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 , Musa Musa Bakare - 1992
100 freestyle  52.91  h
Offoin , Gentle Gentle Offoin Nigeria Nigeria September 19, 2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia
200 freestyle  2:03.43  Nemine , Tebesa Tebesa Nemine Nigeria Nigeria July 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
400 freestyle  4:28.38  Opuakpo , Samson Samson Opuakpo Nigeria Nigeria September 8, 2011 African Games Maputo, Mozambique [1]
800 freestyle  9:40.42  Opuakpo , Samson Samson Opuakpo Delta State April 2006 Nigeria Sports Festival Abeokuta, Nigeria
1500 freestyle  18:31.55  Yolomi , Yimisi Yimisi Yolomi - 1989 -
50m backstroke  27.73  Opuakpo , Samson Samson Opuakpo Nigeria Nigeria 10 September 2012 African Championships Nairobi, Kenya [2]
100 backstroke  1:01.19  Opuakpo , Samson Samson Opuakpo Nigeria Nigeria September 9, 2011 African Games Maputo, Mozambique [3] [4]
200 backstroke  2:22.70  Opuakpo , Samson Samson Opuakpo Nigeria Nigeria July 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
50 breaststroke  29.74  Williams , Eric Eric Williams Rivers States July 15, 2012 Chief of Naval Staff
Championships
Calabar, Nigeria [3]
100 breaststroke  1:06.83  Williams , Eric Eric Williams Nigeria Nigeria July 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
200 breaststroke  2:33.09  Williams , Eric Eric Williams Nigeria Nigeria September 2006 African Championships Dakar, Senegal
50 butterfly  24.46  Yeiyah , Yellow Yellow Yeiyah Nigeria Nigeria July 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
100 butterfly  57.15  Yeiyah , Yellow Yellow Yeiyah Nigeria Nigeria July 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
200 butterfly  2:13.11  Ayejoh , Sunday Sunday Ayejoh Nigeria Nigeria September 2006 African Championships Dakar, Senegal
200 I.M.  2:19.19  Fatayi-Williams , Oluesyi Oluesyi Fatayi-Williams Nigeria Nigeria September 10, 2011 African Games Maputo, Mozambique
400 I.M.  5:06.01  Opuakpo , Samson Samson Opuakpo Nigeria Nigeria July 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
4×100
 free relay
 3:39.59  [[]]
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Nigeria Nigeria 1993 -
4×200
 freestyle relay
 8:18.09  Tebesa Nemine
Samson Opuakpo
Oluseyi Fatayi Williams
Otiko Kpiliboh
Nigeria Nigeria July 13, 2007 African Games Algeria Algiers, Algeria
4×100
 medley relay
 4:04.41  Olufolahon Oluwole
Eric Williams
Musa Bakare
Gentle Offoin
Nigeria Nigeria October 2003 African Games Nigeria 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 , Ngozi Ngozi Monu Nigeria Nigeria Jul 13, 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
100 freestyle  1:00.50  Monu , Ngozi Ngozi Monu - 2007 -
200 freestyle  2:16.73  Ikhaghomi , Joshua Joshua Ikhaghomi Nigeria Nigeria July 27, 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain
400 freestyle  4:59.90  Gagbe , Ifiezibe Ifiezibe 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 , Obia Obia Inyengiyikabo Nigeria Nigeria October 2003 African Games Abuja, Nigeria [5]
100 backstroke  1:07.78  Inyengiyikabo , Obia Obia Inyengiyikabo Nigeria Nigeria October 2003 African Games Abuja, Nigeria
200 backstroke  2:43.64  Inyengiyikabo , Obia Obia Inyengiyikabo Rivers 1992 [3]
50 breaststroke  33.81  Tonjor , Racheal Racheal Tonjor Nigeria Nigeria September 7, 2011 African Games Maputo, Mozambique [3]
100 breaststroke  1:15.49  Tonjor , Racheal Racheal Tonjor Nigeria Nigeria September 7, 2011 African Games Maputo, Mozambique [6]
200 breaststroke  2:51.93  Forcados , Blessing Blessing Forcados Nigeria Nigeria July 13, 2007 African Games Algiers, Algeria
50 butterfly  29.97  h
Edorodion , Faith Faith Edorodion Nigeria Nigeria September 6, 2011 African Games Maputo, Mozambique [3] [7]
100 butterfly  1:07.71  Edorodion , Faith Faith Edorodion Nigeria Nigeria September 8, 2011 African Games Maputo, Mozambique [3] [8]
200 butterfly  2:41.76  Joshua , Ikhaghomi Ikhaghomi Joshua - 1992 -
200 I.M.  2:39.49  Joshua , Ikhaghomi Ikhaghomi Joshua Rivers 1992 - [3]
400 I.M.  5:57.87  Edema , D. D. Edema - 1991 -
4×100
 free relay
 4:15.43  [[]]
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Nigeria Nigeria 1991 -
4×200
 freestyle relay
 10:20.18  [[]]
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Nigeria Nigeria 1987 -
4×100
 medley relay
 4:46.26  [[]]
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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 , Samson Samson Opuakpo  Nigeria 13 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [9]
100m freestyle  52.18  h
Opuakpo , Samson Samson 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 , Samson Samson Opuakpo  Nigeria 14 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [11]
100m backstroke  59.17  h
Opuakpo , Samson Samson Opuakpo  Nigeria 12 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [12]
200 m backstroke   
50 m breaststroke   
100 m breaststroke   
200 m breaststroke   
50m butterfly  25.07  h
Yeiyah , Yellow Yellow Yeiyah  Nigeria 17 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates
100m butterfly  57.74  h
Yeiyah , Yellow Yellow Yeiyah  Nigeria 15 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates
200m butterfly  2:20.20  h
Ayejon , Sunday Price Sunday Price Ayejon  Nigeria 13 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom
100m individual medley  1:01.11  h
Yeiyah , Yellow Yellow Yeiyah  Nigeria 18 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates
200 m individual medley   
400 m individual medley   
4×50 m freestyle relay    [[]]
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4×100 m freestyle relay    [[]]
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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 , Ngozi Ngozi Monu  Nigeria 12 April 2008 Short Course Worlds Manchester, United Kingdom [13]
100m freestyle  59.95  Monu , Ngozi Ngozi Monu - 2008
200m freestyle  2:13.83  h
Monu , Ngozi Ngozi Monu  Nigeria 13 April 2008 Short Course Worlds Manchester, United Kingdom [14]
400 m freestyle   
800 m freestyle   
1500 m freestyle   
50m backstroke  35.47  h
Monu , Uche Uche Monu  Nigeria 12 April 2008 Short Course Worlds Manchester, United Kingdom [15]
100m backstroke  1:14.83  h
Monu , Uche Uche Monu  Nigeria 9 April 2008 Short Course Worlds Manchester, United Kingdom [16]
200 m backstroke   
50m breaststroke  35.35  h
Tonjor , Rachael Rachael Tonjor  Nigeria 12 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [17]
100m breaststroke  1:18.74  h
Tonjor , Rachael Rachael Tonjor  Nigeria 14 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [18]
200 m breaststroke   
50m butterfly  31.02  h
Edorodoin , Faith Faith Edorodoin  Nigeria 13 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [19]
100m butterfly  1:09.60  h
Edorodoin , Faith Faith Edorodoin  Nigeria 15 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [20]
200 m butterfly   
100m individual medley  1:15.60  h
Tonjor , Rachael Rachael Tonjor  Nigeria 16 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates
200 m individual medley   
400 m individual medley   
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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]

  1. ^ "10th All African Games 2011 Day 4 Results". SSA. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "2012 African Swimming Championships Complete Results". SSA. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g (lcm) Records tumble as CNS Swimming Championships end by Anietie Akpan, The Guardian Nigeria. Published 2012-07-17; retrieved 2012-07-18.
  4. ^ "10th All African Games 2011 Day 5 Results". SSA. 9 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  5. ^ (lcm-w) Chaker Belhadj (24 October 2003). "2003 All-Africa Games Roundup & Results". www.swimnews.com. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  6. ^ (lcm-w) "10th All African Games 2011 Day 4 Results". SSA. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  7. ^ (lcm-w) "10th All African Games 2011 Day 2 Heats Results". SSA. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  8. ^ (lcm-w) "10th All African Games 2011 Day 4 Results". SSA. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Men's 50m Freestyle Heats Results". Omega Timing. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  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. 
  13. ^ "Women's 50m Freestyle Heats Results". Omega Timing. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Women's 200m Freestyle Heats Results". Omega Timing. 13 April 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Women's 50m Backstroke Heats Results". Omega Timing. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "Women's 100m Backstroke Heats Results". Omega Timing. 9 April 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Women's 50m Breaststroke Heats Results". Omega Timing. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Women's 100m Breaststroke Heats Results". Omega Timing. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "Women's 50m Butterfly Heats Results". Omega Timing. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  20. ^ "Women's 100m Butterfly Heats Results". Omega Timing. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013.