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Record's time46.91
DateJul 30, 2009
SwimmerCésar Cielo, Brazil
Meet2009 World Championships; Rome, Italy
Avg. speed (m/s)2.13
Avg. time 25m (sec.)11.73
Avg. time 50m (sec.)23.46
Avg. time 100m (sec.)46.91
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Record progression

DateValueSwimmerMeet
Apr 23, 200946.94Alain Bernard
France
2009 French Championships
Montpellier, France
Aug 13, 200847.05Eamon Sullivan
Australia
2008 Olympic Games
Beijing, China
Aug 13, 200847.20Alain Bernard
France
2008 Olympic Games
Beijing, China
Aug 11, 200847.24Eamon Sullivan
Australia
2008 Olympic Games
Beijing, China
Mar 22, 200847.50Alain Bernard
France
2008 European Championships
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Mar 21, 200847.60Alain Bernard
France
2008 European Championships
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Sep 19, 200047.84Pieter van den Hoogenband
Netherlands
2000 Olympic Games
Sydney, Australia
Sep 16, 200048.18Michael Klim
Australia
2000 Olympic Games
Sydney, Australia
Jun 18, 199448.21Alexander Popov
Russia
1994 International Swimming Meeting of Monte Carlo
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Aug 10, 198848.42Matt Biondi
United States
1988 USA Olympic Trials
Austin, United States
Jun 24, 198648.74Matt Biondi
United States
1986 USA World Championships Trials
Orlando, United States
Aug 6, 198548.95Matt Biondi
United States
1985 USA Summer Nationals
Mission Viejo, United States
Aug 6, 198549.24Matt Biondi
United States
1985 USA Summer Nationals
Mission Viejo, United States
Apr 3, 198149.36Rowdy Gaines
United States
1981 Longhorn Invitational
Austin, United States
Aug 14, 197649.44Jonty Skinner
South Africa
1976 AAU Championships
Philadelphia, United States
Jul 25, 197649.99Jim Montgomery
United States
1976 Olympic Games
Montreal, Canada
Jul 24, 197650.39Jim Montgomery
United States
1976 Olympic Games
Montreal, Canada
Aug 23, 197550.59Jim Montgomery
United States
1975 AAU Championships
Kansas City, United States
Aug 3, 197551.11Andy Coan
United States
1975 An Amateur Athletic Union Region Four meet
Fort Lauderdale, United States
Jun 21, 197551.12Jim Montgomery
United States
1975 AAU World Championship Trials
Long Beach, United States
Sep 3, 197251.22Mark Spitz
United States
1972 Olympic Games
Munich, West Germany
Aug 5, 197251.47Mark Spitz
United States
1972 USA Olympic Trials
Chicago, United States
Aug 23, 197051.94Mark Spitz
United States
1970 AAU Championships
Los Angeles, United States
Oct 19, 196852.20Michael Wenden
Australia
1968 Olympic Games
Mexico City, Mexico
Jul 27, 196752.60Ken Walsh
United States
1967 Pan-American Games
Winnipeg, Canada
Sep 2, 196852.60Zac Zorn
United States
1968 USA Olympic Trials
Los Angeles, United States
Oct 14, 196452.90Steve Clark
United States
1964 Olympic Games
Tokyo, Japan
Sep 13, 196452.90Alain Gottvallès
France
1964 ?
Budapest, Hungary
Sep 20, 196153.60Manuel dos Santos
Brazil
1961 Special record attempt
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aug 18, 196154.40Steve Clark
United States
1961 Men's NAAA Championships
Los Angeles, United States
Jan 28, 195754.60John Devitt
Australia
1957 Queensland State Championships
Brisbane, Australia
Apr 1, 195454.80Dick Cleveland
United States
1954 AAU Championships
New Haven, United States
Jan 19, 195755.20John Devitt
Australia
1957 New South Wales State Championships
Sydney, Australia
Nov 30, 195655.40Jon Henricks
Australia
1956 Olympic Games
Melbourne, Australia
Jun 29, 194855.40Alan Ford
United States
1948 New Haven Swim Club team time trial
New Haven, United States
Sep 15, 194755.80Alex Jany
France
1947 ?
Menton, France
Apr 13, 194455.90Alan Ford
United States
1944 Special record attempt
New Haven, United States
Feb 11, 193656.40Peter Fick
United States
1936 Yale Benefit Event for the United States Olympic team
New Haven, United States
Mar 5, 193556.60Peter Fick
United States
1935 Yale University Swimming Carnival
New Haven, United States
Mar 2, 193456.80Peter Fick
United States
1934 Yale University Swimming Carnival
New Haven, United States
Feb 17, 192457.40Johnny Weissmuller
United States
1924 ?
Miami, United States
Jul 19, 192258.60Johnny Weissmuller
United States
1922 ?
Alameda, United States
Aug 24, 192001:00.40Duke Kahanamoku
United States
1920 Olympic Games
Antwerp, Belgium
Aug 9, 191801:01.40Duke Kahanamoku
United States
1918 International exhibition
New York, United States
Jul 20, 191201:01.60Duke Kahanamoku
United States
1912 ?
Hamburg, Germany
Apr 6, 191201:02.40Kurt Bretting
Germany
1912 ?
Brussels, Belgium
Apr 15, 191001:02.80Charles Daniels
United States
1910 Special record attempt
New York, United States
Jul 20, 190801:05.60Charles Daniels
United States
1908 Olympic Games
London, United Kingdom
Dec 3, 190501:05.80Zoltán Halmay
Hungary
1905 ?
Vienna, Austria
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