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 = Schoeman, RolandRoland Schoeman  South Africa 16 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
50m freestyle 21.67 =, sf Schoeman, RolandRoland Schoeman  South Africa 2 August 2013 World Championships Barcelona, Spain [1]
100m freestyle 47.79 h Ferns, LyndonLyndon Ferns  South Africa 29 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [2]
200m freestyle 1:45.20 le Clos, ChadChad le Clos  South Africa 8 August 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [3]
400m freestyle 3:41.11 Mellouli, OussamaOussama Mellouli  Tunisia 26 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [4]
800m freestyle 7:35.27 Mellouli, OussamaOussama Mellouli  Tunisia 29 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [5]
1500m freestyle 14:37.28 Mellouli, OussamaOussama Mellouli  Tunisia 2 August 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [6]
50m backstroke 24.34 Zandberg, GerhardGerhard Zandberg  South Africa 2 August 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [7]
100m backstroke 53.12 h Reid, ChristopherChristopher Reid  South Africa 11 April 2016 South African Championships Durban, South Africa [8]
200m backstroke 1:55.75 sf Du Rand, GeorgeGeorge Du Rand  South Africa 30 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [9]
50m breaststroke 26.54 h van der Burgh, CameronCameron van der Burgh  South Africa 25 July 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [10]
100m breaststroke 58.46 van der Burgh, CameronCameron van der Burgh  South Africa 29 July 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [11][12]
200m breaststroke 2:09.61 sf Versfeld, NeilNeil Versfeld  South Africa 30 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [13]
50m butterfly 22.90 h Schoeman, RolandRoland Schoeman  South Africa 26 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [14]
100m butterfly 50.56 le Clos, ChadChad le Clos  South Africa 8 August 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia [15]
200m butterflykm 1:52.96 le Clos, ChadChad le Clos  South Africa 31 July 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [16]
200m individual medley 1:57.03 sf Townsend, DarianDarian Townsend  South Africa 25 April 2009 French Championships Montpellier, France [17]
400m individual medley 4:10.53 Mellouli, OussamaOussama 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 Osman, FaridaFarida Osman  Egypt 29 July 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [22]
100m freestyle 54.48 = Prinsloo, KarinKarin Prinsloo  South Africa 31 January 2014 Aquatic Super Series Perth, Australia [23]
100m freestyle 54.48 = Prinsloo, KarinKarin Prinsloo  South Africa 8 April 2014 South African Championships Durban, South Africa [24]
200m freestyle 1:57.04 Coventry, KirstyKirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 7 June 2008 Texas Senior Circuit Austin, United States
400m freestyle 4:07.92 Prinsloo, KarinKarin Prinsloo  South Africa 31 January 2014 Aquatic Super Series Perth, Australia [25]
800m freestyle 8:25.71 Trott, WendyWendy Trott  South Africa 14 June 2012 Trofeo Sette Colli Rome, Italy
1500m freestyle 16:05.63 h Trott, WendyWendy Trott  South Africa 25 July 2011 World Championships Shanghai, China [26]
50m backstroke 28.08 Coventry, KirstyKirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 13 June 2015 Mare Nostrum Monte Carlo, Monaco [27]
100m backstroke 58.77 sf Coventry, KirstyKirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 11 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
200m backstroke 2:04.81 Coventry, KirstyKirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 1 August 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [28]
50m breaststroke 30.83 tt Heyns, PenelopePenelope Heyns  South Africa 29 August 1999 Pan Pacific Championships Sydney, Australia
100m breaststroke 1:06.52 h Heyns, PenelopePenelope Heyns  South Africa 23 August 1999 Pan Pacific Championships Sydney, Australia
200m breaststroke 2:23.21 sf van Biljon, SuzaanSuzaan van Biljon  South Africa 2 August 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [29]
50m butterfly 25.39 Osman, FaridaFarida Osman  Egypt 29 July 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [30]
100m butterfly 57.83 h Osman, FaridaFarida Osman  Egypt 6 August 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [31]
200m butterfly 2:09.41 h Meaklim, KatherynKatheryn Meaklim  South Africa 12 April 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
200m individual medley 2:08.59 Coventry, KirstyKirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 13 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
400m individual medley 4:29.89 Coventry, KirstyKirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 9 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
4×100m freestyle relay 3:45.01
 South Africa 1 February 2014 Aquatic Super Series Perth, Australia [32]
4×200m freestyle relay 8:08.12
 South Africa 26 July 2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom [33]
4×100m medley relay 4:03.62 tt
 South Africa 6 April 2008 South African Championships Durban, 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 3:31.38 h
 South Africa 29 July 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [35]
4×100m medley relay 3:54.86
 South Africa 22 August 2014 Youth Olympic Games Nanjing, China [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 sf Schoeman, RolandRoland Schoeman  South Africa 8 August 2009 South African Championships Pietermaritzburg, South Africa [37]
100m freestyle 45.78 le Clos, ChadChad le Clos  South Africa 6 August 2017 World Cup Berlin, Germany [38]
200m freestyle 1:40.89 Townsend, DarianDarian Townsend  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
400m freestyle 3:36.75 Mellouli, OussamaOussama Mellouli  Tunisia 15 November 2008 World Cup Berlin, Germany
800m freestyle 7:36.84 Mellouli, OussamaOussama Mellouli  Tunisia 7 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [39]
1500m freestyle 14:18.79 Mellouli, OussamaOussama Mellouli  Tunisia 7 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [40]
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 Burgh, Cameron van derCameron van der Burgh  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
100m breaststroke 55.61 Burgh, Cameron van derCameron 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 48.08 WR le Clos, ChadChad le Clos  South Africa 8 December 2016 World Championships Windsor, Canada [41]
200m butterfly 1:48.56 WR le Clos, ChadChad le Clos  South Africa 5 November 2013 World Cup Singapore, Singapore [42]
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 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
400m individual medley 3:57.40 Mellouli, OussamaOussama Mellouli  Tunisia 16 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates [43]
4×50m freestyle relay 1:25.61
 South Africa 9 December 2016 World Championships Windsor, Canada [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 24.72 Retief, Lize-MariLize-Mari Retief  South Africa 19 December 2007 Vladimir Salnikov Cup Saint Petersburg, Russia
100m freestyle 53.93 Gallagher, ErinErin Gallagher  South Africa 18 July 2015 South African Championships Pietermaritzburg, South Africa [49]
200m freestyle 1:55.89 h Vorster, LeoneLeone Vorster  South Africa 19 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates [50]
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 26.85 Coventry, KirstyKirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 13 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [51]
100m backstroke 56.56 Van Wyk, ChanelleChanelle Van Wyk  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
200m backstroke 2:00.91 Coventry, KirstyKirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 11 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [52]
50m breaststroke 30.11 Ajulu-Bushell, AchiengAchieng Ajulu-Bushell  Kenya 6 August 2009 British Grand Prix Leeds, United Kingdom
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-MariLize-Mari Retief  South Africa 25 November 2007 World Cup Belo Horizonte, Brazil
100m butterfly 56.52 Retief, Lize-MariLize-Mari Retief  South Africa 19 December 2007 Vladimir Salnikov Cup Saint Petersburg, Russia
200m butterfly 2:04.24 Loots, MandyMandy Loots  South Africa 21 November 2009 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
100m individual medley 59.77 Coventry, KirstyKirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 11 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [53]
200m individual medley 2:06.13 Coventry, KirstyKirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 12 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [54]
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
 South Africa 7 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [55]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:41.80 h
 South Africa 15 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [56]
4×200m freestyle relay 8:02.49 h
 South Africa 12 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [57]
4×50m medley relay 1:52.16 h
 South Africa 5 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [58]
4×100m medley relay 4:00.73
 South Africa 11 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [59]
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
Mixed 4×50m freestyle relay 1:33.19
 South Africa 6 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [60]
Mixed 4×50m medley relay 1:42.53 h
 South Africa 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [61]
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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