World records in swimming

This page allows you to explore data for world records in swimming. These data were compiled from the Swimming Annuals published by FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation) and from the Wikipedia. See this page for some notes about the data. The data were last updated 2020.4.4.

"Short course" events are swum in a 25m pool and "Long course" events are swum in a 50m pool.

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