World record progression 200 metres breaststroke

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The first world record in the men's 200 metres breaststroke in long course (50 metres) swimming was recognised by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1908 and the first world record in the women's 200 metres breaststroke was recognised in 1921. In the short course (25 metres) swimming events the world's governing body recognizes world records since March 3, 1991.

There have been two rule changes enacted by FINA for this event that have resulted in the nullification of world records.

In the mid-1930s, many breaststroke swimmers began practicing an early variant of the butterfly stroke that involved recovering the arms above the water in an effort to reduce drag. This technique was disallowed when the butterfly stroke was established as a distinct stroke with its own rules in 1953, and world records set using the technique were nullified.

Another style was developed by the Japanese swimmer Masaru Furukawa shortly after this rule change. It involved swimming underwater for as much of each pool length as possible without surfacing, as the act of breaking the water's surface created resistance, slowing a swimmer. This method of swimming the breaststroke was disallowed by FINA in 1956 and records set with the technique were nullified.

(see History of swimming)

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
3:09.2 United Kingdom Frederick Holman July 18, 1908 London, United Kingdom
3:08.3 Sweden Robert Andersson April 18, 1909 Stockholm, Sweden
3:00.8 Belgium Félicien Courbet October 2, 1910 Schaerbeek, Belgium
2:56.6 United Kingdom Percy Courtman July 28, 1914 Garston, United Kingdom
2:54.4 Germany Erich Rademacher November 12, 1922 Amsterdam, Netherlands
2:52.6 United States Bob Skelton March 21, 1924 Milwaukee, United States
2:50.4 Germany Erich Rademacher April 7, 1924 Magdeburg, Germany
2:48.0 Germany Erich Rademacher March 11, 1927 Brussels, Belgium
2:45.0 Japan Yoshiyuki Tsuruta July 27, 1929 Kyoto, Japan
2:44.6 United States Lionel Spence April 2, 1931 Chicago, United States
2:44.0 United States Lionel Spence April 1, 1932 New Haven, United States
2:42.6[1] France Jacques Cartonnet February 8, 1933 Paris, France
2:42.4 Germany Erwin Sietas March 16, 1935 Düsseldorf, Germany
2:39.6[2] France Jacques Cartonnet May 4, 1935 Paris, France
2:37.2[3] United States Jack Kasley March 28, 1936 New Haven, United States
2:36.8[4] France Alfred Nakache July 6, 1941 Marseille, France
2:36.3[5] United States Joe Verdeur July 10, 1948 Detroit, Michigan, United States
2:35.6[6][7] United States Joe Verdeur April 5, 1946 Bainbridge, United States
2:35.0[8] United States Joe Verdeur February 15, 1947 New Haven, United States
2:34.4[9] Germany Herbert Klein August 13, 1950 Göppingen, West Germany
2:34.4[10] Australia John Davies August 1, 1952 Helsinki, Finland
2:32.0[11] United States Joe Verdeur February 14, 1948 New Haven, United States
2:30.5[12] United States Joe Verdeur April 2, 1948 New Haven, United States
2:30.0[13] United States Joe Verdeur June 28, 1948 New Haven, United States
2:28.3[14][15] United States Joe Verdeur March 31, 1950 New Haven, United States
2:27.3[16] Germany Herbert Klein June 9, 1951 Munich, West Germany
2:37.4[17] Denmark Knud Gleie February 14, 1953 Copenhagen, Denmark
2:36.6 Japan Masaru Furukawa April 10, 1954 Tokyo, Japan
2:35.4 Japan Masaru Furukawa April 10, 1954 Tokyo, Japan
2:35.2 Japan Mamoru Tanaka September 17, 1954 Tokyo, Japan
2:33.7 Japan Masaru Furukawa August 5, 1955 Tokyo, Japan
2:31.0 Japan Masaru Furukawa October 1, 1955 Tokyo, Japan
2:36.5 Australia Terence Gathercole June 28, 1958 Townsville, Australia
2:33.6 United States Chet Jastremski July 28, 1961 Tokyo, Japan
2:29.6 United States Chet Jastremski August 19, 1961 Los Angeles, United States
2:28.2 United States Chet Jastremski August 30, 1964 New York City, United States
2:27.8 Australia Ian O'Brien October 15, 1964 Tokyo, Japan
2:27.4 Soviet Union Vladimir Kosinsky April 3, 1968 Tallinn, USSR
2:26.5 Soviet Union Nikolai Pankin March 22, 1969 Minsk, USSR
2:25.4 Soviet Union Nikolai Pankin April 19, 1969 Magdeburg, East Germany
2:23.5 United States Brian Job August 22, 1970 Los Angeles, United States
2:22.79 United States John Hencken August 5, 1972 Chicago, United States
2:21.55 United States John Hencken September 2, 1972 Munich, West Germany
2:20.52 United States John Hencken August 24, 1973 Louisville, United States
2:19.28 United Kingdom David Wilkie September 6, 1973 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
2:18.93 United States John Hencken August 24, 1974 Concord, United States
2:18.21 United States John Hencken September 1, 1974 Concord, United States
2:15.11 United Kingdom David Wilkie July 24, 1976 Montreal, Canada
2:14.77 Canada Victor Davis August 5, 1982 Guayaquil, Ecuador
2:14.58 Canada Victor Davis June 17, 1984 Etobicoke, Canada
2:13.34 Canada Victor Davis August 2, 1984 Los Angeles, United States
2:12.90 United States Mike Barrowman August 4, 1989 Los Angeles, United States
2:12.90e = United Kingdom Nick Gillingham August 19, 1989 Bonn, West Germany
2:12.89 United States Mike Barrowman August 20, 1989 Tokyo, Japan
2:11.53 United States Mike Barrowman July 20, 1990 Seattle, United States
2:11.23 United States Mike Barrowman January 11, 1991 Perth, Australia
2:10.60 United States Mike Barrowman August 13, 1991 Fort Lauderdale, United States
2:10.16 United States Mike Barrowman July 29, 1992 Barcelona, Spain
2:09.97 Japan Kosuke Kitajima October 2, 2002 Busan, South Korea
2:09.52 Russia Dimitri Komornikov June 15, 2003 Barcelona, Spain
2:09.42 Japan Kosuke Kitajima July 24, 2003 Barcelona, Spain
2:09.04 United States Brendan Hansen July 11, 2004 Long Beach, United States
2:08.74 United States Brendan Hansen August 5, 2006 Irvine, United States
2:08.50 United States Brendan Hansen August 21, 2006 Victoria, Canada
2:07.51 Japan Kosuke Kitajima June 8, 2008 Tokyo, Japan
2:07.31 Australia Christian Sprenger July 30, 2009 Rome, Italy
2:07.28 Hungary Dániel Gyurta August 1, 2012 London, United Kingdom
2:07.01 Japan Akihiro Yamaguchi September 15, 2012 Gifu, Japan
2:06.67 Japan Ippei Watanabe January 29, 2017 Tokyo, Japan
2:06.67 Australia Matthew Wilson July 25, 2019 Gwangju, South Korea
2:06.12 Russia Anton Chupkov July 26, 2019 Gwangju, South Korea

Note: 200 Meter World Record Prior to 1953[edit]

The world record for the 200-meter breaststroke prior to the bifurcation of the butterfly breaststroke into separate strokes in 1953 could be accomplished in either short or long course pools. FINA recognized only one world record for the 200-meter breaststroke. The 1952 US Olympic Book lists the 200-meter breaststroke world record as belonging to Herbert Klein with a time of 2:27.3 [18]who swam it in a short course pool. FINA now recognizes and lists on their website Herbert Klein's long course world record of 2:34.4 for the 200-meter breaststroke set on August 13, 1950, in Göppingen, Germany rather than his world record of 2:27.3 set in a short course pool. John Davies tied Herbert Klein's long course world record of 2:34.4 for the 200-meter breaststroke at their 1952 Olympic final.[19] Bowen Stassforth's time of 2:34.7 in the 220 yard breaststroke (long course) at the 1952 AAU Outdoor Nationals correlates to a time of 2:33[20] in the 200 meter breaststroke (long course). This performance was the fastest all-time for the 220 yard breaststroke (long course) and would have been the fastest 200 meter breaststroke (long course) in history (pre-bifurcation of the breaststroke in 1953) as well if it had been dual timed. This is evidenced by the dual distance timed race in the 1950 National AAU Indoor Championships in the 220 yard breaststroke (short course) between Joe Verdeur and Robert Brawner. During the race, Verdeur broke the world record for 200 meters with a time of 2:28.3 (short course). However, Brawner won the race with a time of 2:29.3 for the full 220 yards beating Verdeur who was second in 2:29.4.[21]

Short course[edit]

Time Swimmer Date Place
2:07.93 United Kingdom Nick Gillingham October 20, 1991 Birmingham, United Kingdom
2:07.80 Australia Philip Rogers August 28, 1993 Melbourne, Australia
2:07.79 Russia Andrey Korneyev March 28, 1998 Paris, France
2:07.59 Russia Roman Sloudnov March 19, 2000 Athens, Greece
2:06.40 United States Ed Moses March 25, 2000 Minneapolis, United States
2:04.37 United States Ed Moses January 18, 2002 Paris, France
2:03.28 United States Ed Moses January 22, 2002 Stockholm, Sweden
2:03.17 United States Ed Moses January 26, 2002 Berlin, Germany
2:02.92 United States Ed Moses January 17, 2004 Berlin, Germany
2:01.98 Australia Christian Sprenger August 10, 2009 Hobart, Australia
2:00.67 Hungary Dániel Gyurta December 13, 2009 Istanbul, Turkey
2:00.48 Hungary Dániel Gyurta August 31, 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2:00.44[22] Germany Marco Koch November 20, 2016 Berlin, Germany
2:00.16 Russia Kirill Prigoda December 13, 2018 Hangzhou, China

Women[edit]

Long course[edit]

Time Swimmer Date Place
3:38.2 Belgium E. Van Den Bogaert August 7, 1921 Antwerp, Belgium
3:34.6 Belgium E. Van Den Bogaert May 6, 1922 Brussels, Belgium
3:31.4 Belgium E. Van Den Bogaert October 4, 1922 Antwerp, Belgium
3:20.4 United Kingdom Irene Gilbert June 18, 1923 Rotherham, United Kingdom
3:20.2 Germany Erna Murray April 5, 1925 Leipzig, Germany
3:19.1 Sweden Brita Hazelius August 11, 1926 Stockholm, Sweden
3:18.4 Netherlands Mietje Baron October 24, 1926 Brussels, Belgium
3:16.6 Denmark Else Jacobsen August 20, 1927 Oslo, Norway
3:15.8 Germany Charlotte Mühe April 15, 1928 Magdeburg, Germany
3:11.2 Netherlands Mietje Baron April 22, 1928 Rotterdam, Netherlands
3:11.2 = Germany Charlotte Mühe July 15, 1928 Berlin, Germany
3:10.6 United Kingdom Margery Hinton July 20, 1931 Manchester, United Kingdom
3:08.4 Australia Clare Dennis January 18, 1932 Sydney, Australia
3:08.2 Germany Lisa Rocke April 21, 1932 Leipzig, Germany
3:03.4 Denmark Else Jacobsen May 11, 1932 Stockholm, Sweden
3:00.4 Japan Hideko Maehata September 30, 1933 Tokyo, Japan
3:00.2 Netherlands Jopie Waalberg May 11, 1937 Amsterdam, Netherlands
2:58.0 Netherlands Jopie Waalberg June 27, 1937 Zaandijk, Netherlands
2:56.9 Netherlands Jopie Waalberg October 2, 1937 Ghent, Belgium
2:56.0 Brazil Maria Lenk November 8, 1939 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2:55.5 Germany Anni Kapell March 19, 1941 Düsseldorf, Germany
2:52.6 Netherlands Nel van Vliet August 17, 1946 Bilthoven, Netherlands
2:51.9 Netherlands Nel van Vliet March 29, 1947 Amsterdam, Netherlands
2:49.2 Netherlands Nel van Vliet July 20, 1947 Hilversum, Netherlands
2:48.8 Hungary Eva Novak October 21, 1950 Székesfehérvár, Hungary
2:48.5 Hungary Eva Novak May 5, 1951 Moscow, USSR
2:46.4 Netherlands Ada den Haan November 13, 1956 Naarden, Netherlands
2:52.6 Netherlands Ada den Haan May 18, 1957 Blackpool, United Kingdom
2:51.9 Netherlands Ada den Haan August 3, 1957 Rhenen, Netherlands
2:51.3 Netherlands Ada den Haan August 4, 1957 Rhenen, Netherlands
2:50.3 United Kingdom Anita Lonsbrough July 25, 1959 Waalwijk, Netherlands
2:50.2 Germany Wiltrud Urselmann June 6, 1960 Aachen, West Germany
2:49.5 United Kingdom Anita Lonsbrough August 27, 1960 Rome, Italy
2:48.9 East Germany Karin Breyer August 5, 1961 Budapest, Hungary
2:47.7 Soviet Union Galina Prozumenshchikova April 11, 1964 Blackpool, United Kingdom
2:45.4 Soviet Union Galina Prozumenshchikova May 17, 1964 East Berlin, East Germany
2:45.3 Soviet Union Galina Prozumenshchikova September 12, 1965 Groningen, Netherlands
2:43.0 Soviet Union Irina Pozdnyakova July 16, 1966 Moscow, Russia
2:40.8 Soviet Union Galina Prozumenshchikova August 22, 1966 Utrecht, Netherlands
2:40.5 United States Catie Ball July 9, 1967 Santa Clara, California
2:39.5 United States Catie Ball August 20, 1967 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2:38.5 United States Catie Ball August 26, 1968 Los Angeles, California
2:37.89 East Germany Anne-Katrin Schott July 6, 1974 Rostock, East Germany
2:37.44 East Germany Karla Linke August 19, 1974 Vienna, Austria
2:34.99 East Germany Karla Linke August 19, 1974 Vienna, Austria
2:33.35 Soviet Union Marina Koshevaya July 21, 1976 Montreal, Quebec
2:33.32 Soviet Union Yuliya Bogdanova April 7, 1978 Leningrad, USSR
2:33.11 Soviet Union Lina Kačiušytė August 24, 1978 West Berlin
2:31.42 Soviet Union Lina Kačiušytė August 24, 1978 West Berlin
2:31.09 Soviet Union Svetlana Varganova March 30, 1979 Minsk, USSR
2:28.36 Soviet Union Lina Kačiušytė April 6, 1979 Potsdam, East Germany
2:28.33 East Germany Silke Hörner June 5, 1985 Leipzig, East Germany
2:28.20 East Germany Sylvia Gerasch March 1, 1986 Leningrad, USSR
2:27.40 East Germany Silke Hörner August 18, 1986 Madrid, Spain
2:27.27 Canada Allison Higson May 28, 1988 Montreal, Quebec
2:26.71 East Germany Silke Hörner September 21, 1988 Seoul, South Korea
2:25.92 United States Anita Nall March 2, 1992 Indianapolis, Indiana
2:25.35 United States Anita Nall March 2, 1992 Indianapolis, Indiana
2:24.76 Australia Rebecca Brown March 15, 1994 Brisbane, Australia
2:24.69 South Africa Penelope Heyns July 17, 1999 Los Angeles, California
2:24.51 South Africa Penelope Heyns July 17, 1999 Los Angeles, California
2:24.42 South Africa Penelope Heyns August 26, 1999 Sydney, Australia
2:23.64 South Africa Penelope Heyns August 27, 1999 Sydney, Australia
2:22.99 China Qi Hui April 13, 2001 Hangzhou, China
2:22.99e = United States Amanda Beard July 25, 2003 Barcelona, Spain
2:22.96 Australia Leisel Jones July 10, 2004 Brisbane, Australia
2:22.44 United States Amanda Beard July 12, 2004 Long Beach, California
2:21.72 Australia Leisel Jones July 29, 2005 Montreal, Quebec
2:20.54 Australia Leisel Jones February 1, 2006 Melbourne, Australia
2:20.22 United States Rebecca Soni August 15, 2008 Beijing, China
2:20.12 Canada Annamay Pierse July 30, 2009 Rome, Italy
2:20.00 United States Rebecca Soni August 1, 2012 London, United Kingdom
2:19.59 United States Rebecca Soni August 2, 2012 London, United Kingdom
2:19.11 Denmark Rikke Møller Pedersen August 1, 2013 Barcelona, Spain
2:18.95[23] South Africa Tatjana Schoenmaker July 30, 2021 Tokyo, Japan

Short course[edit]

Time Swimmer Date Place
2:22.92 East Germany Susanne Bornike February 12, 1989 Bonn, Germany
2:22.89 China Dai Guohong December 3, 1993 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2:21.99 China Dai Guohong December 3, 1993 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2:20.85 Australia Samantha Riley December 1, 1995 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2:20.22 Japan Masami Tanaka April 2, 1999 Hong Kong
2:19.25 China Qi Hui January 28, 2001 Paris, France
2:18.86 China Qi Hui December 2, 2002 Shanghai, China
2:17.75 Australia Leisel Jones November 29, 2003 Melbourne, Australia
2:17.50 Canada Annamay Pierse March 14, 2009 Toronto, Canada
2:16.83 Canada Annamay Pierse August 7, 2009 Leeds, United Kingdom
2:15.42 Australia Leisel Jones November 15, 2009 Berlin, Germany
2:14.57 United States Rebecca Soni December 18, 2009 Manchester, United Kingdom
2:14.39 [24] Russia Yuliya Efimova December 14, 2013 Herning, Denmark

All-time top 25[edit]

Men long course[edit]

  • Correct as of October 2021[25]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 2:06.12  Anton Chupkov (RUS) 26 July 2019 Gwangju
2 2:06.28  Zac Stubblety-Cook (AUS) 15 June 2021 Adelaide [26]
3 2:06.40  Shoma Sato (JPN) 7 April 2021 Tokyo [27]
4 2:06.67  Ippei Watanabe (JPN) 28 January 2017 Japan
 Matthew Wilson (AUS) 25 July 2019 Gwangju
6 2:06.85  Arno Kamminga (NED) 4 December 2020 Rotterdam
7 2:07.01  Akihiro Yamaguchi (JPN) 15 September 2012 Japan
8 2:07.13  Matti Mattsson (FIN) 29 July 2021 Tokyo [28]
9 2:07.17  Josh Prenot (USA) 30 June 2016 United States
10 2:07.18  Yasuhiro Koseki (JPN) 16 April 2017 Japan
11 2:07.23  Dániel Gyurta (HUN) 2 August 2013 Barcelona
12 2:07.30  Ross Murdoch (GBR) 24 July 2014 Great Britain
13 2:07.31  Christian Sprenger (AUS) 30 July 2009 Rome
14 2:07.35  Qin Haiyang (CHN) 1 September 2017 China
15 2:07.41  Kevin Cordes (USA) 28 June 2017 United States
16 2:07.42  Eric Shanteau (USA) 30 July 2009 Rome
17 2:07.43  Michael Jamieson (GBR) 1 August 2012 London
18 2:07.46  Dmitriy Balandin (KAZ) 10 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro
19 2:07.47  Marco Koch (GER) 18 August 2014 Germany
20 2:07.49  James Wilby (GBR) 19 April 2019 Great Britain
21 2:07.51  Kosuke Kitajima (JPN) 6 June 2008 Japan
22 2:07.55  Nic Fink (USA) 17 June 2021 United States
23 2:07.58  Kirill Prigoda (RUS) 4 October 2020 Russia
 Ryuya Mura (JPN) 7 April 2021 Japan
25 2:07.62  Will Licon (USA) 8 August 2019 Peru

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 2:07.62:

  • Zac Stubblety-Cook also swam 2:06.38 (2021), 2:07.00 (2021, 2021), 2:07.28 (2019), 2:07.35 (2021), 2:07.36 (2019), 2:07.37 (2021).
  • Matthew Wilson also swam 2:06.68 (2019), 2:07.16 (2019), 2:07.29 (2019).
  • Ippei Watanabe also swam 2:06.73 (2019), 2:07.02 (2019), 2:07.08 (2020), 2:07.22 (2016), 2:07.44 (2017), 2:07.47 (2017), 2:07.56 (2018), 2:07.60 (2017).
  • Shoma Sato also swam 2:06.74 (2021), 2:06.78 (2021), 2:07.02 (2020), 2:07.58 (2020).
  • Anton Chupkov also swam 2:06.80 (2018), 2:06.83 (2019), 2:06.96 (2017), 2:06.99 (2021), 2:07.00 (2019), 2:07.14 (2017), 2:07.24 (2021), 2:07.32 (2020), 2:07.46 (2017), 2:07.48 (2019), 2:07.59 (2018).
  • Arno Kamminga also swam 2:07.01 (2021), 2:07.17 (2020) 2:07.18 (2020), 2:07.23 (2021), 2:07.35 (2021), 2:07.37 (2021), 2:07.39 (2021), 2:07.54 (2020).
  • Dániel Gyurta also swam 2:07.28 (2012).
  • Josh Prenot also swam 2:07.28 (2018), 2:07.53 (2016).
  • Yasuhiro Koseki also swam 2:07.29 (2017).
  • Marco Koch also swam 2:07.60 (2019).


Men short course[edit]

  • Correct as of December 2021[29]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 2:00.16  Kirill Prigoda (RUS) 13 December 2018 Hangzhou
2 2:00.44  Marco Koch (GER) 20 November 2016 Berlin
3 2:00.48  Dániel Gyurta (HUN) 31 August 2014 Dubai
4 2:01.15  Qin Haiyang (CHN) 13 December 2018 Hangzhou
5 2:01.30  Daiya Seto (JPN) 19 November 2017 Singapore
6 2:01.43  Michael Jamieson (GBR) 15 December 2013 Glasgow
 Arno Kamminga (NED) 17 December 2020 Amsterdam
8 2:01.57  Anton Chupkov (RUS) 11 November 2018 Tokyo
9 2:01.65  Anton McKee (ISL) 1 November 2020 Budapest
10 2:01.73  Ilya Shymanovich (BLR) 6 November 2021 Kazan [30]
11 2:01.78  Yasuhiro Koseki (JPN) 27 October 2019 Tokyo
12 2:01.85  Mikhail Dorinov (RUS) 14 December 2017 Copenhagen
13 2:01.98  Christian Sprenger (AUS) 10 August 2009 Hobart
14 2:02.18  Erik Persson (SWE) 6 November 2021 Kazan [31]
15 2:02.20  Nic Fink (USA) 21 November 2020 Budapest
16 2:02.27  Will Licon (USA) 21 November 2020 Budapest
17 2:02.33  Cody Miller (USA) 11 December 2015 Indianapolis
18 2:02.38  Kevin Cordes (USA) 15 December 2013 Glasgow
 Oleg Kostin (RUS) 18 November 2013 Kazan
20 2:02.45  Viatcheslav Sinkevich (RUS) 21 December 2012 St. Petersburg
21 2:02.50  Grigory Falko (RUS) 13 December 2009 Istanbul
22 2:02.56  Neil Versfeld (RSA) 14 November 2009 Berlin
23 2:02.58  Thiago Simon (BRA) 13 September 2016 São Paulo
24 2:02.64  Aleksandr Zhigalov (RUS) 5 November 2021 Kazan [32]
25 2:02.67  Melquiades Alvarez (ESP) 14 November 2009 Berlin

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 2:02.67:

Women long course[edit]

  • Correct as of October 2021[33]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 2:18.95  Tatjana Schoenmaker (RSA) 30 July 2021 Tokyo [34]
2 2:19.11  Rikke Moller Pedersen (DEN) 1 August 2013 Barcelona
3 2:19.41  Yuliya Yefimova (RUS) 2 August 2013 Barcelona
4 2:19.59  Rebecca Soni (USA) 2 August 2012 London
5 2:19.64  Viktoriya Zeynep Güneş (TUR) 30 August 2015 Singapore
6 2:19.65  Rie Kaneto (JPN) 4 April 2016 Japan
7 2:19.92  Lilly King (USA) 30 July 2021 Tokyo [35]
8 2:20.12  Annamay Pierse (CAN) 30 July 2009 Rome
9 2:20.54  Leisel Jones (AUS) 1 February 2006 Australia
10 2:20.57  Evgeniia Chikunova (RUS) 4 July 2019 Russia
21 July 2021 Tokyo
11 2:20.72  Satomi Suzuki (JPN) 2 August 2012 London
12 2:20.77  Annie Lazor (USA) 19 May 2019 United States
13 2:20.89  Molly Renshaw (GBR) 15 April 2021 Great Britain
14 2:20.90  Kanako Watanabe (JPN) 12 April 2015 Japan
15 2:21.37  Qi Hui (CHN) 17 October 2009 China
16 2:21.45  Taylor McKeown (AUS) 11 April 2016 Australia
17 2:21.62  Nadja Higl (SRB) 31 July 2009 Rome
18 2:21.69  Abbie Wood (GBR) 15 April 2021 Great Britain
19 2:21.74  Micah Sumrall (USA) 1 August 2013 Barcelona
20 2:21.77  Bethany Galat (USA) 28 July 2017 Budapest
21 2:21.85  Reona Aoki (JPN) 8 April 2018 Japan
22 2:21.93  Shi Jinglin (CHN) 28 July 2017 Budapest
23 2:21.97  Mirna Jukić (AUT) 31 July 2009 Rome
24 2:22.00  Emily Escobedo (USA) 7 December 2019 United States
25 2:22.05  Lisa Mamie (SUI) 21 May 2021 Budapest

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 2:22.05:

  • Tatjana Schoenmaker also swam 2:19.16 (2021), 2:19.33 (2021), 2:20.17 (2021), 2:21.30 (2021), 2:21.79 (2019), 2:22.02 (2018).
  • Rikke Moller Pedersen also swam 2:19.61 (2014), 2:19.67 (2014), 2:19.84 (2014), 2:19.94 (2014), 2:20.08 (2013), 2:20.53 (2013), 2:21.55 (2013), 2:21.58 (2015), 2:21.60 (2015), 2:21.65 (2012), 2:21.69 (2016), 2:21.99 (2015), 2:22.02 (2014).
  • Yuliya Yefimova also swam 2:19.64 (2017), 2:19.83 (2017), 2:19.85 (2013), 2:20.15 (2017), 2:20.17 (2019), 2:20.72 (2018, 2018), 2:20.92 (2012), 2:21.20 (2019), 2:21.31 (2018), 2:21.35 (2017), 2:21.41 (2016), 2:21.49 (2017), 2:21.54 (2017), 2:21.59 (2019), 2:21.60 (2019), 2:21.97 (2016).
  • Rebecca Soni also swam 2:20.00 (2012), 2:20.22 (2008), 2:20.38 (2009), 2:20.69 (2010), 2:20.93 (2009), 2:21.03 (2011), 2:21.13 (2012), 2:21.40 (2012), 2:21.45 (2012), 2:21.46 (2011), 2:21.47 (2011), 2:21.60 (2010).
  • Rie Kaneto also swam 2:20.04 (2016), 2:20.30 (2016), 2:20.93 (2016), 2:21.05 (2016), 2:21.58 (2014), 2:21.90 (2014, 2015), 2:21.92 (2014).
  • Leisel Jones also swam 2:20.72 (2006), 2:21.72 (2005), 2:21.84 (2007), 2:22.05 (2008).
  • Annie Lazor also swam 2:20.84 (2021), 2:21.07 (2021), 2:21.40 (2019), 2:21.67 (2020), 2:21.94 (2021).
  • Evgeniia Chikunova also swam 2:20.88 (2021), 2:21.07 (2021), 2:21.63 (2021), 2:21.87 (2020).
  • Kanako Watanabe also swam 2:21.09 (2014), 2:21.15 (2015), 2:21.41 (2014), 2:21.82 (2014).
  • Molly Renshaw also swam 2:21.34 (2021), 2:21.55 (2021).
  • Lilly King also swam 2:21.39 (2019), 2:21.75 (2021), 2:21.82 (2021), 2:21.83 (2017).
  • Annamay Pierse also swam 2:21.68 (2009), 2:21.84 (2009).
  • Taylor McKeown also swam 2:21.69 (2016).
  • Bethany Galat also swam 2:21.84 (2019), 2:21.86 (2017).
  • Micah Sumrall also swam 2:21.88 (2018), 2:22.04 (2015).

Women short course[edit]

  • Correct as of December 2021[36]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 2:14.39 [a]  Yuliya Efimova (RUS) 14 December 2013 Herning
2 2:14.57  Rebecca Soni (USA) 18 December 2009 Manchester
3 2:15.21  Rikke Pedersen (DEN) 13 December 2013 Herning
4 2:15.42  Leisel Jones (AUS) 15 November 2009 Berlin
5 2:15.56  Lilly King (USA) 21 November 2020 Budapest
6 2:15.76  Rie Kaneto (JPN) 9 October 2016 Doha
7 2:16.33  Annie Lazor (USA) 21 November 2020 Budapest
8 2:16.51  Emily Escobedo (USA) 5 November 2020 Budapest
9 2:16.83  Annamay Pierse (CAN) 7 August 2009 Leeds
10 2:16.88  Evgeniia Chikunova (RUS) 5 November 2021 Kazan [37]
11 2:16.92  Kanako Watanabe (JPN) 7 December 2014 Doha
12 2:16.93  Laura Sogar (USA) 16 December 2012 Istanbul
13 2:17.10  Jocelyn Ulyett (GBR) 6 December 2019 Sheffield
14 2:17.13  Kelsey Wog (CAN) 1 November 2020 Budapest
5 November 2020 Budapest
15 2:17.25  Mio Motegi (JPN) 15 December 2014 Tokyo
16 2:17.52  Nadja Higl (SRB) 11 December 2009 Istanbul
17 2:17.75  Sydney Pickrem (CAN) 21 November 2020 Budapest
18 2:17.80  Molly Renshaw (GBR) 14 November 2020 Buapest
19 2:17.84  Alia Atkinson (JAM) 2 November 2014 Singapore
20 2:17.99  Breeja Larson (USA) 30 October 2016 Hong Kong
21 2:18.02  Tatjana Schoenmaker (RSA) 26 October 2020 Pietermaritzburg
22 2:18.03  Vitalina Simonova (RUS) 7 November 2014 Kazan
8 November 2014 Kazan
23 2:18.09  Sun Ye (CHN) 19 December 2010 Dubai
24 2:18.13  Sophie Hansson (SWE) 21 December 2021 Abu Dhabi
25 2:18.28  Maria Temnikova (RUS) 19 December 2020 Saint Petersburg

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ rescinded because of doping violation

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 2:18.28:

References[edit]

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  2. ^ New York Times 6 May 1935 Page 24
  3. ^ Long Course Record-New York Times 9 July 1941 Page 26
  4. ^ Long Course Record-New York Times 9 July 1941 Page 26
  5. ^ Long Course Record-New York Times 11 July 1948 Page S1
  6. ^ Short Course Record-New York Times 1 December 1947 Page 31
  7. ^ Short Course Record-New York Times 16 February 1947 Page S2
  8. ^ Short Course Record Los Angeles Times 15 February 1948 Page S31
  9. ^ Long Course Record-Es fehlt noch die Goldmedaille in Spiegel Online
  10. ^ Long Course Record Page 129 1952 US Olympic Book-Report of the US Olympic Committee-FINA recognizes any length pool for 200m breaststroke WR
  11. ^ Short Course Record-Los Angeles Times 15 February 1948 Page 16
  12. ^ Short Course Record-Los Angeles Times 29 June 1948 Page A9
  13. ^ Short Course Record-Los Angeles Times 29 June 1948 Page A9
  14. ^ Short Course Record-Los Angeles Times 10 June 1951 Page B12
  15. ^ Short Course Record-New York Times 1 April 1950 Page B23
  16. ^ Short Course Record-Los Angeles Times 10 June 1951 Page B12
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  18. ^ Page 129 1952 US Olympic Book-Report of the US Olympic Committee
  19. ^ Es fehlt noch die Goldmedaille in Spiegel Online
  20. ^ New York Times 28 August 1952 Page 30
  21. ^ New York Times 1 April 1950 Page 23
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  24. ^ unratified due to doping violation
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