The first world record in the 100 metres butterfly in long course (50 metres) swimming was recognised by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1957, for both men and women. In the short-course (25 metres) swimming events, the world's governing body recognizes world records since March 3, 1991.

Graphic data for World Record Progression in Men and Women Swimming 50m-100m-200m Long and Short Course Butterfly-Backstroke-Breaststroke-Freestyle

Men

Long course

Time Swimmer Date Place
1:03.4 György Tumpek May 26, 1957 Budapest, Hungary
1:01.5 Takashi Ishimoto June 16, 1957 Kurume, Japan
1:01.3 Takashi Ishimoto July 7, 1957 Tokyo, Japan
1:01.2 Takashi Ishimoto September 6, 1957 Kurume, Japan
1:01.1 Takashi Ishimoto June 29, 1958 Los Angeles, United States
1:01.0 Takashi Ishimoto September 14, 1958 Kochi, Japan
59.0 Lance Larson June 26, 1960 Los Angeles, United States
59.0 Fred Schmidt August 20, 1961 Los Angeles, United States
58.7 Lance Larson July 24, 1960 Toledo, United States
58.4 Luis Nicolao April 24, 1962 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
57.0 Luis Nicolao April 27, 1962 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
56.29 Mark Spitz July 31, 1967 Winnipeg, Canada
56.3 Doug Russell August 29, 1967 Tokyo, Japan
55.7 Mark Spitz October 7, 1967 West Berlin, West Germany
55.6 Mark Spitz August 30, 1968 Long Beach, United States
55.0 Mark Spitz August 25, 1971 Houston, United States
54.72 Mark Spitz August 4, 1972 Chicago, United States
54.56 Mark Spitz August 4, 1972 Chicago, United States
54.27 Mark Spitz August 31, 1972 Munich, West Germany
54.18 Joe Bottom August 27, 1977 East Berlin, East Germany
54.15 Pär Arvidsson April 11, 1980 Austin, United States
53.81 William Paulus April 3, 1981 Austin, United States
53.44 Matt Gribble August 6, 1983 Clovis, United States
53.38 Pablo Morales June 26, 1984 Indianapolis, United States
53.08 Michael Gross July 30, 1984 Los Angeles, United States
52.84 Pablo Morales June 23, 1986 Orlando, United States
52.32 Denis Pankratov August 23, 1995 Vienna, Austria
52.27 Denis Pankratov July 24, 1996 Atlanta, United States
52.15 Michael Klim October 9, 1997 Brisbane, Australia
52.03 Michael Klim December 10, 1999 Canberra, Australia
51.81 Michael Klim December 12, 1999 Canberra, Australia
51.76 Andriy Serdinov July 25, 2003 Barcelona, Spain
51.47 Michael Phelps July 25, 2003 Barcelona, Spain
50.98 Ian Crocker July 26, 2003 Barcelona, Spain
50.76 Ian Crocker July 13, 2004 Long Beach, United States
50.40 Ian Crocker July 30, 2005 Montreal, Canada
50.22 Michael Phelps July 9, 2009 Indianapolis, United States
50.01 Milorad Čavić July 31, 2009 Rome, Italy
49.82 Michael Phelps August 1, 2009 Rome, Italy

Short course

Time Swimmer Date Place
51.93 Denis Pankratov February 5, 1997 Imperia, Italy
51.78 Denis Pankratov February 7, 1997 Paris, France
51.16 Michael Klim January 22, 1998 Sydney, Australia
51.07 Michael Klim January 22, 1998 Sydney, Australia
51.02 James Hickman December 14, 1998 Sheffield, United Kingdom
50.99 Michael Klim September 2, 1999 Canberra, Australia
50.59 Lars Frölander March 16, 2000 Athens, Greece
50.44 Lars Frölander March 17, 2000 Athens, Greece
50.26 Thomas Rupprath December 14, 2001 Antwerp, Belgium
50.10 Thomas Rupprath January 27, 2002 Berlin, Germany
50.02 Milorad Čavić December 12, 2003 Dublin, Ireland
49.77 Ian Crocker March 26, 2004 East Meadow, United States
49.07 Ian Crocker March 26, 2004 East Meadow, United States
48.99 Yevgeny Korotyshkin November 7, 2009 Moscow, Russia
48.48 Yevgeny Korotyshkin November 15, 2009 Berlin, Germany
48.44 Chad le Clos December 04, 2014 Doha, Qatar

Women

Long course

Time Swimmer Date Place
1:10.5 Atie Voorbij August 4, 1957 Rhenen, Netherlands
1:09.6 Nancy Ramey June 28, 1958 Los Angeles, United States
1:09.1 Nancy Ramey September 2, 1959 Chicago, United States
1:08.9 Janice Andrew April 2, 1961 Tokyo, Japan
1:08.8 Mary Stewart August 12, 1961 Philadelphia, United States
1:08.2 Susan Doerr August 12, 1961 Philadelphia, United States
1:07.3 Mary Stewart July 28, 1962 Vancouver, Canada
1:06.5 Kathy Ellis August 16, 1963 High Point, United States
1:06.1 Ada Kok September 1, 1963 Soestduinen, Netherlands
1:05.1 Ada Kok May 30, 1964 Blackpool, United Kingdom
1:04.7 Sharon Stouder October 16, 1964 Tokyo, Japan
1:04.5 Ada Kok August 14, 1965 Budapest, Hungary
1:04.1 Alice Jones August 20, 1970 Los Angeles, United States
1:03.9 Mayumi Aoki July 21, 1972 Tokyo, Japan
1:03.80 Andrea Gyarmati August 31, 1972 Munich, West Germany
1:03.34 Mayumi Aoki September 1, 1972 Munich, West Germany
1:03.05 Kornelia Ender April 14, 1973 East Berlin, East Germany
1:02.31 Kornelia Ender July 14, 1973 East Berlin, East Germany
1:02.09 Rosemarie Kother August 21, 1974 Vienna, Austria
1:01.99 Rosemarie Kother August 22, 1974 Vienna, Austria
1:01.88 Rosemarie Kother September 1, 1974 Concord, United States
1:01.33 Kornelia Ender June 9, 1975 Wittenberg, East Germany
1:01.24 Kornelia Ender July 24, 1975 Cali, Colombia
1:00.13 Kornelia Ender June 4, 1976 East Berlin, East Germany
59.78 Christiane Knacke August 28, 1977 East Berlin, East Germany
59.46 Andrea Pollack July 3, 1978 East Berlin, East Germany
59.26 Mary T. Meagher April 11, 1980 Austin, United States
57.93 Mary T. Meagher August 16, 1981 Brown Deer, United States
57.88 Jenny Thompson August 23, 1999 Sydney, Australia
56.69 Inge de Bruijn May 27, 2000 Sheffield, United Kingdom
56.64 Inge de Bruijn July 22, 2000 Federal Way, United States
56.61 Inge de Bruijn September 17, 2000 Sydney, Australia
56.44 Sarah Sjöström July 26, 2009 Rome, Italy
56.06 Sarah Sjöström July 27, 2009 Rome, Italy
55.98 Dana Vollmer July 29, 2012 London, United Kingdom

Short course

Time Swimmer Date Place
58.77 Angela Kennedy February 18, 1995 Gelsenkirchen, Germany
58.68 Liu Limin December 2, 1995 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
58.29 Misty Hyman December 1, 1996 Sainte-Foy, Quebec
58.24 Ayari Aoyama March 28, 1997 Tokyo, Japan
57.79 Jenny Thompson April 19, 1997 Gothenburg, Sweden
56.90 Jenny Thompson December 1, 1998 College Station, United States
56.80 Jenny Thompson February 12, 2000 Paris, France
56.56 Jenny Thompson March 18, 2000 Athens, Greece
56.55 Martina Moravcová January 26, 2002 Berlin, Germany
56.34 Natalie Coughlin November 22, 2002 East Meadow, United States
55.95 Libby Lenton August 28, 2006 Hobart, Australia
55.89 Felicity Galvez April 13, 2008 Manchester, United Kingdom
55.74 Libby Trickett April 26, 2008 Canberra, Australia
55.68 Jessicah Schipper August 12, 2009 Hobart, Australia
55.46 Felicity Galvez November 11, 2009 Stockholm, Sweden
55.05 Diane Bui Duyet December 12, 2009 Istanbul, Turkey

References

  • (English) ISHOF
  • (Dutch) Zwemkroniek
  • (Italian) Agenda Diana