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Record's time03:56.46
DateAug 7, 2016
SwimmerKatie Ledecky, United States
Meet2016 Olympic Games; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Avg. speed (m/s)1.69
Avg. time 25m (sec.)14.78
Avg. time 50m (sec.)29.56
Avg. time 100m (sec.)59.12
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Record progression

DateValueSwimmerMeet
Aug 23, 201403:58.37Katie Ledecky
United States
2014 Pan Pacific Championships
Gold Coast, Australia
Aug 9, 201403:58.86Katie Ledecky
United States
2014 USA Championships
Irvine, United States
Jul 26, 200903:59.15Federica Pellegrini
Italy
2009 World Championships
Rome, Italy
Jun 27, 200904:00.41Federica Pellegrini
Italy
2009 Mediterranean Games
Pescara, Italy
Mar 16, 200904:00.66Joanne Jackson
United Kingdom
2009 British Championships
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Mar 24, 200804:01.53Federica Pellegrini
Italy
2008 European Championships
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Aug 6, 200604:02.13Laure Manaudou
France
2006 European Championships
Budapest, Hungary
May 12, 200604:03.03Laure Manaudou
France
2006 French Championships
Tours, France
Sep 22, 198804:03.85Janet Evans
United States
1988 Olympic Games
Seoul, South Korea
Dec 20, 198704:05.45Janet Evans
United States
1987 US Open
Orlando, United States
Aug 24, 197804:06.28Tracey Wickham
Australia
1978 World Championships
West Berlin, West Germany
Aug 2, 197804:07.66Kim Linehan
United States
1978 USA Summer Nationals
The Woodlands, United States
Aug 17, 197704:08.91Petra Thümer
East Germany
1977 European Championships
Jönköping, Sweden
Jul 20, 197604:09.89Petra Thümer
East Germany
1976 Olympic Games
Montreal, Canada
Jun 3, 197604:11.69Barbara Krause
East Germany
1976 GDR Olympic Trials
East Berlin, East Germany
Jun 20, 197504:14.76Shirley Babashoff
United States
1975 USA World Championships Trials
Long Beach, United States
Aug 22, 197404:15.77Shirley Babashoff
United States
1974 USA Championships
Concord, United States
Jun 28, 197404:17.33Heather Greenwood
United States
1974 Santa Clara International Invitation Swim Meet
Santa Clara, United States
Aug 22, 197304:18.07Keena Rothhammer
United States
1973 USA Championships
Louisville, United States
Aug 30, 197204:19.04Shane Gould
Australia
1972 Olympic Games
Munich, West Germany
Jul 9, 197104:21.20Shane Gould
Australia
1971 Santa Clara International Invitation Swim Meet
Santa Clara, United States
Apr 30, 197104:22.60Karen Moras
Australia
1971 Coca-Cola International
London, United Kingdom
Aug 20, 197004:24.30Debbie Meyer
United States
1970 USA Championships
Los Angeles, United States
Aug 25, 196804:24.50Debbie Meyer
United States
1968 USA Olympic Trials
Los Angeles, United States
Aug 1, 196804:26.70Debbie Meyer
United States
1968 USA Championships
Lincoln, United States
Aug 18, 196704:29.00Debbie Meyer
United States
1967 USA Championships
Philadelphia, United States
Jul 27, 196704:32.60Debbie Meyer
United States
1967 Pan-American Games
Winnipeg, Canada
Jul 7, 196704:36.40Pam Kruse
United States
1967 Santa Clara International
Santa Clara, United States
Jun 30, 196704:36.80Pam Kruse
United States
1967 ?
Fort Lauderdale, United States
Aug 26, 196504:38.00Martha Randall
United States
1965 ?
Monaco, Monaco
Aug 14, 196504:39.20Martha Randall
United States
1965 ?
Maumee, United States
Aug 31, 196404:39.50Marilyn Ramenofsky
United States
1964 ?
New York, United States
Aug 1, 196404:41.70Marilyn Ramenofsky
United States
1964 USA Summer Nationals
Los Altos, United States
Jul 11, 196404:42.00Marilyn Ramenofsky
United States
1964 ?
Los Altos, United States
Aug 5, 196004:44.50Chris von Saltza
United States
1960 USA Olympic Trials
Detroit, United States
Jan 9, 196004:45.40Ilsa Konrads
Australia
1960 ?
Sydney, Australia
Oct 20, 195604:47.20Lorraine Crapp
Australia
1956 Australian Olympic Squad Swimming Carnival
Sydney, Australia
Aug 25, 195604:50.80Lorraine Crapp
Australia
1956 Australian Olympic Squad Swimming Carnival
Townsville, Australia
Sep 15, 194005:00.10Ragnhild Hveger
Denmark
1940 ?
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sep 8, 194005:05.40Ragnhild Hveger
Denmark
1940 ?
Svendborg, Denmark
Aug 1, 193805:06.10Ragnhild Hveger
Denmark
1938 ?
Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan 16, 193805:08.20Ragnhild Hveger
Denmark
1938 ?
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dec 12, 193705:11.00Ragnhild Hveger
Denmark
1937 ?
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 14, 193705:12.40Ragnhild Hveger
Denmark
1937 ?
Magdeburg, Germany
Oct 3, 193705:14.00Ragnhild Hveger
Denmark
1937 ?
Ghent, Belgium
Feb 10, 193705:14.20Ragnhild Hveger
Denmark
1937 ?
Copenhagen, Denmark
Jul 12, 193405:16.00Willy Den Ouden
Netherlands
1934 ?
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Aug 13, 193205:28.50Helene Madison
United States
1932 Olympic Games
Los Angeles, United States
Feb 3, 193105:31.00Helene Madison
United States
1931 ?
Seattle, United States
Aug 27, 192805:39.20Martha Norelius
United States
1928 ?
Vienna, Austria
Aug 6, 192805:42.80Martha Norelius
United States
1928 Olympic Games
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun 30, 192805:49.60Martha Norelius
United States
1928 ?
New York, United States
Jan 23, 192705:51.40Martha Norelius
United States
1927 ?
Coral Gables, United States
Aug 4, 192205:53.20Gertrude Ederle
United States
1922 ?
Indianapolis, United States
Jul 29, 192106:16.60Hilda James
United Kingdom
1921 ?
Leeds, United Kingdom
Aug 16, 191906:30.20Ethelda Bleibtrey
United States
1919 ?
New York, United States
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