List of Americas records in swimming

List of Americas records in swimming

The Americas records in swimming are the fastest times ever by a swimmer representing a country from the Americas, which are recognised and ratified by the Amateur Swimming Union of the Americas (UANA). These records should not be confused with the USA national records, typically referred to as the "American records", despite their similarities.

All records were set in finals unless noted otherwise.

Contents

  • Long course (50 m) 1
    • Men 1.1
    • Women 1.2
    • Mixed relay 1.3
  • Short course (25 m) 2
    • Men 2.1
    • Women 2.2
    • Mixed relay 2.3
  • References 3

Long course (50 m)

Men

Event Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
50m freestyle 20.91 WR Cielo, CésarCésar Cielo  Brazil 18 December 2009 Brazilian Championships São Paulo, Brazil [1][2]
100m freestyle 46.91 WR Cielo, CésarCésar Cielo  Brazil 30 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [3][4]
200m freestyle 1:42.96 Phelps, MichaelMichael Phelps  United States 12 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
400m freestyle 3:42.78 Jensen, LarsenLarsen Jensen  United States 10 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
800m freestyle 7:41.86 Cochrane, RyanRyan Cochrane  Canada 27 July 2011 World Championships Shanghai, China [5][6]
1500m freestyle 14:39.63 Cochrane, RyanRyan Cochrane  Canada 4 August 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom
50m backstroke 24.33 Bal, RandallRandall Bal  United States 5 December 2008 Dutch Swim Cup Eindhoven, Netherlands
100m backstroke 51.94 WR Peirsol, AaronAaron Peirsol  United States 8 July 2009 US Championships Indianapolis, United States [7]
200m backstroke 1:51.92 WR Peirsol, AaronAaron Peirsol  United States 31 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [8]
50m breaststroke 26.76 = França Silva, FelipeFelipe França Silva  Brazil 29 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
50m breaststroke 26.76 sf, = Cordes, KevinKevin Cordes  United States 4 August 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia [9]
100m breaststroke 58.96 Shanteau, EricEric Shanteau  United States 26 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
200m breaststroke 2:07.42 Shanteau, EricEric Shanteau  United States 30 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
50m butterfly 22.76 Cielo Filho, CésarCésar Cielo Filho  Brazil 26 April 2012 Maria Lenk Trophy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [10]
100m butterfly 49.82 WR Phelps, MichaelMichael Phelps  United States 1 August 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [11][12]
200m butterfly 1:51.51 WR Phelps, MichaelMichael Phelps  United States 29 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [13][14]
200m individual medley 1:54.00 WR Lochte, RyanRyan Lochte  United States 28 July 2011 World Championships Shanghai, China [15][16]
400m individual medley 4:03.84 WR Phelps, MichaelMichael Phelps  United States 10 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China [17][18]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:08.24 WR
 United States 11 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China [19][20]
4×200m freestyle relay 6:58.55 WR
 United States 31 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [21][22]
4×100m medley relay 3:27.28 WR
 United States 2 August 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [23][24]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by UANA; WRWorld record;
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

Event Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
50m freestyle 24.07 Torres, DaraDara Torres  United States 17 August 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China
100m freestyle 53.02 Weir, AmandaAmanda Weir  United States 30 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
200m freestyle 1:53.61 Schmitt, AllisonAllison Schmitt  United States 31 July 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [25]
400m freestyle 3:58.37 WR Ledecky, KatieKatie Ledecky  United States 23 August 2014 Pan Pacific Championships Gold Coast, Australia [26]
800m freestyle 8:07.39 WR Ledecky, KatieKatie Ledecky  United States 8 August 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia [27]
1500m freestyle 15:25.48 WR Ledecky, KatieKatie Ledecky  United States 4 August 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia [28]
50m backstroke 27.26 Medeiros, EtieneEtiene Medeiros  Brazil 6 August 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia [29]
100m backstroke 58.33 Franklin, MissyMissy Franklin  United States 30 July 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [30]
200m backstroke 2:04.06 WR Franklin, MissyMissy Franklin  United States 3 August 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [31]
50m breaststroke 29.80 † = Hardy, JessicaJessica Hardy  United States 7 August 2009 US Open Federal Way, United States [32][33]
50m breaststroke 29.80 = Hardy, JessicaJessica Hardy  United States 4 August 2013 World Championships Barcelona, Spain [34]
100m breaststroke 1:04.45 Hardy, JessicaJessica Hardy  United States 7 August 2009 US Open Federal Way, United States
200m breaststroke 2:19.59 Soni, RebeccaRebecca Soni  United States 2 August 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [35]
50m butterfly 25.50 tt Torres, DaraDara Torres  United States 11 July 2009 U.S. Nationals Indianapolis, United States [36]
100m butterfly 55.98 Vollmer, DanaDana Vollmer  United States 29 July 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [37]
200m butterfly 2:04.14 DeScenza, MaryMary DeScenza  United States 29 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
200m individual medley 2:06.15 Kukors, ArianaAriana Kukors  United States 27 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy [38][39]
400m individual medley 4:31.12 Hoff, KatieKatie Hoff  United States 29 June 2008 USA Olympic Trials Omaha, United States
4×100m freestyle relay 3:32.31
 United States 28 July 2013 World Championships Barcelona, Spain [40]
4×200m freestyle relay 7:42.56
 United States 29 July 2009 World Championships Rome, Italy
4×100m medley relay 3:52.05 WR
 United States 4 August 2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom [41]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by UANA; WRWorld record;
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

Mixed relay

Event Time Name Club Date Meet Location Ref
4×100m freestyle relay 3:23.05 WR
 United States 8 August 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia [42]
4×100m medley relay 3:42.33 h
 United States 5 August 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia [43]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by UANA; WRWorld record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat

Short course (25 m)

Men

Event Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
50 m freestyle 20.51 Cielo Filho, CesarCesar Cielo Filho  Brazil 17 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates [44]
100 m freestyle 45.08 Adrian, NathanNathan Adrian  United States 19 December 2009 Duel in the Pool Manchester, United Kingdom
200 m freestyle 1:40.80 Hayden, BrentBrent Hayden  Canada 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
400 m freestyle 3:34.81 Vanderkaay, PeterPeter Vanderkaay  United States 22 February 2009 Japan Open Tokyo, Japan
800 m freestyle 7:33.94 La Tourette, ChadChad La Tourette  United States 19 December 2009 Duel in the Pool Manchester, United Kingdom
1500m freestyle 14:23.35 Cochrane, RyanRyan Cochrane  Canada 7 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [45]
50m backstroke 22.61 Marshall, PeterPeter Marshall  United States 22 November 2009 World Cup Singapore, Singapore
100 m backstroke 48.94 WR Thoman, NickNick Thoman  United States 18 December 2009 Duel in the Pool Manchester, United Kingdom
200 m backstroke 1:46.68 Lochte, RyanRyan Lochte  United States 19 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates [46]
50m breaststroke 25.63 França Silva, FelipeFelipe França Silva  Brazil 7 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [47]
100m breaststroke 56.25 França Silva, FelipeFelipe França Silva  Brazil 4 September 2014 José Finkel Trophy Guaratinguetá, Brazil [48]
200m breaststroke 2:02.38 Cordes, KevinKevin Cordes  United States 20 December 2013 Duel in the Pool Glasgow, United Kingdom [49]
50m butterfly 22.08 Santos, NicholasNicholas Santos  Brazil 6 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [50]
100m butterfly 48.80 Shields, ThomasThomas Shields  United States 21 October 2013 World Cup Doha, Qatar [51]
200 m butterfly 1:49.11 Almeida, KaioKaio Almeida  Brazil 10 November 2009 World Cup Stockholm, Sweden
100m individual medley 50.71 sf Lochte, RyanRyan Lochte  United States 15 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [52]
200m individual medley 1:49.63 WR Lochte, RyanRyan Lochte  United States 14 December 2012 World Championships Istanbul, Turkey [53]
400m individual medley 3:55.50 WR Lochte, RyanRyan Lochte  United States 16 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates [54]
4×50m freestyle relay 1:25.28
 Brazil 20 August 2012 José Finkel Trophy São Paulo, Brazil [55]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:03.30 WR
 United States 19 December 2009 Duel in the Pool Manchester, United Kingdom
4×200m freestyle relay 6:49.58
 United States 16 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates [56]
4×50m medley relay 1:30.51 WR  Brazil 4 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [57]
4×100m medley relay 3:20.71
 United States 18 December 2009 Duel in the Pool Manchester, United Kingdom
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by UANA; WRWorld record;
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

Event Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
50m freestyle 23.82 Torres, DaraDara Torres  United States 17 November 2007 World Cup Berlin, Germany
100m freestyle 51.88 r Coughlin, NatalieNatalie Coughlin  United States 18 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates [58]
200m freestyle 1:51.67 Schmitt, AllisonAllison Schmitt  United States 19 December 2009 Duel in the Pool Manchester, United Kingdom
400m freestyle 3:55.89 Schmitt, AllisonAllison Schmitt  United States 18 December 2009 Duel in the Pool Manchester, United Kingdom
800m freestyle 8:08.00 Ziegler, KateKate Ziegler  United States 14 October 2007 Alex Athletics Jubliäums Challenge Essen, Germany
1500m freestyle 15:32.90 Ziegler, KateKate Ziegler  United States 14 October 2007 Alex Athletics Jubliäums Challenge Essen, Germany
50m backstroke 25.67 WR Medeiros, EtieneEtiene Medeiros  Brazil 7 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [59]
100m backstroke 55.97 r Coughlin, NatalieNatalie Coughlin  United States 16 December 2011 Duel in the Pool Atlanta, United States [60][61]
200m backstroke 2:00.03 Franklin, MissyMissy Franklin  United States 22 October 2011 World Cup Berlin, Germany [62][63]
50m breaststroke 28.80 WR Hardy, JessicaJessica Hardy  United States 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
100m breaststroke 1:02.36 =WR Atkinson, AliaAlia Atkinson  Jamaica 6 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [64]
200m breaststroke 2:14.57 Soni, RebeccaRebecca Soni  United States 18 December 2009 Duel in the Pool Manchester, United Kingdom
50m butterfly 25.17 Jackson, LaraLara Jackson  United States 15 November 2009 World Cup Berlin, Germany
100m butterfly 55.59 Vollmer, DanaDana Vollmer  United States 30 October 2010 World Cup Berlin, Germany
200m butterfly 2:03.20 Lacroix, AudreyAudrey Lacroix  Canada 6 August 2009 British Grand Prix Leeds, United Kingdom
100m individual medley 58.55 Coughlin, NatalieNatalie Coughlin  United States 15 November 2014 Mussi-Lombardi-Femiano Meet Massarosa, Italy [65]
200m individual medley 2:04.60 Smit, JuliaJulia Smit  United States 19 December 2009 Duel in the Pool Manchester, United Kingdom
400m individual medley 4:21.04 WR Smit, JuliaJulia Smit  United States 18 December 2009 Duel in the Pool Manchester, United Kingdom
4×50m freestyle relay 1:34.61
 United States 7 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [66]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:27.70
 United States 5 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [67]
4×200m freestyle relay 7:38.42
 United States 15 December 2010 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates [68]
4×50m medley relay 1:44.92
 United States 5 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [69]
4×100m medley relay 3:45.56 WR
 United States 16 December 2011 Duel in the Pool Atlanta, United States [60][61]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by UANA; WRWorld record;
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

Mixed relay

Event Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
Mixed 4×50m freestyle relay 1:28.57 WR
 United States 6 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [70]
Mixed 4×50m medley relay 1:37.17 WR
 United States 21 December 2013 Duel in the Pool Glasgow, Great Britain [71]
Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by UANA; WRWorld record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; – en route to final mark

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