World record progression 1500 metres freestyle

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The first world record in the men's 1500 metres freestyle in a long course (50 metres) swimming pool was recognised by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1908.[1] In short course (25 metres) pools, the world's governing body recognizes world records since March 3, 1991.

Men[edit]

Long course[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1 22:48.4 Henry Taylor  Great Britain Jul 25, 1908 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [2]
2 22:00.0 George Hodgson  Canada Jul 10, 1912 Olympic Games Stockholm, Sweden
3 21:35.3 Arne Borg  Sweden Jul 8, 1923 - Gothenburg, Sweden
4 21:15.0 Arne Borg  Sweden Jan 30, 1924 - Sydney, Australia
5 21:11.4 Arne Borg  Sweden Jul 13, 1924 - Paris, France
6 20:06.6 Boy Charlton  Australia Jul 15, 1924 Olympic Games Paris, France
7 20:04.4 Arne Borg  Sweden Aug 18, 1926 - Budapest, Hungary
8 19:07.2 Arne Borg  Sweden Sep 2, 1927 European Championships Bologna, Italy
9 18:58.8 Tomikatsu Amano  Japan Aug 10, 1938 - Tokyo, Japan
10 18:35.7 Shiro Hashizume  Japan Aug 16, 1949 - Los Angeles, United States
11 18:19.0 Hironoshin Furuhashi  Japan Aug 16, 1949 - Los Angeles, United States
12 18:05.9 George Breen  United States May 3, 1956 - New Haven, United States
13 17:59.5 Murray Rose  Australia Oct 30, 1956 - Melbourne, Australia
14 17:52.9 George Breen  United States Dec 5, 1956 - Melbourne, Australia
15 17:28.7 John Konrads  Australia Feb 22, 1958 - Melbourne, Australia
16 17:11.0 John Konrads  Australia Feb 27, 1960 - Sydney, Australia
17 17:05.5 Roy Saari  United States Aug 17, 1963 - Tokyo, Japan
18 17:01.8 Murray Rose  Australia Aug 2, 1964 - Los Altos, United States
19 16:58.7 Roy Saari  United States Sep 2, 1964 - New York City, United States
20 16:58.6 Stephen Krause  United States Aug 15, 1965 - Maumee, United States
21 16:41.6 Michael Burton  United States Aug 21, 1966 - Lincoln, United States
22 16:34.1 Michael Burton  United States Aug 13, 1967 AAU Nationals Oak Park, United States
23 16:28.1 Guillermo Echevarria  Mexico Jul 7, 1968 Santa Clara Invitational Santa Clara, United States
24 16:08.57 Michael Burton  United States Sep 3, 1968 USA Olympic Trials Long Beach, United States
25 16:04.5 Michael Burton  United States Aug 17, 1969 AAU Nationals Louisville, United States
26 15:57.10 John Kinsella  United States Aug 23, 1970 AAU Nationals Los Angeles, United States
27 15:52.91 Rick DeMont  United States Aug 6, 1972 USA Olympic Trials Chicago, United States
28 15:52.58 Michael Burton  United States Sep 4, 1972 Olympic Games Munich, West Germany
29 15:37.80 Stephen Holland  Australia Aug 5, 1973 Pre World Championship meet Brisbane, Australia
30 15:31.85 Stephen Holland  Australia Sep 8, 1973 World Championships Belgrade, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
31 15:31.75 Tim Shaw  United States Aug 25, 1974 AAU Nationals Concord, United States
32 15:27.79 Stephen Holland  Australia Jan 25, 1975 New Zealand Games Christchurch, New Zealand
33 15:20.91 Tim Shaw  United States Jun 21, 1975 USA World Championship Trials Long Beach, United States
34 15:10.89 Stephen Holland  Australia Feb 27, 1976 AUS Olympic Trials Sydney, Australia
35 15:06.66 Brian Goodell  United States Jun 21, 1976 USA Olympic Trials Long Beach, United States
36 15:02.40 Brian Goodell  United States Jul 20, 1976 Olympic Games Montreal, Canada
37 14:58.27 Vladimir Salnikov  Soviet Union Jul 22, 1980 Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union
38 14:56.35 Vladimir Salnikov  Soviet Union Mar 13, 1982 URSvGDR Duel Moscow, Soviet Union
39 14:54.76 Vladimir Salnikov  Soviet Union Feb 22, 1983 URS Winter Nationals Moscow, Soviet Union
Unofficial 14:53.59 Glen Housman  Australia Dec 13, 1989 Australian Commonwealth Games Trials Adelaide, Australia [3]
40 14:50.36 Jörg Hoffmann  Germany Jan 13, 1991 World Championships Perth, Australia
41 14:48.40 Kieren Perkins  Australia Apr 5, 1992 AUS Olympic Trials Canberra, Australia
42 14:43.48 Kieren Perkins  Australia Jul 31, 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain
43 14:41.66 Kieren Perkins  Australia Aug 24, 1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada [4]
44 14:34.56 Grant Hackett  Australia Jul 29, 2001 World Championships Fukuoka, Japan [4]
45 14:34.14 Sun Yang  China Jul 31, 2011 World Championships Shanghai, China [5][6]
46 14:31.02 Sun Yang  China Aug 4, 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
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

Short course[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1 14:32.40 Kieren Perkins  Australia Feb 2, 1992 Grand Prix Canberra, Australia
2 14:26.52 Kieren Perkins  Australia Jul 14, 1993 - Auckland, New Zealand
3 14:19.55 Grant Hackett  Australia Sep 27, 1998 Australian SC Championships Perth, Australia [7]
4 14:10.10 Grant Hackett  Australia Aug 7, 2001 Australian SC Championships Perth, Australia [7]
5 14:08.06 Gregorio Paltrinieri  Italy Dec 4, 2015 European SC Championships Netanya, Israel [8]
6 14:06.88 Florian Wellbrock  Germany 21 December 2021 World Championships Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates [9]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
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]

Long course[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1 25:06.6 Helen Wainwright  United States Aug 19, 1922 - New York City, United States
2 24:07.6 Ethel McGary  United States Dec 31, 1925 - Coral Gables, United States
3 24:00.2 Edith Mayne  Great Britain Sep 15, 1926 - Exmouth, United Kingdom
4 23:44.6 Martha Norelius  United States Jul 28, 1927 - Massapequa, United States
5 23:17.2 Helene Madison  United States Jul 15, 1931 - New York City, United States
6 22:36.7 Grete Frederiksen  Denmark Jun 26, 1936 - Copenhagen, Denmark
7 21:45.7 Ragnhild Hveger  Denmark Jul 3, 1938 - Helsinki, Finland
8 21:10.1 Ragnhild Hveger  Denmark Aug 11, 1940 - Helsinki, Finland
9 20:57.0 Ragnhild Hveger  Denmark Aug 20, 1941 - Copenhagen, Denmark
10 20:46.5 Lenie de Nijs  Netherlands Jul 23, 1955 - Utrecht, Netherlands
11 20:22.8 Jans Koster  Netherlands Aug 21, 1956 - Utrecht, Netherlands
12 20:03.1 Jans Koster  Netherlands Jul 27, 1957 - Hilversum, Netherlands
13 19:25.7 Ilsa Konrads  Australia Jan 13, 1960 - Sydney, Australia
14 19:23.6 Jane Cederqvist  Sweden Sep 8, 1960 - Uppsala, Sweden
15 19:02.8 Margareta Rylander  Sweden Jun 27, 1961 - Uppsala, Sweden
16 18:44.0 Carolyn House  United States Aug 16, 1962 - Chicago, United States
17 18:30.5 Patty Caretto  United States Jul 30, 1964 - Los Altos, United States
18 18:23.7 Patty Caretto  United States Aug 12, 1965 - Los Altos, United States
19 18:12.9 Patty Caretto  United States Aug 21, 1966 - Lincoln, United States
20 18:11.1 Debbie Meyer  United States Jul 9, 1967 Santa Clara Invitational Santa Clara, United States
21 17:50.2 Debbie Meyer  United States Aug 20, 1967 AAU Nationals Philadelphia, United States
22 17:31.2 Debbie Meyer  United States Aug 21, 1968 - Los Angeles, United States
23 17:19.9 Debbie Meyer  United States Aug 17, 1969 AAU Nationals Louisville, United States
24 17:19.20 Cathy Calhoun  United States Aug 28, 1971 AAU Nationals Houston, United States
25 17:00.6 Shane Gould  Australia Dec 12, 1971 - Sydney, Australia
26 16:56.9 Shane Gould  Australia Feb 11, 1973 AUS Nationals Adelaide, Australia
27 16:54.14 Jo Harshbarger  United States Aug 25, 1973 USA World Championship Trials Louisville, United States
28 16:49.9 Jennifer Turrall  Australia Dec 9, 1973 Top-level meet Sydney, Australia
29 16:48.2 Jennifer Turrall  Australia Jan 9, 1974 NSW State Championships Sydney, Australia
30 16:43.4 Jennifer Turrall  Australia Jul 13, 1974 - Sydney, Australia
31 16:39.28 Jennifer Turrall  Australia Aug 3, 1974 Los Angeles Invitational Los Angeles, United States
32 16:33.94 Jennifer Turrall  Australia Aug 25, 1974 AAU Nationals Concord, United States
33 16:24.60 Alice Browne  United States Aug 21, 1977 AAU Nationals Mission Viejo, United States
34 16:14.93 Tracey Wickham  Australia Feb 8, 1978 Invitational Brisbane, Australia
35 16:06.63 Tracey Wickham  Australia Feb 25, 1979 AUS Nationals Perth, Australia
36 16:04.49 Kim Linehan  United States Aug 19, 1979 AAU Nationals Fort Lauderdale, United States
37 16:00.73 Janet Evans  United States Jul 31, 1987 USA Nationals & Pan Pacific Trials Orlando, United States
38 15:52.10 Janet Evans  United States Mar 26, 1988 USA Spring Nationals Orlando, United States
39 15:42.54 Kate Ziegler  United States Jun 17, 2007 TYR Meet of Champions Mission Viejo, United States [10]
40 15:36.53 Katie Ledecky  United States Jul 30, 2013 World Championships Barcelona, Spain [11]
41 15:34.23 Katie Ledecky  United States Jun 19, 2014 Woodlands Senior Invitational Meet Shenandoah, United States [12]
42 15:28.36 Katie Ledecky  United States Aug 24, 2014 Pan Pacific Championships Gold Coast, Australia [13]
43 15:27.71 h Katie Ledecky  United States Aug 3, 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia [14][15]
44 15:25.48 Katie Ledecky  United States Aug 4, 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia [16]
45 15:20.48 Katie Ledecky  United States May 16, 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series Indianapolis, United States [17]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
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

Short course[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
1 15:43.31 Petra Schneider  East Germany Jan 10, 1982 - Gainesville, United States
2 15:42.39 Laure Manaudou  France Nov 20, 2004 Regional meet La Roche-sur-Yon, France [18]
3 15:32.90 Kate Ziegler  United States Oct 12, 2007 Alex Athletics Jubiläums Challenge Essen, Germany [18]
4 15:28.65 Lotte Friis  Denmark Nov 29, 2009 Local Club Meet Copenhagen, Denmark [19]
5 15:26.95 Mireia Belmonte  Spain Nov 29, 2013 Spanish Championships Castelló de la Plana, Spain [20]
6 15:22.68 Lauren Boyle  New Zealand Aug 9, 2014 Wellington Winter Championships Wellington, New Zealand [21]
7 15:19.71 Mireia Belmonte  Spain Dec 12, 2014 Spanish Championships Sabadell, Spain [22]
8 15:18.01 Sarah Köhler  Germany Nov 16, 2019 German Championships Berlin, Germany [23]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by FINA;
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

All-time top 25[edit]

Men long course[edit]

  • Correct as of October 2021[24]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue
1 14:31.02  Sun Yang (CHN) 4 August 2012 Great Britain
2 14:33.10  Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) 13 August 2020 Italy
3 14:34.56  Grant Hackett (AUS) 29 July 2001 Japan
4 14:36.15  Florian Wellbrock (GER) 5 August 2018 Great Britain
5 14:36.88  Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR) 5 August 2018 Great Britain
6 14:37.28  Oussama Mellouli (TUN) 2 August 2009 Italy
7 14:39.48  Connor Jaeger (USA) 13 August 2016 Brazil
8 14:39.54  Mack Horton (AUS) 13 April 2016 Australia
9 14:39.63  Ryan Cochrane (CAN) 4 August 2012 Great Britain
10 14:39.65  Robert Finke (USA) 1 August 2021 Tokyo
11 14:40.86  Gabriele Detti (ITA) 13 August 2016 Brazil
12 14:41.13  Yuriy Prilukov (RUS) 15 August 2008 China
13 14:41.66  Kieren Perkins (AUS) 24 August 1994 Canada
13 14:44.72  David Aubry (FRA) 28 July 2019 South Korea
14 14:45.03  Jordan Wilimovsky (USA) 13 August 2016 Brazil
15 14:45.29  Larsen Jensen (USA) 21 August 2004 Greece
16 14:45.35  Henrik Christiansen (NOR) 28 July 2019 South Korea
17 14:45.54  Peter Vanderkaay (USA) 29 June 2008 United States
18 14:45.66  Gergo Kis (HUN) 31 July 2011 China
19 14:45.84  Zhang Lin (CHN) 15 August 2008 China
20 14:45.94  Mateusz Sawrymowicz (POL) 1 April 2007 Australia
21 14:45.95  David Davies (GBR) 21 August 2004 Greece
23 14:46.09  Franko Grgić (CRO) 25 August 2019 Hungary
24 14:46.33  Pál Joensen (FAR) 31 July 2011 China
25 14:46.51  Daniel Jervis (GBR) 18 April 2019 Great Britain

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 14:46.51:

  • Sun Yang also swam 14:34.14 (2011), 14:35.43 (2010), 14:41.15 (2013), 14:42.30 (2012), 14:42.52 (2011), 14:43.25 (2012), 14:44.10 (2012), 14:45.78 (2011).
  • Gregorio Paltrinieri also swam 14:34.04 (2016), 14:34.57 (2016), 14:35.85 (2017), 14:37.08 (2017), 14:38.34 (2019), 14:38.75 (2019), 14:39.67 (2015), 14:39.93 (2014), 14:40.38 (2021), 14:40.61 (2016), 14:42.66 (2019), 14:42.85 (2018), 14:42.91 (2016, 2021), 14:43.87 (2015), 14:44.31 (2017), 14:44.50 (2014), 14:44.51 (2016), 14:45.01 (2021), 14:45.02 (2020), 14:45.37 (2013), 14:45.80 (2019), 14:46.25 (2018).
  • Grant Hackett also swam 14:38.92 (2008), 14:41.53 (2008), 14:41.65 (2002), 14:42.58 (2005), 14:43.14 (2003), 14:43.40 (2004), 14:44.94 (2005).
  • Florian Wellbrock also swam 14:36.45 (2021), 14:36.54 (2019), 14:40.69 (2018), 14:40.69 (2018), 14:40.91 (2021), 14:42.91 (2019), 14:44.80 (2019), 14:46.03 (2021).
  • Gergo Kis also swam 14:45.66 (2011).
  • Mykhailo Romanchuk also swam 14:37.14 (2017), 14:37.63 (2019), 14:39.89 (2021), 14:40.66 (2021), 14:41.63 (2020), 14:44.11 (2017), 14:45.99 (2021).
  • Oussama Mellouli also swam 14:40.31 (2012), 14:40.84 (2008), 14:46.23 (2012).
  • Connor Jaeger also swam 14:41.20 (2015), 14:45.74 (2016).
  • Mack Horton also swam 14:44.09 (2015).
  • Ryan Cochrane also swam 14:40.84 (2008), 14:41.38 (2009), 14:42.48 (2013), 14:42.69 (2008), 14:44.03 (2014), 14:44.46 (2011).
  • Robert Finke also swam 14:46.06 (2021).
  • Gabriele Detti also swam 14:46.48 (2016).
  • Yuriy Prilukov also swam 14:43.21 (2008).
  • Kieren Perkins also swam 14:43.48 (1992).
  • David Davies also swam 14:46.11 (2008).

Men short course[edit]

  • Correct as of December 2021[25]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 14:06.88  Florian Wellbrock (GER) 21 December 2021 Abu Dhabi [26]
2 14:08.06  Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) 4 December 2015 Netanya
3 14:09.14  Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR) 16 December 2018 Huangzhou
4 14:10.10  Grant Hackett (AUS) 7 August 2001 Australia
5 14:10.94  Ahmed Hafnaoui (TUN) 21 December 2021 Abu Dhabi [27]
6 14:15.51  Park Tae-hwan (KOR) 11 December 2016 Windsor
7 14:16.13  Yuriy Prilukov (RUS) 9 December 2006 Finland
8 14:18.00  Gabriele Detti (ITA) 4 December 2015 Netanya
9 14:18.15  Henrik Christiansen (NOR) 6 December 2019 Great Britain
10 14:18.79  Oussama Mellouli (TUN) 7 December 2014 Doha
11 14:19.29  Connor Jaeger (USA) 12 December 2015 United States
12 14:20.44  Jan Wolfgarten (GER) 12 December 2009 Istanbul
13 14:22.47  Zhang Lin (CHN) 21 February 2009 Tokyo [28]
14 14:23.35  Ryan Cochrane (CAN) 7 December 2014 Doha
15 14:23.44  David Aubry (FRA) 16 December 2018 Huangzhou
16 14:24.00  Timothy Shuttleworth (GBR) 17 December 2016 Great Britain
 Damien Joly (FRA) 16 December 2018 Huangzhou
18 14:24.21  Federico Colbertaldo (ITA) 13 December 2008 Rijeka
19 14:24.31  Domenico Acerenza (ITA) 21 December 2021 Abu Dhabi [29]
20 14:24.54  Mateusz Sawrymowicz (POL) 15 December 2007 Budapest
21 14:24.88  Jan Micka (CZE) 17 November 2018 Czech Republic
22 14:25.37  Wojciech Wojdak (POL) 11 December 2016 Windsor
23 14:26.21  Jordan Harrison (AUS) 9 November 2014 Australia
24 14:26.24  Sven Schwarz (GER) 4 November 2021 Kazan [30]
25 14:26.40  Kirill Martynychev (RUS) 4 November 2021 Kazan [31]

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 14:26.40:

Women long course[edit]

  • Correct as of October 2021[32]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 15:20.48  Katie Ledecky (USA) 16 May 2018 United States
2 15:38.88  Lotte Friis (DEN) 30 July 2013 Barcelona
3 15:40.14  Lauren Boyle (NZL) 4 August 2015 Kazan
4 15:40.89  Simona Quadarella (ITA) 23 July 2019 Gwangju
5 15:41.41  Erica Sullivan (USA) 28 July 2021 Tokyo [33]
6 15:41.49  Wang Jianjiahe (CHN) 26 July 2021 Tokyo [34]
7 15:42.54  Kate Ziegler (USA) 17 June 2007 United States
8 15:42.91  Sarah Köhler (GER) 28 July 2021 Tokyo [35]
9 15:44.93  Alessia Filippi (ITA) 28 July 2009 Rome
10 15:46.13  Maddy Gough (AUS) 15 June 2021 Adelaide [36]
11 15:47.09  Boglárka Kapás (HUN) 4 August 2015 Kazan
12 15:47.26  Jazmin Carlin (GBR) 26 June 2013 Great Britain
13 15:50.22  Anastasiya Kirpichnikova (RUS) 26 July 2021 Tokyo [37]
14 15:50.89  Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 25 July 2017 Budapest
15 15:51.68  Delfina Pignatiello (ARG) 15 June 2019 Spain
16 15:52.10  Janet Evans (USA) 26 March 1988 United States
17 15:52.12  Katie Grimes (USA) 16 June 2021 Omaha [38]
18 15:52.17  Jessica Ashwood (AUS) 4 August 2015 Kazan
19 15:52.31  Li Bingjie (CHN) 2 January 2021 Shijiazhuang
20 15:52.37  Camelia Potec (ROU) 22 April 2009 France
21 15:54.19  Ashley Twichell (USA) 23 July 2019 Gwangju
22 15:54.30  Kristel Kobrich (CHI) 29 July 2013 Barcelona
23 15:54.48  Ajna Kesely (HUN) 21 July 2019 Gwangju
24 15:55.23  Merve Tuncel (TUR) 10 July 2021 Rome [39]
25 15:55.38  Flavia Rigamonti (SUI) 27 March 2007 Australia

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 15:55.38:

  • Katie Ledecky also swam 15:25.48 (2015), 15:27.71 (2015), 15:28.36 (2014), 15:29.51 (2020), 15:31.82 (2017), 15:34.23 (2014), 15:35.35 (2021), 15:35.65 (2017), 15:35.98 (2019), 15:36.53 (2013), 15:37.34 (2021), 15:38.97 (2018), 15:40.50 (2021), 15:40.55 (2021), 15:42.23 (2015), 15:42.92 (2021), 15:43.10 (2021), 15:45.59 (2019), 15:47.15 (2013), 15:47.54 (2017) 15:48.90 (2019), 15:49.26 (2013).
  • Lauren Boyle also swam 15:44.71 (2013).
  • Lotte Friis also swam 15:46.30 (2009), 15:49.00 (2015), 15:49.18 (2013), 15:49.59 (2011), 15:54.23 (2015).
  • Simona Quadarella also swam 15:47.34 (2021), 15:48.81 (2021), 15:48.84 (2019), 15:49.92 (2016), 15:51.59 (2019), 15:51.61 (2018), 15:53.59 (2021), 15:53.86 (2017), 15:53.97 (2021).
  • Erica Sullivan also swam 15:46.67 (2021), 15:51.18 (2021), 15:55.25 (2021).
  • Wang Jianjiahe also swam 15:45.59 (2020), 15:46.37 (2021), 15:46.69 (2019), 15:49.07 (2021), 15:49.85 (2019), 15:51.00 (2019), 15:51.33 (2021), 15:53.01 (2018), 15:53.68 (2018).
  • Sarah Kohler also swam 15:48.83 (2019), 15:52.20 (2021), 15:52.67 (2021), 15:54.08 (2019).
  • Boglarka Kapas also swam 15:50.22 (2016).
  • Li Bingjie also swam 15:52.87 (2017), 15:53.80 (2018).
  • Kate Ziegler also swam 15:53.05 (2007), 15:55.01 (2006).
  • Maddy Gough also swam 15:55.14 (2021).
  • Anastasiya Kirpichnikova also swam 15:53.18 (2020).

Women short course[edit]

  • Correct as of November 2021[40]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 15:18.01  Sarah Köhler (GER) 16 November 2019 Berlin
2 15:19.71  Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 12 December 2014 Sabadell
3 15:22.68  Lauren Boyle (NZL) 9 August 2014 Wellington
4 15:26.08  Anastasiia Kirpichnikova (RUS) 4 November 2021 Kazan [41]
5 15:28.33  Lani Pallister (AUS) 29 November 2020 Brisbane
6 15:28.65  Lotte Friis (DEN) 28 November 2009 Birkerød
7 15:29.74  Simona Quadarella (ITA) 5 March 2021 Rome [42]
24 April 2021 Pietralata [43]
8 15:31.19  Maddy Gough (AUS) 26 September 2020 Brisbane
9 15:32.90  Kate Ziegler (USA) 14 October 2007 Essen
10 15:34.31  Kareena Lee (AUS) 26 November 2020
11 15:36.43  Martina Caramignoli (ITA) 5 March 2021 Rome [44]
12 15:38.64  Phoebe Hines (AUS) 26 November 2020
13 15:40.52  Moesha Johnson (AUS) 26 November 2020
14 15:42.39  Laure Manaudou (FRA) 20 November 2004 La Roche-sur-Yon
15 15:43.31  Petra Schneider (GDR) 10 January 1982 Gainesville
16 15:43.83  Jessica Ashwood (AUS) 25 November 2015 Sydney
17 15:43.83  Jessica Ashwood (AUS) 25 November 2015 Sydney
18 15:44.84  Waka Kobori (JPN) 14 February 2021 Yokohama [45]
19 15:45.29  Merve Tuncel (TUR) 22 December 2020 Istanbul
20 15:45.89  Laura Crockart (AUS) 22 August 2013 Sydney
21 15:46.06  Maria Vilas (ESP) 12 December 2014 Sabadell
22 15:48.32  Delfina Pignatiello (ARG) 21 July 2018 Gold Coast
23 15:48.67  Sharon van Rouwendaal (NED) 22 November 2014 Montpellier
24 15:49.69  Leonie Beck (GER) 16 November 2019 Berlin
25 15:51.44  Kristel Kobrich (CHI) 26 September 2010 Rio de Janeiro

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 15:51.44:

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