World record progression 400 metres individual medley

World record progression 400 metres individual medley

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.

Contents

  • Men 1
    • Long course 1.1
    • Short course 1.2
  • Women 2
    • Long course 2.1
    • Short course 2.2
  • References 3

Men

Long course

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

Short course

Time Swimmer Nationality Date Location
4:08.77 Sacchi, LucaLuca Sacchi  Italy February 28, 1992 Sheffield, United Kingdom
4:07.10 Sievinen, JaniJani Sievinen  Finland February 9, 1993 Malmö, Sweden
4:06.03 Sievinen, JaniJani Sievinen  Finland January 20, 1996 Lappeenranta, Finland
4:05.59 Wouda, MarcelMarcel Wouda  Netherlands February 1, 1997 Gelsenkirchen, Germany
4:05.41 Wouda, MarcelMarcel Wouda  Netherlands February 8, 1997 Paris, France
4:04.24 Dunn, MatthewMatthew Dunn  Australia September 24, 1998 Perth, Australia
4:02.72 Johns, BrianBrian Johns  Canada February 23, 2003 Victoria, Canada
4:00.37 Cseh, LászlóLászló Cseh  Hungary December 9, 2005 Trieste, Italy
3:59.33 Cseh, LászlóLászló Cseh  Hungary December 14, 2007 Debrecen, Hungary
3:57.27 Cseh, LászlóLászló Cseh  Hungary December 11, 2009 Istanbul, Turkey
3:55.50 Lochte, RyanRyan Lochte  United States December 16, 2010 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Women

Long course

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

Short course

# Time Name Nationality Date Meet Location Ref
4:29.00 Guohong , DaiDai Guohong China 2 December 1993 Short Course Worlds Palma de Mallorca, Spain
4:27.83 Klochkova , YanaYana Klochkova Ukraine 20 January 2002 World Cup meet Paris, France
4:26.52 Coventry , KirstyKirsty Coventry Zimbabwe 9 April 2008 Short Course Worlds Manchester, United Kingdom
4:25.87 Smit , JuliaJulia Smit USA 28 November 2008 Canada Cup Toronto, Canada
4:25.06 Belmonte , MireiaMireia Belmonte Spain 14 December 2008 Short Course Europeans Rijeka, Croatia
4:22.80 Meaklim , KathrynKathryn Meaklim South Africa 22 November 2009 World Cup meet Singapore
4:21.04 Smit , JuliaJulia Smit USA 18 December 2009 Duel in the Pool Manchester, United Kingdom
4:20.85 Hosszú , KatinkaKatinka Hosszú  Hungary 11 Aug 2013 World Cup Berlin, Germany [2]
4:20.83 Hosszú , KatinkaKatinka Hosszú  Hungary 28 Aug 2014 World Cup Doha, Qatar [3]
4:19.86 Belmonte , MireiaMireia Belmonte Spain 3 December 2014 World Championships Doha, Qatar [4]
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

References

  1. ^ "Swimming Men's 400m Individual Medley Results". Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. 2008-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Women's 400m Individual medley Result". Omega Timing. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Women's 400m Individual medley Result". Omega Timing. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Women's 400m IM Results". Omega Timing. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
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