World record progression 50 metres butterfly

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Graphs of the progression of the World Records in all four strokes (50m, 100m and 200m distances).

This is a history of the progression of the World Record for the Swimming event: the 50 butterfly. It is a listing of the fastest-time-ever in the event, in both long course (50m) and short course (25m) swimming pool. These records are maintained/recognized by FINA,[1] which oversees international competitive swimming and Aquatics.

The World Records in the 50s of stroke are the youngest Swimming World Records; FINA first recognizing them in the 1990s.

Men[edit]

Long course[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
WBT 23.68 Pankratov, DenisDenis Pankratov  Russia 10 Aug 1996 Meet of Champions Mulhouse, France
1 23.60 Huegill, GeoffGeoff Huegill  Australia 14 May 2000 Australia Championships Sydney, Australia
2 23.44 (sf) Huegill, GeoffGeoff Huegill  Australia 27 Jul 2001 World Championships Fukuoka, Japan
3 23.43 Welsh, MattMatt Welsh  Australia 2 Jul 2003 World Championships Barcelona, Spain
4 23.30 Crocker, IanIan Crocker  United States 29 Feb 2004 Big 12 Time Trials Austin, United States [2]
5 23.01 (sf) Schoeman, RolandRoland Schoeman  South Africa 24 Jul 2005 World Championships Montreal, Canada
6 22.96 Schoeman, RolandRoland Schoeman  South Africa 25 Jul 2005 World Championships Montreal, Canada [3]
7 22.43 Muñoz, RafaelRafael Muñoz  Spain 5 April 2009 Spain Nationals Málaga, Spain [4]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
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[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1 23.55 Foster, MarkMark Foster  Great Britain 11 February 1995 World Cup Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 23.45 Foster, MarkMark Foster  Great Britain 15 December 1995 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
3 23.35 Pankratov, DenisDenis Pankratov  Russia 8 February 1997 World Cup Paris, France
4 23.30 Milošević, MilošMiloš Milošević  Croatia 12 December 1998 European 25m Championships Sheffield, United Kingdom
5 23.21 Klim, MichaelMichael Klim  Australia 5 September 1999 Australia 25m Championships Canberra, Australia
6 23.19 (h) Frölander, LarsLars Frölander  Sweden 19 March 2000 Short Course Worlds Athens, Greece
7 23.11 (tt) Klim, MichaelMichael Klim  Australia 19 June 2000 AIS Canberra, Australia
8 22.87 Foster, MarkMark Foster  Great Britain 17 January 2001 World Cup Sheffield, United Kingdom
9 22.84 Huegill, GeoffGeoff Huegill  Australia 18 December 2001 World Cup Melbourne, Australia
9= 22.84 Huegill, GeoffGeoff Huegill  Australia 22 January 2002 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden
10 22.74 (h) Huegill, GeoffGeoff Huegill  Australia 26 January 2002 World Cup Berlin, Germany
11 22.71 Crocker, IanIan Crocker  United States 10 October 2004 Short Course Worlds Indianapolis, United States
12 22.60 Almeida, Kaio deKaio de Almeida  Brazil 17 December 2005 Brazil 25m Nationals Santos, Brazil
13 22.50 Jaukovic, MattMatt Jaukovic  Australia 25 October 2008 World Cup Sydney, Australia [5]
14 22.29 Leveaux, AmauryAmaury Leveaux  France 6 December 2008 French 25m Championships Angers, France [6]
15 22.18 (h) Leveaux, AmauryAmaury Leveaux  France 14 December 2008 European 25m Championships Rijeka, Croatia [7]
16 21.80 Deibler, SteffenSteffen Deibler  Germany 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany [8]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
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]

Long course[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1 26.54 Bruijn, Inge deInge de Bruijn  Netherlands 18 Jun 1999 Netherlands Championships Amersfoort, Netherlands
2 26.39 Kammerling, Anna-KarinAnna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden 1 Jul 1999 Sweden Championships Halmstad, Sweden
3 26.29 Kammerling, Anna-KarinAnna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden 27 Jul 1999 European Championships Istanbul, Turkey
4 25.83 (h) Bruijn, Inge deInge de Bruijn  Netherlands 20 May 2000 Mare Nostrum Monte Carlo, Monaco
5 25.64 (h) Bruijn, Inge deInge de Bruijn  Netherlands 26 May 2000 Super Speedo Grand Prix Sheffield, United Kingdom
6 25.57 Kammerling, Anna-KarinAnna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden 30 Jul 2002 European Championships Berlin, Germany
7 25.46 Alshammar, ThereseTherese Alshammar  Sweden 13 Jun 2007 Mare Nostrum Barcelona, Spain [9]
8 25.33 Veldhuis, MarleenMarleen Veldhuis  Netherlands 19 April 2009 Swim Cup Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands [10]
9 25.07 sf Alshammar, ThereseTherese Alshammar  Sweden 31 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [11]
10 24.43 Sjöström, SarahSarah Sjöström  Sweden 5 July 2014 Swedish Swimming Championships Borås, Sweden
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
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[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1 26.73 Van Dyken, AmyAmy Van Dyken  United States 1 Feb 1995 World Cup meet Espoo, Finland
2 26.56 (h) Kennedy, AngelaAngela Kennedy  Australia 12 Feb 1995 World Cup meet Sheffield, United Kingdom
3 26.55 Hyman, MistyMisty Hyman  United States 19 Apr 1997 World SC Championships Gothenburg, Sweden
4 26.48 Thompson, JennyJenny Thompson  United States 29 Nov 1997 Canada Open Toronto, Canada
5 26.05 (h) Thompson, JennyJenny Thompson  United States 2 Dec 1998 World Cup meet College Station, United States
6 26.00 Thompson, JennyJenny Thompson  United States 18 Nov 1999 World Cup meet College Park, United States
7 25.64 Kammerling, Anna-KarinAnna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden 10 Dec 1999 European SC Championships Lisbon, Portugal [12]
8 25.60 Kammerling, Anna-KarinAnna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden 15 Dec 2000 European SC Championships València, Spain
9 25.36 Kammerling, Anna-KarinAnna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden 25 Jan 2001 World Cup meet Stockholm, Sweden
10 25.33 Kammerling, Anna-KarinAnna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden 12 Mar 2005 Sweden 25m Championships Gothenburg, Sweden
11 25.32 Galvez, FelicityFelicity Galvez  Australia 11 Apr 2008 World SC Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [13]
12 25.31 Alshammar, ThereseTherese Alshammar  Sweden 12 Nov 2008 World Cup meet Stockholm, Sweden [14]
13 24.99 Guehrer, MariekeMarieke Guehrer  Australia 15 Nov 2008 World Cup meet Berlin, Germany [15]
14 24.75 Alshammar, ThereseTherese Alshammar  Sweden 17 Oct 2009 World Cup meet Durban, South Africa [16]
15 24.46 Alshammar, ThereseTherese Alshammar  Sweden 11 Nov 2009 World Cup meet Stockholm, Sweden [17]
16 24.38 Alshammar, ThereseTherese Alshammar  Sweden 22 Nov 2009 World Cup meet Singapore [18]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
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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