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Record's time51.71
DateJul 23, 2017
SwimmerSarah Sjöström, Sweden
Meet2017 World Championships; Budapest, Hungary
Avg. speed (m/s)1.93
Avg. time 25m (sec.)12.93
Avg. time 50m (sec.)25.86
Avg. time 100m (sec.)51.71
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Record progression

DateValueSwimmerMeet
Jul 2, 201652.06Cate Campbell
Australia
2016 Australian Grand Prix
Brisbane, Australia
Jul 31, 200952.07Britta Steffen
Germany
2009 World Championships
Rome, Italy
Jul 26, 200952.22Britta Steffen
Germany
2009 World Championships
Rome, Italy
Jun 27, 200952.56Britta Steffen
Germany
2009 German Championships
Berlin, Germany
Jun 25, 200952.85Britta Steffen
Germany
2009 German Championships
Berlin, Germany
Mar 27, 200852.88Libby Trickett
Australia
2008 AUS Nationals & Olympic Trials
Sydney, Australia
Aug 2, 200653.30Britta Steffen
Germany
2006 European Championships
Budapest, Hungary
Jan 31, 200653.42Libby Lenton
Australia
2006 AUS Nationals & Commonwealth Games Trials
Melbourne, Australia
Aug 18, 200453.52Jodie Henry
Australia
2004 Olympic Games
Athens, Greece
Mar 31, 200453.66Libby Lenton
Australia
2004 AUS Nationals & Olympic Trials
Sydney, Australia
Sep 20, 200053.77Inge De Bruijn
Netherlands
2000 Olympic Games
Sydney, Australia
May 28, 200053.80Inge De Bruijn
Netherlands
2000 Super Speedo Grand Prix
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Sep 5, 199454.01Le Jingyi
China
1994 World Championships
Rome, Italy
Mar 1, 199254.48Jenny Thompson
United States
1992 USA Olympic Trials
Indianapolis, United States
Aug 19, 198654.73Kristin Otto
East Germany
1986 World Championships
Madrid, Spain
Jul 21, 198054.79Barbara Krause
East Germany
1980 Olympic Games
Moscow, Soviet Union
Jul 20, 198054.98Barbara Krause
East Germany
1980 Olympic Games
Moscow, Soviet Union
Jul 5, 197855.41Barbara Krause
East Germany
1978 GDR Nationals & World Championship Trials
East Berlin, East Germany
Jul 19, 197655.65Kornelia Ender
East Germany
1976 Olympic Games
Montreal, Canada
Jun 1, 197655.73Kornelia Ender
East Germany
1976 GDR Olympic Trials
East Berlin, East Germany
Jul 26, 197556.22Kornelia Ender
East Germany
1975 World Championships
Cali, Colombia
Mar 14, 197556.38Kornelia Ender
East Germany
1975 GDRvURS Duel
Dresden, East Germany
Aug 19, 197456.96Kornelia Ender
East Germany
1974 European Championships
Vienna, Austria
Jul 4, 197457.51Kornelia Ender
East Germany
1974 GDR Nationals & European Championship Trials
Rostock, East Germany
Sep 9, 197357.54Kornelia Ender
East Germany
1973 World Championships
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Sep 8, 197357.61Kornelia Ender
East Germany
1973 World Championships
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Aug 18, 197358.12Kornelia Ender
East Germany
1973 ?
Utrecht, Netherlands
Jul 13, 197358.25Kornelia Ender
East Germany
1973 GDR Nationals & World Championship Trials
East Berlin, East Germany
Jan 8, 197258.50Shane Gould
Australia
1972 New South Wales State Championships
Sydney, Australia
Feb 29, 196458.90Dawn Fraser
Australia
1964 AUS Nationals & Olympic Trials
Sydney, Australia
Apr 30, 197158.90Shane Gould
Australia
1971 Coca-Cola International
London, United Kingdom
Nov 24, 196259.50Dawn Fraser
Australia
1962 British Empire & Commonwealth Games
Perth, Australia
Oct 27, 196259.90Dawn Fraser
Australia
1962 Australian British Empire & Commonwealth Games Trials
Melbourne, Australia
Oct 23, 196201:00.00Dawn Fraser
Australia
1962 Australian British Empire & Commonwealth Games Trials
Melbourne, Australia
Feb 23, 196001:00.20Dawn Fraser
Australia
1960 AUS Nationals & Olympic Trials
Sydney, Australia
Aug 10, 195801:01.20Dawn Fraser
Australia
1958 ?
Schiedam, Netherlands
Jul 21, 195801:01.40Dawn Fraser
Australia
1958 British Empire & Commonwealth Games
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Feb 18, 195801:01.50Dawn Fraser
Australia
1958 Australian Championships
Melbourne, Australia
Dec 1, 195601:02.00Dawn Fraser
Australia
1956 Olympic Games
Melbourne, Australia
Oct 25, 195601:02.40Lorraine Crapp
Australia
1956 AUS Olympic Trials
Melbourne, Australia
Oct 20, 195601:03.20Lorraine Crapp
Australia
1956 Australian Olympic Squad Swimming Carnival
Sydney, Australia
Aug 25, 195601:03.30Dawn Fraser
Australia
1956 Australian Olympic Squad Swimming Carnival
Townsville, Australia
Apr 14, 195601:04.00Cocky Gastelaars
Netherlands
1956 ?
Schiedam, Netherlands
Mar 3, 195601:04.20Cocky Gastelaars
Netherlands
1956 ?
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 21, 195601:04.50Dawn Fraser
Australia
1956 Australian Championships
Sydney, Australia
Feb 27, 193601:04.60Willy Den Ouden
Netherlands
1936 ?
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apr 15, 193401:04.80Willy Den Ouden
Netherlands
1934 ?
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Feb 24, 193401:05.40Willy Den Ouden
Netherlands
1934 ?
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jul 9, 193301:06.00Willy Den Ouden
Netherlands
1933 ?
Antwerp, Belgium
Apr 20, 193101:06.60Helene Madison
United States
1931 ?
Boston, United States
Mar 14, 193001:08.00Helene Madison
United States
1930 National AAU Women's Indoor Swimming and Diving Championships
Miami Beach, United States
Aug 25, 192901:09.40Albina Osipowich
United States
1929 ?
San Francisco, United States
Aug 7, 192901:09.80Eleanor Garatti
United States
1929 National AAU women's swimming meet
Honolulu, United States
Jan 28, 192601:10.00Ethel Lackie
United States
1926 ?
Toledo, United States
Jul 19, 192401:12.20Mariechen Wehselau
United States
1924 Olympic Games
Paris, France
Jun 30, 192301:12.80Gertrude Ederle
United States
1923 ?
Newark, United States
Aug 25, 192001:13.60Ethelda Bleibtrey
United States
1920 Olympic Games
Antwerp, Belgium
Aug 23, 192001:14.40Ethelda Bleibtrey
United States
1920 Olympic Games
Antwerp, Belgium
Feb 6, 191501:16.20Fanny Durack
Australia
1915 NSW Ladies' Amateur Championships
Sydney, Australia
Jul 21, 191201:18.80Fanny Durack
Australia
1912 ?
Hamburg, Germany
Jul 9, 191201:19.80Fanny Durack
Australia
1912 Olympic Games
Stockholm, Sweden
Jun 10, 191201:20.60Daisy Curwen
United Kingdom
1912 ?
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Sep 29, 191101:24.60Daisy Curwen
United Kingdom
1911 ?
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Oct 2, 191001:26.60Claire Guttenstein
Belgium
1910 ?
Schaerbeek, Belgium
Oct 18, 190801:35.00Martha Gerstung
Germany
1908 ?
Magdeburg, Germany
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