World record progression 200 metres individual medley

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The first world record in the 200 metres individual medley in long course (50 metres) swimming was recognised by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1956, followed by the women a year later. In the short course (25 metres) swimming events the world's governing body recognizes world records since March 3, 1991.

Men[edit]

Long course[edit]

TIME SWIMMER NATIONALITY DATE MEET PLACE REF
2:30.7 George Harrison  United States August 24, 1956 Los Angeles
2:29.1 Frank Brunnell  United States July 19, 1958 Akron, Ohio
2:26.2 Gary Heinrich  United States June 27, 1959 Los Angeles, California
2:24.7 Lance Larson  United States July 11, 1959 Santa Clara, California
2:22.2 John McGill  United States July 23, 1960 Toledo, Ohio
2:22.1 Ted Stickles  United States July 23, 1960 Toledo, Ohio
2:21.3 Ted Stickles  United States July 2, 1961 Chicago
2:20.5 Ted Stickles  United States July 22, 1961 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
2:19.6 Ted Stickles  United States August 19, 1961 Men's NAAA Championships Los Angeles, California
2:15.9 Ted Stickles  United States August 19, 1961 Los Angeles, California
2:15.5 Dick Roth  United States August 2, 1964 Los Altos, California
2:14.9 Dick Roth  United States August 15, 1964 Maumee, Ohio
2:13.1 Greg Buckingham  United States July 24, 1966 Los Altos, California
2:12.4 Greg Buckingham  United States August 21, 1966 Lincoln, Nebraska
2:11.3 Greg Buckingham  United States August 23, 1967 Oak Park, California
2:10.6 Charlie Hickcox  United States August 31, 1968 US Olympic Trials Los Angeles, California
2:09.6 Gary Hall Sr.  United States August 17, 1969 Louisville, Kentucky
2:09.5 Gary Hall Sr.  United States August 23, 1970 AAU Championships Los Angeles, California
2:09.3 Gunnar Larsson  Sweden September 12, 1970 European Championships Barcelona, Spain
2:09.30 Gary Hall Sr.  United States August 2, 1972 Chicago
2:07.17 Gunnar Larsson  Sweden September 3, 1972 Olympic Games Munich, West Germany
2:06.32 David Wilkie  United Kingdom August 24, 1974 European Championships Vienna, Austria
2:06.32 = Steve Furniss  United States September 1, 1974 Concord, California
2:06.08 Bruce Furniss  United States August 23, 1975 Kansas City, Missouri
2:05.31 Graham Smith  Canada August 4, 1977 Montreal, Canada
2:05.24 Aleksandr Sidorenko  Soviet Union July 9, 1978 Moscow, Soviet Union
2:04.39 Steve Lundquist  United States August 2, 1978 The Woodlands, Texas
2:03.56 Graham Smith  Canada August 24, 1978 World Championships West Berlin, West Germany
2:03.29 Jesse Vassallo  United States July 6, 1979 San Juan, Puerto Rico
2:03.24 Bill Barrett  United States August 1, 1980 Irvine, California
2:03.01 Jeremy Reingold  South Africa September 26, 1980 Cape Town, South Africa
2:02.78 Alex Baumann  Canada July 29, 1981 Heidelberg, West Germany
2:02.25 Alex Baumann  Canada October 1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Queensland
2:01.42 Alex Baumann  Canada August 4, 1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, California
2:00.56 Tamás Darnyi  Hungary August 23, 1987 European Championships Strasbourg, France
2:00.17 Tamás Darnyi  Hungary September 25, 1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea
2:00.11 David Wharton  United States August 20, 1989 Pan Pacific Championships Tokyo, Japan
1:59.36 Tamás Darnyi  Hungary January 13, 1991 World Championships Perth, Western Australia
1:58.16 Jani Sievinen  Finland September 11, 1994 World Championships Rome, Italy
1:57.94 Michael Phelps  United States June 29, 2003 Santa Clara Invitational Santa Clara, California
1:57.52 Michael Phelps  United States July 24, 2003 World Championships Barcelona, Spain
1:56.04 Michael Phelps  United States July 25, 2003 World Championships Barcelona, Spain
1:55.94 Michael Phelps  United States August 9, 2003 USA Summer Nationals College Park, Maryland
1:55.84 Michael Phelps  United States August 20, 2006 Pan Pacific Championships Victoria, Canada
1:54.98 Michael Phelps  United States March 29, 2007 World Championships Melbourne, Victoria
1:54.80 Michael Phelps  United States July 4, 2008 US Olympic Trials Omaha, Nebraska
1:54.23 Michael Phelps  United States August 15, 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
1:54.10 Ryan Lochte  United States July 30, 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
1:54.00 Ryan Lochte  United States July 28, 2011 World Championships Shanghai, China [1][2]

Short course[edit]

TIME SWIMMER NATIONALITY DATE PLACE REF
1:57.19 Jani Sievinen  Finland January 17, 1992 Kuopio, Finland
1:56.84 Jani Sievinen  Finland January 22, 1993 Helsinki, Finland
1:56.62 Jani Sievinen  Finland February 7, 1993 Paris, France
1:55.59 Jani Sievinen  Finland February 10, 1993 Malmö, Sweden
1:54.65 Jani Sievinen  Finland April 21, 1994 Kuopio, Finland
1:54.65 = Attila Czene  Hungary March 23, 2000 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
1:53.93 George Bovell  Trinidad and Tobago March 25, 2004 East Meadow, New York, United States
1:53.46 László Cseh  Hungary December 8, 2005 Trieste, Italy
1:53.31 Ryan Lochte  United States April 7, 2006 Shanghai, China
1:53.14 Thiago Pereira  Brazil November 18, 2007 Berlin, Germany
1:52.99 László Cseh  Hungary December 13, 2007 Debrecen, Hungary
1:51.56 Ryan Lochte  United States April 11, 2008 Manchester, United Kingdom
1:51.55 Darian Townsend  South Africa November 15, 2009 Berlin, Germany
1:50.08 Ryan Lochte  United States December 17, 2010 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1:49.63 Ryan Lochte  United States December 14, 2012 Istanbul, Turkey [3]

Women[edit]

Long course[edit]

TIME SWIMMER NATIONALITY DATE MEET PLACE
2:48.2 Patty Kempner  United States April 27, 1957 Chicago
2:47.7 Becky Collins  United States July 20, 1958 Akron, Ohio
2:43.2 Sylvia Ruuska  United States August 16, 1958 Fresno, California
2:40.3 Sylvia Ruuska  United States January 14, 1959 Hobart, Tasmania
2:40.1 Donna de Varona  United States May 13, 1961 Redding, California
2:37.1 Donna de Varona  United States July 9, 1961 Tenri, Japan
2:35.0 Donna de Varona  United States August 12, 1961 Philadelphia
2:33.3 Donna de Varona  United States August 18, 1962 Chicago
2:31.8 Donna de Varona  United States July 27, 1963 Los Angeles
2:30.1 Donna de Varona  United States July 11, 1964 Los Angeles, California
2:29.9 Donna de Varona  United States August 1, 1964 Los Altos, California
2:29.0 Lynn Vidali  United States July 22, 1966 Los Altos, California
2:27.8 Claudia Kolb  United States August 21, 1966 Lincoln, Nebraska
2:27.5 Claudia Kolb  United States July 8, 1967 Santa Clara, California
2:26.1 Claudia Kolb  United States July 30, 1967 Winnipeg, Canada
2:25.0 Claudia Kolb  United States August 18, 1967 Philadelphia
2:23.5 Claudia Kolb  United States August 25, 1967 Los Angeles, California
2:23.07 Shane Gould  Australia August 28, 1972 Olympic Games Munich, West Germany
2:23.01 Kornelia Ender  East Germany April 13, 1973 East Berlin, East Germany
2:20.51 Andrea Hubner  East Germany September 4, 1973 World Championships Belgrade, Yugoslavia
2:18.97 Ulrike Tauber  East Germany August 18, 1974 European Championships Vienna, Austria
2:18.83 Ulrike Tauber  East Germany June 10, 1975 Wittenberg, West Germany
2:18.30 Ulrike Tauber  East Germany March 12, 1976 Tallinn, Soviet Union
2:17.14 Kornelia Ender  East Germany June 5, 1976 East Berlin, East Germany
2:16.96 Ulrike Tauber  East Germany July 10, 1977 Leipzig, East Germany
2:15.95 Ulrike Tauber  East Germany August 20, 1977 European Championships Jönköping, Sweden
2:15.85 Ulrike Tauber  East Germany August 28, 1977 East Berlin, East Germany
2:15.09 Tracy Caulkins  United States August 2, 1978 The Woodlands, Texas
2:14.07 Tracy Caulkins  United States August 20, 1978 World Championships West Berlin, West Germany
2:13.69 Tracy Caulkins  United States January 5, 1980 Austin, Texas
2:13.00 Petra Schneider  East Germany May 24, 1980 East Berlin, East Germany
2:11.73 Ute Geweniger  East Germany July 4, 1981 Magdeburg, East Germany
2:11.65 Lin Li  China July 30, 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain
2:09.72 Wu Yanyan  China October 17, 1997 China's National Games Shanghai, China
2:08.92 Stephanie Rice  Australia March 25, 2008 Australian Championships & Olympic Trials Sydney, New South Wales
2:08.45 Stephanie Rice  Australia August 13, 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
2:07.03 Ariana Kukors  United States July 26, 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
2:06.15 Ariana Kukors  United States July 27, 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
2:06.12 Katinka Hosszú  Hungary August 3, 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia

Short course[edit]

TIME SWIMMER NATIONALITY DATE PLACE
2:07.79 Allison Wagner  United States December 5, 1993 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2:06.13 Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe April 12, 2008 Manchester, United Kingdom
2:06.01 Evelyn Verrasztó  Hungary November 6, 2009 Moscow, Russia
2:04.64 Evelyn Verrasztó  Hungary December 10, 2009 Istanbul, Turkey
2:04.60 Julia Smit  United States December 19, 2009 Manchester, United Kingdom
2:04.39 Katinka Hosszú  Hungary August 7, 2013 Eindhoven, Netherlands
2:03.20 Katinka Hosszú  Hungary August 7, 2013 Eindhoven, Netherlands
2:02.61 Katinka Hosszú  Hungary August 27, 2014 Doha, Qatar
2:02.13 Katinka Hosszú  Hungary August 31, 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2:01.86 Katinka Hosszú  Hungary December 6, 2014 Doha, Qatar

All-time top 25[edit]

Men long course[edit]

  • Correct as of February 2024[4]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 1:54.00  Ryan Lochte (USA) 28 July 2011 Shanghai
2 1:54.16  Michael Phelps (USA) 28 July 2011 Shanghai
3 1:54.62  Wang Shun (CHN) 24 September 2023 Hangzhou [5]
4 1:54.82  Léon Marchand (FRA) 27 July 2023 Fukuoka [6]
5 1:55.07  Kosuke Hagino (JPN) 4 April 2016 Tokyo
6 1:55.18  László Cseh (HUN) 29 July 2009 Rome
7 1:55.24  Shaine Casas (USA) 30 July 2022 Irvine [7]
8 1:55.26  Michael Andrew (USA) 17 June 2021 Omaha [8]
9 1:55.28  Duncan Scott (GBR) 30 July 2021 Tokyo [9]
10 1:55.36  Eric Shanteau (USA) 30 July 2009 Rome
11 1:55.40  Chase Kalisz (USA) 11 August 2018 Tokyo
12 1:55.55  Thiago Pereira (BRA) 30 July 2009 Rome
 Daiya Seto (JPN) 18 January 2020 Beijing
14 1:55.71  Carson Foster (USA) 22 June 2022 Budapest [10]
15 1:55.72  Mitch Larkin (AUS) 12 June 2019 Brisbane
16 1:55.76  Philip Heintz (GER) 16 June 2017 Berlin
17 1:56.07  Tom Dean (GBR) 27 July 2023 Fukuoka [11]
18 1:56.17  Jérémy Desplanches (SUI) 30 July 2021 Tokyo [12]
19 1:56.21  Alberto Razzetti (ITA) 28 November 2023 Riccione [13]
20 1:56.31  Hugo González (ESP) 6 June 2021 Barcelona
21 1:56.64  Max Litchfield (GBR) 26 July 2017 Budapest
 Finlay Knox (CAN) 15 February 2024 Doha [14]
23 1:56.69  Leith Brodie (AUS) 30 July 2009 Rome
24 1:56.79  Abrahm Devine (USA) 1 July 2017 Indianapolis
 Qin Haiyang (CHN) 20 October 2019 Wuhan

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:56.79:

  • Ryan Lochte also swam 1:54.10 (2009), 1:54.43 (2010), 1:54.56 (2009), 1:54.84 (2010), 1:54.90 (2012), 1:54.93 (2012), 1:54.98 (2013), 1:55.18 (2009), 1:55.22 (2008), 1:55.44 (2013), 1:55.51 (2012), 1:55.81 (2015), 1:56.02 (2014), 1:56.11 (2006), 1:56.13 (2012), 1:56.19 (2007), 1:56.22 (2016), 1:56.28 (2016), 1:56.50 (2014), 1:56.53 (2008), 1:56.71 (2016), 1:56.74 (2011), 1:56.78 (2006).
  • Michael Phelps also swam 1:54.23 (2008), 1:54.27 (2012), 1:54.66 (2016), 1:54.75 (2015), 1:54.80 (2008), 1:54.84 (2012), 1:54.98 (2007), 1:55.78 (2016), 1:55.84 (2006), 1:55.91 (2016), 1:55.94 (2003, 2010), 1:56.04 (2003, 2014), 1:56.32 (2012), 1:56.50 (2006), 1:56.55 (2014), 1:56.66 (2012), 1:56.68 (2005), 1:56.71 (2004).
  • Wang Shun also swam 1:55.00 (2021), 1:55.55 (2023), 1:56.16 (2017), 1:56.22 (2021), 1:56.27 (2020), 1:56.28 (2017), 1:56.33 (2021), 1:56.52 (2018), 1:56.57 (2018), 1:56.66 (2016, 2019), 1:56.78 (2021).
  • Léon Marchand also swam 1:55.22 (2022), 1:55.68 (2023), 1:55.75 (2022), 1:56.25 (2023), 1:56.34 (2023).
  • László Cseh also swam 1:55.24 (2009), 1:56.22 (2012), 1:56.34 (2009), 1:56.52 (2008), 1:56.66 (2012), 1:56.74 (2012).
  • Kosuke Hagino also swam 1:55.33 (2014), 1:55.34 (2014), 1:55.38 (2014), 1:55.74 (2013), 1:55.90 (2014), 1:55.98 (2016), 1:56.01 (2017, 2017), 1:56.02 (2014), 1:56.04 (2017), 1:56.13 (2016), 1:56.29 (2013), 1:56.30 (2015, 2017), 1:56.37 (2018), 1:56.46 (2017), 1:56.61 (2016), 1:56.66 (2018), 1:56.75 (2018).
  • Michael Andrew also swam 1:55.44 (2021), 1:56.25 (2021), 1:56.40 (2021).
  • Chase Kalisz also swam 1:55.56 (2017), 1:55.73 (2018), 1:55.88 (2017), 1:56.21 (2022), 1:56.43 (2022), 1:56.48 (2017), 1:56.51 (2017), 1:56.52 (2022), 1:56.76 (2022), 1:56.78 (2019).
  • Duncan Scott also swam 1:55.90 (2021), 1:55.95 (2023), 1:56.08 (2022), 1:56.50 (2023), 1:56.65 (2019), 1:56.69 (2021), 1:56.72 (2023).
  • Eric Shanteau also swam 1:56.00 (2009).
  • Shaine Casas also swam 1:56.06 (2023, 2023), 1:56.35 (2023), 1:56.70 (2022).
  • Daiya Seto also swam 1:56.14 (2019), 1:56.22 (2021, 2022), 1:56.27 (2022), 1:56.62 (2023), 1:56.69 (2019), 1:56.70 (2023), 1:56.72 (2023), 1:56.74 (2022).
  • Carson Foster also swam 1:56.19 (2023), 1:56.43 (2023), 1:56.44 (2022), 1:56.51 (2023), 1:56.55 (2023), 1:56.65 (2022).
  • Mitch Larkin also swam 1:56.21 (2018), 1:56.29 (2021), 1:56.32 (2020), 1:56.74 (2021).
  • Thiago Pereira also swam 1:56.30 (2013), 1:56.65 (2015), 1:56.74 (2012).
  • Jérémy Desplanches also swam 1:56.56 (2019), 1:56.73 (2019).
  • Hugo González also swam 1:56.58 (2023), 1:56.76 (2021).
  • Philip Heintz also swam 1:56.59 (2017), 1:56.67 (2018).
  • Tom Dean also swam 1:56.65 (2023), 1:56.77 (2022).
  • Max Litchfield also swam 1:56.70 (2017).
  • Leith Brodie also swam 1:56.75 (2009).

Men short course[edit]

  • Correct as of December 2023[15]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 1:49.63  Ryan Lochte (USA) 14 December 2012 Istanbul
2 1:50.15  Matthew Sates (RSA) 13 December 2022 Melbourne [16]
3 1:50.37  Shaine Casas (USA) 29 October 2022 Toronto [17]
4 1:50.47  Kosuke Hagino (JPN) 5 December 2014 Doha
5 1:50.66  Daiya Seto (JPN) 29 October 2021 Kazan [18]
6 1:50.85  Andreas Vazaios (GRE) 6 December 2019 Great Britain
7 1:50.96  Carson Foster (USA) 13 December 2022 Melbourne [19]
8 1:50.98  Duncan Scott (GRB) 8 December 2023 Otopeni [20]
9 1:51.01  Wang Shun (CHN) 11 December 2018 Hangzhou
10 1:51.04  Finlay Knox (CAN) 13 December 2022 Melbourne [21]
11 1:51.14  Caeleb Dressel (USA) 11 September 2021 Naples
12 1:51.36  László Cseh (HUN) 4 December 2015 Netanya
13 1:51.53  Andrew Seliskar (USA) 21 November 2020 Budapest
14 1:51.54  Alberto Razzetti (ITA) 16 December 2021 Abu Dhabi [22]
15 1:51.55  Darian Townsend (RSA) 15 November 2009 Berlin
16 1:51.56  Chad le Clos (RSA) 1 September 2014 Dubai
17 1:51.72  Markus Rogan (AUT) 10 December 2009 Istanbul
18 1:51.74  Tomoe Hvas (NOR) 6 December 2019 Glasgow
19 1:51.89  Michael Phelps (USA) 23 October 2011 Germany
20 1:51.92  Philip Heintz (GER) 31 August 2016 Germany
21 1:51.97  Tomoru Honda (JPN) 23 October 2022 Tokyo [23]
22 1:52.01  Kenneth To (AUS) 11 August 2013 Germany
23 1:52.06  Leonardo Santos (BRA) 15 November 2020 Budapest
24 1:52.12  Hiromasa Fujimori (JPN) 31 August 2016 Germany
25 1:52.13  Aleksei Sudarev (RUS) 18 December 2023 Saint Petersburg [24]

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 1:52.13:

  • Ryan Lochte also swam 1:50.08 (2010), 1:51.31 (2014), 1:51.56 (2008).
  • Daiya Seto also swam 1:50.76 (2019), 1:51.09 (2018), 1:51.12 (2021), 1:51.15 (2021), 1:51.39 (2022), 1:51.40 (2017), 1:51.76 (2022), 1:51.79 (2014), 1:51.80 (2021), 1:51.88 (2017).
  • Andreas Vazaios also swam 1:51.15 (2021), 1:51.84 (2020), 1:51.94 (2021).
  • Kosuke Hagino also swam 1:51.27 (2014), 1:51.50 (2013).
  • Shaine Casas also swam 1:51.31 (2022).
  • Carson Foster also swam 1:51.35 (2021), 1:51.89 (2022).
  • Wang Shun also swam 1:51.45 (2018), 1:51.63 (2016), 1:51.74 (2016), 1:51.84 (2018), 1:52.08 (2018).
  • Matthew Sates also swam 1:51.45 (2021).
  • Duncan Scott also swam 1:51.53 (2023), 1:51.66 (2020), 1:51.85 (2019), 1:51.90 (2023), 1:51.96 (2020).
  • Darian Townsend also swam 1:51.79 (2009).
  • Philip Heintz also swam 1:52.03 (2016), 1:52.07 (2016), 1:52.08 (2016).
  • Alberto Razzetti also swam 1:51.73 (2022), 1:52.10 (2021).
  • Chad le Clos also swam 1:52.11 (2013).

Women long course[edit]

  • Correct as of February 2024[25]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 2:06.12  Katinka Hosszú (HUN) 3 August 2015 Kazan
2 2:06.15  Ariana Kukors (USA) 27 July 2009 Rome
3 2:06.88  Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (GBR) 9 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro
4 2:06.89  Summer McIntosh (CAN) 30 March 2023 Toronto [26]
5 2:07.03  Stephanie Rice (AUS) 27 July 2009 Rome
6 2:07.05  Kate Douglass (USA) 12 February 2024 Doha [27]
7 2:07.13  Alex Walsh (USA) 19 June 2022 Budapest [28]
8 2:07.19  Kaylee McKeown (AUS) 12 May 2023 Sydney [29]
9 2:07.57  Ye Shiwen (CHN) 31 July 2012 London
10 2:07.75  Yu Yiting (CHN) 25 September 2023 Hangzhou [30]
11 2:07.91  Yui Ohashi (JPN) 24 July 2017 Budapest
12 2:08.15  Alicia Coutts (AUS) 31 July 2012 London
13 2:08.32  Qi Hui (CHN) 17 October 2009 Jinan
 Kathleen Baker (USA) 29 July 2018 Irvine
15 2:08.34  Kim Seo-yeong (KOR) 24 August 2018 Jakarta
16 2:08.45  Kanako Watanabe (JPN) 3 August 2015 Kazan
17 2:08.48  Regan Smith (USA) 2 June 2023 Tempe [31]
18 2:08.51  Madisyn Cox (USA) 22 May 2021 Austin [32]
19 2:08.56  Sydney Pickrem (CAN) 12 February 2024 Doha [33]
20 2:08.59  Kirsty Coventry (ZIM) 13 August 2008 Beijing
21 2:08.64  Rika Omoto (JPN) 10 May 2019 Sydney
22 2:08.70  Melanie Margalis (USA) 23 July 2017 Budapest
23 2:08.79  Maya DiRado (USA) 9 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro
24 2:08.91  Leah Hayes (USA) 19 June 2022 Budapest [34]
25 2:08.95  Caitlin Leverenz (USA) 31 July 2012 London

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 2:08.95:

  • Katinka Hosszú also swam 2:06.58 (2016), 2:06.84 (2015), 2:07.00 (2017), 2:07.02 (2019), 2:07.14 (2017), 2:07.17 (2019), 2:07.30 (2015, 2016), 2:07.45 (2016), 2:07.46 (2009), 2:07.49 (2017), 2:07.53 (2019), 2:07.69 (2016), 2:07.92 (2013, 2016), 2:08.11 (2014), 2:08.13 (2016), 2:08.15 (2019), 2:08.20 (2016), 2:08.28 (2019), 2:08.41 (2014), 2:08.45 (2013), 2:08.49 (2017), 2:08.50 (2019), 2:08.55 (2019), 2:08.57 (2019), 2:08.59 (2013), 2:08.60 (2016), 2:08.61 (2015), 2:08.63 (2019, 2019), 2:08.66 (2015), 2:08.72 (2019), 2:08.77 (2015), 2:08.81 (2019), 2:08.93 (2016, 2016).
  • Ariana Kukors also swam 2:07.03 (2009), 2:08.53 (2009).
  • Kate Douglass also swam 2:07.09 (2023), 2:07.17 (2023), 2:08.29 (2023), 2:08.41 (2024), 2:08.46 (2023).
  • Summer McIntosh also swam 2:07.16 (2024), 2:08.08 (2023), 2:08.70 (2022).
  • Kaylee McKeown also swam 2:07.54 (2023), 2:07.60 (2023), 2:08.16 (2023), 2:08.19 (2021), 2:08.23 (2020), 2:08.27 (2023), 2:08.57 (2022), 2:08.73 (2021).
  • Siobhan-Marie O'Connor also swam 2:07.57 (2016), 2:08.21 (2014), 2:08.44 (2016), 2:08.45 (2015), 2:08.77 (2015), 2:08.82 (2015).
  • Alex Walsh also swam 2:07.63 (2024), 2:07.84 (2022), 2:07.89 (2023), 2:07.97 (2023), 2:08.27 (2023), 2:08.65 (2021), 2:08.74 (2022), 2:08.87 (2021).
  • Yui Ohashi also swam 2:08.16 (2018), 2:08.52 (2021), 2:08.80 (2019), 2:08.88 (2018), 2:08.92 (2018).
  • Yu Yiting also swam 2:08.34 (2023), 2:08.74 (2023), 2:08.83 (2024).
  • Ye Shiwen also swam 2:08.39 (2012), 2:08.60 (2019), 2:08.90 (2011, 2012), 2:08.94 (2014).
  • Stephanie Rice also swam 2:08.45 (2008), 2:08.68 (2009), 2:08.92 (2008).
  • Sydney Pickrem also swam 2:08.61 (2019, 2023), 2:08.70 (2019),
  • Kim Seo-yeong also swam 2:08.61 (2018).
  • Alicia Coutts also swam 2:08.63 (2013), 2:08.89 (2014).2:08.71 (2019), 2:08.76 (2024), 2:08.83 (2019), 2:08.89 (2023).
  • Kathleen Baker also swam 2:08.75 (2020).
  • Melanie Margalis also swam 2:08.84 (2019), 2:08.91 (2019).
  • Maya DiRado also swam 2:08.91 (2016).
  • Kirsty Coventry also swam 2:08.94 (2009).

Women short course[edit]

  • Correct as of December 2023[35]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 2:01.86  Katinka Hosszú (HUN) 6 December 2014 Doha
2 2:02.12  Kate Douglass (USA) 13 December 2022 Melbourne [36]
3 2:03.37  Alex Walsh (USA) 13 December 2022 Melbourne [37]
4 2:03.57  Kaylee McKeown (AUS) 13 December 2022 Melbourne [38]
5 2:03.93  Yui Ohashi (JPN) 14 November 2020 Budapest
6 2:04.00  Sydney Pickrem (CAN) 21 November 2020 Budapest
7 2:04.06  Melanie Margalis (USA) 16 October 2020 Budapest
8 2:04.48  Yu Yiting (CHN) 20 December 2021 Abu Dhabi [39]
9 2:04.60  Julia Smit (USA) 19 December 2009 Great Britain
10 2:04.64  Kayla Sanchez (CAN) 14 December 2018 Hangzhou
 Ye Shiwen (CHN) 15 December 2012 Istanbul
 Evelyn Verrasztó (HUN) 10 December 2009 Turkey
13 2:04.77  Abbie Wood (GBR) 1 November 2020 Budapest
14 2:04.91  Caitlin Leverenz (USA) 16 December 2011 United States
15 2:04.92  Beata Nelson (USA) 5 November 2022 Indianapolis [40]
16 2:04.94  Marrit Steenbergen (NED) 13 December 2022 Melbourne [41]
17 2:05.02  Ella Eastin (USA) 10 December 2016 Canada
18 2:05.04  Anastasia Gorbenko (ISR) 4 September 2021 Naples
19 2:05.13  Siobhan O'Connor (GBR) 5 December 2015 Israel
20 2:05.15  Mary-Sophie Harvey (CAN) 18 September 2021 Naples
21 2:05.38  Bailey Andison (CAN) 9 September 2021 Naples
22 2:05.41  Rikako Ikee (JPN) 14 January 2018 Tokyo [42]
23 2:05.46  Emily Seebohm (AUS) 18 November 2017 Singapore
24 2:05.54  Kathleen Baker (USA) 15 December 2018 Hangzhou
25 2:05.63  Alicia Coutts (AUS) 9 November 2013 Japan

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 2:05.63:

  • Katinka Hosszú also swam 2:02.13 (2014), 2:02.53 (2015), 2:02.61 (2014), 2:02.90 (2016), 2:03.07 (2014), 2:03.20 (2013), 2:03.25 (2013, 2018), 2:03.60 (2014), 2:03.66 (2015), 2:04.13 (2018), 2:04.16 (2019), 2:04.31 (2013), 2:04.33 (2013), 2:04.37 (2017), 2:04.39 (2013), 2:04.43 (2017), 2:04.52 (2013), 2:04.56 (2016), 2:04.64 (2017), 2:04.65 (2018), 2:04.68 (2019), 2:04.72 (2012), 2:04.76 (2016, 2017), 2:04.79 (2018), 2:04.94 (2017), 2:04.98 (2017), 2:05.00 (2017), 2:05.01 (2017), 2:05.05 (2013), 2:05.06 (2018), 2:05.07 (2013), 2:05.11 (2019), 2:05.18 (2014), 2:05.25 (2018), 2:05.29 (2017, 2017), 2:05.33 (2013, 2016), 2:05.34 (2013), 2:05.39 (2016), 2:05.42 (2018), 2:05.45 (2013), 2:05.57 (2016), 2:05.60 (2016).
  • Kaylee McKeown also swam 2:03.68 (2020).
  • Melanie Margalis also swam 2:04.18 (2020), 2:04.32 (2020), 2:04.62 (2018), 2:04.65 (2018), 2;05.18 (2019), 2:05.32 (2019)).
  • Sydney Pickrem also swam 2:04.29 (2021), 2:04.34 (2019), 2:04.40 (2020), 2:04.59 (2021), 2:04.85 (2019), 2:05.21 (2021),2:05.22 (2022), 2:05.23 (2022).
  • Kate Douglass also swam 2:04.24 (2021), 2:04.39 (2022), 2:04.68 (2021).
  • Yui Ohashi also swam 2:04.86 (2021), 2:05.04 (2020), 2:05.09 (2020), 2:05.10 (2020), 2:05.13 (2020), 2:05.26 (2020), 2:05.29 (2018), 2:05.45 (2021).
  • Abbie Wood also swam 2:04.94 (2021), 2:05.08 (2021), 2:05.27 (2020), 2:05.36 (2020), 2:05.45 (2021), 2:05.56 (2020), 2:05.58 (2023), 2:05.63 (2021).
  • Beata Nelson also swam 2:05.08 (2022).
  • Anastasia Gorbenko also swam 2:05.17 (2021).
  • Siobhan O'Connor also swam 2:05.19 (2015).
  • Mary-Sophie Harvey also swam 2:05.30 (2021).
  • Kayla Sanchez also swam 2:05.32 (2019).

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