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 , Denis Denis Pankratov  Russia 10 Aug 1996 Meet of Champions Mulhouse, France
1 23.60 Huegill , Geoff Geoff Huegill  Australia 14 May 2000 Australia Championships Sydney, Australia
2 23.44 (sf) Huegill , Geoff Geoff Huegill  Australia 27 Jul 2001 World Championships Fukuoka, Japan
3 23.43 Welsh , Matt Matt Welsh  Australia 2 Jul 2003 World Championships Barcelona, Spain
4 23.30 Crocker , Ian Ian Crocker  United States 29 Feb 2004 Big 12 Time Trials Austin, United States [2]
5 23.01 (sf) Schoeman , Roland Roland Schoeman  South Africa 24 Jul 2005 World Championships Montreal, Canada
6 22.96 Schoeman , Roland Roland Schoeman  South Africa 25 Jul 2005 World Championships Montreal, Canada [3]
7 22.43 Muñoz , Rafael Rafael 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 , Mark Mark Foster  Great Britain 11 Feb 1995 World Cup meet Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 23.45 Foster , Mark Mark Foster  Great Britain 15 Dec 1995 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
3 23.35 Pankratov , Denis Denis Pankratov  Russia 8 Feb 1997 World Cup meet Paris, France
4 23.30 Milošević , Miloš Miloš Milošević  Croatia 12 Dec 1998 European 25m Championships Sheffield, United Kingdom
5 23.21 Klim , Michael Michael Klim  Australia 5 Sep 1999 Australia 25m Championships Canberra, Australia
6 23.19 (h) Frölander , Lars Lars Frölander  Sweden 19 Mar 2000 Short Course Worlds Athens, Greece
7 23.11 (tt) Klim , Michael Michael Klim  Australia 19 Jun 2000 AIS meet Canberra, Australia
8 22.87 Foster , Mark Mark Foster  Great Britain 17 Jan 2001 World Cup meet Sheffield, United Kingdom
9 22.84 Huegill , Geoff Geoff Huegill  Australia 18 Dec 2001 World Cup meet Melbourne, Australia
9= 22.84 Huegill , Geoff Geoff Huegill  Australia 22 Jan 2002 World Cup meet Stockholm, Sweden
10 22.74 (h) Huegill , Geoff Geoff Huegill  Australia 26 Jan 2002 World Cup meet Berlin, Germany
11 22.71 Crocker , Ian Ian Crocker  United States 10 Oct 2004 Short Course Worlds Indianapolis, United States
12 22.60 Almeida , Kaio de Kaio de Almeida  Brazil 17 Dec 2005 Brazil 25m Nationals Santos, Brazil
13 22.50 Jaukovic , Matt Matt Jaukovic  Australia 25 Oct 2008 World Cup meet Sydney, Australia [5]
14 22.29 Leveaux , Amaury Amaury Leveaux  France 6 Dec 2008 French 25m Championships Angers, France [6]
15 22.18
  1. (h)
Leveaux , Amaury Amaury Leveaux  France 14 Dec 2008 European 25m Championships Rijeka, Croatia [7]
16 21.80 Deibler , Steffen Steffen Deibler  Germany 14 Nov 2009 World Cup meet 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 de Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands 18 Jun 1999 Netherlands Championships Amersfoort, Netherlands
2 26.39 Kammerling , Anna-Karin Anna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden 1 Jul 1999 Sweden Championships Halmstad, Sweden
3 26.29 Kammerling , Anna-Karin Anna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden 27 Jul 1999 European Championships Istanbul, Turkey
4 25.83 (h) Bruijn , Inge de Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands 20 May 2000 Mare Nostrum Monte Carlo, Monaco
5 25.64 (h) Bruijn , Inge de Inge de Bruijn  Netherlands 26 May 2000 Super Speedo Grand Prix Sheffield, United Kingdom
6 25.57 Kammerling , Anna-Karin Anna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden 30 Jul 2002 European Championships Berlin, Germany
7 25.46 Alshammar , Therese Therese Alshammar  Sweden 13 Jun 2007 Mare Nostrum Barcelona, Spain [9]
8 25.33 Veldhuis , Marleen Marleen Veldhuis  Netherlands 19 April 2009 Swim Cup Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands [10]
9 25.07 sf Alshammar , Therese Therese Alshammar  Sweden 31 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [11]
10 24.43 Sjöström , Sarah Sarah 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 , Amy Amy Van Dyken  United States 1 Feb 1995 World Cup meet Espoo, Finland
2 26.56 (h) Kennedy , Angela Angela Kennedy  Australia 12 Feb 1995 World Cup meet Sheffield, United Kingdom
3 26.55 Hyman , Misty Misty Hyman  United States 19 Apr 1997 World SC Championships Gothenburg, Sweden
4 26.48 Thompson , Jenny Jenny Thompson  United States 29 Nov 1997 Canada Open Toronto, Canada
5 26.05 (h) Thompson , Jenny Jenny Thompson  United States 2 Dec 1998 World Cup meet College Station, United States
6 26.00 Thompson , Jenny Jenny Thompson  United States 18 Nov 1999 World Cup meet College Park, United States
7 25.64 Kammerling , Anna-Karin Anna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden 10 Dec 1999 European SC Championships Lisbon, Portugal [12]
8 25.60 Kammerling , Anna-Karin Anna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden 15 Dec 2000 European SC Championships València, Spain
9 25.36 Kammerling , Anna-Karin Anna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden 25 Jan 2001 World Cup meet Stockholm, Sweden
10 25.33 Kammerling , Anna-Karin Anna-Karin Kammerling  Sweden 12 Mar 2005 Sweden 25m Championships Gothenburg, Sweden
11 25.32 Galvez , Felicity Felicity Galvez  Australia 11 Apr 2008 World SC Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [13]
12 25.31 Alshammar , Therese Therese Alshammar  Sweden 12 Nov 2008 World Cup meet Stockholm, Sweden [14]
13 24.99 Guehrer , Marieke Marieke Guehrer  Australia 15 Nov 2008 World Cup meet Berlin, Germany [15]
14 24.75 Alshammar , Therese Therese Alshammar  Sweden 17 Oct 2009 World Cup meet Durban, South Africa [16]
15 24.46 Alshammar , Therese Therese Alshammar  Sweden 11 Nov 2009 World Cup meet Stockholm, Sweden [17]
16 24.38 Alshammar , Therese Therese 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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