List of Nigerian records in swimming

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The Nigerian Records in Swimming are the fastest times ever swum by a swimmer representing Nigeria. These records are kept/maintained by the Nigeria Swimming Federation.

Records are recognized for the following long course (50m) events:

All records were set in finals unless noted otherwise.

Long Course (50m)[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Time Name Club Date Meet Location Ref
50 freestyle 23.70 Bakare, MusaMusa Bakare - 1992
100 freestyle 52.91 h Offoin, GentleGentle Offoin Nigeria Nigeria September 19, 2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia
200 freestyle 2:03.43 Nemine, TebesaTebesa Nemine Nigeria Nigeria July 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
400 freestyle 4:28.38 Opuakpo, SamsonSamson Opuakpo Nigeria Nigeria September 8, 2011 African Games Maputo, Mozambique [1]
800 freestyle 9:40.42 Opuakpo, SamsonSamson Opuakpo Delta State April 2006 Nigeria Sports Festival Abeokuta, Nigeria
1500 freestyle 18:31.55 Yolomi, YimisiYimisi Yolomi - 1989 -
50m backstroke 27.73 Opuakpo, SamsonSamson Opuakpo Nigeria Nigeria 10 September 2012 African Championships Nairobi, Kenya [2]
100 backstroke 1:01.19 Opuakpo, SamsonSamson Opuakpo Nigeria Nigeria September 9, 2011 African Games Maputo, Mozambique [3] [4]
200 backstroke 2:22.70 Opuakpo, SamsonSamson Opuakpo Nigeria Nigeria July 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
50 breaststroke 29.74 Williams, EricEric Williams Rivers States July 15, 2012 Chief of Naval Staff
Championships
Calabar, Nigeria [3]
100 breaststroke 1:06.83 Williams, EricEric Williams Nigeria Nigeria July 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
200 breaststroke 2:33.09 Williams, EricEric Williams Nigeria Nigeria September 2006 African Championships Dakar, Senegal
50 butterfly 24.46 Yeiyah, YellowYellow Yeiyah Nigeria Nigeria July 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
100 butterfly 57.15 Yeiyah, YellowYellow Yeiyah Nigeria Nigeria July 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
200 butterfly 2:13.11 Ayejoh, SundaySunday Ayejoh Nigeria Nigeria September 2006 African Championships Dakar, Senegal
200 I.M. 2:19.19 Fatayi-Williams, OluesyiOluesyi Fatayi-Williams Nigeria Nigeria September 10, 2011 African Games Maputo, Mozambique
400 I.M. 5:06.01 Opuakpo, SamsonSamson Opuakpo Nigeria Nigeria July 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
4×100
 free relay
3:39.59 Nigeria Nigeria 1993 -
4×200
 freestyle relay
8:18.09 Nigeria Nigeria July 13, 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
4×100
 medley relay
4:04.41 Nigeria Nigeria October 2003 African Games Abuja, Nigeria
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by Nigeria Swimming Federation; WRWorld record; AFAfrican record;
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

Women[edit]

Event Time Name Club Date Meet Location Ref
50 freestyle 27.31 Monu, NgoziNgozi Monu Nigeria Nigeria Jul 13, 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
100 freestyle 1:00.50 Monu, NgoziNgozi Monu - 2007 -
200 freestyle 2:16.73 Ikhaghomi, JoshuaJoshua Ikhaghomi Nigeria Nigeria July 27, 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain
400 freestyle 4:59.90 Gagbe, IfiezibeIfiezibe Gagbe Nigeria Nigeria July 13, 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
800 freestyle 10:45.50 Fibgele, R.R. Fibgele - 1981 -
1500 freestyle - -
50 backstroke 31.06 Inyengiyikabo, ObiaObia Inyengiyikabo Nigeria Nigeria October 2003 African Games Abuja, Nigeria [5]
100 backstroke 1:07.78 Inyengiyikabo, ObiaObia Inyengiyikabo Nigeria Nigeria October 2003 African Games Abuja, Nigeria
200 backstroke 2:43.64 Inyengiyikabo, ObiaObia Inyengiyikabo Rivers 1992 [3]
50 breaststroke 33.81 Tonjor, RachealRacheal Tonjor Nigeria Nigeria September 7, 2011 African Games Maputo, Mozambique [3]
100 breaststroke 1:15.49 Tonjor, RachealRacheal Tonjor Nigeria Nigeria September 7, 2011 African Games Maputo, Mozambique [6]
200 breaststroke 2:51.93 Forcados, BlessingBlessing Forcados Nigeria Nigeria July 13, 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
50 butterfly 29.97 h Edorodion, FaithFaith Edorodion Nigeria Nigeria September 6, 2011 African Games Maputo, Mozambique [3] [7]
100 butterfly 1:07.71 Edorodion, FaithFaith Edorodion Nigeria Nigeria September 8, 2011 African Games Maputo, Mozambique [3] [8]
200 butterfly 2:41.76 Joshua, IkhaghomiIkhaghomi Joshua - 1992 -
200 I.M. 2:39.49 Joshua, IkhaghomiIkhaghomi Joshua Rivers 1992 - [3]
400 I.M. 5:57.87 Edema, D.D. Edema - 1991 -
4×100
 free relay
4:15.43 Nigeria Nigeria 1991 -
4×200
 freestyle relay
10:20.18 Nigeria Nigeria 1987 -
4×100
 medley relay
4:46.26 Nigeria Nigeria 1991 -
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by Nigeria Swimming Federation; WRWorld record; AFAfrican record;
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

Short Course (25m)[edit]

A source is needed to show that Nigeria short course records exist.[citation needed]

Men[edit]

Event Time Name Club Date Meet Location Ref
50m freestyle 23.82 h Opuakpo, SamsonSamson Opuakpo  Nigeria 13 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [9]
100m freestyle 52.18 h Opuakpo, SamsonSamson Opuakpo  Nigeria 15 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [10]
200 m freestyle
400 m freestyle
800 m freestyle
1500 m freestyle
50m backstroke 26.17 h Opuakpo, SamsonSamson Opuakpo  Nigeria 14 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [11]
100m backstroke 59.17 h Opuakpo, SamsonSamson Opuakpo  Nigeria 12 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [12]
200 m backstroke
50m breaststroke 31.14 h Osamezu, ForsightForsight Osamezu  Nigeria 6 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [13]
100m breaststroke 1:11.13 h Osamezu, ForsightForsight Osamezu  Nigeria 3 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [14]
200 m breaststroke
50m butterfly 25.07 h Yeiyah, YellowYellow Yeiyah  Nigeria 17 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates
100m butterfly 57.74 h Yeiyah, YellowYellow Yeiyah  Nigeria 15 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates
200m butterfly 2:20.20 h Ayejon, Sunday PriceSunday Price Ayejon  Nigeria 13 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom
100m individual medley 1:01.11 h Yeiyah, YellowYellow Yeiyah  Nigeria 18 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates
200 m individual medley
400 m individual medley
4×50 m freestyle relay
4×100 m freestyle relay
4×200 m freestyle relay
4×50 m medley relay
4×100 m medley relay
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by Nigeria Swimming Federation; WRWorld record; AFAfrican record;
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

Women[edit]

A source is needed to show that Nigeria short course records exist.[citation needed]

Event Time Name Club Date Meet Location Ref
50m freestyle 26.94 h Monu, NgoziNgozi Monu  Nigeria 12 April 2008 Short Course Worlds Manchester, United Kingdom [15]
100m freestyle 59.95 Monu, NgoziNgozi Monu - 2008
200m freestyle 2:13.83 h Monu, NgoziNgozi Monu  Nigeria 13 April 2008 Short Course Worlds Manchester, United Kingdom [16]
400 m freestyle
800 m freestyle
1500 m freestyle
50m backstroke 35.47 h Monu, UcheUche Monu  Nigeria 12 April 2008 Short Course Worlds Manchester, United Kingdom [17]
100m backstroke 1:14.83 h Monu, UcheUche Monu  Nigeria 9 April 2008 Short Course Worlds Manchester, United Kingdom [18]
200 m backstroke
50m breaststroke 35.35 h Tonjor, RachaelRachael Tonjor  Nigeria 12 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [19]
100m breaststroke 1:17.95 h Tonjor, RachaelRachael Tonjor  Nigeria 5 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [20]
200 m breaststroke
50m butterfly 31.02 h Edorodoin, FaithFaith Edorodoin  Nigeria 13 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [21]
100m butterfly 1:09.60 h Edorodoin, FaithFaith Edorodoin  Nigeria 15 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [22]
200 m butterfly
100m individual medley 1:15.60 h Tonjor, RachaelRachael Tonjor  Nigeria 16 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates
200 m individual medley
400 m individual medley
4×50 m freestyle relay
4×100 m freestyle relay
4×200 m freestyle relay
4×50 m medley relay
4×100 m medley relay
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by Nigeria Swimming Federation; WRWorld record; AFAfrican record;
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

References[edit]

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  10. ^ "Men's 100m Freestyle Heats Results". Omega Timing. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Men's 50m Backstroke Heats Results". Omega Timing. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Men's 100m Backstroke Heats Results". Omega Timing. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
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  14. ^ "Men's 100m Breaststroke Heats Results". Omega Timing. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
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  16. ^ "Women's 200m Freestyle Heats Results" (PDF). Omega Timing. 13 April 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Women's 50m Backstroke Heats Results" (PDF). Omega Timing. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  18. ^ "Women's 100m Backstroke Heats Results" (PDF). Omega Timing. 9 April 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  19. ^ "Women's 50m Breaststroke Heats Results". Omega Timing. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "Women's 100m Breaststroke Heats Results". Omega Timing. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  21. ^ "Women's 50m Butterfly Heats Results". Omega Timing. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
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