Swimming at the African Games

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Swimming has been part of African Games since its inaugural edition in 1965 and has continued to feature prominently at the competition in each of its subsequent editions.

Editions[edit]

Games Year Host city # countries # swimmers
I 1965 Republic of the Congo Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
II 1973 Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria
III 1978 Algeria Algiers, Algeria
IV 1987 Kenya Nairobi, Kenya
V 1991 Egypt Cairo, Egypt
VI 1995 Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe
VII 1999 South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa 18 128
VIII 2003 Nigeria Abuja, Nigeria 21 117 [1]
(male=63; female=54)
IX 2007 Algeria Algiers, Algeria 16 121
X 2011 Mozambique Maputo, Mozambique
XI 2015 Republic of the Congo Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
XII 2019 Morocco Rabat, Morocco  

Games records[edit]

All records were set in finals unless noted otherwise. All times are swum in a long-course (50m) pool.

Men[edit]

Event Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
50m freestyle 22.34 = Salim Iles  Algeria July 2007 2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
50m freestyle 22.34 = Gideon Louw  South Africa 10 September 2011 2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [2][3]
100m freestyle 48.97 Oussama Sahnoune  Algeria 21 August 2019 2019 African Games Casablanca, Morocco [4]
200m freestyle 1:47.77 Devon Brown  South Africa 6 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [5]
400m freestyle 3:48.06 Ahmed Akram  Egypt 9 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [6]
800m freestyle 7:55.36 Ahmed Akram  Egypt 7 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [7]
1500m freestyle 15:11.68 Ahmed Akram  Egypt 10 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [8]
50m backstroke 25.68 Gerhard Zandberg  South Africa July 2007 2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
100m backstroke 55.26 Charl Crous  South Africa 9 September 2011 2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [9][10]
200m backstroke 1:59.03 Martin Binedell  South Africa 21 August 2019 2019 African Games Casablanca, Morocco [11]
50m breaststroke 27.18 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 7 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [12]
100m breaststroke 1:00.19 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 6 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [13]
200m breaststroke 2:14.27 Sofiane Daid  Algeria July 2007 2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
50m butterfly 23.51 Chad le Clos  South Africa 8 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [14]
100m butterfly 51.24 Chad le Clos  South Africa 7 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [15]
200m butterfly 1:56.37 Chad le Clos  South Africa 9 September 2011 2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [16][17]
200m individual medley 2:00.70 Chad le Clos  South Africa 10 September 2011 2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [18][19]
400m individual medley 4:16.88 Chad le Clos  South Africa 6 September 2011 2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [20][21]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:19.42  South Africa 8 September 2011 2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [22][23]
4×200m freestyle relay 7:18.62
 South Africa 8 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [24]
4×100m medley relay 3:42.44
 Egypt 11 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [25]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANA; 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 Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
50m freestyle 25.12 Farida Osman  Egypt 10 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [26]
100m freestyle 55.13 Erin Gallagher  South Africa 21 August 2019 2019 African Games Casablanca, Morocco [27]
200m freestyle 1:59.84 Karin Prinsloo  South Africa 6 September 2011 2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [28][29]
400m freestyle 4:15.53 Melissa Corfe  South Africa July 2007 2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
800m freestyle 8:43.89 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe July 2007 2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
1500m freestyle 16:59.00 Hania Moro  Egypt 21 August 2019 2019 African Games Casablanca, Morocco [30]
50m backstroke 28.89 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe July 2007 2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
100m backstroke 1:00.86 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 7 September 2011 2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [31]
200m backstroke 2:10.66 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe July 2007 2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
50m breaststroke 32.20 Kaylene Corbett  South Africa 21 August 2019 2019 African Games Casablanca, Morocco [32]
100m breaststroke 1:07.58 Penny Heyns  South Africa September 1999 1999 All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa
200m breaststroke 2:28.00 Penny Heyns  South Africa September 1999 1999 All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa
50m butterfly 26.27 h Farida Osman  Egypt 7 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [33]
100m butterfly 58.83 Farida Osman  Egypt 9 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [34]
200m butterfly 2:12.46 Mandy Loots  South Africa 10 September 2011 2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [35][36]
200m individual medley 2:13.02 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe July 2007 2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
400m individual medley 4:39.91 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe July 2007 2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
4×100m freestyle relay 3:48.88  South Africa 21 August 2019 2019 African Games Casablanca, Morocco
4×200m freestyle relay 8:20.28
 South Africa 6 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [37]
4×100m medley relay 4:10.90  South Africa July 2007 2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANA; 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 Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
4×100m freestyle relay 3:31.56
 South Africa 7 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [38]
4×100m medley relay 3:56.04
 Egypt 10 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [39]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANA; WRWorld record; AFAfrican record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat

References[edit]

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