World record progression 100 metres butterfly

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The first world record in the 100 metres butterfly in long course (50 metres) swimming was recognised by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1957, for both men and women. In the short-course (25 metres) swimming events, the world's governing body recognizes world records since March 3, 1991.

Graphic data for World Record Progression in Men and Women Swimming 50m-100m-200m Long and Short Course Butterfly-Backstroke-Breaststroke-Freestyle

Men[edit]

Long course[edit]

Time Swimmer Date Place
1:03.4 Hungary György Tumpek May 26, 1957 Budapest, Hungary
1:01.5 Japan Takashi Ishimoto June 16, 1957 Kurume, Japan
1:01.3 Japan Takashi Ishimoto July 7, 1957 Tokyo, Japan
1:01.2 Japan Takashi Ishimoto September 6, 1957 Kurume, Japan
1:01.1 Japan Takashi Ishimoto June 29, 1958 Los Angeles, United States
1:01.0 Japan Takashi Ishimoto September 14, 1958 Kochi, Japan
59.0 United States Lance Larson June 26, 1960 Los Angeles, United States
58.7 United States Lance Larson July 24, 1960 Toledo, United States
58.6 United States Fred Schmidt August 20, 1961 Los Angeles, United States
58.4 Argentina Luis Nicolao April 24, 1962 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
57.0 Argentina Luis Nicolao April 27, 1962 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
56.29 United States Mark Spitz July 31, 1967 Winnipeg, Canada
56.3 United States Doug Russell August 29, 1967 Tokyo, Japan
55.7 United States Mark Spitz October 7, 1967 West Berlin, West Germany
55.6 United States Mark Spitz August 30, 1968 Long Beach, United States
55.0 United States Mark Spitz August 25, 1971 Houston, United States
54.72 United States Mark Spitz August 4, 1972 Chicago, United States
54.56 United States Mark Spitz August 4, 1972 Chicago, United States
54.27 United States Mark Spitz August 31, 1972 Munich, West Germany
54.18 United States Joe Bottom August 27, 1977 East Berlin, East Germany
54.15 Sweden Pär Arvidsson April 11, 1980 Austin, United States
53.81 United States William Paulus April 3, 1981 Austin, United States
53.44 United States Matt Gribble August 6, 1983 Clovis, United States
53.38 United States Pablo Morales June 26, 1984 Indianapolis, United States
53.08 Germany Michael Gross July 30, 1984 Los Angeles, United States
52.84 United States Pablo Morales June 23, 1986 Orlando, United States
52.32 Russia Denis Pankratov August 23, 1995 Vienna, Austria
52.27 Russia Denis Pankratov July 24, 1996 Atlanta, United States
52.15 Australia Michael Klim October 9, 1997 Brisbane, Australia
52.03 Australia Michael Klim December 10, 1999 Canberra, Australia
51.81 Australia Michael Klim December 12, 1999 Canberra, Australia
51.76 Ukraine Andriy Serdinov July 25, 2003 Barcelona, Spain
51.47 United States Michael Phelps July 25, 2003 Barcelona, Spain
50.98 United States Ian Crocker July 26, 2003 Barcelona, Spain
50.76 United States Ian Crocker July 13, 2004 Long Beach, United States
50.40 United States Ian Crocker July 30, 2005 Montreal, Canada
50.22 United States Michael Phelps July 9, 2009 Indianapolis, United States
50.01 Serbia Milorad Čavić July 31, 2009 Rome, Italy
49.82 United States Michael Phelps August 1, 2009 Rome, Italy
49.50 United States Caeleb Dressel July 26, 2019 Gwangju, South Korea

Short course[edit]

Time Swimmer Date Place
51.94[1] Russia Denis Pankratov February 4, 1996 Paris, France
51.93 Russia Denis Pankratov February 5, 1997 Imperia, Italy
51.78 Russia Denis Pankratov February 7, 1997 Paris, France
51.16 Australia Michael Klim January 22, 1998 Sydney, Australia
51.07 Australia Michael Klim January 22, 1998 Sydney, Australia
51.02 United Kingdom James Hickman December 14, 1998 Sheffield, United Kingdom
50.99 Australia Michael Klim September 2, 1999 Canberra, Australia
50.59 Sweden Lars Frölander March 16, 2000 Athens, Greece
50.44 Sweden Lars Frölander March 17, 2000 Athens, Greece
50.26 Germany Thomas Rupprath December 14, 2001 Antwerp, Belgium
50.10 Germany Thomas Rupprath January 27, 2002 Berlin, Germany
50.02 Serbia and Montenegro Milorad Čavić December 12, 2003 Dublin, Ireland
49.77 United States Ian Crocker March 26, 2004 East Meadow, United States
49.07 United States Ian Crocker March 26, 2004 East Meadow, United States
48.99 Russia Yevgeny Korotyshkin November 7, 2009 Moscow, Russia
48.48 Russia Yevgeny Korotyshkin November 15, 2009 Berlin, Germany
48.44 South Africa Chad le Clos December 4, 2014 Doha, Qatar
48.08 South Africa Chad le Clos December 8, 2016 Windsor, Canada

Women[edit]

Long course[edit]

Time Swimmer Date Place
1:10.5 Netherlands Atie Voorbij August 4, 1957 Rhenen, Netherlands
1:09.6 United States Nancy Ramey June 28, 1958 Los Angeles, United States
1:09.1 United States Nancy Ramey September 2, 1959 Chicago, United States
1:08.9 Australia Janice Andrew April 2, 1961 Tokyo, Japan
1:08.8 Canada Mary Stewart August 12, 1961 Philadelphia, United States
1:08.2 United States Susan Doerr August 12, 1961 Philadelphia, United States
1:07.3 Canada Mary Stewart July 28, 1962 Vancouver, Canada
1:06.5 United States Kathy Ellis August 16, 1963 High Point, United States
1:06.1 Netherlands Ada Kok September 1, 1963 Soestduinen, Netherlands
1:05.1 Netherlands Ada Kok May 30, 1964 Blackpool, United Kingdom
1:04.7 United States Sharon Stouder October 16, 1964 Tokyo, Japan
1:04.5 Netherlands Ada Kok August 14, 1965 Budapest, Hungary
1:04.1 United States Alice Jones August 20, 1970 Los Angeles, United States
1:03.9 Japan Mayumi Aoki July 21, 1972 Tokyo, Japan
1:03.80 Hungary Andrea Gyarmati August 31, 1972 Munich, West Germany
1:03.34 Japan Mayumi Aoki September 1, 1972 Munich, West Germany
1:03.05 East Germany Kornelia Ender April 14, 1973 East Berlin, East Germany
1:02.31 East Germany Kornelia Ender July 14, 1973 East Berlin, East Germany
1:02.09 East Germany Rosemarie Kother August 21, 1974 Vienna, Austria
1:01.99 East Germany Rosemarie Kother August 22, 1974 Vienna, Austria
1:01.88 East Germany Rosemarie Kother September 1, 1974 Concord, United States
1:01.33 East Germany Kornelia Ender June 9, 1975 Wittenberg, East Germany
1:01.24 East Germany Kornelia Ender July 24, 1975 Cali, Colombia
1:00.13 East Germany Kornelia Ender June 4, 1976 East Berlin, East Germany
59.78 East Germany Christiane Knacke August 28, 1977 East Berlin, East Germany
59.46 East Germany Andrea Pollack July 3, 1978 East Berlin, East Germany
59.26 United States Mary T. Meagher April 11, 1980 Austin, United States
57.93 United States Mary T. Meagher August 16, 1981 Brown Deer, United States
57.88 United States Jenny Thompson August 23, 1999 Sydney, Australia
56.69 Netherlands Inge de Bruijn May 27, 2000 Sheffield, United Kingdom
56.64 Netherlands Inge de Bruijn July 22, 2000 Federal Way, United States
56.61 Netherlands Inge de Bruijn September 17, 2000 Sydney, Australia
56.44 Sweden Sarah Sjöström July 26, 2009 Rome, Italy
56.06 Sweden Sarah Sjöström July 27, 2009 Rome, Italy
55.98 United States Dana Vollmer July 29, 2012 London, United Kingdom
55.74 Sweden Sarah Sjöström August 2, 2015 Kazan, Russia
55.64 Sweden Sarah Sjöström August 3, 2015 Kazan, Russia
55.48 Sweden Sarah Sjöström August 7, 2016 Rio, Brazil

Short course[edit]

Time Swimmer Date Place
58.77 Australia Angela Kennedy February 18, 1995 Gelsenkirchen, Germany
58.68 China Liu Limin December 2, 1995 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
58.29 United States Misty Hyman December 1, 1996 Sainte-Foy, Quebec
58.24 Japan Ayari Aoyama March 28, 1997 Tokyo, Japan
57.79 United States Jenny Thompson April 19, 1997 Gothenburg, Sweden
56.90 United States Jenny Thompson December 1, 1998 College Station, United States
56.80 United States Jenny Thompson February 12, 2000 Paris, France
56.56 United States Jenny Thompson March 18, 2000 Athens, Greece
56.55 Slovakia Martina Moravcová January 26, 2002 Berlin, Germany
56.34 United States Natalie Coughlin November 22, 2002 East Meadow, United States
55.95 Australia Libby Lenton August 28, 2006 Hobart, Australia
55.89 Australia Felicity Galvez April 13, 2008 Manchester United Kingdom
55.74 Australia Libby Trickett April 26, 2008 Canberra, Australia
55.68 Australia Jessicah Schipper August 12, 2009 Hobart, Australia
55.46 Australia Felicity Galvez November 11, 2009 Stockholm, Sweden
55.05 France Diane Bui Duyet December 12, 2009 Istanbul, Turkey
54.61 Sweden Sarah Sjöström December 7, 2014 Doha, Qatar


All-time top 25[edit]

Men[edit]

  • Correct as of August 2019.
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue
1 49.50  Caeleb Dressel (USA) 26 July 2019 South Korea
2 49.82  Michael Phelps (USA) 1 August 2009 Italy
3 49.95  Milorad Cavic (SRB) 1 August 2009 Italy
4 50.39  Joseph Schooling (SGP) 12 August 2016 Brazil
5 50.40  Ian Crocker (USA) 30 July 2005 Canada
6 50.41  Rafael Muñoz (ESP) 26 July 2009 Italy
7 50.56  Chad le Clos (RSA) 8 August 2015 Russia
8 50.62  Kristof Milak (HUN) 29 July 2017 Hungary
9 50.64  Piero Codia (ITA) 9 August 2018 Great Britain
10 50.65  Albert Subirats (VEN) 26 July 2009 Italy
11 50.67  James Guy (GBR) 28 July 2017 Hungary
12 50.68  Maxime Rooney (USA) 2 August 2019 United States
13 50.78  Jason Dunford (KEN) 31 July 2009 Italy
14 50.83  Andrei Minakov (RUS) 27 July 2019 South Korea
15 50.85  Andrew Lauterstein (AUS) 1 August 2009 Italy
 Mehdy Metella (FRA) 21 April 2019 France
17 50.86  Laszlo Cseh (HUN) 21 May 2016 Great Britain
18 50.90  Tyler McGill (USA) 31 July 2009 Italy
19 50.96  Li Zhuhao (CHN) 29 July 2017 Hungary
20 51.00  Kohei Kawamoto (JPN) 11 September 2009 Japan
 Grant Irvine (AUS) 29 July 2017 Hungary
 Jack Conger (USA) 1 March 2018 United States
23 51.02  Gabriel Mangabeira (BRA) 31 July 2009 Italy
24 51.03  Tom Shields (USA) 7 August 2015 Russia
25 51.10  Andriy Serdinov (UKR) 14 August 2008 China

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 51.10:

Women[edit]

  • Correct as of July 2019
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue
1 55.48  Sarah Sjöström (SWE) 7 August 2016 Brazil
2 55.83  Margaret MacNeil (CAN) 22 July 2019 South Korea
3 55.98  Dana Vollmer (USA) 29 July 2012 Great Britain
4 56.07  Liu Zige (CHN) 18 October 2009 China
5 56.08  Rikako Ikee (JPN) 9 August 2018 Japan
6 56.18  Emma McKeon (AUS) 24 July 2017 Hungary
7 56.23  Jess Schipper (AUS) 27 July 2009 Italy
8 56.37  Kelsi Dahlia (USA) 24 July 2017 Hungary
9 56.46  Penny Oleksiak (CAN) 7 August 2016 Brazil
10 56.51  Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) 18 August 2014 Germany
11 56.61  Inge de Bruijn (NED) 17 September 2000 Australia
 Chen Xinyi (CHN) 23 September 2014 South Korea
13 56.69  Marleen Veldhuis (NED) 16 April 2009 Netherlands
14 56.73  Libby Trickett (AUS) 11 August 2008 China
15 56.76  Lu Ying (CHN) 7 August 2016 Brazil
16 56.85  Alicia Coutts (AUS) 28 July 2012 Great Britain
17 56.86  Jiao Liuyang (CHN) 27 July 2009 Italy
18 56.89  Aurore Mongel (FRA) 27 July 2009 Italy
19 56.94  Gabriella Silva (BRA) 27 July 2009 Italy
20 56.96  Ingvild Snildal (NOR) 27 July 2009 Italy
21 57.00  Marie Wattel (FRA) 21 July 2019 South Korea
22 57.02  Noemie Thomas (CAN) 5 April 2016 Canada
 Brianna Throssell (AUS) 21 July 2019 South Korea
24 57.04  Elena Di Liddo (ITA) 21 July 2019 South Korea
25 57.07  An Se-hyeon (KOR) 24 July 2017 Hungary

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 57.07:

References[edit]

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