List of United States records in swimming

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There are two different kinds of swimming records in the United States and certified by USA Swimming:

  • USA record, more commonly referred to in the US as the American record: the fastest time by an American swimmer.[a]
  • US Open record: The fastest time within the United States.[b]

Note: The USA record (or American record) should not be confused with the Americas records, which are the fastest times ever swum by a swimmer representing any country of the Americas.

An asterisk (*) indicates that this record has been achieved since the latest USA Swimming records publication. A plus (+) indicates that this record also is the current world record.

Long course (50 m)[edit]

Men[edit]

Event American record (USA record) U.S. Open record
  freestyle
50 free 21.04
Caeleb Dressel (USA)
2019 World Championships
July 27, 2019 / Gwangju, South Korea
21.04[1]
Caeleb Dressel (Gator Swim Club)
2020 US Olympic Trials
June 20, 2021 / Omaha, Nebraska
100 free 46.96
Caeleb Dressel (USA)
2019 World Championships
July 25, 2019 / Gwangju, South Korea
47.39
Ryan Held (New York Athletic Club)
2019 USA Nationals
July 31, 2019 / Palo Alto, California

47.39[2]
Caeleb Dressel (Gator Swim Club)
2020 US Olympic Trials
June 17, 2021 / Omaha, Nebraska
200 free 1:42.96[3]
Michael Phelps (USA)
2008 Olympic Games
August 12, 2008 / Beijing, China
1:44.10
Michael Phelps (Club Wolverine)
2008 USA Olympic Trials
July 1, 2008 / Omaha, Nebraska
400 free 3:42.78[4]
Larsen Jensen (USA)
2008 Olympic Games
August 10, 2008 / Beijing, China
3:43.53
Larsen Jensen (Trojan Swim Club)
2008 USA Olympic Trials
June 29, 2008 / Omaha, Nebraska
800 free 7:41.87
Robert Finke (USA)
2020 Olympic Games
July 29, 2021 / Tokyo, Japan
7:44.57[5]
Zane Grothe (Mission Viejo Nadadores)
2018 USA Nationals
July 29, 2018 / Irvine, California
1500 free 14:39.48
Connor Jaeger (USA)
2016 Olympic Games
August 13, 2016 / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
14:45.54
Peter Vanderkaay (Club Wolverine)
2008 USA Olympic Trials
July 6, 2008 / Omaha, Nebraska
backstroke American Record (LCM) US Open Record
50 back 24.24[6]
Ryan Murphy (California Capital)
2018 USA Nationals
July 27, 2018 / Irvine, California
same
100 back 51.85+
Ryan Murphy (USA)
2016 Olympic Games (r)
August 13, 2016 / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
51.94
Aaron Peirsol (Longhorn Aquatics)
2009 USA Nationals
July 8, 2009 / Indianapolis
200 back 1:51.92+
Aaron Peirsol (USA)
2009 World Championships
July 31, 2009 / Rome, Italy
1:53.08
Aaron Peirsol (Longhorn Aquatics)
2009 USA Nationals
July 11, 2009 / Indianapolis
breaststroke American Record (LCM) US Open Record
50 breast 26.76
Kevin Cordes (USA)
2015 World Championships (sf)
August 4, 2015 / Kazan, Russia
26.83[7]
Michael Andrew (Race Pace Club)
2020 US Olympic Trials (sf, en route)
June 13, 2021 / Omaha, Nebraska
100 breast 58.14[8]
Michael Andrew (Race Pace Club)
2020 US Olympic Trials (sf)
June 13, 2021 / Omaha, Nebraska
  same
200 breast 2:07.17[9]
Josh Prenot (USA)
2016 US Olympic Trials
June 30, 2016 / Omaha, Nebraska
  same
butterfly American Record (LCM) US Open Record
50 fly 22.35
Caeleb Dressel
2019 World Championships
July 22, 2019 / Gwangju, South Korea
22.91
Bryan Lundquist (Stingrays)
2009 USA Swimming Sectionals—Knoxville
July 18, 2009 / Knoxville, Tennessee
100 fly 49.45+
Caeleb Dressel (USA)
2020 Olympic Games
July 31, 2021 / Tokyo, Japan
49.76[10]
Caeleb Dressel (Gator Swim Club)
2020 US Olympic Trials (sf)
June 18, 2021 / Omaha, Nebraska
200 fly 1:51.51
Michael Phelps (USA)
2009 World Championships
July 29, 2009 / Rome, Italy
1:52.20
Michael Phelps (Club Wolverine)
2008 USA Olympic Trials
July 2, 2008 / Omaha, Nebraska
individual medley American Record (LCM) US Open Record
200 IM 1:54.00+
Ryan Lochte (USA)
2011 World Championships
July 28, 2011 / Shanghai, China
1:54.56[e]
Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach)
2009 USA Nationals
July 10, 2009 / Indianapolis
400 IM 4:03.84+
Michael Phelps (USA)
2008 Olympic Games
August 10, 2008 / Beijing, China
4:05.25
Michael Phelps (Club Wolverine)
2008 USA Olympic Trials
June 29, 2008 / Omaha, Nebraska
relays American Record (LCM) US Open Record
400 free relay 3:08.24+
USA
(M. Phelps-47.51, G. Weber-Gale-47.02,
  C. Jones-47.65, J. Lezak-46.06)
2008 Olympic Games
August 11, 2008 / Beijing, China
3:11.74
USA
(M. Phelps-48.13, R. Lochte-47.98,
  J. Lezak-48.12, N. Adrian-47.51)
Pan Pacific Championships
August 20, 2010 / Irvine, California
800 free relay 6:58.55+
USA
(M. Phelps-1:44.49, R. Berens-1:44.13,
  D. Walters-1:45.47, R. Lochte-1:44.46)
2009 World Championships
July 31, 2009 / Rome, Italy
7:03.84
USA
(M. Phelps-1:45.62, P. Vanderkaay-1:46.46,
  R. Berens-1:46.49, R. Lochte-1:45.27)
Pan Pacific Championships
August 20, 2010 / Irvine, California
400 medley relay 3:26.78+
USA
(R. Murphy-52.31, M. Andrew-58.49,
  C. Dressel-49.03, Z. Apple-46.95
2020 Olympic Games
August 1, 2021 / Tokyo, Japan
3:32.48[d]
USA
(A. Peirsol-53.91, M. Gangloff-1:00.45,
  M. Phelps-50.58, N. Adrian-47.54)
Pan Pacific Championships
August 22, 2010 / Irvine, California

Women[edit]

Event American record (USA record)   (50 m) U.S. Open record
  freestyle
50 free 23.97[11]
Simone Manuel (USA)
2017 World Championships
July 30, 2017 / Budapest, Hungary
24.10[12]
Simone Manuel (Stanford)
2018 USA Nationals
July 29, 2018 / Irvine, California
100 free 52.04
Simone Manuel (USA)
2019 World Championships
July 26, 2019 / Gwangju, South Korea
52.54[13]
Simone Manuel (Stanford)
2018 USA Nationals
July 25, 2018 / Irvine, California
200 free 1:53.61[14]
Allison Schmitt (USA)
2012 Olympic Games
July 31, 2012 / London, UK
1:54.40
Allison Schmitt (North Baltimore)
2012 US Olympic Trials
June 28, 2012 / Omaha, Nebraska

1:54.40
Katie Ledecky (Nations Capital)
TYR Pro Swim Series
April 9, 2021 / Mission Viejo, California
400 free 3:56.46+
Katie Ledecky (USA)
2016 Olympic Games
August 7, 2016 / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3:57.94[15]
Katie Ledecky
TYR Pro Swim Series
May 17, 2018 / Indianapolis, Indiana
800 free 8:04.79+
Katie Ledecky (USA)
2016 Olympic Games
August 12, 2016 / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8:06.68
Katie Ledecky (Nations Capital)
Arena Pro Swim Series
January 17, 2016 / Austin, Texas
1500 free 15:20.48+
Katie Ledecky (USA)
TYR Pro Swim Series
May 16, 2018 / Indianapolis, Indiana
  same
  backstroke American Record (LCM) US Open Record
50 back 27.33
Olivia Smoliga (USA)
2019 World Championships
July 25, 2019 / Gwangju, South Korea
  same
100 back 57.57
Regan Smith (USA)
2019 World Championships (r)
July 28, 2019 / Gwangju, South Korea
57.92
Regan Smith (Riptide Swim Club)
2020 US Olympic Trials (sf)
June 14, 2021 / Omaha, Nebraska
200 back 2:03.35+
Regan Smith (USA)
2019 World Championships (sf)
July 26, 2019 / Gwangju, South Korea
2:05.68
Missy Franklin (Colorado Stars)
2013 USA Nationals
June 26, 2013 / Indianapolis
  breaststroke American Record (LCM) US Open Record
50 breast 29.40
Lilly King
2017 World Championships
July 30, 2017 / Budapest, Hungary
29.62
Lilly King (Indiana University)
2018 TYR Pro Swim Series
June 10, 2018 / Santa Clara, California
100 breast 1:04.13+
Lilly King
2017 World Championships
July 25, 2017 / Budapest, Hungary
1:04.45
Jessica Hardy (Trojan Swim Club)
2009 U.S. Open Championships
August 7, 2009 / Federal Way, Washington
200 breast 2:19.59
Rebecca Soni (USA)
2012 Olympic Games
August 2, 2012 / London, UK
2:20.38
Rebecca Soni (Trojan Swim Club)
2009 USA Nationals
July 11, 2009 / Indianapolis
  butterfly American Record (LCM) US Open Record
50 fly 25.48
Kelsi Worrell (USA)
2017 World Championships
July 29, 2017 / Budapest, Hungary

25.48[16]
Kelsi Worrell (Cardinal Aquatics)
2018 USA Nationals
July 26, 2018 / Irvine

25.48
Kelsi Dahlia (USA)
2019 World Championships
July 27, 2019 / Gwangju, South Korea
25.46
Japan Rikako Ikee (Japan)
World Junior Championships
August 26, 2017 / Indianapolis
100 fly 55.66
Torri Huske (Arlington Aquatic Club)
2020 US Olympic Trials
June 14, 2021 / Omaha, Nebraska
  same
200 fly 2:04.14
Mary DeScenza (USA)
2009 World Championships (p)
July 29, 2009 / Rome, Italy
2:05.85[17]
Hali Flickinger (Sun Devils)
2020 US Olympic Trials
June 17, 2021 / Omaha, Nebraska
  individual medley American Record (LCM) US Open Record
200 IM 2:06.15
Ariana Kukors (USA)
2009 World Championships
July 27, 2009 / Rome, Italy
2:08.32[18]
Kathleen Baker (Team Elite)
2018 USA Nationals
July 29, 2018 / Irvine, California
400 IM 4:31.12
Katie Hoff (North Baltimore)
2008 US Olympic Trials
June 29, 2008 / Omaha, Nebraska
 4:31.07
Hungary Katinka Hosszú (Hungary)
2015 Arena Pro Swim Series
June 19, 2015 / Santa Clara, California
  relays American Record (LCM) US Open Record
400 free relay 3:31.02
USA
(M. Comerford-52.98, A. Weitzeil-52.66,
  K.Dahlia-53.46, S. Manuel-51.92)
2019 World Championships
July 21, 2019 / Gwangju, South Korea
3:35.11
USA
(N. Coughlin-54.25, J. Hardy-53.43,
  A. Weir-53.85, D. Vollmer-53.58)
2010 Pan Pacs
August 21, 2010 / Irvine, California
800 free relay 7:40.73
USA
(A. Schmitt-1:56.34, P. Madden-1:55.25,
 K. McLaughlin-1:55.38, K. Ledecky-1:53.76)
2020 Olympic Games
August 1, 2021 / Tokyo, Japan
7:51.21
USA
(D. Vollmer-1:58.05, M. Scroggy-1:57.89,
  K. Hoff-1:58.70, A. Schmitt-1:56.57)
2010 Pan Pacs
August 20, 2010 / Irvine, California
400 medley relay 3:50.40+
USA
(R. Smith-57.57, L. King-1:04.81,
 K. Dahlia-56.16, S. Manuel-51.86)
2019 World Championships
July 28, 2019 / Gwangju, South Korea
3:55.23
USA
(N. Coughlin-59.85, R.Soni-1:05.35,
  D. Vollmer-56.91, J. Hardy-53.12)
2010 Pan Pacs
August 22, 2010 / Irvine, California


Short course meters (25 m)[edit]

Men[edit]

Event American record (USA record) U.S. Open record
  freestyle
50 free 20.16+
Caeleb Dressel  (Cali Condors)
2020 International Swimming League
November 21, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
20.24
Caeleb Dressel  (Cali Condors)
2019 International Swimming League
December 20, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada
100 free 45.08
Caeleb Dressel  (Cali Condors)
2020 International Swimming League
November 22, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
45.22
Caeleb Dressel  (Cali Condors)
2019 International Swimming League
December 21, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada
200 free 1:40.49
Townley Haas  (Cali Condors)
2020 International Swimming League
November 22, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
1:41.58
Australia Alexander Graham  (London Roar)
2019 International Swimming League
October 19, 2019 / Lewisville, Texas
400 free 3:34.81
Peter Vanderkaay  (Club Wolverine)
2009 Japan Open
February 22, 2009 / Tokyo, Japan
3:37.78
United Kingdom James Guy  (Team Europe)
2015 Duel in the Pool
December 11, 2015 / Indianapolis, United States
800 free 7:33.99
Michael McBroom  (USA)
2013 Duel in the Pool
December 21, 2013 / Glasgow, UK
7:36.24
Faroe Islands Pal Joensen  (Team Europe)
2011 Duel in the Pool
December 17, 2011 / Atlanta
1500 free 14:19.29
Connor Jaeger  (USA)
2015 Duel in the Pool
December 12, 2015 / Indianapolis, United States
  same
backstroke American Record (25m) US Open Record (25m)
50 back [g] 22.54
Ryan Murphy  (LA Current)
2020 International Swimming League
November 21, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
22.77
Brazil Guilherme Guido  (London Roar)
2019 International Swimming League
December 20, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada
100 back 48.33+
Coleman Stewart  (Cali Condors)
2021 International Swimming League
August 29, 2021 / Naples, Italy
48.92
Matt Grevers  (USA)
2015 Duel in the Pool
December 12, 2015 / Indianapolis, United States
200 back 1:46.68
Ryan Lochte  (USA)
2010 Short Course Worlds
December 19, 2010 / Dubai, UAE
1:48.81
Ryan Murphy  (LA Current)
2019 International Swimming League
December 20, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada
breaststroke American Record (25m) US Open Record (25m)
50 breast 25.75
Nic Fink  (Cali Condors)
2019 International Swimming League
December 20, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada
  same
100 breast 56.16
Nic Fink  (Cali Condors)
2020 International Swimming League
November 22, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
55.92
United Kingdom Adam Peaty  (London Roar)
2019 International Swimming League
December 21, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada
200 breast 2:02.20
Nic Fink  (Cali Condors)
2020 International Swimming League
November 21, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
2:02.33
Cody Miller  (USA)
2015 Duel in the Pool
December 11, 2015 / Indianapolis, United States
butterfly American Record (25m) US Open Record (25m)
50 fly 21.99[19]
Tom Shields  (USA)
2021 FINA Swimming World Cup
October 9, 2021 / Budapest, Hungary
22.06
Caeleb Dressel  (Cali Condors)
2019 International Swimming League
December 21, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada
100 fly 47.78+
Caeleb Dressel  (Cali Condors)
2020 International Swimming League
November 21, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
48.63
Tom Shields  (USA)
2015 Duel in the Pool
December 11, 2015 / Indianapolis
200 fly 1:48.66
Tom Shields  (LA Current)
2020 International Swimming League
November 22, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
1:48.77
Japan Daiya Seto  (Energy Standard)
2019 International Swimming League
December 21, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada
individual medley American Record (25m) US Open Record (25m)
100 IM 49.28+
Caeleb Dressel  (Cali Condors)
2020 International Swimming League
November 22, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
51.52
South Africa Ryk Neethling  (South Africa)
2004-05 World Cup: New York
February 11, 2005 / East Meadow, New York
200 IM 1:49.63+
Ryan Lochte  (USA)
2012 Short Course Worlds
December 14, 2012 / Istanbul, Turkey
1:50.76
Japan Daiya Seto  (Energy Standard)
2019 International Swimming League
December 21, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada
400 IM 3:55.50
Ryan Lochte  (USA)
2010 Short Course Worlds
December 16, 2010 / Dubai, UAE
3:54.81+
Japan Daiya Seto  (Energy Standard)
2019 International Swimming League
December 20, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada
relays American Record (25m) US Open Record (25m)
200 free relay 1:23.47
J. Schneider (21.05)
T. Shields (20.99)
J. Feigen (20.79)
R. Lochte (20.64)  
2014 World Championships
December 6, 2014 / Doha, QAT
1:23.75
Auburn Tigers
Trinidad and TobagoG. Bovell (21.40)
R. Wochomurka (21.04)
D. Gibb (20.76)
FranceF. Bousquet (20.55)
2004 Men's NCAA Division I Championships
March 25, 2004 / East Meadow, New York
400 free relay 3:03.03+
C. Dressel (45.66)
B. Pieroni (45.75)
M. Chadwick (45.86)
R. Held (45.76)
2018 World Championships
December 11, 2018 / Hangzhou, China
 3:05.42
J. Schneider (47.07)
M. Grevers (45.87)
M. Chadwick (46.58)
N. Adrian (45.90)
2015 Duel in the Pool
December 12, 2015 / Indianapolis
800 free relay 6:49.58
P. Vanderkaay (1:43.83)
R. Lochte (1:40.48)
G. Weber-Gale (1:42.89)
R. Berens (1:42.38)
2010 Short Course Worlds
December 16, 2010 / Dubai, UAE
7:01.42
 Michigan Wolverines
P. Vanderkaay (1:45.69)
D. Tarwater (1:45.61)
CanadaA. Hurd (1:44.96)
D. Ketchum (1:45.16)
2004 Men's NCAA Division I Championships
March 26, 2004 / East Meadow, New York
200 medley relay 1:30.90
R. Murphy (22.73)
M. Andrew (26.16)
C. Dressel (21.70)
R. Held (20.31)
2018 World Championships
December 15, 2018 / Hangzhou, China
1:34.25
 Auburn Tigers
D. Van Wie (24.24)
M. Gangloff (26.34)
FranceF. Bousquet (22.73)
D. Gibb (20.94)
2004 Men's NCAA Division I Championships
March 26, 2004 / East Meadow, New York
400 medley relay 3:19.98
R. Murphy (49.63)
A. Wilson (56.84)
C. Dressel (48.28)
R. Held (45.23)
2018 World Championships
December 16, 2018 / Hangzhou, China
3:20.91
M. Grevers (49.25)
K. Cordes (58.03)
T. Shields (48.07)
N. Adrian (45.56)
2015 Duel in the Pool
December 12, 2015 / Indianapolis

Women[edit]

Event American record (25m)  (USA record) US Open record (25m)
  freestyle
50 free 23.44
Abbey Weitzeil  (LA Current)
International Swimming League
September 18, 2021 Naples, Italy
23.24
Netherlands Ranomi Kromowidjojo (Team Europe)
2015 Duel in the Pool
December 12, 2015 / Indianapolis, United States
100 free 51.26
Abbey Weitzeil  (LA Current)
International Swimming League
November 10, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
51.34
Australia Cate Campbell  (London Roar)
2019 International Swimming League
October 20, 2019 / Lewisville, Texas
200 free[f] 1:51.81
Mallory Comerford  (USA)
2018 World Championships
December 11, 2018 / Hangzhou, China
1:51.99
Hong Kong Siobhan Haughey  (DC Trident)
2019 International Swimming League
November 16, 2019 / College Park, Maryland
400 free 3:54.06
Katie Ledecky  (DC Trident)
International Swimming League
October 6, 2019 / Indianapolis, United States
  same
800 free 8:07.67
Leah Smith  (USA)
2016 Short Course Worlds
December 7, 2016 / Windsor, Canada
8:04.77
Denmark Lotte Friis  (Team Europe)
2011 Duel in the Pool
December 17, 2011 / Atlanta
1500 free 15:32.90
Kate Ziegler  (USA)
Alex Athletics Jubiläums Challenge 2007
October 14, 2007 / Essen, Germany
15:43.31
East Germany Petra Schneider  (East Germany)
January 10, 1982 / Gainesville, Florida
backstroke American Record (25m) US Open Record (25m)
50 back 25.74
Olivia Smoliga  (Cali Condors)
International Swimming League
October 16, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
25.89
Olivia Smoliga  (Cali Condors)
2019 International Swimming League
December 20, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada
100 back 55.04
Olivia Smoliga  (Cali Condors)
2020 International Swimming League
November 22, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
55.09
Australia Minna Atherton  (London Roar)
2019 International Swimming League
December 21, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada
200 back 2:00.03
Missy Franklin  (USA)
2011 World Cup
October 22, 2011 / Berlin, Germany
1:59.75
Hungary Katinka Hosszú  (Team Europe)
2015 Duel in the Pool
December 11, 2015 / Indianapolis
breaststroke American Record (25m) US Open Record (25m)
50 breast 28.77
Lilly King  (Cali Condors)
2020 International Swimming League
November 21, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
28.90
Lilly King  (Cali Condors)
2019 International Swimming League
December 20, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada
100 breast 1:02.50
Lilly King  (Cali Condors)
2020 International Swimming League
November 22, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
1:03.00
Lilly King  (Cali Condors)
2019 International Swimming League
November 17, 2019 / College Park, Maryland
200 breast 2:14.57+
Rebecca Soni  (USA)
2009 Duel in the Pool
December 19, 2009 / Manchester, UK
2:17.03
Lilly King  (Cali Condors)
2019 International Swimming League
December 20, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada
butterfly American Record (25m) US Open Record (25m)
50 fly 24.80
Madeline Banic  (Energy Standard)
2020 International Swimming League
November 22, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
24.81
France Béryl Gastaldello  (LA Current)
2019 International Swimming League
November 17, 2019 / College Park, Maryland
100 fly 54.84
Kelsi Dahlia  (USA)
World Cup
October 6, 2018 / Budapest, Hungary
55.10
Denmark Jeanette Ottesen  (Denmark)
2015 Duel in the Pool
December 11, 2015 / Indianapolis, United States
200 fly 2:01.73
Kelsi Dahlia  (USA)
2018 World Championships
December 12, 2018 / Hangzhou, China
2:03.39
Cammile Adams  (USA)
2015 Duel in the Pool
December 12, 2015 / Indianapolis
individual medley American Record (25m) US Open Record (25m)
100 IM 57.90
Beata Nelson  (Cali Condors)
International Swimming League
September 17, 2021 / Naples, Italy
58.80
Natalie Coughlin  (Cal)
2002-03 World Cup: New York
November 23, 2002 / East Meadow, New York
200 IM 2:04.06
Melanie Margalis  (Cali Condors)
International Swimming League
October 16, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
2:03.66
Hungary Katinka Hosszú  (Team Europe)
2015 Duel in the Pool
December 12, 2015 / Indianapolis
400 IM[h] 4:24.15
Melanie Margalis  (Cali Condors)
2019 International Swimming League
December 20, 2019 / Las Vegas, Nevada
4:21.21
Hungary Katinka Hosszú  (Team Europe)
2015 Duel in the Pool
December 11, 2015 / Indianapolis
relays American Record (25m) US Open Record (25m)
200 free relay 1:34.03
M. Kennedy (24.05)
M. Comerford (23.28)
K. Dahlia (23.37)
E. Brown (23.33)  (USA)
2018 World Championships
December 16, 2018 / Hangzhou, China
1:37.27
 Georgia Bulldogs
K. L. Joyce (24.24)
N. Mabry (24.45)
P. Kearns (24.34)
A. Georoff (24.24)
2004 NCAA Division I Women's Championships
March 18, 2004 / College Station, Texas
400 free relay 3:27.70
N. Coughlin (52.25)
A. Weitzeil (51.57)
M. Kennedy (51.82)
S. Vreeland (52.06)
2014 World Championships
December 5, 2014 / Doha, QAT
3:27.53
J. Ottesen (52.39)
F. Halsall (51.57)
A. Herasimenia (52.21)
R. Kromowidjojo (51.36)
2011 Duel in the Pool
December 17, 2011 / Atlanta
800 free relay 7:35.30
L. Smith (1:55.85)
M. Comerford (1:53.00)
M. Margalis (1:53.59)
E. Brown (1:52.86)
2018 World Championships
December 15, 2018 / Hangzhou, China
7:47.72
D. Vollmer (1:57.83)
R. Komisarz (1:57.87)
L. Benko (1:55.44)
K. Sandeno (1:56.58)
2004 Short Course Worlds
October 7, 2004 / Indianapolis
200 medley relay 1:42.38+
O. Smoliga (25.97)
K. Meili (29.29)
K. Dahlia (24.02)
M. Comerford (23.10)
2018 World Championships
December 12, 2018 / Hangzhou, China
1:49.02
  Auburn Tigers
J. Anderson (27.94)
L. Swander (31.23)
M. Hoelzer (25.67)
PanamaE. Coparropa (24.18)
2004 NCAA Division I Women's Championships
March 19, 2004 / College Station, Texas
400 medley relay 3:44.52+
O. Smoliga (55.60)
L. King (1:02.40)
K. Dahlia (54.79)
E. Brown (51.73)  (Cali Condors)
2020 International Swimming League
November 21, 2020 / Budapest, Hungary
3:45.20
C. Bartholomew (56.08)
K. Meili (1:02.88)
K. Worrell (55.01)
S. Manuel (51.23)
2015 Duel in the Pool
December 11, 2015 / Indianapolis

Short course yards (25 yd)[edit]

Men[edit]

Event American record (USA record) U.S. Open record
  freestyle
50 free 17.63[20]
Caeleb Dressel (University of Florida)
2018 NCAA Division I Championships
March 22, 2018 / Minneapolis, Minnesota
  same
100 free 39.90[21]
Caeleb Dressel (University of Florida)
2018 NCAA Division I Championships
March 24, 2018 / Minneapolis, Minnesota
  same
200 free 1:29.15[22]
Dean Farris (Harvard)
2019 NCAA Division I Championships
March 27, 2019/ Austin, Texas
  same
500 free 4:06.32[23]
Kieran Smith (University of Florida)
2020 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships
February 19, 2020 / Auburn, Alabama

4:06.32[24]
Kieran Smith (University of Florida)
2021 Men's SEC Swimming & Diving Championships
February 24, 2021 / Columbia, Missouri
  same
1000 free 8:33.93[25]
Clark Smith (Texas)
2015 Texas Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame Invite
December 6, 2015 / Austin, Texas
  same
1650 free 14:12.08[26]
Robert Finke (University of Florida)
2020 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships
February 22, 2020 / Auburn, Alabama
  same
backstroke American Record (25 yd) US Open Record (25 yd)
100 back 43.49[27]
Ryan Murphy (Cal)
2016 NCAA Division I Championships
March 25, 2016 / Atlanta
  same
200 back 1:35.73[28]
Ryan Murphy (Cal)
2016 NCAA Division I Championships
March 26, 2016 / Atlanta
  same
breaststroke American Record (25 yd) US Open Record (25 yd)
100 breast 49.69[29]
Ian Finnerty (Indiana)
2018 NCAA Division I Championships
March 23, 2018 / Minneapolis, Minnesota
  same
200 breast 1:47.91[30]
Will Licon (Texas)
2017 NCAA Division I Championships
March 25, 2017 / Indianapolis, Indiana
  same
butterfly American Record (25 yd) US Open Record (25 yd)
100 fly 42.80[31]
Caeleb Dressel (University of Florida)
2018 NCAA Division I Championships
March 23, 2018 / Minneapolis, Minnesota
  same
200 fly 1:37.35[32]
Jack Conger (Texas)
2017 NCAA Division I Championships
March 25, 2017 / Indianapolis, Indiana
  same
individual medley American Record (25 yd) US Open Record (25 yd)
200 IM 1:38.13
Caeleb Dressel (University of Florida)
2018 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships
February 15, 2018 / College Station, Texas
  same
400 IM 3:33.42
Chase Kalisz (Georgia)
2017 NCAA Division I Championships
March 24, 2017 / Indianapolis, Indiana
  same
relays American Record (25 yd) US Open Record (25 yd)
200 free relay 1:14.50
NC State Wolfpack
R. Held (18.56)
J. Ress (18.31)
J. Molacek (18.67)
C. Stewart (18.96)
2018 NCAA Division I Championships
March 22, 2018 / Minneapolis, Minnesota
1:14.08
Auburn Tigers
 Denmark J. Andkjaer (18.89)
South Africa G. Louw (18.33)
K. Norys (18.67)
Australia M. Targett (18.19)
2009 NCAA Division I Championships
March 26, 2009 / College Station, Texas
400 free relay 2:44.31[33]
NC State Wolfpack
R. Held (41.05)
J. Ress (40.62)
J. Molacek (41.02)
C. Stewart (41.62)
2018 NCAA Division I Championships
March 24, 2018 / Minneapolis, Minnesota
  same
800 free relay 6:05.08
Texas Longhorns
D. Kibler (1:32.06)
A. Katz (1:31.45)
J. Newkirk (1:31.91)
T. Haas (1:29.66)
2019 NCAA Division I Championships
March 27, 2019 / Austin, Texas
  same
200 medley relay 1:21.88
California Golden Bears
D. Carr (20.85)
C. Hoppe (23.01)
J. Lynch (19.77)
R. Hoffer (18.25)
2018 NCAA Division I Championships
March 23, 2018 / Minneapolis, Minnesota
1:21.54
Texas Longhorns
J. Shebat (20.84)
W. Licon (22.92)
SingaporeJ. Schooling (19.45)
B. Ringgold (18.34)
2017 NCAA Division I Championships
March 24, 2017 / Indianapolis, Indiana
400 medley relay 3:01.51
California Golden Bears
R. Murphy (44.32)
C. Hoppe (50.97)
M. Josa (44.59)
M. Jensen (41.63)
2017 NCAA Division I Championships
March 23, 2017/ Indianapolis, Indiana
2:59.22
Texas Longhorns
J. Shebat (44.58)
W. Licon (49.75)
SingaporeJ. Schooling (43.60)
J. Conger (41.29)
2017 NCAA Division I Championships
March 23, 2017 / Indianapolis, Indiana

Women[edit]

Event American record (USA record) U.S. Open record
  freestyle
50 free 20.90
Abbey Weitzeil (Cal)
2019 Minnesota Invite
December 5, 2019 / Minneapolis, Minnesota
  same
100 free 45.56
Simone Manuel (Stanford)
2017 NCAA Div. I Championships
March 18, 2017 / Indianapolis, Indiana
  same
200 free 1:39.10
Missy Franklin (Cal)
2015 NCAA Div. I Championships
March 20, 2015 / Greensboro, North Carolina
  same
500 free 4:24.06
Katie Ledecky (Stanford)
2017 NCAA Div. I Championships
March 16, 2017 / Indianapolis, Indiana
  same
1000 free 8:59.65
Katie Ledecky (Nation's Capital)
2015 Nation's Capital Swim Club Invite
December 13, 2015 / College Park, Maryland
  same
1650 free 15:03.31
Katie Ledecky (Stanford)
2017 Art Adamson Invitational
November 18, 2017 / College Station, Texas
  same
backstroke American Record (25 yd) US Open Record (25 yd)
100 back 49.16[34]
Regan Smith (Riptide)
2021 Aquajets March Invite
March 14, 2021 / Minneapolis, Minnesota
  same
200 back 1:47.16[35]
Regan Smith (Riptide)
Speedo ESSZ Spring SC Championship
March 10, 2019 / Cary, North Carolina
  same
breaststroke American Record (25 yd) US open Record (25 yd)
100 breast 55.73[36]
Lilly King (Indiana)
2019 NCAA Div. 1 Championships
March 22, 2019 / Austin, Texas
  same
200 breast 2:02.60[37]
Lilly King (Indiana)
2018 NCAA Div. I Championships
March 17, 2018 / Columbus, Ohio
  same
butterfly American Record (25 yd) US open Record (25 yd)
100 fly 49.38
Erika Brown (Tennessee)
2020 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships
February 20, 2020 / Auburn, Alabama
48.89[38]
Canada Maggie MacNeil (Michigan)
2021 NCAA Div. I Championships
March 19, 2021 / Greensboro, North Carolina
200 fly 1:49.51[39]
Ella Eastin (Stanford)
2018 Pac-12 Championships
February 24, 2018 / Federal Way, Washington
  same
individual medley American Record (25 yd) US Open Record (25 yd)
200 IM 1:50.67
Ella Eastin (Stanford)
2018 NCAA Div. I Championships
March 15, 2018 / Columbus, Ohio
  same
400 IM 3:54.60[40]
Ella Eastin (Stanford)
2018 NCAA Div. I Championships
March 16, 2018 / Columbus, Ohio
  same
relays American Record (25 yd) US Open Record (25 yd)
200 free relay 1:24.55[41]
California Golden Bears
M. Murphy (21.82)
K. McLaughlin (21.37)
A. Bilquist (20.87)
A. Weitzeil (20.49)
2019 NCAA Div. I Championships
March 21, 2019 / Austin, Texas
  same
400 free relay[i] 3:07.61
Stanford Cardinal
S. Manuel (46.02)
K. Ledecky (47.59)
J. Hu (47.63)
L. Neal (46.37)
2017 NCAA Div. I Championships
March 18, 2017 / Indianapolis, Indiana
  same
800 free relay 6:45.91
Stanford Cardinal
S. Manuel (1:41.41)
L. Neal (1:42.15)
E. Eastin (1:41.89)
K. Ledecky (1:40.46)
2017 NCAA Div. I Championships
March 15, 2017 / Indianapolis, Indiana
  same
200 medley relay 1:32.93[42]
Virginia Cavaliers
C. Gmelich (23.70)
A. Wenger (26.03)
A. Cuomo (22.58)
K. Douglass (20.62)
2021 ACC Championships
February 17, 2021 / Greensboro, NC
  same
400 medley relay 3:25.09[43]
Stanford Cardinal
A. Howe (50.34)
K. Williams (58.59)
J. Hu (50.36)
S. Manuel (45.80)
2018 NCAA Div. I Championships
March 15, 2018 / Columbus, Ohio
3:24.59
NC State
K. Berkoff (50.07)
Sweden S. Hansson (57.01)
K. Alons (49.29)
J. Poole (48.22)
2021 NCAA Div. I Championships
March 18, 2021 / Greensboro, North Carolina

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

[a]^ The USA Record, or "American Record", represents the fastest time swum by a United States citizen in any geographic location, provided that they are "U.S. Sports Citizens who achieve an official time in accordance with USA Swimming rules." (USA Swimming Rules 104.2.2(A)(1)). NOTE: Portions of this rule were changed in September 2008 so that only swimmers who are representing the USA at the time of the swim, or capable of representing the USA, are eligible. This follows Mike Alexandrov's setting of the American Record in the 100 yd breaststroke at a time when he was swimming internationally for Bulgaria.
[b]^ This record represents the fastest time swum by anyone within the geographic territory of the United States, provided that the person is "eligible to compete under and achieving an official time in accordance with USA Swimming rules." (USA Swimming Rules 104.2.2(A)(2)). Prior to 1985, this record included the fastest time swum by any United States citizen anywhere, but from 1985-on US Open Records may not be attained in this manner. However, any remaining old records are valid until they are bettered. (This record should not be confused with the US Open Meet Record, which is the fastest time swum at the US Open meet.)
[d]^ A team representing the USA swam a time of 3:32.48 at the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships on August 21, 2010, but the record has not been recognized by USA Swimming. The team consisted of Aaron Peirsol-53.91, Mark Gangloff-1:00.45, Michael Phelps-50.58, and Nathan Adrian-47.54.
[e]^ For the US Open Record in the men's long course 200 IM, Ryan Lochte swam under the listed record of 1:54.56 at the 2010 Pan Pacs, winning the event in 1:54.43; however, the time has not been recognized as the record.
[f]^ For the SCM women's 200 free American Record, Allison Schmitt swam a faster time at the 2009 Duel in the Pool (1:51.67); however, the time has not been recognized as a record by USA Swimming.
[g]^ For the SCM men's 50 back records, Peter Marshall holds the US best effort at 22.61 from a 2009 World Cup meet in Singapore, which is not recognized as the American Record by USA Swimming (presumably due to a suit: USA Swimming's ban on certain suits went into effect in the Fall of 2009, whereas FINA's went into effect at the start of 2010).
[h]^ For the SCM women's 400 IM American Record, Julia Smit at the 2009 Duel in the Pool set a then-World Record of 4:21.04; however, this time has not been recognized as the American Record by USA Swimming.
[i]^ For the SCY women's 400 Freestyle Relay, the time by the California Golden Bears at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships of 3:06.96 did not count as an American Record or US Open Record because Abbey Weitzeil had a wrapped arm and elbow from an injury sustained at the end of the SCY women's 200 Medley Relay. The time done by Izzy Ivey (47.79), Katie McLaughlin (46.62), Amy Bilquist (46.48), and Abbey Weitzeil (46.07) does count as an NCAA record.

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