1:32,4 min. DANIELS Charles M. USA 08.07.1908 Manchester
1:29,8 min. VOLLMER Herbert E. USA 10.01.1916 New York
1:29,6 min. CANN Tedford H. USA 17.04.1920 Cleveland
1:27,4 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 27.09.1921 Brighton Beach
1:26,4 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 23.01.1925 Illinois
1:25,4 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 07.12.1925 Pittsburgh
1:25,0 min. LAUFER Walter USA 03.02.1929 Chicago
--- since 04.06.1933 no longer ratified ---

220 yd. (201,17 m) freestyle men

2:28,6 min. LANE Frederick C. AUS 18.08.1903 Weston-super-Mare
2:26,8 min. HALMAY Zoltán HUN 28.06.1908 Budapest
2:25,4 min. DANIELS Charles M. USA 26.03.1909 Pittsburgh
2:21,6 min. ROSS Norman USA 24.11.1916 San Francisco
2:19,8 min. CANN Tedford H. USA 10.04.1920 Detroit
2:15,6 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 26.05.1922 Honolulu
2:15,2 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 09.12.1925 McKeesport
2:09,0 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 05.04.1927 Ann Arbor
2:07,9 min. MEDICA Jack USA 12.04.1935 Chicago
2:07,7 min. SMITH William USA 15.05.1941 Honolulu
2:07,1 min. SMITH William USA 12.02.1944 Columbus
2:07,0 min. MARSHALL John B. AUS 01.03.1950 New Haven
2:06,4 min. MARSHALL John B. AUS 31.03.1950 New Haven
2:05,5 min. MARSHALL John B. AUS 31.03.1950 New Haven
2:04,8 min. KONNO Ford H. USA 12.02.1954 Columbus
2:04,7 min. KONNO Ford H. USA 27.02.1954 Columbus
2:03,4 min. WARDROP Jack GBR 04.03.1955 Columbus
2:01,5 min. HANLEY Richard D. USA 08.03.1957 Minneapolis
--- since 01.05.1957 a pool length of 55 yd. is mandatory ---
(2:05,8 min. CHAPMAN Gary AUS 18.02.1956 Sydney)
2:04,8 min. KONRADS John AUS 18.01.1958 Sydney
2:03,2 min. KONRADS John AUS 05.03.1958 Sydney
2:02,2 min. KONRADS John AUS 16.01.1959 Sydney
2:01,9 min. KONRADS John AUS 22.01.1960 Sydney
2:01,6 min. KONRADS John AUS 20.02.1960 Sydney
2:01,1 min. WINDLE Robert G. AUS 19.01.1964 Sydney
1:59,9 min. WIEGAND Frank GDR 19.06.1965 Leipzig
1:59,7 min. KLEIN Hans-Joachim FRG 08.08.1965 London
1:59,2 min. WIEGAND Frank GDR 25.08.1965 Leipzig
1:57,3 min. WENDEN Michael AUS 05.08.1966 Kingston
1:57,0 min. SCHOLLANDER Donald A. USA 27.08.1966 Vancouver
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

300 yd. (274,32 m) freestyle men

3:31,4 min. BATTERSBY Thomas S. GBR 23.09.1909 Southport
3:30,0 min. BEAUREPAIRE Frank E. AUS 09.08.1910 Exeter
3:26,4 min. HATFIELD Jack GBR 16.09.1913 Middlesbrough
3:25,0 min. ROSS Norman USA 17.01.1920 Brisbane
3:24,8 min. ROSS Norman USA 07.09.1920 Exeter
3:16,6 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 25.03.1922 Philadelphia
3:16,4 min. BORG Arne SWE 11.09.1925 Stockholm
3:07,8 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 17.06.1927 Chicago
3:06,8 min. GILHULA James R. USA 03.08.1933 Detroit
3:04,4 min. MEDICA Jack USA 10.04.1935 Chicago
3:03,0 min. JANY Alexandre FRA 10.09.1948 Casablanca
--- since 01.01.1949 no longer ratified ---

300 m freestyle men

3:57,6 min. DANIELS Charles M. USA 04.03.1910 New York
3:50,2 min. BEAUREPAIRE Frank E. AUS 09.08.1910 Exeter
3:45,4 min. ROSS Norman USA 17.01.1920 Brisbane
3:45,2 min. ROSS Norman USA 27.09.1921 Brighton Beach
3:35,2 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 25.03.1922 Philadelphia
3:33,8 min. BORG Arne SWE 11.09.1925 Stockholm
3:33,5 min. BORG Arne SWE 11.10.1926 Stockholm
3:28,1 min. BORG Arne SWE 27.11.1927 Stockholm
(3:33,4 min. TARIS Jean FRA 16.04.1931 Paris)

This achievement was listed in the FINA world record lists for decades before Arne BORG's performance of
27.11.1927 was instead listed in the FINA handbook 1965-1968. This performance, in turn, was recognized as an
official European record in a timely manner, but was obviously forgotten in the world record list!

3:27,6 min. TARIS Jean FRA 11.07.1931 Reims
3:24,4 min. GILHULA James R. USA 03.08.1933 Detroit
3:21,6 min. MEDICA Jack USA 11.04.1935 Chicago
3:21,0 min. JANY Alexandre FRA 28.09.1947 Casablanca
--- since 01.01.1949 no longer ratified ---

440 yd. (402,34 m) freestyle men

5:26,4 min. BATTERSBY Thomas S. GBR 26.10.1908 Seacombe
5:23,0 min. BEAUREPAIRE Frank E. AUS 08.06.1910 Budapest
5:22,2 min. LANGER Ludy USA 05.07.1914 San Francisco
5:14,6 min. ROSS Norman USA 09.10.1919 Los Angeles
5:11,8 min. BORG Arne SWE 09.04.1922 Stockholm
5:07,8 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 22.06.1922 Honolulu
4:57,0 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 06.03.1923 New Haven
4:52,6 min. BORG Arne SWE 11.09.1925 Stockholm
4:52,0 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 25.08.1927 Honolulu
4:48,6 min. GILHULA James R. USA 21.09.1933 Detroit
4:40,8 min. MEDICA Jack USA 30.08.1934 Honolulu
4:38,5 min. SMITH William USA 13.05.1941 Honolulu
4:36,4 min. MARSHALL John B. AUS 11.02.1950 New Haven
4:35,6 min. MARSHALL John B. AUS 04.03.1950 Princeton
4:34,8 min. MARSHALL John B. AUS 11.03.1950 New Haven
4:31,2 min. MARSHALL John B. AUS 01.04.1950 New Haven
4:31,0 min. MARSHALL John B. AUS 17.03.1951 Cambridge
4:28,1 min. MARSHALL John B. AUS 24.03.1951 New Haven
4:27,1 min. ROSE Murray AUS 12.01.1957 Sydney (55 yd)
--- since 01.05.1957 a pool length of 55 yd. is mandatory ---
4:25,9 min. KONRADS John AUS 15.01.1958 Sydney
4:21,8 min. KONRADS John AUS 18.02.1958 Melbourne
4:19,0 min. KONRADS John AUS 07.02.1959 Sydney
4:15,9 min. KONRADS John AUS 23.02.1960 Sydney
4:15,0 min. WINDLE Robert G. AUS 09.08.1966 Kingston
4:12,2 min. CHARLTON Gregory USA 26.08.1966 Vancouver
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

500 yd. (457,20 m) freestyle men

6:07,2 min. KIERAN Bernard B. AUS 28.08.1905 Leeds
6:02,8 min. HATFIELD Jack GBR 30.09.1913 Middlesbrough
5:58,8 min. ROSS Norman USA 09.10.1919 Los Angeles
5:47,6 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 22.06.1922 Honolulu
5:38,1 min. BORG Arne SWE 11.09.1925 Stockholm
5:31,4 min. BORG Arne SWE 30.01.1926 Detroit
5:26,6 min. MEDICA Jack USA 01.06.1933 Seattle
5:16,3 min. MEDICA Jack USA 06.04.1935 New York
5:12,0 min. MARSHALL John B. AUS 30.06.1950 New Haven
--- since 01.01.1953 no longer ratified ---

500 m freestyle men

7:06,4 min. SCHEFF Otto AUT 28.10.1906 Wien
7:03,4 min. DANIELS Charles M. USA 23.02.1907 New York
7:02,2 min. BEAUREPAIRE Frank E. AUS 07.10.1910 London
6:56,8 min. HATFIELD Jack GBR 06.08.1912 Weston-super-Mare
6:55,8 min. ROSS Norman USA 26.02.1920 Sydney
6:55,4 min. LANGER Ludy USA 29.01.1921 Adelaide
6:44,4 min. ROSS Norman USA 15.03.1921 Great Lakes
6:32,9 min. BORG Arne SWE 09.04.1922 Stockholm
6:24,2 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 30.09.1922 Milwaukee
6:19,7 min. BORG Arne SWE 07.12.1924 Stockholm
6:08,4 min. BORG Arne SWE 09.09.1925 Stockholm
6:01,2 min. TARIS Jean FRA 23.04.1932 Reims
5:57,8 min. MEDICA Jack USA 01.06.1933 Seattle
5:56,5 min. FLANAGAN Ralph USA 03.04.1938 Miami
5:54,3 min. MARSHALL John B. AUS 10.06.1950 Detroit
5:43,7 min. MARSHALL John B. AUS 17.02.1951 New Haven
--- since 01.01.1953 no longer ratified ---

880 yd. (804,67 m) freestyle men

11:25,4 min. TAYLOR Henry GBR 21.07.1906 Runcorn
11:24,2 min. ROSS Norman USA 10.01.1920 Sydney
11:05,2 min. CHARLTON Andrew AUS 13.01.1923 Sydney
10:51,8 min. CHARLTON Andrew AUS 19.01.1924 Sydney
10:43,6 min. BORG Arne SWE 11.04.1924 Honolulu
10:37,4 min. BORG Arne SWE 25.08.1925 Harnäs
10:32,0 min. CHARLTON Andrew AUS 08.01.1927 Sydney
10:22,2 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 27.07.1927 Honolulu
10:20,4 min. CRABBE Clarence USA 07.07.1930 Long Beach
10:15,4 min. MEDICA Jack USA 16.07.1933 Chicago
10:07,6 min. FLANAGAN Ralph USA 07.07.1935 Detroit
9:54,6 min. SMITH William USA 10.08.1942 New London
9:43,9 min. MARSHALL John B. AUS 07.07.1950 New Haven
9:37,5 min. MARSHALL John B. AUS 23.07.1950 Seattle
9:34,3 min. ROSE Murray AUS 18.01.1956 Sydney
9:19,2 min. BREEN George USA 27.10.1956 New Haven (55 yd)
--- since 01.05.1957 a pool length of 55 yd. is mandatory ---
9:17,7 min. KONRADS John AUS 11.01.1958 Sydney
9:14,5 min. KONRADS John AUS 22.02.1958 Melbourne
8:59,6 min. KONRADS John AUS 10.01.1959 Sydney
8:55,5 min. ROSE Murray AUS 05.09.1964 Vancouver
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

1.000 yd. (914,40 m) freestyle men

13:34,8 min. BILLINGTON David GBR 22.07.1905 Liverpool
13:15,7 min. BORG Arne SWE 20.08.1922 Göteborg
12:47,8 min. BORG Arne SWE 29.08.1923 Göteborg
12:16,8 min. BORG Arne SWE 03.09.1924 Göteborg
11:55,4 min. BORG Arne SWE 21.02.1929 Sydney
11:37,4 min. MEDICA Jack USA 29.07.1933 Portland
--- since 01.01.1949 no longer ratified ---

1.000 m freestyle men

15:50,8 min. SCHEFF Otto AUT 01.08.1908 Wien
14:37,0 min. HODGSON George R. CAN 10.07.1912 Stockholm
14:31,0 min. BEAUREPAIRE Frank E. AUS 14.02.1920 Adelaide
14:28,0 min. BEAUREPAIRE Frank E. AUS 26.05.1921 Honolulu
14:18,8 min. BORG Arne SWE 18.08.1921 Kristiania
14:00,3 min. BORG Arne SWE 29.08.1923 Göteborg
13:19,6 min. CHARLTON Andrew AUS 15.07.1924 Paris
13:04,2 min. BORG Arne SWE 15.08.1925 Oslo
13:02,0 min. BORG Arne SWE 18.08.1928 Budapest
12:57,6 min. TARIS Jean FRA 25.05.1932 Paris
12:54,7 min. MAKINO Shozo JPN 13.08.1932 Los Angeles
12:51,6 min. MAKINO Shozo JPN 12.08.1933 Tokyo
12:42,6 min. KITAMURA Kusuo JPN 13.08.1933 Tokyo
12:41,8 min. NEGAMI Hiroshi JPN 12.08.1934 Tokyo
12:33,8 min. AMANO Tomikazu JPN 10.08.1938 Tokyo
--- since 01.01.1949 no longer ratified ---

1.760 yd. (= 1 Mile = 1.609,34 m) freestyle men

25:24,4 min. SCHEFF Otto AUT 01.08.1908 Wien
24:01,4 min. BATTERSBY Thomas S. GBR 07.08.1909 Southport
23:34,5 min. HODGSON George R. CAN 10.07.1912 Stockholm
23:30,8 min. BEAUREPAIRE Frank E. AUS 26.05.1921 Honolulu
22:34,0 min. BORG Arne SWE 30.01.1924 Sydney
21:41,3 min. BORG Arne SWE 12.08.1925 Göteborg
21:06,8 min. BORG Arne SWE 21.01.1929 Sydney
20:57,8 min. MEDICA Jack USA 06.07.1934 Chicago
20:29,0 min. NAKAMA Keo USA 08.08.1942 New London
19:49,4 min. MARSHALL John B. AUS 07.07.1950 New Haven
19:40,4 min. BREEN George USA 05.04.1956 New Haven
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 1.650 yd. ---

1.650 yd. (1.508,76 m) freestyle men

17:59,2 min. Limit 01.05.1957
17:28,7 min. KONRADS John AUS 22.02.1958 Melbourne
17:11,0 min. KONRADS John AUS 27.02.1960 Sydney
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

4x100 yd. (4x91,44 m) freestyle relay men (since 01.08.1936 accepted)

3:31,4 min. Michigan University USA 09.04.1937 New Haven
TOMSKI Waldemar - HAYNIE Tom - KIRAR Ed - MOWERSON Robert
3:31,3 min. New York Athletic Club USA 31.03.1938 Columbus
McDERMOTT Thomas - REILLY James - FICK Peter - SPENCE Walter
3:30,7 min. Yale University USA 03.02.1940 New Haven
KELLY Richard - POPE Edward - DUNCAN Russ P. - JOHNSON Howard
3:27,7 min. Yale University USA 13.03.1941 New Haven
BENNETT Robert - KELLY Richard - POPE Edward - JOHNSON Howard
3:26,6 min. Yale University USA 11.02.1942 New Haven
JOHNSON Howard - LILLEY Jr. Frank W. - KELLY Richard - POPE Edward
3:26,2 min. Yale University USA 13.02.1943 New Haven
FORD Alan - BARIBAULT Richard B. - MacFADDEN Brewster - LYON Richard
3:24,5 min. Great Lakes Naval Training Station USA 13.02.1944 Columbus
KERSCHNER Jerry - RIS Walter - BURTON Dobson - SMITH William
3:23,8 min. New Haven SC USA 02.07.1948 New Haven
FORD Alan - HUEBER Edward - DOOLEY Frank - JOHNSON Howard
3:21,6 min. Yale University USA 17.02.1951 New Haven
THOMAN Richard - SHEFF Donald - FARNSWORTH Bill - REID Ray
3:21,3 min. Yale University USA 12.02.1955 New Haven
DONOVAN Kerry - GIDEONSE Hendrik - ARMSTRONG David - NILES John
3:18,3 min. Yale University USA 23.02.1957 New Haven
ROBINSON Joseph - ARMSTRONG David - ANDERSON Roger - JECKO P. Timothy
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 4x110 yd. ---

4x110 yd. (4x100,58 m) freestyle relay men

3:48,8 min. Limit 01.05.1957
3:47,3 min. AUS 09.02.1958 Sydney
DEVITT John Th. - CHAPMAN Gary - SHIPTON Geoffrey - KONRADS John
3:46,8 min. New South Wales AUS 06.02.1960 Sydney
KONRADS John - WEBSTER Warwick - SHIPTON Geoffrey - DEVITT John Th.
3:45,7 min. AUS 02.08.1960 Townsville
SHIPTON Geoffrey - DEVITT John Th. - HENRICKS Jon - DICKSON David
3:45,1 min. AUS 27.10.1962 Melbourne
ROSE Murray - DOAK Peter - DICKSON David - PHELPS Peter
3:43,9 min. AUS 28.11.1962 Perth
PHELPS Peter - DOAK Peter - ROSE Murray - DICKSON David
3:41,8 min. FRG 31.07.1965 London
KLEIN Hans-Joachim - FREITAG Werner - VON SCHILLING Olaf - KIRSCHKE Holger
3:41,7 min. USA 20.08.1965 Cardiff
HOAG Robert - CHARLTON Gregory - GIRDLER Rick - EDWARDS James
3:38,1 min. GDR 31.08.1965 Leipzig
GREGOR Horst-Günter - SOMMER Peter - POSER Udo - WIEGAND Frank
3:35,6 min. AUS 11.08.1966 Kingston
WENDEN Michael - DICKSON David - RYAN John - WINDLE Robert G.
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

4x200 yd. (4x182,88 m) freestyle relay men (since 30.07.1932 accepted)

8:38,8 min. Yale University USA 13.03.1934 New Haven
HOYT Norris D. - CORROON Richard F. - WILSON Richard „Dick‟ - LIVINGSTON David
8:32,4 min. Yale University USA 25.02.1935 New Haven
WILSON Richard „Dick‟ - LIVINGSTON David - HOYT Norris D. - COOKE Richard A.
8:24,3 min. Yale University USA 09.06.1936 New Haven
BRUECKEL Lee P. - COOKE Richard A. - HOYT Norris D. - MACIONIS John
7:55,1 min. Yale University USA 12.02.1949 New Haven
GIRDES Paul - BLUM John - REID Ray - MOORE Jr. John W.
7:48,9 min. Yale University USA 11.02.1950 New Haven
FARNSWORTH Bill - MUNSON Larry - BLUM John - REID Ray
7:40,6 min. Yale University USA 24.03.1951 New Haven
MOORE Wayne R. - McLANE Jimmy - SHEFF Donald - FARNSWORTH Bill
7:40,5 min. Yale University USA 16.02.1952 New Haven
MOORE Wayne R. - McLANE Jimmy - SHEFF Donald - CHAMBERLAIN Frank
7:39,9 min. Yale University USA 14.02.1953 New Haven
MOORE Wayne R. - McLANE Jimmy - SMITH Martin P. - SHEFF Donald
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 4x220 yd. ---

4x220 yd. (4x201,17 m) freestyle relay men

8:26,4 min. Limit 01.05.1957
8:24,5 min. AUS 05.03.1958 Sydney
KONRADS John - HAMILTON Graham - DEVITT John Th. - CHAPMAN Gary
8:16,6 min. AUS 06.08.1960 Townsville
HENRICKS Jon - DICKSON David - KONRADS John - ROSE Murray
8:13,4 min. AUS 23.11.1962 Perth
ROSE Murray - WOOD Allan - STRAHAN Anthony - WINDLE Robert G.
8:11,2 min. FRG 24.07.1965 London
KLEIN Hans-Joachim - KREMER Wolfgang - VON SCHILLING Olaf - KIRSCHKE Holger
8:08,4 min. FRG 01.08.1965 London
KLEIN Hans-Joachim - VON SCHILLING Olaf - KREMER Wolfgang - KIRSCHKE Holger
8:07,3 min. GDR 08.09.1965 Leipzig
MÜLLER Alfred - POSER Udo - GREGOR Horst-Günter - WIEGAND Frank
7:59,5 min. AUS 05.08.1966 Kingston
WENDEN Michael - REYNOLDS Peter - DICKSON David - WINDLE Robert G.
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

100 yd. (91,44 m) backstroke men (since 01.08.1936 accepted)

59,4 s VANDE WEGHE Albert USA 18.02.1939 New Brunswick
58,8 s KIEFER Adolph USA 01.04.1939 Columbus
57,8 s KIEFER Adolph USA 15.05.1941 Cincinnati
57,0 s HOLIDAY Harry USA 10.02.1943 Ann Arbor
56,8 s KIEFER Adolph USA 26.02.1944 Annapolis
56,5 s TAYLOR Jack USA 10.02.1951 Columbus
56,4 s THOMAN Richard USA 28.02.1953 New Haven
56,1 s OYAKAWA Yoshinobu USA 01.04.1953 Columbus
55,7 s OYAKAWA Yoshinobu USA 27.02.1954 Columbus
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 110 yd. ---

110 yd. (100,58 m) backstroke men

1:02,6 min. Limit 01.05.1957
1:01,5 min. MONCKTON John AUS 15.02.1958 Melbourne
1:00,1 min. MATTHES Roland GDR 20.09.1967 Leipzig
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

150 yd. (137,16 m) backstroke men

1:57,6 min. URWIN F. Alfred GBR 27.09.1909 Sheffield
1:55,2 min. URWIN F. Alfred GBR 22.10.1910 Sheffield
1:53,8 min. WECKESSER Maurice BEL 28.11.1910 Schaerbeek
1:48,8 min. McGILLIVRAY Perry USA 30.03.1918 Detroit
1:45,4 min. WEISSMULLER Johnny USA 20.04.1922 Milwaukee
1:44,8 min. KEALOHA Warren Paoa USA 21.12.1923 Honolulu
1:42,0 min. FISSLER George USA 02.03.1927 New Haven
1:38,4 min. KOJAC George H. USA 30.03.1929 St. Louis
1:38,0 min. KOJAC George H. USA 29.03.1930 Cambridge
1:37,4 min. KOJAC George H. USA 31.03.1932 New Haven
1:36,9 min. VANDE WEGHE Albert USA 05.04.1934 Columbus
1:35,6 min. KIEFER Adolph USA 08.02.1935 Chicago
1:33,9 min. KIEFER Adolph USA 22.11.1935 Aarhus
1:32,7 min. KIEFER Adolph USA 02.04.1936 Chicago
1:30,4 min. KIEFER Adolph USA 24.05.1941 Honolulu
1:29,9 min. STACK Allen M. USA 05.05.1949 New Haven
--- since 01.01.1953 no longer ratified ---

220 yd. (201,17 m) backstroke men

2:20,0 min. Limit 01.01.1953
--- since 01.05.1957 a pool length of 55 yd. is mandatory ---
2:21,0 min. Limit 01.05.1957
2:18,8 min. MONCKTON John AUS 15.01.1958 Sydney
2:18,4 min. MONCKTON John AUS 18.02.1958 Melbourne
2:17,8 min. FUKUSHIMA Shigeo JPN 16.01.1962 Blenheim
2:16,1 min. FUKUSHIMA Shigeo JPN 22.01.1962 Auckland
2:13,8 min. STOCK Tom USA 12.07.1962 Louisville
2:13,5 min. REYNOLDS Peter AUS 12.03.1965 Dunedin
2:12,0 min. REYNOLDS Peter AUS 09.08.1966 Kingston
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

400 m backstroke men

6:46,0 min. MEYBOOM Herman BEL 09.11.1910 Schaerbeek
6:38,8 min. WENDELIN Stefan HUN 05.08.1911 Budapest
6:38,4 min. WEBSTER George H. GBR 21.12.1911 Batley
6:28,6 min. SELMECZY Janos AUT 05.06.1912 Wien
6:25,6 min. WEBSTER George H. GBR 26.10.1912 Manchester
6:18,6 min. WEBSTER George H. GBR 05.07.1913 Brighouse
6:06,0 min. PENTZ Hermann GER 11.10.1913 Magdeburg
5:59,2 min. BLITZ Gérard BEL 16.09.1921 Exeter
5:52,2 min. KOJAC George H. USA 30.07.1927 Massapequa
5:43,3 min. KOJAC George H. USA 25.08.1928 Wien
5:42,0 min. IRIYE Toshio JPN 30.09.1928 Wakayama
5:41,8 min. BESFORD John GBR 27.03.1933 Birkenhead
5:37,6 min. KAWATSU Kentaro JPN 30.09.1933 Tokyo
5:30,4 min. KIYOKAWA Masaji JPN 30.09.1933 Tokyo
5:17,8 min. KIEFER Adolph USA 10.04.1935 Chicago
5:16,4 min. KOJAC George H. USA 24.04.1936 New York
5:13,4 min. KIEFER Adolph USA 10.09.1936 København
5:10,9 min. KIEFER Adolph USA 15.03.1941 Cincinnati
5:09,6 min. HOLIDAY Harry USA 01.03.1947 Ann Arbor
5:03,9 min. STACK Allen M. USA 14.02.1948 New Haven
--- since 01.01.1949 no longer ratified ---

100 yd. (91,44 m) breaststroke men (since 01.08.1936 accepted)

1:02,1 min. SKINNER James W. USA 14.01.1939 New Haven
1:00,6 min. HOUGH Richard USA 15.04.1939 New Haven
1:00,5 min. DeFORREST Don USA 19.04.1947 York
1:00,1 min. CARTER Keith E. USA 09.05.1947 Lafayette
59,4 s CARTER Keith E. USA 12.12.1947 Lafayette
58,5 s CARTER Keith E. USA 25.05.1949 Lafayette
--- on 01.01.1953 separation of the butterfly from the (orthodox) breaststroke ---
1:05,0 min. Limit 01.01.1953
1:04,3 min. BROCK Lennart SWE 29.05.1953 Lund
1:01,4 min. FURUKAWA Masaru JPN 01.10.1955 Tokyo
1:00,4 min. HUGHES Robert USA 25.05.1956 Pasadena
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 110 yd. ---

110 yd. (100,58 m) breaststroke men

1:13,6 min. Limit 01.05.1957
1:13,5 min. GATHERCOLE Terence AUS 07.06.1958 Townsville
1:13,0 min. GATHERCOLE Terence AUS 23.06.1958 Townsville
1:12,4 min. GATHERCOLE Terence AUS 28.06.1958 Townsville
1:09,6 min. JASTREMSKI Chester A. USA 23.08.1961 Fresno
1:08,5 min. O'BRIEN Ian AUS 16.02.1964 Drummoyne
1:08,4 min. HENNINGER Egon GDR 05.08.1966 Leipzig
1:08,2 min. O'BRIEN Ian AUS 12.08.1966 Kingston
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

200 yd. (182,88 m) breaststroke men

2:41,8 min. BARONYI András HUN 23.08.1908 Budapest
2:41,4 min. ROBINSON William W. GBR 11.11.1908 Seacombe
2:39,6 min. TOLDI Edmund also Ödön (Edmund in Hungarian) HUN 20.08.1911 Budapest
2:35,6 min. RADEMACHER Erich GER 23.08.1924 Budapest
2:31,8 min. SPENCE Walter USA 19.03.1927 Brooklyn
2:25,6 min. CARTONNET Jacquet FRA 14.12.1932 Paris
2:25,2 min. CARTONNET Jacquet FRA 04.05.1935 Paris
2:22,5 min. KASLEY Jack USA 28.03.1936 New Haven
2:22,0 min. HOUGH Richard USA 25.03.1939 Ann Arbor
2:21,0 min. VERDEUR Joseph USA 24.02.1945 Annapolis
2:19,5 min. VERDEUR Joseph USA 05.04.1946 Bainbridge
2:17,9 min. VERDEUR Joseph USA 05.03.1947 New Haven
2:16,4 min. VERDEUR Joseph USA 22.03.1947 New Haven
2:16,0 min. VERDEUR Joseph USA 03.02.1948 Philadelphia
2:14,7 min. VERDEUR Joseph USA 27.03.1948 Ann Arbor
2:13,1 min. BRAWNER Robert L. USA 11.03.1950 Princeton
2:12,9 min. DAVIES John AUS 28.03.1952 Princeton
--- on 01.01.1953 replaced by 220 yd. ---

220 yd. (201,17 m) breaststroke men

2:39,0 min. Limit 01.01.1953
2:38,8 min. GLEIE Knud DEN 24.02.1953 Odense
2:38,0 min. GOWBOY Jr. Robert USA 01.04.1955 New Haven
2:36,2 min. YOSHIMURA Masahiro JPN 01.10.1955 Tokyo
2:31,9 min. FURUKAWA Masaru JPN 01.10.1955 Tokyo
--- since 01.05.1957 a pool length of 55 yd. is mandatory ---
2:41,0 min. Limit 01.05.1957
2:40,5 min. GATHERCOLE Terence AUS 13.06.1958 Townsville
2:36,5 min. GATHERCOLE Terence AUS 28.06.1958 Townsville
2:34,1 min. JASTREMSKI Chester A. USA 22.08.1961 Fresno
2:33,4 min. SHIGEMATSU Morito JPN 10.03.1962 Durban
2:31,4 min. PROKOPENKO Georgiy URS 10.04.1964 Blackpool
2:30,6 min. HENNINGER Egon GDR 01.09.1965 Leipzig
2:28,0 min. O'BRIEN Ian AUS 06.08.1966 Kingston
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

400 m breaststroke men

6:53,4 min. ZACHARIAS Georg GER 11.08.1907 Hermsdorf
6:39,8 min. DEMJÁN Oszkár HUN 06.03.1910 Budapest
6:30,0 min. COURBET Félicien BEL 28.11.1910 Schaerbeek
6:28,7 min. HENNING Thor SWE 30.11.1911 Stockholm
6:14,4 min. COURTMAN Percy GBR 11.12.1912 Manchester
6:12,8 min. RADEMACHER Erich GER 20.09.1921 Wien
6:05,0 min. RADEMACHER Erich GER 04.04.1925 Leipzig
6:01,0 min. VAN PARYS Louis BEL 25.10.1925 Bruxelles
5:50,2 min. RADEMACHER Erich GER 09.03.1926 New Haven
5:45,0 min. JENSEN Finn DEN 07.03.1936 Duisburg
5:44,8 min. HIGGINS John USA 20.02.1937 Columbus
5:43,8 min. HEINA Arthur GER 10.02.1938 København
5:40,2 min. BONTE Bob NED 19.10.1948 Amsterdam
--- since 01.01.1949 no longer ratified ---

500 m breaststroke men

8:30,6 min. ZACHARIAS Georg GER 05.08.1904 Berlin
8:27,2 min. DEMJÁN Oszkár HUN 27.11.1910 Wien
8:12,0 min. COURBET Félicien BEL 28.11.1910 Schaerbeek
7:51,0 min. COURTMAN Percy GBR 11.12.1912 Manchester
7:40,8 min. RADEMACHER Erich GER 04.04.1925 Leipzig
7:37,8 min. VAN PARYS Louis BEL 11.12.1930 Gent
7:36,8 min. REINGOLDT Toivo „Ivo‟ FIN 26.04.1931 Helsinki
7:33,1 min. SCHWARZ Paul GER 22.01.1933 Braunschweig
7:30,7 min. JENSEN Finn DEN 07.04.1935 Aarhus
7:23,8 min. KAYE Raymond USA 15.11.1935 Toledo
7:18,8 min. HIGGINS John USA 20.02.1937 Columbus
7:13,0 min. HEINA Arthur GER 07.05.1939 Solingen-Ohligs
7:10,6 min. BONTE Bob NED 19.10.1948 Amsterdam
--- since 01.01.1949 no longer ratified ---

100 yd. (91,44 m) butterfly men

(58,5 s CARTER Keith E. USA 25.05.1949 Lafayette)

The last breaststroke world record before the separation into (orthodox) breaststoke and butterfly swimming was set
as a Limit on 01.01.1953 because it was achieved in the butterfly style.

57,3 s BAARCKE Leonide .A. „Buddy‟ USA 29.03.1954 Chapel Hill
54,7 s WIGGINS Albert USA 22.01.1955 Columbus
54,4 s WIGGINS Albert USA 21.01.1956 Columbus
54,3 s WIGGINS Albert USA 09.03.1957 Minneapolis
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 110 yd. ---

110 yd. (100,58 m) butterfly men

1:04,0 min. Limit 01.05.1957
1:03,8 min. WILKINSON Brian AUS 14.01.1958 Sydney
1:03,2 min. JECKO P. Timothy USA 14.08.1958 New London
1:03,0 min. HAYES Neville AUS 27.02.1960 Sydney
1:00,5 min. LARSON Lance M. USA 08.07.1960 Culver City
1:00,2 min. MEALIFFE Michael „Mike‟ USA 23.08.1961 Fresno
1:00,1 min. BERRY Kevin J. AUS 24.02.1962 Melbourne
59,8 s SCHULHOF Lary A. USA 12.07.1962 Louisville
59,4 s BERRY Kevin J. AUS 25.10.1962 Melbourne
59,0 s BERRY Kevin J. AUS 20.01.1963 Sydney
58,1 s SHERRY Daniel CAN 12.08.1965 Blackpool
56,3 s SPITZ Mark USA 30.09.1967 London
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

220 yd. (201,17 m) butterfly men

2:29,0 min. Limit 01.01.1953
2:26,1 min. DRAKE Phil USA 20.07.1955 Chapel Hill
2:21,6 min. ISHIMOTO Takashi JPN 01.10.1955 Tokyo
2:20,3 min. NAGASAWA Jiro JPN 14.03.1956 New Haven
2:20,1 min. NAGASAWA Jiro JPN 23.03.1956 New Haven
2:19,4 min. NAGASAWA Jiro JPN 06.04.1956 New Haven
2:18,7 min. YORZYK William A. USA 14.04.1956 Winchendon
--- since 01.05.1957 a pool length of 55 yd. is mandatory ---
2:20,0 min. Limit 01.05.1957
2:17,9 min. HAYES Neville AUS 23.02.1960 Sydney
2:17,5 min. HAYES Neville AUS 06.08.1960 Townsville
2:17,3 min. HAYES Neville AUS 14.01.1961 Sydney
2:14,9 min. HAYES Neville AUS 04.01.1962 Sydney
2:13,8 min. BERRY Kevin J. AUS 13.01.1962 Sydney
2:12,5 min. BERRY Kevin J. AUS 20.02.1962 Melbourne
2:09,7 min. BERRY Kevin J. AUS 23.10.1962 Melbourne
2:08,4 min. BERRY Kevin J. AUS 12.01.1963 Sydney
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

220 yd. (201,17 m) individual medley men

2:14,0 min. Limit 01.08.1966
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

400 yd. (365,76 m) individual medley men (since 01.01.1953 accepted)

4:52,8 min. JONES Burwell O. USA 25.08.1953 Pembroke
4:41,7 min. WARDROP Jack GBR 02.04.1954 New Haven
4:36,9 min. WARDROP Jack GBR 01.04.1955 New Haven
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 440 yd. ---

440 yd. (402,34 m) individual medley men

5:24,0 min. Limit 01.05.1957
5:08,8 min. BLACK Ian M. GBR 06.06.1959 Cardiff
5:06,2 min. STICKLES Edward „Ted‟ USA 14.08.1960 Fresno
4:57,1 min. STICKLES Edward „Ted‟ USA 24.08.1961 Fresno
4:51,0 min. STICKLES Edward „Ted‟ USA 12.07.1962 Louisville
4:50,8 min. REYNOLDS Peter AUS 08.08.1966 Kingston
4:46,8 min. HOLTHAUS Michael FRG 20.08.1968 London
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

3x100 yd. (3x91,44 m) medley relay men (since 01.01.1947 accepted)

2:57,6 min. Yale University USA 08.11.1946 New Haven
STACK Allen M. - GIRDES Paul - HUEBER Edward
2:50,5 min. Michigan University USA 15.02.1947 Ann Arbor
HOLIDAY Harry - SOHL Robert - WEINBERG Richard
2:49,1 min. Michigan University USA 21.02.1948 Ann Arbor
HOLIDAY Harry - SOHL Robert - WEINBERG Richard
2:47,1 min. Ohio State University USA 06.02.1952 Columbus
TAYLOR Jack - HOLAN Gerald R. - CLEVELAND Richard
--- on 01.01.1953 replaced by 4x100 yd. ---

4x100 yd. (91,44 m) medley relay men

3:57,1 min. Yale University USA 23.02.1953 New Haven
THOMAN Richard - O'CONNOR Dennis - SMITH Stanton - DONOVAN Kerry
3:55,1 min. Ohio State University USA 06.02.1954 Columbus
OYAKAWA Yoshinobu - LEDGER Ben - VAN HEYDE Robert - CLEVELAND Richard
3:52,0 min. URS 09.03.1954 Stockholm
SOLOVYEV Viktor - MINASHKIN Vladimir - SKRIPCHENKOV Pyotr - BALANDIN Lev
3:48,0 min. Ohio State University USA 22.01.1955 Columbus
OYAKAWA Yoshinobu - LEDGER Ben - HIGGINS John - CLEVELAND Richard
3:46,0 min. North-Carolina AC USA 07.04.1956 New Haven
SONNER Bill - FADGEN Richard - NELSON Jack - McINTYRE David
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 4x110 yd. ---

4x110 yd. (4x100,58 m) medley relay men

4:20,0 min. Limit 01.05.1957
4:19,4 min. AUS 15.02.1958 Melbourne
MONCKTON John - GATHERCOLE Terence - WILKINSON Brian - DEVITT John Th.
4:14,2 min. AUS 25.07.1958 Cardiff
MONCKTON John - GATHERCOLE Terence - WILKINSON Brian - DEVITT John Th.
4:12,8 min. JPN 10.01.1962 Melbourne
FUKUSHIMA Shigeo - SHIGEMATSU Morito - SATO Setsuko - YAMANAKA Tsuyoshi
4:11,9 min. JPN 20.01.1962 Auckland
FUKUSHIMA Shigeo - SHIGEMATSU Morito - SATO Setsuko - FUJIMOTO Tatsuo
4:09,3 min. Indianapolis A.C. USA 13.07.1962 Louisville
STOCK Tom - JASTREMSKI Chester A. - SCHULHOF Lary A. - SINTZ Peter
4:08,0 min. URS 10.04.1964 Blackpool
MAZANOV Viktor - PROKOPENKO Georgiy - KUZMIN Valentin - SEMCHENKOV Viktor
4:05,4 min. GDR 31.08.1965 Leipzig
KUNZE Roland - HENNINGER Egon - GREGOR Horst-Günter - WIEGAND Frank
4:03,2 min. AUS 12.08.1966 Kingston
REYNOLDS Peter - O'BRIEN Ian - DUNN Graham - WENDEN Michael

The winning relay at the Commonwealth Games in Jamaica were disqualified for changing too early.
But the achievment was accepted as world record.

--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

3x100 m medley relay men (since 01.01.1947 accepted)

3:20,7 min. Ohio State University USA 02.08.1946 San Diego
FETTERMAN Richard - COUNSILMAN James - HIROSE Halo
3:16,9 min. Dauphins du Toulouse FRA 08.08.1946 Toulouse
VALLEREY Georges - NAKACHE Alfred - JANY Alexandre
3:12,3 min. Dauphins du Toulouse FRA 16.09.1946 Marseille
VALLEREY Georges - NAKACHE Alfred - JANY Alexandre
3:11,1 min. URS 13.05.1951 Moskva
SOLOVYEV Viktor - MESHKOV Leonid - DRAPEY Anatoliy
3:09,6 min. FRA 25.03.1952 Troyes
BOZON Gilbert - LUSIEN Maurice - JANY Alexandre
3:07,0 min. New Haven Swim Club USA 11.04.1952 New Haven
THOMAN Richard - O'CONNOR Dennis - DONOVAN Kerry
--- on 01.01.1953 replaced by 4x100 m ---

100 yd. (91,44 m) freestyle women

1:13,6 min. FLETCHER Jennie GBR 13.10.1909 Manchester
1:12,6 min. CURWEN Daisy GBR 07.07.1911 Seacombe
1:06,0 min. DURACK Fanny AUS 16.03.1912 Sydney
1:03,8 min. BLEIBTREY Ethelda USA 16.08.1921 New Brighton
1:03,0 min. WEHSELAU Mariechen USA 26.05.1923 Maui Hawaii
1:00,9 min. LACKIE Ethel USA 08.03.1926 Philadelphia
1:00,8 min. MADISON Helene USA 13.03.1930 Miami Beach
1:00,0 min. MADISON Helene USA 20.04.1931 Boston
59,8 s DEN OUDEN Willemijntje NED 04.02.1934 København
59,7 s HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 19.02.1939 Aarhus
59,5 s BUSCH-SØRENSEN Kirsten DEN 09.12.1941 Aarhus
59,4 s NATHANSEN Fritze DEN 27.04.1944 Aarhus
58,2 s ANDERSEN Greta DEN 24.02.1949 Svendborg
58,1 s ALDERSON Joan USA 30.07.1954 Chicago
56,9 s FRASER Dawn AUS 25.08.1956 Townsville
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 110 yd. ---

110 yd. (100,58 m) freestyle women

1:02,4 min. Limit 01.05.1957
1:02,4 min. FRASER Dawn AUS 31.01.1958 Adelaide
1:01,5 min. FRASER Dawn AUS 18.02.1958 Melbourne
1:01,4 min. FRASER Dawn AUS 21.07.1958 Cardiff
1:00,2 min. FRASER Dawn AUS 23.02.1960 Sydney
1:00,0 min. FRASER Dawn AUS 23.10.1962 Melbourne
59,9 s FRASER Dawn AUS 27.10.1962 Melbourne
59,5 s FRASER Dawn AUS 24.11.1962 Perth
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

150 yd. (137,16 m) freestyle women

1:55,0 min. DURACK Fanny AUS 30.03.1914 Sydney
1:54,2 min. DURACK Fanny AUS 20.03.1915 Congee
1:53,6 min. JAMES Hilda GBR 08.12.1920 Seacombe
1:49,8 min. BOYLE Charlotte D. USA 11.06.1921 New Brighton
1:48,0 min. JAMES Hilda GBR 20.09.1922 Seacombe
1:45,0 min. EDERLE Gertrude USA 07.10.1922 Bermuda
1:40,4 min. MADISON Helene USA 06.03.1930 St. Augustine
1:39,8 min. MADISON Helene USA 25.04.1931 Hamilton
1:38,0 min. MADISON Helene USA 16.03.1932 Seattle
--- since 04.06.1933 no longer ratified ---

220 yd. (201,17 m) freestyle women

2:56,0 min. DURACK Fanny AUS 04.03.1915 Manly
2:47,6 min. BOYLE Charlotte D. USA 25.08.1921 New Brighton
2:46,8 min. EDERLE Gertrude USA 04.04.1923 Brooklyn
2:46,6 min. JAMES Hilda GBR 10.10.1923 Seacombe
2:40,6 min. NORELIUS Martha USA 28.02.1926 Miami
2:35,0 min. MADISON Helene USA 18.03.1930 Miami Beach
2:34,8 min. MADISON Helene USA 15.05.1931 Seattle
2:27,6 min. DEN OUDEN Willemijntje NED 05.05.1934 Dundee
2:22,6 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 23.04.1939 København
2:21,2 min. FRASER Dawn AUS 25.02.1956 Sydney
2:20,5 min. CRAPP Lorraine AUS 25.08.1956 Townsville
2:19,1 min. CRAPP Lorraine AUS 20.10.1956 Sydney (55 yd)
--- since 01.05.1957 a pool length of 55 yd. is mandatory ---
2:17,7 min. FRASER Dawn AUS 10.02.1958 Adelaide
2:14,7 min. FRASER Dawn AUS 22.02.1958 Melbourne
2:11,6 min. FRASER Dawn AUS 27.02.1960 Sydney
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

300 yd. (274,32 m) freestyle women

4:33,2 min. NEAVE Vera GBR 28.09.1911 London
4:31,2 min. CURWEN Daisy GBR 25.10.1911 Seacombe
4:25,4 min. CURWEN Daisy GBR 30.10.1912 Seacombe
4:23,0 min. JEANS Constance M. GBR 30.10.1915 Nottingham
4:20,0 min. JAMES Hilda GBR 15.09.1920 Manchester
4:18,6 min. BLEIBTREY Ethelda USA 18.08.1921 Indianapolis
3:58,4 min. EDERLE Gertrude USA 04.09.1922 New Brighton
3:49,0 min. McKIM Josephine USA 14.03.1930 Miami Beach
3:41,6 min. MADISON Helene USA 04.04.1930 Seattle
3:39,0 min. MADISON Helene USA 17.06.1930 Seattle
3:38,4 min. KIGHT Lenore USA 20.04.1933 Buffalo
3:27,0 min. DEN OUDEN Willemijntje NED 22.06.1935 Dundee
3:25,6 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 02.10.1938 København
--- since 01.01.1949 no longer ratified ---

300 m freestyle women

5:57,6 min. ZAHOUREK Bertha AUT 03.04.1910 Wien
5:30,2 min. CURWEN Daisy GBR 11.10.1911 Chester
4:56,2 min. NEAVE Vera GBR 18.10.1911 London
4:43,6 min. DURACK Fanny AUS 15.07.1912 Stockholm
4:34,0 min. BLEIBTREY Ethelda USA 28.08.1920 Antwerpen
4:29,8 min. WAINWRIGHT Helen USA 11.08.1922 Indianapolis
4:21,0 min. JAMES Hilda GBR 28.11.1923 Seacombe
4:19,4 min. WAINWRIGHT Helen USA 09.02.1924 Miami
4:08,3 min. NORELIUS Martha USA 30.08.1928 Wien
3:59,5 min. MADISON Helene USA 07.06.1930 Seattle
3:58,0 min. DEN OUDEN Willemijntje NED 08.10.1933 Rotterdam
3:50,4 min. DEN OUDEN Willemijntje NED 10.09.1935 København
3:50,1 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 05.03.1937 København
3:48,8 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 16.01.1938 København
3:46,9 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 23.01.1938 København
3:42,5 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 15.09.1940 København
--- since 01.01.1949 no longer ratified ---

440 yd. (402,34 m) freestyle women

6:30,2 min. BLEIBTREY Ethelda USA 16.08.1919 New York
6:16,6 min. JAMES Hilda GBR 29.07.1921 Leeds
5:54,6 min. EDERLE Gertrude USA 04.08.1922 Indianapolis
5:53,4 min. NORELIUS Martha USA 28.02.1926 Miami
5:51,4 min. NORELIUS Martha USA 23.01.1927 Coral Gables
5:47,4 min. McKIM Josephine USA 08.08.1929 Honolulu
5:39,4 min. MADISON Helene USA 04.07.1930 Long Beach
5:31,0 min. MADISON Helene USA 03.02.1931 Seattle
5:30,0 min. KIGHT Lenore USA 21.03.1934 Boston
5:29,9 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 02.02.1936 København
5:29,2 min. MASTENBROEK Hendrika NED 16.02.1936 Maastricht
5:22,0 min. WAGNER Catherina NED 17.05.1936 Amsterdam
5:12,8 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 12.12.1937 København
5:11,5 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 15.03.1942 København
5:07,9 min. CURTIS Ann USA 03.05.1947 Seattle
5:07,2 min. KOK Margareta NED 09.12.1955 London
5:07,0 min. CRAPP Lorraine AUS 07.01.1956 Sydney
5:06,7 min. CRAPP Lorraine AUS 17.02.1956 Sydney
5:05,9 min. CRAPP Lorraine AUS 18.02.1956 Sydney
4:52,4 min. CRAPP Lorraine AUS 25.08.1956 Townsville
4:48,6 min. CRAPP Lorraine AUS 20.10.1956 Sydney (55 yd)
--- since 01.05.1957 a pool length of 55 yd. is mandatory ---
4:45,4 min. KONRADS Ilsa AUS 09.01.1960 Sydney
4:44,3 min. KRUSE Pamela USA 03.07.1966 Miami
4:43,9 min. WAINWRIGHT Kathy AUS 16.07.1966 Ingham
4:39,6 min. WAINWRIGHT Kathy AUS 05.08.1966 Kingston
4:38,8 min. WAINWRIGHT Kathy AUS 12.08.1966 Kingston
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

500 yd. (457,20 m) freestyle women

7:32,4 min. DURACK Fanny AUS 27.03.1915 Newcastle
7:31,4 min. GALLIGAN Claire USA 13.09.1917 Oakland
7:08,2 min. DURACK Fanny AUS 03.04.1918 Adelaide
6:45,2 min. EDERLE Gertrude USA 04.08.1922 Indianapolis
6:35,4 min. NORELIUS Martha USA 27.02.1926 Miami
6:32,0 min. NORELIUS Martha USA 05.02.1927 Buffalo
6:16,4 min. MADISON Helene USA 16.03.1930 Miami Beach
6:15,2 min. KIGHT Lenore USA 21.03.1934 Boston
6:14,8 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 22.02.1936 København
6:09,8 min. WAGNER Catherina NED 05.04.1936 Amsterdam
5:57,9 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 31.08.1937 Aarhus
5:53,0 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 19.04.1942 København
--- since 01.01.1953 no longer ratified ---

500 m freestyle women

7:22,2 min. EDERLE Gertrude USA 04.08.1922 Indianapolis
7:19,6 min. NORELIUS Martha USA 05.11.1927 Buffalo
7:18,0 min. BRAUN Marie NED 23.03.1930 Brugge
7:12,0 min. MADISON Helene USA 25.04.1931 Detroit
6:50,8 min. KIGHT Lenore USA 04.01.1935 Nassau
6:48,4 min. DEN OUDEN Willemijntje NED 27.03.1935 Rotterdam
6:45,7 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 14.06.1936 København
6:39,1 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 01.05.1938 København
6:34,3 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 24.02.1939 København
6:28,4 min. CAROEN Fernande BEL 03.01.1940 Oostende
6:27,4 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 11.02.1940 København
--- since 01.01.1953 no longer ratified ---

880 yd. (804,67 m) freestyle women

(13:31,8 min. GALLIGAN Claire USA 25.08.1923 Belmar)

This achievement was officially recognized, but was canceled later.

13:19,0 min. EDERLE Gertrude USA 17.08.1919 Indianapolis
12:58,2 min. McGARY Ethel USA 06.08.1925 Detroit
12:56,0 min. McGARY Ethel USA 15.08.1925 Indianapolis
12:47,2 min. NORELIUS Martha USA 07.08.1926 Philadelphia
12:17,8 min. NORELIUS Martha USA 31.07.1927 Massapequa
12:03,8 min. McKIM Josephine USA 10.08.1929 Honolulu
11:41,2 min. MADISON Helene USA 06.07.1930 Long Beach
11:34,4 min. KIGHT Lenore USA 21.07.1935 Manhattan Beach
11:16,1 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 28.02.1937 Stockholm
11:08,7 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 20.08.1941 København
11:08,6 min. CURTIS Ann USA 30.07.1944 San Francisco
11:00,2 min. CRAPP Lorraine AUS 25.06.1954 Townsville
10:50,1 min. DE NIJS Lenie NED 18.08.1955 Utrecht
10:34,6 min. CRAPP Lorraine AUS 14.01.1956 Sydney
10:30,5 min. KOK Mary NED 16.02.1957 Durban
--- since 01.05.1957 a pool length of 55 yd. is mandatory ---
(10:34,6 min. CRAPP Lorraine AUS 14.01.1956 Sydney)
10:17,7 min. KONRADS Ilsa AUS 09.01.1958 Sydney
10:16,2 min. KONRADS Ilsa AUS 20.02.1958 Melbourne
10:11,8 min. KONRADS Ilsa AUS 13.06.1958 Townsville
10:11,4 min. KONRADS Ilsa AUS 19.02.1959 Hobart
9:57,1 min. HUGHES Jane M. CAN 26.09.1964 Vancouver
9:56,2 min. CARETTO Patricia USA 20.08.1965 Cardiff
9:52,3 min. CARETTO Patricia USA 17.07.1966 Fresno
9:50,3 min. WAINWRIGHT Kathy AUS 19.11.1966 Sydney
9:44,1 min. MEYER Debbie USA 30.09.1967 London
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

1.000 yd. (914,40 m) freestyle women

14:58,4 min. WAINWRIGHT Helen USA 19.08.1922 Manhattan Beach
14:47,0 min. MAYNE Edith GBR 16.08.1926 Exmouth
13:39,4 min. NORELIUS Martha USA 28.07.1927 Massapequa
13:23,6 min. MADISON Helene USA 17.07.1931 New York
13:15,9 min. PETERSEN Tonni DEN 07.08.1938 København
13:03,2 min. CAROEN Fernande BEL 23.08.1938 Oostende
12:36,0 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 04.09.1938 Helsingør
--- since 01.01.1949 no longer ratified ---

1.000 m freestyle women

15:49,6 min. MAYNE Edith GBR 15.09.1926 Exmouth
15:46,6 min. DAVEY Edna AUS 18.03.1929 Sydney
14:44,8 min. MADISON Helene USA 19.07.1931 New York
14:35,6 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 23.08.1936 Helsingør
14:12,3 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 28.02.1937 Stockholm
14:09,2 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 11.08.1940 Helsingør
13:54,4 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 20.08.1941 København
--- since 01.01.1949 no longer ratified ---

1.760 yd. (= 1 Mile = 1.609,34 m) freestyle women

26:08,0 min. DURACK Fanny AUS 23.02.1914 Sydney
25:46,0 min. MAYNE Edith GBR 15.09.1926 Exmouth
25:13,4 min. NORELIUS Martha USA 28.07.1927 Massapequa
24:49,0 min. McKIM Josephine USA 02.07.1928 New York
24:34,6 min. MADISON Helene USA 03.07.1930 Long Beach
23:11,5 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 03.07.1938 Helsingør
22:51,6 min. DAVIES Judy-Joy AUS 13.03.1953 Sydney
22:27,1 min. KOK Margareta NED 12.08.1955 Utrecht
22:05,5 min. DE NIJS Lenie NED 12.08.1955 Utrecht
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 1.650 yd. ---

1.650 yd. (1.508,76 m) freestyle women

20:30,0 min. Limit 01.05.1957
19:25,7 min. KONRADS Ilsa AUS 14.01.1959 Sydney
18:51,1 min. CARETTO Patricia USA 20.08.1965 Cardiff
18:49,3 min. WAINWRIGHT Kathy AUS 24.02.1967 Adelaide
18:47,8 min. COUGHLAW Angela CAN 27.01.1968 Hamilton
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

4x100 yd. (4x91,44 m) freestyle relay women (since 01.08.1936 accepted)

4:08,1 min. DEN 23.04.1939 København
OVE-PETERSEN Kirsten - OVE-PETERSEN Birte - JENSEN Norma Hynne - MIKELSEN Ester
4:05,7 min. DEN 11.04.1943 København
NATHANSEN Fritze - OVE-PETERSEN Kirsten - OVE-PETERSEN Birte - HARUP Karen M.
4:05,3 min. Chicago Town-Club USA 11.04.1952 Daytona Beach
LaVINE Jacqueline - KASTELYN Mary - ALDERSON Joan - CAHILL Marlene
4:03,5 min. Lafayette Swim Club USA 07.02.1953 Lafayette
MULLEN Betty - LINK Mary - STORER Sue - CROCKER Lucy
3:59,2 min. Walter Reed Swim Club USA 16.04.1954 Daytona Beach
KNAPP Kathryn E. - MANN Shelley - WERNER Wanda - GILLET Marie
3:56,8 min. Lafayette Swim Club USA 06.04.1956 Daytona Beach
ROSAZZA Joan - CROCKER Lucy - LOVE Barbara - HUGHES Helen
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 4x110 yd. ---

4x110 yd. (4x100,58 m) freestyle relay women

4:19,3 min. Limit 01.05.1957
4:18,9 min. AUS 05.03.1958 Sydney
FRASER Dawn - KONRADS Ilsa - MORGAN Sandra - CRAPP Lorraine
4:17,4 min. AUS 19.07.1958 Cardiff
FRASER Dawn - MORGAN Sandra - CRAPP Lorraine - COLQHOUN Alva
4:16,2 min. AUS 06.08.1960 Townsville
FRASER Dawn - COLQHOUN Alva - KONRADS Ilsa - CRAPP Lorraine
4:13,8 min. AUS 27.10.1962 Melbourne
THORN Robyn - EVERUSS Ruth - BELL Lynette - FRASER Dawn
4:11,0 min. AUS 23.11.1962 Perth
BELL Lynette - EVERUSS Ruth - THORN Robyn - FRASER Dawn
4:10,8 min. CAN 05.08.1966 Kingston
TANNER Elaine - HUGHES Jane M. - KENNEDY Helen - LAY Marion
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

100 yd. (91,44 m) backstroke women (since 01.08.1936 accepted)

1:05,1 min. KINT Cor NED 18.09.1939 Rotterdam
1:04,6 min. WIELEMA Geertje NED 13.03.1950 Hilversum
1:03,8 min. CONE Carin USA 18.03.1957 Beverly Hills
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 110 yd. ---

110 yd. (100,58 m) backstroke women

1:13,5 min. Limit 01.05.1957
1:13,5 min. EDWARDS Margaret GBR 18.05.1957 Blackpool
1:13,2 min. KRAAN Greetje NED 18.05.1957 Blackpool
1:12,5 min. GOULD Philippa NZL 12.03.1958 Auckland
1:12,4 min. EDWARDS Margaret GBR 19.04.1958 Cardiff
1:12,3 min. EDWARDS Margaret GBR 22.07.1958 Cardiff
1:11,9 min. GRINHAM Judith B. GBR 23.07.1958 Cardiff
1:11,1 min. STEWARD Natalie A. GBR 09.07.1960 Blackpool
1:11,0 min. STEWARD Natalie A. GBR 24.09.1960 Blackpool
1:10,9 min. LUDGROVE Linda K. GBR 12.09.1962 Blackpool
1:10,8 min. SERGEANT Pamela AUS 26.11.1962 Perth
1:10,2 min. TANAKA Satoko JPN 16.02.1963 Perth
1:10,0 min. TANAKA Satoko JPN 23.02.1963 Perth
1:09,8 min. NORFOLK Jill R. GBR 10.04.1964 Blackpool
1:09,5 min. LUDGROVE Linda K. GBR 24.07.1965 London
1:08,7 min. MUIR Karen RSA 10.08.1965 Blackpool
1:08,6 min. FAIRLIE Ann RSA 21.02.1966 Kimberly
1:08,3 min. MUIR Karen RSA 26.02.1966 Durban
1:08,0 min. MUIR Karen RSA 01.03.1966 Durban
1:07,9 min. FAIRLIE Ann RSA 26.08.1966 Vancouver
1:07,5 min. MUIR Karen RSA 22.07.1967 Coventry
1:06,7 min. MUIR Karen RSA 30.01.1968 Kimberley
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

150 yd. (137,16 m) backstroke women

2:17,0 min. MORTON Lucy GBR 06.12.1916 Seacombe
2:16,2 min. SPENCER May GBR 30.10.1918 Garston
2:15,0 min. SPENCER May GBR 10.09.1919 Liverpool
(2:13,4 min. SPENCER May GBR 08.12.1920 Seacombe)

This achievement was officially recognized, but was canceled later.

2:10,2 min. BLEIBTREY Ethelda USA 28.02.1920 Jersey City
1:59,6 min. BAUER Sybil USA 24.02.1922 Great Lakes
1:58,2 min. BAUER Sybil USA 03.04.1924 Chicago
1:57,2 min. KING Ellen GBR 23.08.1928 Southport
1:55,2 min. MEALING Philomena „Bonnie‟ AUS 25.03.1930 Sydney
1:54,0 min. COOPER Margaret Joyce GBR 05.06.1931 Glasgow
1:53,4 min. HOLM Eleanor USA 17.01.1932 New York
1:52,0 min. HOLM-JARRETT Eleanor née HOLM USA 30.12.1934 Coral Gables
1:50,8 min. BRIDGES Alice USA 19.04.1935 New Brunswick
1:45,4 min. SENFF Nida NED 20.10.1936 Amsterdam
1:43,3 min. VAN FEGGELEN Iet NED 10.11.1938 Amsterdam
1:42,1 min. KINT Cor NED 29.09.1939 Rotterdam
1:40,4 min. WIELEMA Geertje NED 15.04.1951 Hilversum
--- since 01.01.1953 no longer ratified ---

220 yd. (201,17m) backstroke women

2:37,0 min. Limit 01.01.1953
--- since 01.05.1957 a pool length of 55 yd. is mandatory ---
(2:39,9 min. GOULD Philippa NZL 16.01.1957 Auckland)
2:38,5 min. DE NIJS Lenie NED 17.05.1957 Blackpool
2:37,9 min. CONE Carin USA 17.07.1959 Redding
2:37,2 min. WILSON Marilyn Joy AUS 04.08.1960 Townsville
2:35,7 min. SHEETS Pamela USA 09.08.1962 Arizona
2:35,6 min. LUDGROVE Linda K. GBR 14.09.1962 Blackpool
2:35,2 min. LUDGROVE Linda K. GBR 28.11.1962 Perth
2:29,6 min. TANAKA Satoko JPN 10.02.1963 Sydney
2:28,9 min. TANAKA Satoko JPN 18.02.1963 Perth
2:28,5 min. TANAKA Satoko JPN 21.02.1963 Perth
2:28,5 min. LUDGROVE Linda K. GBR 12.08.1966 Kingston
2:28,2 min. MUIR Karen RSA 25.08.1966 Vancouver
2:27,7 min. MUIR Karen RSA 28.01.1967 Pretoria
2:24,1 min. MUIR Karen RSA 26.01.1968 Kimberley
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

400 m backstroke women

6:24,8 min. BAUER Sybil USA 07.10.1922 Bermuda
6:16,8 min. BRAUN Marie NED 23.12.1928 Paris
6:12,4 min. HARDING Phyllis M. GBR 05.12.1932 Wallasey
6:05,0 min. MASTENBROEK Hendrika NED 05.04.1935 Basel
6:04,8 min. KOMPA Ethel USA 31.12.1935 Coral Gables
5:59,8 min. MASTENBROEK Hendrika NED 12.01.1936 København
5:48,8 min. MASTENBROEK Hendrika NED 28.12.1936 Rotterdam
5:44,5 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 04.04.1937 København
5:41,4 min. VAN FEGGELEN Iet NED 13.02.1938 Amsterdam
5:38,2 min. HVEGER Ragnhild DEN 02.03.1941 København
--- since 01.01.1949 no longer ratified ---

100 yd. (91,44 m) breaststroke women (since 01.08.1936 accepted)

1:16,6 min. DILLARD Jane USA 15.04.1939 Detroit
1:15,6 min. HEESELAARS Doortje NED 14.08.1939 Rotterdam
1:13,0 min. STIJL Alie NED 12.01.1940 Amsterdam
1:11,1 min. VAN VLIET Nelly NED 25.08.1946 den Haag
1:09,2 min. VAN VLIET Nelly NED 04.05.1947 Hilversum
--- on 01.01.1953 separation of the butterfly from the (orthodox) breaststroke ---
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 110 yd. ---

110 yd. (100,58 m) breaststroke women

1:21,6 min. Limit 01.05.1957
1:21,2 min. LASSIG Rosemary AUS 07.01.1960 Bundaberg
1:19,5 min. GÖBEL Barbara GDR 14.07.1961 Blackpool
1:19,2 min. BEYER Karin GDR 03.07.1962 Leipzig
1:18,3 min. JONES Suzy USA 25.08.1966 Vancouver
1:17,0 min. BALL Catie USA 30.09.1967 London
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

200 yd. (182,88 m) breaststroke women

3:11,4 min. MORTON Lucy GBR 27.10.1916 Liverpool
3:08,0 min. SPENCER May GBR 26.08.1918 Birkenhead
3:06,0 min. MORTON Lucy GBR 13.10.1920 Blackpool
3:02,2 min. GILBERT Irene GBR 26.05.1922 Garston
3:02,0 min. KING Ellen GBR 13.12.1927 Glasgow
3:00,0 min. HINTON Margery GBR 25.09.1929 Liverpool
2:57,8 min. SCHRADER Hildegard GER 17.12.1929 Magdeburg
2:56,0 min. WOLSTENHOLME Celia GBR 24.07.1930 Manchester
2:54,6 min. WOLSTENHOLME Celia GBR 16.08.1930 Toronto
2:51,0 min. ISBERG Kerstin SWE 26.02.1932 Stockholm
2:50,4 min. JACOBSEN Else DEN 29.04.1932 København
2:49,5 min. JACOBSEN Else DEN 15.10.1933 Stockholm
2:49,2 min. GENENGER Martha GER 14.02.1935 Bochum
2:48,0 min. HÖLZNER Johanna GER 03.03.1935 Plauen
2:44,9 min. GENENGER Martha GER 24.03.1935 Krefeld
2:42,6 min. HÖLZNER Johanna GER 20.02.1936 Plauen
2:41,4 min. WAALBERG Johanna NED 02.11.1937 Amsterdam
2:40,3 min. WAALBERG Johanna NED 11.07.1939 Amsterdam
2:35,6 min. VAN VLIET Nelly NED 24.08.1946 den Haag
2:34,0 min. NOVÁK Éva HUN 30.12.1950 Ozd
--- on 01.01.1953 replaced by 220 yd. ---

220 yd. (201,17 m) breaststroke women

2:50,0 min. Limit 01.01.1953
2:50,0 min. DEN HAAN Adelaide NED 19.03.1957 Naarden
--- since 01.05.1957 a pool length of 55 yd. is mandatory ---
2:56,4 min. Limit 01.05.1957
2:52,5 min. DEN HAAN Adelaide NED 18.05.1957 Blackpool
2:52,2 min. LONSBROUGH Anita GBR 14.09.1962 Blackpool
2:51,7 min. LONSBROUGH Anita GBR 24.11.1962 Perth
2:51,4 min. MITCHELL Stella M.M. GBR 14.09.1963 Blackpool
2:50,2 min. MITCHELL Stella M.M. GBR 04.10.1963 Blackpool
2:47,7 min. PROZUMENSHCHIKOVA Galina URS 11.04.1964 Blackpool
2:46,9 min. BALL Catie USA 30.09.1967 London
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

400 m breaststroke women

7:42,2 min. VAN DEN BoNgaert Ellie BEL 07.10.1922 Bruxelles
7:20,0 min. GILBERT Irene GBR 22.10.1923 Bradford
7:04,8 min. GERAGHTY Agnes USA 30.08.1925 Portsmouth
6:59,3 min. HAZELIUS Britta SWE 13.08.1926 Stockholm
6:54,8 min. BARON Marie NED 20.03.1927 Bruxelles
6:46,8 min. SCHRADER Hilde GER 08.05.1928 Magdeburg
6:45,6 min. BARON Marie NED 24.11.1928 Bruxelles
6:41,4 min. WOLSTENHOLME Celia GBR 25.11.1930 Royton
6:38,4 min. KASTEIN Jenny NED 02.04.1932 Amsterdam
6:31,4 min. KASTEIN Jenny NED 17.12.1932 Amsterdam
6:29,0 min. KASTEIN Jenny NED 29.04.1933 Amsterdam
6:24,8 min. MAYEHATA Hideko JPN 01.10.1933 Tokyo
6:19,2 min. ENGFELD Martha née GENENGER GER 07.03.1937 København
6:16,2 min. SØRENSEN Inge DEN 18.01.1939 København
6:15,8 min. LENK Maria BRA 11.10.1939 Rio de Janeiro
6:13,7 min. WAALBERG Johanna NED 12.11.1940 Amsterdam
6:08,2 min. KAPELL Anni GER 11.05.1941 Düsseldorf
(6:08,4 min. VAN VLIET Nelly NED 01.12.1946 Hilversum)

KAPELL's performance was recognized by the FINA at the end of 1955 only. As a result, this world record was deleted.

5:58,6 min. VAN VLIET Nelly NED 03.11.1947 Hilversum
--- since 01.01.1949 no longer ratified ---

500 m breaststroke women

10:33,2 min. WELCH Doris AUS 03.05.1930 Sydney

The date 25.03.1930 at the FINA records is wrong (see Sydney Morning Herald from 05.05.1930).

9:45,4 min. JEANNE Yvonne FRA 17.08.1930 Paris
8:40,8 min. WUNDER Hertha GER 18.08.1930 Leipzig
8:35,2 min. WOLSTENHOLME Celia GBR 17.11.1930 Chadderton
8:32,0 min. WUNDER Hertha GER 20.08.1931 Leipzig
8:23,8 min. WOLSTENHOLME Celia GBR 23.09.1931 Manchester
8:12,0 min. KASTEIN Jenny NED 19.11.1932 Amsterdam
8:03,8 min. MAYEHATA Hideko JPN 01.10.1933 Tokyo
8:01,9 min. SØRENSEN Inge DEN 01.05.1937 København
8:01,6 min. VANDEKERCKHOVE Yvonne BEL 25.01.1939 Oostende
7:58,8 min. SØRENSEN Inge DEN 26.02.1939 København
7:49,9 min. WAALBERG Johanna NED 05.11.1940 Amsterdam
7:43,4 min. KAPELL Anni GER 11.05.1941 Düsseldorf

The performance of KAPELL was recognized by the FINA at the end of 1955 only (with the wrong date 19.05.1943)

7:41,0 min. VAN VLIET Nelly NED 01.12.1946 Hilversum
--- since 01.01.1949 no longer ratified ---

100 yd. (91,44 m) butterfly women

1:09,0 min. 01.01.1953 Limit
1:06,3 min. MANN Shelley USA 17.04.1954 Daytona Beach
1:06,1 min. KOK Margareta NED 03.04.1955 Hilversum
1:04,1 min. MANN Shelley USA 07.04.1956 Daytona Beach
1:03,8 min. RAMEY Nancy USA 09.03.1957 Portland
1:01,9 min. RAMEY Nancy USA 18.04.1957 Beverly Hills
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 110 yd. ---

110 yd. (100,58 m) butterfly women

1:11,6 min. Limit 01.05.1957
1:11,3 min. RAMEY Nancy USA 16.08.1957 Houston
1:11,2 min. COLLINS Rebecca USA 18.07.1959 Redding
1:10,8 min. FRASER Dawn AUS 23.02.1960 Sydney
1:09,8 min. RAMEY Nancy USA 08.08.1959 Michigan

Due to late record protocol submission, this achievement was recognized later then FRASER's record.

1:09,0 min. STEWART Mary Beth P. CAN 21.10.1961 Vancouver
1:07,3 min. STEWART Mary Beth P. CAN 28.07.1962 Vancouver
1:05,1 min. KOK Ada NED 30.05.1964 Blackpool
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

220 yd. (201,17 m) butterfly women

2:49,5 min. Limit 01.01.1953
2:44,4 min. MANN Shelley USA 06.07.1956 Tyler
2:38,1 min. LAGERBERG Catherina NED 19.03.1957 Naarden
--- since 01.05.1957 a pool length of 55 yd. is mandatory ---
(2:44,4 min. MANN Shelley USA 06.07.1956 Tyler)
2:40,3 min. RUUSKA Sylvia USA 07.02.1959 Sydney
2:37,0 min. COLLINS Rebecca USA 19.07.1959 Redding
2:33,6 min. COLLINS Rebecca USA 26.08.1961 Blackpool
2:32,2 min. TAKAHASHI Eiko JPN 19.02.1963 Perth
2:31,9 min. PITT Susan K. USA 21.08.1965 Cardiff
2:29,9 min. TANNER Elaine CAN 09.08.1966 Kingston
2:21,0 min. KOK Ada NED 25.08.1967 Blackpool
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

220 yd. (201,17 m) individual medley women

2:29,0 min. Limit 01.08.1966
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

400 yd. (365,76 m) individual medley women (since 01.01.1953 accepted)

5:10,5 min. KOK Margareta NED 10.12.1955 London
5:08,0 min. RUUSKA Sylvia USA 16.04.1957 Beverly Hills
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 440 yd. ---

440 yd. (402,34 m) individual medley women

5:52,0 min. Limit 01.05.1957
5:41,1 min. RUUSKA Sylvia USA 24.02.1959 Melbourne
5:40,2 min. RUUSKA Sylvia USA 17.07.1959 Redding
5:37,9 min. DE VARONA Donna E. USA 26.08.1961 Blackpool
5:30,0 min. DE VARONA Donna E. USA 01.07.1962 Redding
5:25,1 min. OLCESE Mary Ellen USA 21.08.1965 Cardiff
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

3x100 yd. (3x91,44 m) medley relay women (since 01.01.1947 accepted)

3:26,6 min. DEN 19.01.1947 København
HARUP Karen M. - SØRENSEN Grete - NATHANSEN Fritze
3:19,6 min. NED 04.05.1947 Hilversum
VAN FEGGELEN Iet - VAN VLIET Nelly - TERMEULEN Johanna
3:19,4 min. Rotterdamsche Dames Zwemclub NED 09.06.1951 Wallasey
VAN DER HORST Maria - GARRITSEN Nel - SCHUHMACHER Irma
3:18,1 min. Lafayette Swim Club USA 08.05.1952 Lafayette
DONAHUE Shelia - PENCE Carol - MULLEN Betty
--- on 01.01.1953 replaced by 4x100 yd. ---

4x100 yd. (4x91,44 m) medley relay women

4:43,4 min. Lafayette Swim Club USA 13.02.1954 Lafayette
O'CONNOR Coralie M. - BARDWELL Anne - LINK Mary - CROCKER Lucy
4:33,5 min. Walter Reed Swim Club USA 09.04.1955 Daytona Beach
MANN Shelley - SEARS Mary J. - MULLEN Betty - WERNER Wanda
4:30,5 min. Walter Reed Swim Club USA 19.08.1955 Montreal
MANN Shelley - SEARS Mary J. - WERNER Wanda - GRAY Susan D.
4:30,2 min. NED 09.12.1955 London
VAN ALPHEN Jopie - DE LEEUW Doortje - VOORBIJ Aartje - GASTELAARS Cocky
4:23,0 min. Walter Reed Swim Club USA 08.03.1956 Detroit
MANN Shelley - SEARS Mary J. - MULLEN Betty - WERNER Wanda
--- on 01.05.1957 replaced by 4x110 yd. ---

4x110 yd. (4x100,58 m) medley relay women

5:02,0 min. Limit 01.05.1957
4:57,0 min. NED 18.05.1957 Blackpool
KRAAN Greetje - DEN HAAN Adelaide - VOORBIJ Aartje - GASTELAARS Cocky
4:54,0 min. England GBR 25.07.1958 Cardiff
GRINHAM Judith B. - LONSBROUGH Anita - GOSDEN Christine L. - WILKINSON Diana E.
4:50,2 min. AUS 04.08.1960 Townsville
BECKETT Gergaynia - LASSIG Rosemary - ANDREW Jan - FRASER Dawn
4:50,1 min. GDR 14.07.1961 Blackpool
SCHMIDT Ingrid - GÖBEL Barbara - FUHRMANN Bärbel - PECHSTEIN Heidi
4:48,8 min. AUS 18.11.1962 Perth
SERGEANT Pamela - RUYGROK Marguerite - McGILL Linda - FRASER Dawn
4:45,9 min. AUS 26.11.1962 Perth
SERGEANT Pamela - RUYGROK Marguerite - McGILL Linda - FRASER Dawn
4:44,7 min. GDR 07.09.1963 Leipzig
SCHMIDT Ingrid - KÜPER Ursula - NOACK Ute - PECHSTEIN Heidi
4:43,4 min. GBR 11.04.1964 Blackpool
NORFOLK Jill R. - HARRIS Diana - PHILLIPS Glenda - KEEN Sandra
4:41,4 min. NED 30.05.1964 Blackpool
WINKEL Corrie - BIMOLT Klena - KOK Ada - TERPSTRA Erica
4:40,6 min. England GBR 08.08.1966 Kingston
LUDGROVE Linda K. - HARRIS Diana - GEGAN Judith - SILLETT Pauline
4:38,8 min. NED 26.08.1967 Blackpool
BUTER Jacobje - BIMOLT Klena - KOK Ada - BOS Nel
4:37,4 min. USA 30.09.1967 London
WATSON Lillian „Pokey‟ - BALL Catie - DANIEL Ellie - BARKMAN Jane
--- since 01.05.1969 no longer ratified ---

3x100 m medley relay women (since 01.01.1947 accepted)

3:46,3 min. NED 14.12.1946 Amsterdam
VAN FEGGELEN Iet - VAN VLIET Nelly - TERMEULEN Johanna
3:42,4 min. NED 28.04.1947 Arnhem
VAN FEGGELEN Iet - VAN VLIET Nelly - TERMEULEN Johanna
3:41,2 min. HUN 14.10.1950 Budapest
NOVÁK Ilona - SZÉKELY Éva - TEMES Judit
3:35,9 min. NED 02.12.1950 Rotterdam
WIELEMA Geertje - GARRITSEN Nel - SCHUHMACHER Irma
--- on 01.01.1953 replaced by 4x100 m ---



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