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Women

Event Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
50m freestyle 23.67 sf Sarah Sjöström  Sweden 29 July 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [42]
100m freestyle 51.71 r Sarah Sjöström  Sweden 23 July 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [43]
200m freestyle 1:52.98 Federica Pellegrini  Italy 29 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [44][45]
400m freestyle 3:56.46 Katie Ledecky  United States 7 August 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [46]
800m freestyle 8:04.79 Katie Ledecky  United States 12 August 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [47]
1500m freestyle 15:20.48 Katie Ledecky  United States 16 May 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series Indianapolis, United States [48]
50m backstroke 26.98 Liu Xiang  China 21 August 2018 Asian Games Jakarta, Indonesia [49]
100m backstroke 58.00 Kathleen Baker  United States 28 July 2018 USA Championships Irvine, United States [50]
200m backstroke 2:04.06 Missy Franklin  United States 3 August 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [51]
50m breaststroke 29.40 Lilly King  United States 30 July 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [52]
100m breaststroke 1:04.13 Lilly King  United States 25 July 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [53]
200m breaststroke 2:19.11 sf Rikke Møller Pedersen  Denmark 1 August 2013 World Championships Barcelona, Spain [54]
50m butterfly 24.43 Sarah Sjöström  Sweden 5 July 2014 Swedish Championships Borås, Sweden [55]
100m butterfly 55.48 Sarah Sjöström  Sweden 7 August 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [56]
200m butterfly 2:01.81 Liu Zige  China 21 October 2009 Chinese National Games Jinan, China [57]
200m individual medley 2:06.12 Katinka Hosszú  Hungary 3 August 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia [58]
400m individual medley 4:26.36 Katinka Hosszú  Hungary 6 August 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [59]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:30.05
 Australia 5 April 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia [60]
4×200m freestyle relay 7:42.08
 China 30 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [61][62]
4×100m medley relay 3:51.55
 United States 30 July 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [63]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final;  – en route to final mark; tt – time trial