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 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 , 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 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 , 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
50m breaststroke 32.12 h, † Osamezu , Forsight Forsight Osamezu  Nigeria 3 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [13]
100m breaststroke 1:11.13 h Osamezu , Forsight Forsight Osamezu  Nigeria 3 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [14]
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
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 , Ngozi Ngozi Monu  Nigeria 12 April 2008 Short Course Worlds Manchester, United Kingdom [15]
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 [16]
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 [17]
100m backstroke 1:14.83 h Monu , Uche Uche Monu  Nigeria 9 April 2008 Short Course Worlds Manchester, United Kingdom [18]
200 m backstroke
50m breaststroke 35.35 h Tonjor , Rachael Rachael Tonjor  Nigeria 12 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [19]
100m breaststroke 1:17.95 h Tonjor , Rachael Rachael Tonjor  Nigeria 5 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [20]
200 m breaststroke
50m butterfly 31.02 h Edorodoin , Faith Faith Edorodoin  Nigeria 13 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [21]
100m butterfly 1:09.60 h Edorodoin , Faith Faith Edorodoin  Nigeria 15 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [22]
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
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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  2. ^ "2012 African Swimming Championships Complete Results". SSA. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
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  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. 
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  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. ^ "Men's 100m Breaststroke Heats Results". Omega Timing. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Men's 100m Breaststroke Heats Results". Omega Timing. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Women's 50m Freestyle Heats Results". Omega Timing. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "Women's 200m Freestyle Heats Results". Omega Timing. 13 April 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Women's 50m Backstroke Heats Results". Omega Timing. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  18. ^ "Women's 100m Backstroke Heats Results". 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. 
  22. ^ "Women's 100m Butterfly Heats Results". Omega Timing. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013.