List of South African records in swimming

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The South African records in swimming in Swimming are the fastest times ever swum by a swimmer representing South Africa. These records are kept/maintained by South Africa's national swimming federation: Swimming South Africa (SSA). Records are recognized for long course (50m) and short course (25m) events:

All records were set in finals unless noted otherwise.

Long Course (50 m)[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Time Name Club Date Meet Location Ref
50m freestyle 21.67 AF Schoeman , Roland Roland Schoeman  South Africa 16 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
50m freestyle 21.67 sf, AF Schoeman , Roland Roland Schoeman  South Africa 2 August 2013 World Championships Barcelona, Spain [1]
100m freestyle 47.79 h, AF Ferns , Lyndon Lyndon Ferns - 29 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
200m freestyle 1:45.67 Basson , Jean Jean Basson Central Gauteng 28 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
400m freestyle 3:46.31 Neethling , Ryk Ryk Neethling  South Africa 22 August 1999 Pan Pacific Championships Sydney, Australia
800m freestyle 7:54.99 Prinsloo , Troyden Troyden Prinsloo - 14 April 2009 South African Championships South Africa
1500m freestyle 14:57.88 Herman , Heerden Heerden Herman MATI 10 December 2010 League WP Sasko Championships South Africa [2]
50m backstroke 24.34 AF Zandberg , Gerhardus Gerhardus Zandberg  South Africa 2 August 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
100m backstroke 53.75 Zandberg , Gerhard Gerhard Zandberg  South Africa 9 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijin, China
200m backstroke 1:55.75 Du Rand , George George Du Rand  South Africa 30 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
50m breaststroke 26.67 AF van der Burgh , Cameron Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 29 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
100m breaststroke 58.46 WR van der Burgh , Cameron Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 29 July 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [3][4]
200m breaststroke 2:09.61 Versfeld , Neil Neil Versfeld  South Africa 30 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
50m butterfly 22.90 Schoeman , Roland Roland Schoeman  South Africa 26 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
100m butterfly 51.06 le Clos , Chad Chad le Clos  South Africa 3 August 2013 World Championships Barcelona, Spain [5]
200m butterfly 1:52.96 AF le Clos , Chad Chad le Clos - 31 July 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [6]
200m individual medley 1:57.03 AF Townsend , Darian Darian Townsend - 25 April 2009 French Championships Montpellier, France
400m individual medley 4:11.11 Rousseau , Sebastien Sebastien Rousseau  South Africa 1 August 2013 US Open Irvine, United States [7]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:11.93  South Africa 26 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
4×200m freestyle relay 7:08.01  South Africa 31 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
4×100 m medley relay 3:31.53  South Africa 2 August 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by SSA; WRWorld record; AFAfrican record; CRCommonwealth 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
50m freestyle 25.24 Retief , Lize-Mari Lize-Mari Retief Northern Tigers 1 April 2008 South African Championships Durban, South Africa
100m freestyle 54.48 AF Prinsloo , Karin Karin Prinsloo Tuks Swimming 9 April 2014 South African Championships Durban, South Africa [8]
200m freestyle 1:57.17 Prinsloo , Karin Karin Prinsloo TUKS-NT 7 June 2014 International Swimming Meeting of Monte-Carlo Monte Carlo, Monaco [9]
400m freestyle 4:07.92 Prinsloo , Karin Karin Prinsloo  South Africa 31 January 2014 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Perth, Australia
800m freestyle 8:25.71 Trott , Wendy Wendy Trott VINE-WP 14 June 2012 49th Sette Colli Roma Rome, Italy
1500m freestyle 16:05.63 h, AF Trott , Wendy Wendy Trott  South Africa 25 July 2011 World Championships Shanghai, China [10]
50m backstroke 28.55 AF van Wik , Chanelle Chanelle van Wik WPA-WP 16 April 2009 South African Championships Durban, South Africa
100m backstroke 1:00.78 Prinsloo , Karin Karin Prinsloo Tuks Swimming 14 June 2014 Gran Premi Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona Barcelona, Spain [11]
200m backstroke 2:10.03 Corfe , Melissa Melissa Corfe KwaZulu-Natal 3 April 2008 South African Championships Durban, South Africa
50m breaststroke 30.83 tt Heyns , Penny Penny Heyns  South Africa 28 August 1999 Pan Pacific Championships Sydney, Australia [12]
100m breaststroke 1:06.52 Heyns , Penny Penny Heyns  South Africa 23 August 1999 Pan Pacific Championships Sydney, Australia
200m breaststroke 2:23.21 sf, AF van Biljon , Suzaan Suzaan van Biljon TUKS-NT 2 August 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [13]
50m butterfly 26.36 Retief , Lize-Mari Lize-Mari Retief TUKS-NT 8 July 2008 Speedo Prestige Durban, South Africa
100m butterfly 58.20 h Retief , Lize-Mari Lize-Mari Retief TUKS-NT 9 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
200m butterfly 2:09.41 h Meaklim , Kathryn Kathryn Meaklim  South Africa 12 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
200m individual medley 2:12.53 Meaklim , Katheryn Katheryn Meaklim PISC-KZ 15 December 2009 Swim Shop KZN Provincial Championships South Africa
400m individual medley 4:37.11 h Meaklim , Kathryn Kathryn Meaklim  South Africa 9 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
4×100m freestyle relay 3:47.70 AF
NTS-NT 15 April 2011 South African Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa [14]
4×200m freestyle relay 8:12.74 h, AF  South Africa 17 August 2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China [15]
4×100m medley relay 4:03.62 - 6 April 2008 South African Championships Durban, South Africa
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by SSA; 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 (25 m)[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Time Name Club Date Meet Location Ref
50m freestyle 20.30 AF Schoeman , Roland Roland Schoeman TuksSwimming 8 August 2009 South African Championships Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
100m freestyle 46.00 Ferns , Lyndon Lyndon Ferns  South Africa 10 November 2009 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden
200m freestyle 1:40.89 Townsend , Darian Darian Townsend  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
400m freestyle 3:39.91 Neethling , Ryk Ryk Neethling  South Africa 17 January 2004 World Cup Berlin, Germany
800m freestyle 7:44.10 Neethling , Ryk Ryk Neethling Arizona 25 March 2000 NCAA Division I Championships Minneapolis, United States
1500m freestyle 14:30.54 Brown , Myles Myles Brown  South Africa 8 August 2013 World Cup Eindhoven, Netherlands [16]
50m backstroke 22.85 Zandberg , Gerhard Gerhard Zandberg  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
100m backstroke 50.00 Du Rand , George George Du Rand  South Africa 10 November 2009 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden
200m backstroke 1:47.08 Du Rand , George George Du Rand  South Africa 7 November 2009 World Cup Moscow, Russia
50m breaststroke 25.25 WR van der Burgh , Cameron Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
100m breaststroke 55.61 WR van der Burgh , Cameron Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
200m breaststroke 2:02.56 Versfeld , Neil Neil Versfeld  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
50m butterfly 21.87 Schoeman , Roland Roland Schoeman  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
100m butterfly 48.44 WR le Clos , Chad Chad le Clos  South Africa 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [17]
200m butterfly 1:48.56 WR le Clos , Chad Chad le Clos  South Africa 5 November 2013 World Cup Singapore, Singapore [18]
100m individual medley 51.05 Zandberg , Gerhard Gerhard Zandberg  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
200m individual medley 1:51.55 Townsend , Darian Darian Townsend  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
400m individual medley 3:59.23 le Clos , Chad Chad le Clos  South Africa 9 November 2013 World Cup Tokyo, Japan [19]
4×50m freestyle relay 1:28.27 AF TUKS-NT 8 August 2010 South African Championships Durban, South Africa [20]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:12.87 h, AF
 South Africa 3 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [21]
4×200m freestyle relay 6:52.13 AF
 South Africa 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [22]
4×50m medley relay 1:34.31 h, AF
 South Africa 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [23]
4×100m medley relay 3:31.97 h, AF
 South Africa 16 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [24]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by SSA; 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
50m freestyle 24.72 Retief , Lize-Mari Lize-Mari Retief TuksSwimming 19 December 2007 Vladimir International Cape Town, South Africa
100m freestyle 53.96 Retief , Lize-Mari Lize-Mari Retief TuksSwimming 19 December 2007 Vladimir International Cape Town, South Africa
200m freestyle 1:55.89 h, AF Vorster , Leone Leone Vorster  South Africa 19 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates [25]
400m freestyle 4:03.50 Corfe , Melissa Melissa Corfe  South Africa 11 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom
800m freestyle 8:22.05 Pengelly , Jessica Jessica Pengelly  South Africa 4 November 2011 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
1500m freestyle 16:11.24 Pengelly , Jessica Jessica Pengelly  South Africa 14 July 2010 Australian Championships Brisbane, Australia
50m backstroke 26.89 Van Wyk , Chanelle Chanelle Van Wyk  South Africa 6 November 2009 World Cup Moscow, Russia
100m backstroke 56.56 Van Wyk , Chanelle Chanelle Van Wyk  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
200m backstroke 2:05.01 Loots , Mandy Mandy Loots MDOL-CG 21 November 2009 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
50m breaststroke 30.60 Heyns , Penny Penny Heyns Amanzimtoti 26 September 199 KwaZulu-Natal Championships Durban, South Africa
100m breaststroke 1:05.36 van Biljon , Suzaan Suzaan van Biljon  South Africa 11 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom
200m breaststroke 2:18.73 van Biljon , Suzaan Suzaan van Biljon  South Africa 13 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom
50m butterfly 25.90 Retief , Lize-Marie Lize-Marie Retief  South Africa 25 November 2007 World Cup Belo Horizonte, Brazil
100m butterfly 56.52 Retief , Lize-Mari Lize-Mari Retief TuksSwimming 19 December 2007 Vladimir International Cape Town, South Africa
200m butterfly 2:04.24 Loots , Mandy Mandy Loots MDOL-CG 21 November 2009 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
100m individual medley 1:00.86 Loots , Amanda Amanda Loots  South Africa 17 October 2009 World Cup Durban, South Africa
200m individual medley 2:07.54 Meaklim , Katheryn Katheryn Meaklim  South Africa 10 November 2009 World Cup STockholm, Sweden
400m individual medley 4:22.88 Meaklim , Katheryn Katheryn Meaklim  South Africa 21 November 2009 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
4×50m freestyle relay 1:43.63
4×100m freestyle relay 3:41.80 h, AF
 South Africa 15 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [26]
4×200m freestyle relay 8:02.49 h, AF
 South Africa 12 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [27]
4×50m medley relay
4×100 m medley relay 4:00.73  South Africa 11 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, Great Britain
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by SSA; 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

Mixed relay[edit]

Event Time Name Club Date Meet Location Ref
Mixed 4×50m freestyle relay 1:39.60
 South Africa 11 November 2012 World Cup Singapore, Singapore [28]
Mixed 4×50m medley relay 1:42.53 h
 South Africa 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [29]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by SSA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Men's 100m Breaststroke Results". www.london2012.com. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
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  12. ^ "Heyns Continues Record-Setting Ways". NY Times. 28 August 1999. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
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