List of African records in swimming

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The African records in swimming are the fastest times ever by a swimmer representing an African country. These records are ratified by CANA, the African Swimming Confederation (its acronym derives from its name in French: Confédération Africaine Natation).

All records were set in finals unless noted otherwise.

Long Course (50 m)[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
50m freestyle 21.67 = Roland Schoeman  South Africa 16 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
50m freestyle 21.67 =, sf Roland Schoeman  South Africa 2 August 2013 World Championships Barcelona, Spain [1]
100m freestyle 47.79 h Lyndon Ferns  South Africa 29 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [2]
200m freestyle 1:45.20 Chad le Clos  South Africa 8 August 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [3]
400m freestyle 3:41.11 Oussama Mellouli  Tunisia 26 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [4]
800m freestyle 7:35.27 Oussama Mellouli  Tunisia 29 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [5]
1500m freestyle 14:37.28 Oussama Mellouli  Tunisia 2 August 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [6]
50m backstroke 24.34 Gerhard Zandberg  South Africa 2 August 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [7]
100m backstroke 53.12 h Christopher Reid  South Africa 11 April 2016 South African Championships Durban, South Africa [8]
200m backstroke 1:55.75 sf George Du Rand  South Africa 30 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [9]
50m breaststroke 26.54 h Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 25 July 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [10]
100m breaststroke 58.46 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 29 July 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [11][12]
200m breaststroke 2:09.61 sf Neil Versfeld  South Africa 30 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [13]
50m butterfly 22.90 h Roland Schoeman  South Africa 26 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [14]
100m butterfly 50.56 Chad le Clos  South Africa 8 August 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia [15]
200m butterfly 1:52.96 Chad le Clos  South Africa 31 July 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [16]
200m individual medley 1:57.03 sf Darian Townsend  South Africa 25 April 2009 French Championships Montpellier, France [17]
400m individual medley 4:10.53 Oussama Mellouli  Tunisia 29 June 2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy [18]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:11.93
 South Africa 26 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [19]
4×200m freestyle relay 7:08.01 h
 South Africa 31 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [20]
4×100m medley relay 3:31.53 h  South Africa 2 August 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [21]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANA; WRWorld 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 Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
50m freestyle 24.62 sf Farida Osman  Egypt 29 July 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [22]
100m freestyle 54.23 Erin Gallagher  South Africa 9 April 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia [23]
200m freestyle 1:57.04 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 7 June 2008 Texas Senior Circuit Austin, United States
400m freestyle 4:07.92 Karin Prinsloo  South Africa 31 January 2014 Aquatic Super Series Perth, Australia [24]
800m freestyle 8:25.71 Wendy Trott  South Africa 14 June 2012 Trofeo Sette Colli Rome, Italy
1500m freestyle 16:05.63 h Wendy Trott  South Africa 25 July 2011 World Championships Shanghai, China [25]
50m backstroke 28.08 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 13 June 2015 Mare Nostrum Monte Carlo, Monaco [26]
100m backstroke 58.77 sf Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 11 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
200m backstroke 2:04.81 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 1 August 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [27]
50m breaststroke 30.32 Tatjana Schoenmaker  South Africa 7 April 2021 South African Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa [28]
100m breaststroke 1:05.74 Tatjana Schoenmaker  South Africa 11 April 2021 South African Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa [29]
200m breaststroke 2:20.17 Tatjana Schoenmaker  South Africa 9 April 2021 South African Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa
50m butterfly 25.39 Farida Osman  Egypt 29 July 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [30]
100m butterfly 57.67 Erin Gallagher  South Africa 10 April 2019 South African Championships Durban, South Africa [31]
200m butterfly 2:09.41 h Katheryn Meaklim  South Africa 12 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
200m individual medley 2:08.59 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 13 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
400m individual medley 4:29.89 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 9 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
4×100m freestyle relay 3:40.29
 South Africa 10 April 2021 South African Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa [32]
4×200m freestyle relay 8:04.71
 South Africa 19 February 2021 Stellenbosch Camp Evaluation Stellenbosch, South Africa [33]
4×100m medley relay 4:01.92
 South Africa 12 April 2021 South African Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa [34]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANA; WRWorld 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 Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
4×100m freestyle relay 3:31.24
 South Africa 23 August 2019 African Games Casablanca, Morocco [35]
4×100m medley relay 3:49.90 h  South Africa 24 July 2019 World Championships Gwangju, South Korea [36]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANA; WRWorld record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat

Short Course (25 m)[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
50m freestyle 20.30 Roland Schoeman  South Africa 8 August 2009 South African Championships Pietermaritzburg, South Africa [37]
100m freestyle 45.78 Chad le Clos  South Africa 6 August 2017 World Cup Berlin, Germany [38]
200m freestyle 1:40.89 Darian Townsend  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
400m freestyle 3:36.75 Oussama Mellouli  Tunisia 15 November 2008 World Cup Berlin, Germany
800m freestyle 7:36.84 Oussama Mellouli  Tunisia 7 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [39]
1500m freestyle 14:18.79 Oussama Mellouli  Tunisia 7 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [40]
50m backstroke 22.85 Gerhard Zandberg  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
100m backstroke 50.00 George Du Rand  South Africa 10 November 2009 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden
200m backstroke 1:47.08 George Du Rand  South Africa 7 November 2009 World Cup Moscow, Russia
50m breaststroke 25.25 WR Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
100m breaststroke 55.61 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
200m breaststroke 2:02.56 Neil Versfeld  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
50m butterfly 21.87 Roland Schoeman  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
100m butterfly 48.08 Chad le Clos  South Africa 8 December 2016 World Championships Windsor, Canada [41]
200m butterfly 1:48.32 Chad le Clos  South Africa 11 December 2018 World Championships Hangzhou, China [42]
100m individual medley 51.05 Gerhard Zandberg  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
200m individual medley 1:51.55 Darian Townsend  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
400m individual medley 3:57.40 Oussama Mellouli  Tunisia 16 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates [43]
4×50m freestyle relay 1:24.14
 South Africa 14 December 2018 World Championships Hangzhou, China [44]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:12.87 h
 South Africa 3 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [45]
4×200m freestyle relay 6:52.13
 South Africa 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [46]
4×50m medley relay 1:34.31 h  South Africa 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [47]
4×100m medley relay 3:31.97 h
 South Africa 16 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [48]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANA; WRWorld 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 Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
50m freestyle 24.37 Farida Osman  Egypt 20 December 2019 International Swimming League Las Vegas, United States [49]
100m freestyle 52.70 sf Erin Gallagher  South Africa 12 December 2018 World Championships Hangzhou, China [50]
200m freestyle 1:55.89 h Leone Vorster  South Africa 19 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates [51]
400m freestyle 4:03.50 Melissa Corfe  South Africa 11 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom
800m freestyle 8:22.05 Jessica Pengelly  South Africa 4 November 2011 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
1500m freestyle 16:11.24 Jessica Pengelly  South Africa 14 July 2010 Australian Championships Brisbane, Australia
50m backstroke 26.85 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 13 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [52]
100m backstroke 56.56 Chanelle Van Wyk  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
200m backstroke 2:00.91 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 11 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [53]
50m breaststroke 30.11 Achieng Ajulu-Bushell  Kenya 6 August 2009 British Grand Prix Leeds, United Kingdom
100m breaststroke 1:03.89 Tatjana Schoenmaker  South Africa 25 October 2020 South African Championships Pietermaritzburg, South Africa [54]
200m breaststroke 2:18.02 Tatjana Schoenmaker  South Africa 26 October 2020 South African Championships Pietermaritzburg, South Africa [55]
50m butterfly 25.31 Farida Osman  Egypt 17 November 2019 International Swimming League College Park, United States [56]
100m butterfly 56.46 Farida Osman  Egypt 20 December 2019 International Swimming League Las Vegas, United States [57]
200m butterfly 2:04.24 Mandy Loots  South Africa 21 November 2009 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
100m individual medley 59.77 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 11 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [58]
200m individual medley 2:06.13 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 12 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [59]
400m individual medley 4:22.88 Katheryn Meaklim  South Africa 21 November 2009 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
4×50m freestyle relay 1:42.78 h
 South Africa 7 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [60]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:41.80 h
 South Africa 15 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [61]
4×200m freestyle relay 8:02.49 h
 South Africa 12 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [62]
4×50m medley relay 1:52.16 h  South Africa 5 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [63]
4×100m medley relay 4:00.73
 South Africa 11 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [64]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANA; WRWorld 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 Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
4×50m freestyle relay 1:33.19
 South Africa 6 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [65]
4×50m medley relay 1:42.53 h
 South Africa 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [66]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANA; WRWorld record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat

Record holders' rankings[edit]

By nation[edit]

Nation Record
tally
LC SC Total LC SC Total LC SC Total
Men Women Mixed
 South Africa 68 16 19 35 11 18 29 2 2 4
 Zimbabwe 10 6 4 10
 Tunisia 8 4 4 8
 Egypt 3 3 3
 Kenya 1 1 1
Total 90 20 23 43 20 23 43 2 2 4

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