World record progression 400 metres individual medley

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The first world record in the 400 metres individual medley in long course (50 metres) swimming was recognized by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1957, 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 Date Place
5:15.6 United States Gary Heinrich 27 August 1957 Philadelphia, United States
5:12.9 Soviet Union Vladimir Strushanov 20 October 1957 Moscow, Soviet Union
5:08.8 United Kingdom Ian Black 6 June 1959 Cardiff, United Kingdom
5:07.8 United States George Harrison 24 June 1960 Los Angeles, United States
5:05.3 United States George Harrison 24 June 1960 Los Angeles, United States
5:04.5 United States Dennis Rounsaville 22 July 1960 Toledo, United States
5:04.3 United States Ted Stickles 1 July 1961 Chicago, United States
4:55.6 United States Ted Stickles 18 August 1961 Los Angeles, United States
4:53.8 Germany Gerhard Hetz 24 May 1962 Moscow, Soviet Union
4:51.4 United States Ted Stickles 30 June 1962 Chicago, United States
4:51.0 United States Ted Stickles 12 July 1962 Louisville, United States
4:50.2 Germany Gerhard Hetz 12 October 1963 Tokyo, Japan
4:48.6 United States Dick Roth 31 July 1964 Los Altos, United States
4:45.4 United States Dick Roth 14 October 1964 Tokyo, Japan
4:45.3 Soviet Union Andrei Dunayev 3 April 1968 Tallinn, Soviet Union
4:45.1 United States Greg Buckingham 6 July 1968 Santa Clara, United States
4:43.4 United States Gary Hall, Sr. 20 July 1968 Los Angeles, United States
4:43.3 United States Charlie Hickcox 30 August 1968 Long Beach, United States
4:39.0 United States Charlie Hickcox 30 August 1968 Long Beach, United States
4:38.7 United States Gary Hall, Sr. 11 July 1969 Santa Clara, United States
4:33.9 United States Gary Hall, Sr. 15 August 1969 Louisville, United States
4:31.0 United States Gary Hall, Sr. 21 August 1970 Los Angeles, United States
4:30.81 United States Gary Hall, Sr. 3 August 1972 Chicago, United States
4:28.89 Hungary András Hargitay 20 August 1974 Vienna, Austria
4:26.00 Hungary Zoltán Verrasztó 2 April 1976 Long Beach, United States
4:23.68 United States Rod Strachan 25 July 1976 Montreal, Canada
4:23.39 United States Jesse Vassallo 4 August 1978 The Woodlands, United States
4:20.05 United States Jesse Vassallo 28 August 1978 West Berlin, West Germany
4:19.78 Brazil Ricardo Prado 8 August 1982 Guayaquil, Ecuador
4:19.61 East Germany Jens-Peter Berndt 23 May 1984 Magdeburg, East Germany
4:17.53 Canada Alex Baumann 17 June 1984 Etobicoke, Canada
4:17.41 Canada Alex Baumann 30 July 1984 Los Angeles, United States
4:16.12 United States David Wharton 14 August 1987 Brisbane, Australia
4:15.42 Hungary Tamás Darnyi 19 August 1987 Strasbourg, France
4:14.75 Hungary Tamás Darnyi 21 September 1988 Seoul, South Korea
4:12.36 Hungary Tamás Darnyi 8 January 1991 Perth, Australia
4:12.30 United States Tom Dolan 11 September 1994 Rome, Italy
4:11.76 United States Tom Dolan 17 September 2000 Sydney, Australia
4:11.09 United States Michael Phelps 15 August 2002 Fort Lauderdale, United States
4:10.73 United States Michael Phelps 7 April 2003 Indianapolis, United States
4:09.09 United States Michael Phelps 27 July 2003 Barcelona, Spain
4:08.41 United States Michael Phelps 7 July 2004 Long Beach, United States
4:08.26 United States Michael Phelps 14 August 2004 Athens, Greece
4:06.22 United States Michael Phelps 1 April 2007 Melbourne, Australia
4:05.25 United States Michael Phelps 29 June 2008 Omaha, United States
4:03.84[1] United States Michael Phelps 10 August 2008 Beijing, China

Short course[edit]

Time Swimmer Nationality Date Location
4:08.77 Luca Sacchi  Italy 29 February 1992 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
4:07.10 Jani Sievinen  Finland 9 February 1993 Malmö, Sweden
4:06.03 Jani Sievinen  Finland 20 January 1996 Lappeenranta, Finland
4:05.59 Marcel Wouda  Netherlands 1 February 1997 Gelsenkirchen, Germany
4:05.41 Marcel Wouda  Netherlands 8 February 1997 Paris, France
4:04.24 Matthew Dunn  Australia 24 September 1998 Perth, Australia
4:02.72 Brian Johns  Canada 23 February 2003 Victoria, Canada
4:00.37 László Cseh  Hungary 9 December 2005 Trieste, Italy
3:59.33 László Cseh  Hungary 14 December 2007 Debrecen, Hungary
3:57.27 László Cseh  Hungary 11 December 2009 Istanbul, Turkey
3:55.50 Ryan Lochte  United States 16 December 2010 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
3:54.81 Daiya Seto  Japan 20 December 2019 Las Vegas, United States

Women[edit]

Long course[edit]

Time Swimmer Date Place
5:46.6 United States Sylvia Ruuska 27 June 1958 Los Angeles, United States
5:43.7 United States Sylvia Ruuska 1 August 1958 Topeka, United States
5:41.1 United States Sylvia Ruuska 24 February 1959 Melbourne, Australia
5:40.2 United States Sylvia Ruuska 17 July 1959 Redding, United States
5:36.5 United States Donna de Varona 15 July 1960 Indianapolis, United States
5:34.5 United States Donna de Varona 11 August 1961 Philadelphia, United States
5:29.7 United States Donna de Varona 2 June 1962 Los Altos, United States
5:27.4 United States Sharon Finneran 26 July 1962 Osaka, Japan
5:24.7 United States Donna de Varona 26 July 1962 Osaka, Japan
5:21.9 United States Sharon Finneran 28 July 1962 Osaka, Japan
5:16.5 United States Donna de Varona 10 March 1964 Lima, Peru
5:14.9 United States Donna de Varona 30 August 1964 New York City, United States
5:11.7 United States Claudia Kolb 9 July 1967 Santa Clara, United States
5:09.7 United States Claudia Kolb 1 August 1967 Winnipeg, Canada
5:08.2 United States Claudia Kolb 19 August 1967 Philadelphia, United States
5:04.7 United States Claudia Kolb 24 August 1968 Los Angeles, United States
5:02.97 Australia Gail Neall 9 July 1972 Munich, West Germany
5:01.10 East Germany Angela Franke 18 August 1973 Utrecht, Netherlands
4:57.51 East Germany Gudrun Wegner 6 September 1973 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
4:52.42 East Germany Ulrike Tauber 21 August 1974 Vienna, Austria
4:52.20 East Germany Ulrike Tauber 7 June 1975 Wittenberg, West Germany
4:48.79 East Germany Birgit Treiber 1 June 1976 East Berlin, East Germany
4:42.77 East Germany Ulrike Tauber 24 July 1976 Montreal, Canada
4:40.83 United States Tracy Caulkins 23 August 1978 West Berlin, West Germany
4:39.96 East Germany Petra Schneider 30 March 1980 Leningrad, Soviet Union
4:38.44 East Germany Petra Schneider 27 May 1980 Magdeburg, East Germany
4:36.29 East Germany Petra Schneider 26 July 1980 Moscow, Soviet Union
4:36.10 East Germany Petra Schneider 1 August 1982 Guayaquil, Ecuador
4:34.79 China Chen Yan 13 October 1997 Shanghai, PR China
4:33.59 Ukraine Yana Klochkova 16 September 2000 Sydney, Australia
4:32.89 United States Katie Hoff 1 April 2007 Melbourne, Australia
4:31.46 Australia Stephanie Rice 22 March 2008 Sydney, Australia
4:31.12 United States Katie Hoff 29 June 2008 Omaha, United States
4:29.45 Australia Stephanie Rice 10 August 2008 Beijing, China
4:28.43 China Ye Shiwen 28 July 2012 London, United Kingdom
4:26.36 Hungary Katinka Hosszú 6 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Short course[edit]

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
4:29.00 Dai Guohong China China 2 December 1993 Short Course Worlds Palma de Mallorca, Spain
4:27.83 Yana Klochkova Ukraine Ukraine 20 January 2002 World Cup meet Paris, France
4:26.52 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 9 April 2008 Short Course Worlds Manchester, United Kingdom
4:25.87 Julia Smit United States USA 28 November 2008 Canada Cup Toronto, Canada
4:25.06 Mireia Belmonte Spain Spain 14 December 2008 Short Course Europeans Rijeka, Croatia
4:22.80 Kathryn Meaklim South Africa South Africa 22 November 2009 World Cup meet Singapore
4:21.04 Julia Smit United States USA 18 December 2009 Duel in the Pool Manchester, United Kingdom
4:20.85 Katinka Hosszú  Hungary 11 Aug 2013 World Cup Berlin, Germany [2]
4:20.83 Katinka Hosszú  Hungary 28 Aug 2014 World Cup Doha, Qatar [3]
4:19.86 Mireia Belmonte Spain Spain 3 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [4]
4:19.46 Katinka Hosszú Hungary Hungary 2 December 2015 European Championships Netanya, Israel [5]
4:18.94 Mireia Belmonte Spain Spain 12 August 2017 World Cup Eindhoven, Netherlands [6]
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 July 2022[7]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 4:03.84  Michael Phelps (USA) 10 August 2008 Beijing [8]
2 4:04.28  Léon Marchand (FRA) 18 June 2022 Budapest [9]
3 4:05.18  Ryan Lochte (USA) 28 July 2012 London [10]
4 4:05.90  Chase Kalisz (USA) 30 July 2017 Budapest [11]
5 4:06.05  Kosuke Hagino (JPN) 6 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [12]
6 4:06.09  Daiya Seto (JPN) 26 January 2020 Tokyo
7 4:06.16  László Cseh (HUN) 10 August 2008 Beijing [8]
8 4:06.56  Carson Foster (USA) 18 June 2022 Budapest [9]
9 4:06.96  Tyler Clary (USA) 7 July 2009 Indianapolis [13]
10 4:07.47  Dávid Verrasztó (HUN) 24 June 2017 Budapest [11]
11 4:08.05  Ilya Borodin (RUS) 25 July 2022 Kazan [14]
12 4:08.70  Lewis Clareburt (NZL) 30 July 2022 Birmingham [15]
13 4:08.86  Thiago Pereira (BRA) 2 August 2009 Rome [13]
28 July 2012 London [10]
14 4:09.10  Wang Shun (CHN) 4 September 2013 Shenyang [16]
15 4:09.18  Duncan Scott (GBR) 7 April 2022 Sheffield [17]
16 4:09.22  Jay Litherland (USA) 28 July 2019 Gwangju
17 4:09.27  Brendon Smith (AUS) 24 July 2021 Tokyo
18 4:09.62  Max Litchfield (GBR) 30 July 2017 Budapest [11]
19 4:09.88  Luca Marin (ITA) 1 April 2007 Melbourne [18]
20 4:09.91  Alberto Razzetti (ITA) 24 July 2021 Tokyo [19]
21 4:10.14  Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS) 26 April 2013 Adelaide [20]
22 4:10.18  Yang Zhixian (CHN) 24 September 2014 Incheon [21]
23 4:10.40  Gergő Kis (HUN) 2 August 2009 Rome [13]
24 4:10.41  Qin Haiyang (CHN) 21 October 2019 Wuhan [22]
25 4:10.49  Huang Chaosheng (CHN) 24 September 2014 Incheon [21]

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 4:10.49:

  • Michael Phelps also swam 4:05.25 (2008), 4:06.22 (2007), 4:07.82 (2008), 4:07.89 (2012), 4:08.26 (2004), 4:08.41 (2004), 4:09.09 (2003), 4:09.28 (2012), 4:10.16 (2006), 4:10.47 (2006).
  • Ryan Lochte also swam 4:06.08 (2008), 4:06.40 (2009), 4:07.01 (2009), 4:07.06 (2012), 4:07.13 (2011), 4:07.59 (2010), 4:08.09 (2008), 4:08.77 (2010), 4:09.74 (2007), 4:09.98 (2010), 4:10.33 (2008).
  • Chase Kalisz also swam 4:06.75 (2016), 4:06.99 (2017), 4:07.47 (2022), 4:07.95 (2018), 4:08.12 (2016), 4:08.25 (2018), 4:08.92 (2018), 4:09.09 (2021), 4:09.22 (2013), 4:09.42 (2021), 4:09.43 (2017), 4:09.54 (2016), 4:09.62 (2014), 4:09.65 (2021), 4:09.67 (2017), 4:09.79 (2017), 4:10.05 (2015), 4:10.09 (2022), 4:10.32 (2022).
  • Tyler Clary also swam 4:07.31 (2009), 4:09.03 (2014), 4:09.20 (2010), 4:09.51 (2014), 4:09.55 (2010), 4:09.92 (2012), 4:10.04 (2009), 4:10.39 (2013).
  • László Cseh also swam 4:07.37 (2009), 4:07.96 (2008), 4:09.26 (2008), 4:09.59 (2008), 4:09.63 (2005), 4:09.86 (2006), 4:10.10 (2005), 4:10.33 (2009).
  • Kosuke Hagino also swam 4:07.61 (2013), 4:07.75 (2014), 4:07.88 (2014), 4:08.31 (2014), 4:08.54 (2015), 4:08.85 (2016), 4:08.90 (2016), 4:08.94 (2012), 4:09.06 (2016), 4:09.52 (2016), 4:09.62 (2014), 4:09.80 (2016), 4:09.82 (2014), 4:10.00 (2016), 4:10.01 (2012), 4:10.26 (2012), 4:10.30 (2018), 4:10.45 (2017).
  • Daiya Seto also swam 4:07.95 (2019), 4:07.99 (2017), 4:08.47 (2016), 4:08.50 (2015), 4:08.69 (2013), 4:08.79 (2018), 4:08.95 (2019), 4:08.98 (2018), 4:09.02 (2021), 4:09.07 (2022), 4:09.14 (2017), 4:09.25 (2019), 4:09.62 (2019), 4:09.71 (2016), 4:09.88 (2021), 4:09.98 (2019), 4:10.04 (2015, 2019), 4:10.10 (2012), 4:10.17 (2016), 4:10.18 (2017), 4:10.21 (2014), 4:10.22 (2017), 4:10.30 (2019), 4:10.39 (2014), 4:10.44 (2017).
  • Dávid Verrasztó also swam 4:08.38 (2017), 4:09.57 (2021), 4:09.80 (2021), 4:09.90 (2015), 4:10.01 (2017), 4:10.21 (2017).
  • Carson Foster also swam 4:08.46 (2021), 4:09.33 (2022), 4:09.60 (2022).
  • Léon Marchand also swam 4:09.09 (2022), 4:09.65 (2021), 4:10.09 (2021), 4:10.38 (2022).
  • Jay Litherland also swam 4:09.31 (2017), 4:09.91 (2021), 4:10.21 (2018), 4:10.28 (2021), 4:10.33 (2021).
  • Thiago Pereira also swam 4:09.48 (2013).
  • Lewis Clareburt also swam 4:09.49 (2021), 4:09.87 (2021).
  • Ilya Borodin also swam 4:09.86 (2022), 4:10.02 (2021).
  • Brendon Smith also swam 4:10.04 (2021), 4:10.15 (2022), 4:10.38 (2021).
  • Wang Shun also swam 4:10.13 (2019).
  • Max Litchfield also swam 4:10.20 (2021).
  • Luca Marin also swam 4:10.22 (2008).

Men short course[edit]

  • Correct as of December 2022[23]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 3:54.81  Daiya Seto (JPN) 20 December 2019 Las Vegas
2 3:55.50  Ryan Lochte (USA) 16 December 2010 Dubai
3 3:56.47  Ilya Borodin (RUS) 20 December 2021 Abu Dhabi [24]
4 3:56.48  Kosuke Hagino (JPN) 13 January 2014 Tokyo [25]
5 3:57.27  László Cseh (HUN) 11 December 2009 Istanbul
6 3:57.40  Oussama Mellouli (TUN) 16 December 2010 Dubai
7 3:57.56  Tyler Clary (USA) 16 December 2010 Dubai
8 3:57.63  Carson Foster (USA) 17 December 2022 Melbourne [26]
9 3:57.91  Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS) 28 November 2015 Sydney
10 3:59.21  Matthew Sates (RSA) 17 December 2022 Melbourne [27]
11 3:59.23  Chad Le Clos (RSA) 9 November 2013 Tokyo
12 3:59.33  Brendon Smith (AUS) 30 September 2021 Naples [28]
13 3:59.47  Peter Bernek (HUN) 14 December 2017 Copenhagen
14 3:59.57  Alberto Razzetti (ITA) 20 December 2021 Abu Dhabi [24]
15 3:59.81  Duncan Scott (GBR) 20 December 2019 Las Vegas
16 3:59.90  Conor Dwyer (USA) 10 August 2013 Berlin
17 3:59.99  Wang Shun (CHN) 17 November 2018 Singapore
18 4:00.10  David Verraszto (HUN) 11 December 2009 Istanbul
19 4:00.18  Max Litchfield (GBR) 16 December 2018 Sheffield
20 4:00.55  Gal Nevo (ISR) 11 December 2009 Istanbul
21 4:00.63  Thiago Pereira (BRA) 17 November 2007 Berlin
22 4:00.89  Kaito Tabuchi (JPN) 16 October 2021 Tokyo [29]
23 4:01.44  David Schlicht (AUS) 25 August 2022 Sydney [30]
24 4:01.49  Michael Phelps (USA) 22 December 2011 Berlin
25 4:01.63  Joe Roebuck (GBR) 11 December 2009 Istanbul

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 4:01.63:

  • Daiya Seto also swam 3:55.53 (2019), 3:55.75 (2022), 3:56.26 (2021), 3:56.33 (2014), 3:56.43 (2018), 3:57.25 (2018), 3:57.66 (2017), 3:57.85 (2021), 3:58.20 (2017), 3:58.65 (2021), 3:58.84 (2013), 3:59.01 (2021), 3:59.15 (2012), 3:59.20 (2014), 3:59.24 (2016), 4:00.35 (2022), 4:00.49 (2021), 4:00.84 (2021).
  • Carson Foster also swam 3:57.99 (2021), 4:01.34 (2022).
  • Thomas Fraser-Holmes also swam 3:58.69 (2014).
  • Ilya Borodin also swam 3:58.83 (2021), 3:59.57 (2021).
  • László Cseh also swam 3:59.33 (2007), 4:00.37 (2005).
  • Alberto Razzetti also swam 4:00.34 (2021), 4:00.45 (2022), 4:01.57 (2021).
  • Brendon Smith also swam 4:01.11 (2022).
  • Kosuke Hagino also swam 4:01.17 (2014).

Women long course[edit]

  • Correct as of December 2022[31]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 4:26.36  Katinka Hosszú (HUN) 6 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro
2 4:28.43  Ye Shiwen (CHN) 28 July 2012 London
3 4:28.61  Summer McIntosh (CAN) 2 December 2022 Greensboro [32]
4 4:29.45  Stephanie Rice (AUS) 10 August 2008 Beijing
5 4:29.89  Kirsty Coventry (ZIM) 10 August 2008 Beijing
6 4:30.43  Li Xuanxu (CHN) 17 October 2009 Jinan
7 4:30.82  Yui Ohashi (JPN) 3 April 2018 Tokyo
8 4:30.85  Qi Hui (CHN) 17 October 2009 Jinan
9 4:31.12  Katie Hoff (USA) 29 June 2008 Omaha
10 4:31.15  Maya DiRado (USA) 6 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro
11 4:31.21  Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 4 August 2013 Barcelona
12 4:31.27  Elizabeth Beisel (USA) 28 July 2012 London
13 4:31.33  Hannah Miley (GBR) 16 March 2009 Sheffield
14 4:31.74  Kaylee McKeown (AUS) 19 May 2022 Adelaide [33]
15 4:32.52  Emily Overholt (CAN) 9 August 2015 Kazan
16 4:32.53  Melanie Margalis (USA) 6 March 2020 Des Moines
17 4:32.67  Katie Grimes (USA) 25 June 2022 Budapest [34]
18 4:32.76  Emma Weyant (USA) 25 July 2021 Tokyo
19 4:32.88  Sydney Pickrem (CAN) 30 July 2017 Budapest
20 4:33.01  Aimee Willmott (GBR) 24 July 2014 Glasgow
21 4:33.50  Zhou Min (CHN) 4 September 2013 Shenyang
22 4:33.59  Yana Klochkova (UKR) 16 September 2000 Sydney
23 4:33.86  Leah Smith (USA) 29 June 2017 Indianapolis
24 4:33.96  Hali Flickinger (USA) 13 June 2021 Omaha
25 4:34.17  Fantine Lesaffre (FRA) 3 August 2018 Glasgow

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 4:34.17:

  • Katinka Hosszú also swam 4:28.58 (2016), 4:29.33 (2017), 4:29.89 (2016), 4:30.31 (2009), 4:30.39 (2015, 2019), 4:30.41 (2013), 4:30.75 (2016), 4:30.90 (2016), 4:30.97 (2016), 4:31.03 (2014), 4:31.07 (2015), 4:31.53 (2014), 4:31.93 (2015), 4:32.25 (2016), 4:32.30 (2019), 4:32.33 (2016), 4:32.52 (2019), 4:32.68 (2016), 4:32.72 (2013), 4:32.78 (2015), 4:32.83 (2012), 4:32.87 (2019), 4:33.06 (2019), 4:33.49 (2012), 4:33.76 (2012), 4:33.77 (2012, 2019), 4:33.80 (2014), 4:33.81 (2017), 4:33.83 (2019), 4:33.88 (2015), 4:33.90 (2017), 4:34.04 (2015), 4:34.12 (2017), 4:34.14 (2016, 2016), 4:34.16 (2015), 4:34.17 (2015).
  • Summer McIntosh also swam 4:29.01 (2022), 4:29.12 (2022), 4:32.04 (2022).
  • Ye Shiwen also swam 4:30.84 (2014), 4:31.59 (2013), 4:31.73 (2012), 4:32.07 (2019), 4:32.97 (2014), 4:33.66 (2011), 4:33.79 (2010).
  • Yui Ohashi also swam 4:31.42 (2017), 4:32.08 (2021), 4:32.33 (2019), 4:33.02 (2019), 4:33.77 (2018), 4:33.81 (2019).
  • Stephanie Rice also swam 4:31.46 (2008), 4:32.29 (2009), 4:33.45 (2012).
  • Elizabeth Beisel also swam 4:31.68 (2012), 4:31.69 (2013), 4:31.74 (2012), 4:31.78 (2011), 4:31.99 (2014), 4:32.87 (2008), 4:32.98 (2014), 4:33.52 (2014), 4:33.55 (2016), 4:34.04 (2010).
  • Maya DiRado also swam 4:31.71 (2015), 4:32.70 (2013), 4:33.50 (2016), 4:33.73 (2016).
  • Katie Hoff also swam 4:31.71 (2008), 4:32.89 (2007).
  • Hannah Miley also swam 4:31.76 (2014), 4:32.16 (2015), 4:32.54 (2016), 4:32.67 (2012), 4:32.72 (2009), 4:33.09 (2010), 4:33.25 (2014), 4:33.40 (2016), 4:33.51 (2015), 4:33.74 (2016), 4:34.12 (2017), 4:34.16 (2013), 4:34.17 (2012).
  • Kirsty Coventry also swam 4:32.12 (2009).
  • Mireia Belmonte also swam 4:32.17 (2017), 4:32.39 (2016), 4:32.75 (2016), 4:32.92 (2014), 4:33.13 (2014), 4:33.42 (2016), 4:33.91 (2012).
  • Kaylee McKeown also swam 4:32.73 (2020).
  • Li Xuanxu also swam 4:32.91 (2012).
  • Emma Weyant also swam 4:33.55 (2021), 4:33.81 (2021).
  • Aimee Willmott also swam 4:33.64 (2014), 4:33.66 (2015), 4:34.08 (2016).
  • Melanie Margalis also swam 4:34.08 (2021).

Women short course[edit]

  • Correct as of December 2022[35]
Pos Time Swimmer Date Venue Ref
1 4:18.94  Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 12 August 2017 Eindhoven
2 4:19.46  Katinka Hosszú (HUN) 2 December 2015 Netanya
3 4:21.04  Julia Smit (USA) 18 December 2009 Manchester
4 4:21.49  Summer McIntosh (CAN) 29 October 2022 Toronto [36]
5 4:22.73  Yui Ohashi (JPN) 10 November 2018 Tokyo
6 4:22.88  Kathryn Meaklim (RSA) 22 November 2009 Singapore
7 4:23.14  Hannah Miley (GBR) 12 December 2012 Istanbul
8 4:23.33  Ye Shiwen (CHN) 12 December 2012 Istanbul
9 4:23.68  Sydney Pickrem (CAN) 15 November 2020 Budapest
10 4:24.15  Melanie Margalis (USA) 20 December 2019 Las Vegas
11 4:24.31  Dagny Knutson (USA) 18 December 2009 Manchester [37]
12 4:24.62  Caitlin Leverenz (USA) 16 December 2011 Atlanta
13 4:25.37  Aimee Willmott (GBR) 15 December 2013 Herning
14 4:25.50  Hali Flickinger (USA) 22 November 2020 Budapest
15 4:25.55  Tessa Cieplucha (CAN) 16 December 2021 Abu Dhabi [38]
16 4:25.56  Elizabeth Beisel (USA) 3 December 2014 Doha
17 4:25.61  Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN) 25 November 2012 Chartres
18 4:25.65  Abbie Wood (GBR) 15 November 2020 Budapest
19 4:26.06  Alessia Filippi (ITA) 14 December 2008 Rijeka
 Ella Eastin (USA) 12 August 2017 Eindhoven
21 4:26.31  Bailey Andison (CAN) 5 September 2021 Naples
22 4:26.41  Fantine Lesaffre (FRA) 23 November 2019 London
23 4:26.42  Mary-Sophie Harvey (CAN) 16 December 2016 Toronto
24 4:26.52  Kirsty Coventry (ZIM) 9 April 2008 Manchester
 Ellen Walshe (IRE) 16 December 2021 Abu Dhabi [38]

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 4:26.52:

  • Katinka Hosszú also swam 4:19.75 (2015), 4:19.82 (2017), 4:20.83 (2014), 4:20.85 (2013), 4:21.05 (2014), 4:21.21 (2015), 4:21.40 (2018), 4:21.67 (2016), 4:21.91 (2018), 4:22.05 (2017), 4:22.06 (2014), 4:22.18 (2013), 4:22.94 (2014), 4:23.55 (2018), 4:23.59 (2018), 4:23.66 (2014), 4:23.67 (2014), 4:23.91 (2012), 4:24.02 (2018), 4:24.37 (2011), 4:24.69 (2013), 4:24.78 (2017), 4:25.03 (2016), 4:25.10 (2019), 4:25.13 (2016), 4:25.15 (2018), 4:25.18 (2017), 4:25.24 (2019), 4:25.33 (2014), 4:25.66 (2014), 4:25.68 (2018), 4:25.69 (2016), 4:25.88 (2017), 4:25.95 (2012), 4:25.97 (2013), 4:26.32 (2019).
  • Mireia Belmonte also swam 4:19.86 (2014), 4:21.23 (2013), 4:22.55 (2017), 4:22.68 (2014), 4:24.21 (2010), 4:24.55 (2011), 4:24.58 (2013), 4:25.06 (2008), 4:25.23 (2013), 4:25.85 (2014), 4:26.16 (2014).
  • Yui Ohashi also swam 4:23.25 (2020), 4:24.03 (2017), 4:24.87 (2020), 4:25.53 (2020), 4:25.84 (2020), 4:26.13 (2020).
  • Hannah Miley also swam 4:23.47 (2012), 4:24.51 (2009), 4:24.74 (2014), 4:25.66 (2009), 4:26.06 (2011).
  • Melanie Margalis also swam 4:24.46 (2019), 4:25.48 (2020), 4:25.84 (2018).
  • Ye Shiwen alsow swam 4:24.55 (2010).
  • Sydney Pickrem also swam 4:24.84 (2020), 4:25.90 (2020).
  • Julia Smit also swam 4:25.87 (2008).
  • Bailey Andison also swam 4:26.39 (2021).
  • Summer McIntosh also swam 4:26.44 (2021).
  • Hali Flickinger also swam 4:26.51 (2022).

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