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 Roland schoeman  South Africa 16 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
50m freestyle 21.67 =, sf, AF Roland Schoeman  South Africa 2 August 2013 World Championships Barcelona, Spain [1]
100m freestyle 47.79 h, AF Lyndon Ferns  South Africa 29 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [2]
200m freestyle 1:45.20 AF Chad le Clos  South Africa 8 August 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [3]
400m freestyle 3:45.92 h Myles Brown  South Africa 6 August 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [4]
800m freestyle 7:53.97 Myles Brown KZNA-KZ 13 April 2015 South African Championships Durban, South Africa [5]
1500m freestyle 14:57.88 Heerden Herman MATI 10 December 2010 League WP Sasko Championships South Africa [6]
50m backstroke 24.34 AF Gerhard Zandberg  South Africa 2 August 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [7]
100m backstroke 53.12 h, AF Christopher Reid NMA-NMA 11 April 2016 South African Championships Durban, South Africa [8]
200m backstroke 1:55.75 sf, AF George Du Rand  South Africa 30 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [9]
50m breaststroke 26.54 h, AF Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 25 July 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary [10]
100m breaststroke 58.46 AF Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 29 July 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [11][12]
200m breaststroke 2:09.61 sf, AF Neil Versfeld  South Africa 8 May 2021 World Championships 2009 Italy [13]
50m butterfly 22.90 h, AF Roland Schoeman  South Africa 26 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [14]
100m butterfly 50.56 AF Chad le Clos  South Africa 8 August 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia [15]
200m butterfly 1:52.96 AF Chad le Clos  South Africa 31 July 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [16]
200m individual medley 1:57.03 sf, AF Darian Townsend Lagardère Paris Racing 25 April 2009 French Championships Montpellier, France [17]
400m individual medley 4:11.11 Sebastien Rousseau  South Africa 1 August 2013 US Open Irvine, United States [18]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:11.93 AF
 South Africa 26 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [19]
4×200m freestyle relay 7:08.01 h, AF
 South Africa 31 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [20]
4×100m medley relay 3:31.53 AF  South Africa 2 August 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [21]
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 24.72 h Emma Chelius KwaZulu Natal 12 April 2021 South African Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa [22]
100m freestyle 54.23 AF Erin Gallagher  South Africa 9 April 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia [23]
200m freestyle 1:57.17 Karin Prinsloo  South Africa 7 June 2014 Mare Nostrum Monte Carlo, Monaco [24]
400m freestyle 4:07.92 Karin Prinsloo  South Africa 31 January 2014 Aquatic Super Series Perth, Australia [25]
800m freestyle 8:25.71 Wendy Trott  South Africa 14 June 2012 Trofeo Sette Colli Rome, Italy
1500m freestyle 16:05.63 h, AF Wendy Trott  South Africa 25 July 2011 World Championships Shanghai, China [26]
50m backstroke 28.55 Chanelle van Wyk WPA-WP 16 April 2009 South African Championships Durban, South Africa
100m backstroke 1:00.78 Karin Prinsloo  South Africa 14 June 2014 Mare Nostrum Barcelona, Spain [27]
200m backstroke 2:10.03 Melissa Corfe KwaZulu-Natal 3 April 2008 South African Championships Durban, South Africa
50m breaststroke 30.32 AF Tatjana Schoenmaker Aquatics Gauteng Tshwane 7 April 2021 South African Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa [28]
100m breaststroke 1:05.74 AF Tatjana Schoenmaker Aquatics Gauteng Tshwane 11 April 2021 South African Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa [29]
200m breaststroke 2:20.17 AF Tatjana Schoenmaker Aquatics Gauteng Tshwane 9 April 2021 South African Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa [30]
50m butterfly 26.24 Erin Gallagher  South Africa 22 August 2019 African Games Casablanca, Morocco [31]
100m butterfly 57.67 AF Erin Gallagher KZNA 10 April 2019 South African Championships Durban, South Africa [32]
200m butterfly 2:09.41 h Kathryn Meaklim  South Africa 12 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
200m individual medley 2:12.53 Katheryn Meaklim PISC-KZ 15 December 2009 KwaZulu-Natal Championships South Africa
400m individual medley 4:37.11 h Kathryn Meaklim  South Africa 9 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
4×100m freestyle relay 3:40.29 AF
KwaZulu Natal 10 April 2021 South African Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa [33]
4×200m freestyle relay 8:04.71 AF
Seagulls 19 February 2021 Stellenbosch Camp Evaluation Stellenbosch, South Africa [34]
4×100m medley relay 4:01.92 AF
KwaZulu Natal 12 April 2021 South African Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa [35]
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 3:31.24 AF
 South Africa 23 August 2019 African Games Casablanca, Morocco [36]
4×100m medley relay 3:49.90 h, AF  South Africa 24 July 2019 World Championships Gwangju, South Korea [37]
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 Roland Schoeman TuksSwimming 8 August 2009 South African Championships Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
100m freestyle 45.78 AF Chad le Clos  South Africa 6 August 2017 World Cup Berlin, Germany [38]
200m freestyle 1:40.89 AF Darian Townsend  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
400m freestyle 3:37.91 Myles Brown  South Africa 7 August 2013 World Cup Eindhoven, Netherlands [39]
800m freestyle 7:44.10 Ryk Neethling Arizona 25 March 2000 NCAA Division I
Championships
Minneapolis, United States
1500m freestyle 14:30.54 Myles Brown  South Africa 8 August 2013 World Cup Eindhoven, Netherlands [40]
50m backstroke 22.85 AF Gerhard Zandberg  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
100m backstroke 50.00 AF George Du Rand  South Africa 10 November 2009 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden
200m backstroke 1:47.08 AF 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 AF Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
200m breaststroke 2:02.56 AF Neil Versfeld  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
50m butterfly 21.87 AF Roland Schoeman  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
100m butterfly 48.08 AF Chad le Clos  South Africa 8 December 2016 World Championships Windsor, Canada [41]
200m butterfly 1:48.32 AF Chad le Clos  South Africa 11 December 2018 World Championships Hangzhou, China [42]
100m individual medley 51.05 AF Gerhard Zandberg  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
200m individual medley 1:51.55 AF Darian Townsend  South Africa 14 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
400m individual medley 3:59.23 Chad le Clos  South Africa 9 November 2013 World Cup Tokyo, Japan [43]
4×50m freestyle relay 1:24.14 AF
 South Africa 14 December 2018 World Championships Hangzhou, China [44]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:12.87 h, AF
 South Africa 3 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [45]
4×200m freestyle relay 6:52.13 AF
 South Africa 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [46]
4×50m medley relay 1:34.31 h, AF  South Africa 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [47]
4×100m medley relay 3:31.97 h, AF
 South Africa 16 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [48]
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 24.38 sf Erin Gallagher  South Africa 15 December 2018 World Championships Hangzhou, China [49]
100m freestyle 52.70 sf, AF Erin Gallagher  South Africa 12 December 2018 World Championships Hangzhou, China [50]
200m freestyle 1:55.89 h, AF Leone Vorster  South Africa 19 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates [51]
400m freestyle 4:03.50 AF Melissa Corfe  South Africa 11 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom
800m freestyle 8:22.05 AF Jessica Pengelly  South Africa 4 November 2011 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
1500m freestyle 16:11.24 AF Jessica Pengelly  South Africa 14 July 2010 Australian Championships Brisbane, Australia
50m backstroke 26.89 Chanelle Van Wyk  South Africa 6 November 2009 World Cup Moscow, Russia
100m backstroke 56.56 AF Chanelle Van Wyk  South Africa 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
200m backstroke 2:05.01 Mandy Loots  South Africa 21 November 2009 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
50m breaststroke 30.20 Tatjana Schoenmaker Tuks 26 October 2020 South African Championships Pietermaritzburg, South Africa [52]
100m breaststroke 1:03.89 AF Tatjana Schoenmaker Tuks 25 October 2020 South African Championships Pietermaritzburg, South Africa [53]
200m breaststroke 2:18.02 AF Tatjana Schoenmaker Tuks 26 October 2020 South African Championships Pietermaritzburg, South Africa [54]
50m butterfly 25.54 Tayla Lovemore  South Africa 16 November 2018 World Cup Singapore, Singapore [55]
100m butterfly 56.52 Lize-Mari Retief  South Africa 19 December 2007 Vladimir Salnikov Cup Saint Petersburg, Russia
200m butterfly 2:04.24 AF Mandy Loots  South Africa 21 November 2009 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
100m individual medley 1:00.30 Tayla Lovemore  South Africa 15 November 2018 World Cup Singapore, Singapore [56]
200m individual medley 2:07.54 Katheryn Meaklim  South Africa 10 November 2009 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden
400m individual medley 4:22.88 AF Katheryn 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 [57]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:41.80 h, AF
 South Africa 15 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [58]
4×200m freestyle relay 8:02.49 h, AF
 South Africa 12 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [59]
4×50m medley relay 1:52.16 h, AF  South Africa 5 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [60]
4×100m medley relay 4:00.73 AF
 South Africa 11 April 2008 World Championships Manchester, United Kingdom [61]
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
4×50m freestyle relay 1:33.19 AF
 South Africa 6 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [62]
4×50m medley relay 1:42.53 h
 South Africa 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [63]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by SSA;
Records not set in finals: h – heat

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