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, RolandRoland Schoeman  South Africa 16 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
50m freestyle 21.67 sf, AF Schoeman, RolandRoland Schoeman  South Africa 2 August 2013 World Championships Barcelona, Spain [1]
100m freestyle 47.79 h, AF Ferns, LyndonLyndon Ferns - 29 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
200m freestyle 1:45.67 Basson, JeanJean Basson Central Gauteng 28 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
400m freestyle 3:46.08 Brown, MylesMyles Brown KZNA-KZ 13 April 2015 South African Championships Durban, South Africa [2]
800m freestyle 7:54.99 Prinsloo, TroydenTroyden Prinsloo - 14 April 2009 South African Championships South Africa
1500m freestyle 14:57.88 Herman, HeerdenHeerden Herman MATI 10 December 2010 League WP Sasko Championships South Africa [3]
50m backstroke 24.34 AF Zandberg, GerhardGerhard Zandberg  South Africa 2 August 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
100m backstroke 53.75 Zandberg, GerhardGerhard Zandberg  South Africa 9 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijin, China
200m backstroke 1:55.75 Du Rand, GeorgeGeorge Du Rand  South Africa 30 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
50m breaststroke 26.67 AF van der Burgh, CameronCameron van der Burgh  South Africa 29 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
100m breaststroke 58.46 AF van der Burgh, CameronCameron van der Burgh  South Africa 29 July 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [4][5]
200m breaststroke 2:09.61 Versfeld, NeilNeil Versfeld  South Africa 30 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
50m butterfly 22.90 Schoeman, RolandRoland Schoeman  South Africa 26 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
100m butterfly 51.06 le Clos, ChadChad le Clos  South Africa 3 August 2013 World Championships Barcelona, Spain [6]
200m butterfly 1:52.96 AF le Clos, ChadChad le Clos - 31 July 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [7]
200m individual medley 1:57.03 AF Townsend, DarianDarian Townsend - 25 April 2009 French Championships Montpellier, France
400m individual medley 4:11.11 Rousseau, SebastienSebastien Rousseau  South Africa 1 August 2013 US Open Irvine, United States [8]
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-MariLize-Mari Retief Northern Tigers 1 April 2008 South African Championships Durban, South Africa
100m freestyle 54.48 AF Prinsloo, KarinKarin Prinsloo Tuks Swimming 9 April 2014 South African Championships Durban, South Africa [9]
200m freestyle 1:57.17 Prinsloo, KarinKarin Prinsloo TUKS-NT 7 June 2014 International Swimming Meeting of Monte-Carlo Monte Carlo, Monaco [10]
400m freestyle 4:07.92 Prinsloo, KarinKarin Prinsloo  South Africa 31 January 2014 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Perth, Australia
800m freestyle 8:25.71 Trott, WendyWendy Trott VINE-WP 14 June 2012 49th Sette Colli Roma Rome, Italy
1500m freestyle 16:05.63 h, AF Trott, WendyWendy Trott  South Africa 25 July 2011 World Championships Shanghai, China [11]
50m backstroke 28.55 AF van Wik, ChanelleChanelle van Wik WPA-WP 16 April 2009 South African Championships Durban, South Africa
100m backstroke 1:00.78 Prinsloo, KarinKarin Prinsloo Tuks Swimming 14 June 2014 Gran Premi Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona Barcelona, Spain [12]
200m backstroke 2:10.03 Corfe, MelissaMelissa Corfe KwaZulu-Natal 3 April 2008 South African Championships Durban, South Africa
50m breaststroke 30.83 tt Heyns, PennyPenny Heyns  South Africa 28 August 1999 Pan Pacific Championships Sydney, Australia [13]
100m breaststroke 1:06.52 Heyns, PennyPenny Heyns  South Africa 23 August 1999 Pan Pacific Championships Sydney, Australia
200m breaststroke 2:23.21 sf, AF van Biljon, SuzaanSuzaan van Biljon TUKS-NT 2 August 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [14]
50m butterfly 26.36 Retief, Lize-MariLize-Mari Retief TUKS-NT 8 July 2008 Speedo Prestige Durban, South Africa
100m butterfly 58.20 h Retief, Lize-MariLize-Mari Retief TUKS-NT 9 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
200m butterfly 2:09.41 h Meaklim, KathrynKathryn Meaklim  South Africa 12 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
200m individual medley 2:12.53 Meaklim, KatherynKatheryn Meaklim PISC-KZ 15 December 2009 Swim Shop KZN Provincial Championships South Africa
400m individual medley 4:37.11 h Meaklim, KathrynKathryn 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 [15]
4×200m freestyle relay 8:12.74 h, AF  South Africa 17 August 2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China [16]
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

Mixed relay[edit]

Event Time Name Club Date Meet Location Ref
4×100m freestyle relay 3:40.81 h
  •  (57.90)
 South Africa 17 August 2014 Youth Olympic Games Nanjing, China [17]
4×100m medley relay 3:54.86 h  South Africa 22 August 2014 Youth Olympic Games Nanjing, China [18]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by SSA; WRWorld record; AFAfrican record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat

Short Course (25 m)[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Time Name Club Date Meet Location Ref
50m freestyle 20.30 AF Schoeman, RolandRoland Schoeman TuksSwimming 8 August 2009 South African Championships Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
100m freestyle 46.00 Ferns, LyndonLyndon Ferns  South Africa 10 November 2009 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden
200m freestyle 1:40.89 Townsend, DarianDarian Townsend  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
400m freestyle 3:39.91 Neethling, RykRyk Neethling  South Africa 17 January 2004 World Cup Berlin, Germany
800m freestyle 7:44.10 Neethling, RykRyk Neethling Arizona 25 March 2000 NCAA Division I Championships Minneapolis, United States
1500m freestyle 14:30.54 Brown, MylesMyles Brown  South Africa 8 August 2013 World Cup Eindhoven, Netherlands [19]
50m backstroke 22.85 Zandberg, GerhardGerhard Zandberg  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
100m backstroke 50.00 Du Rand, GeorgeGeorge Du Rand  South Africa 10 November 2009 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden
200m backstroke 1:47.08 Du Rand, GeorgeGeorge Du Rand  South Africa 7 November 2009 World Cup Moscow, Russia
50m breaststroke 25.25 WR van der Burgh, CameronCameron van der Burgh  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
100m breaststroke 55.61 WR van der Burgh, CameronCameron van der Burgh  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
200m breaststroke 2:02.56 Versfeld, NeilNeil Versfeld  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
50m butterfly 21.87 Schoeman, RolandRoland Schoeman  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
100m butterfly 48.44 WR le Clos, ChadChad le Clos  South Africa 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [20]
200m butterfly 1:48.56 WR le Clos, ChadChad le Clos  South Africa 5 November 2013 World Cup Singapore, Singapore [21]
100m individual medley 51.05 Zandberg, GerhardGerhard Zandberg  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
200m individual medley 1:51.55 Townsend, DarianDarian Townsend  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
400m individual medley 3:59.23 le Clos, ChadChad le Clos  South Africa 9 November 2013 World Cup Tokyo, Japan [22]
4×50m freestyle relay 1:28.27 AF TUKS-NT 8 August 2010 South African Championships Durban, South Africa [23]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:12.87 h, AF
 South Africa 3 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [24]
4×200m freestyle relay 6:52.13 AF
 South Africa 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [25]
4×50m medley relay 1:34.31 h, AF
 South Africa 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [26]
4×100m medley relay 3:31.97 h, AF
 South Africa 16 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [27]
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-MariLize-Mari Retief TuksSwimming 19 December 2007 Vladimir International Cape Town, South Africa
100m freestyle 53.96 Retief, Lize-MariLize-Mari Retief TuksSwimming 19 December 2007 Vladimir International Cape Town, South Africa
200m freestyle 1:55.89 h, AF Vorster, LeoneLeone Vorster  South Africa 19 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates [28]
400m freestyle 4:03.50 Corfe, MelissaMelissa Corfe  South Africa 11 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom
800m freestyle 8:22.05 Pengelly, JessicaJessica Pengelly  South Africa 4 November 2011 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
1500m freestyle 16:11.24 Pengelly, JessicaJessica Pengelly  South Africa 14 July 2010 Australian Championships Brisbane, Australia
50m backstroke 26.89 Van Wyk, ChanelleChanelle Van Wyk  South Africa 6 November 2009 World Cup Moscow, Russia
100m backstroke 56.56 Van Wyk, ChanelleChanelle Van Wyk  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
200m backstroke 2:05.01 Loots, MandyMandy Loots MDOL-CG 21 November 2009 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
50m breaststroke 30.60 Heyns, PennyPenny Heyns Amanzimtoti 26 September 199 KwaZulu-Natal Championships Durban, South Africa
100m breaststroke 1:05.36 van Biljon, SuzaanSuzaan van Biljon  South Africa 11 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom
200m breaststroke 2:18.73 van Biljon, SuzaanSuzaan van Biljon  South Africa 13 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom
50m butterfly 25.90 Retief, Lize-MarieLize-Marie Retief  South Africa 25 November 2007 World Cup Belo Horizonte, Brazil
100m butterfly 56.52 Retief, Lize-MariLize-Mari Retief TuksSwimming 19 December 2007 Vladimir International Cape Town, South Africa
200m butterfly 2:04.24 Loots, MandyMandy Loots MDOL-CG 21 November 2009 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
100m individual medley 1:00.86 Loots, AmandaAmanda Loots  South Africa 17 October 2009 World Cup Durban, South Africa
200m individual medley 2:07.54 Meaklim, KatherynKatheryn Meaklim  South Africa 10 November 2009 World Cup STockholm, Sweden
400m individual medley 4:22.88 Meaklim, KatherynKatheryn Meaklim  South Africa 21 November 2009 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
4×50m freestyle relay 1:42.78 h, AF
 South Africa 7 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [29]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:41.80 h, AF
 South Africa 15 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [30]
4×200m freestyle relay 8:02.49 h, AF
 South Africa 12 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [31]
4×50m medley relay 1:52.16 h, AF
 South Africa 5 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [32]
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 1:33.19 AF
 South Africa 6 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [33]
Mixed 4×50m medley relay 1:42.53 h
 South Africa 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [34]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by SSA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat

References[edit]

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