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Record's time08:04.79
DateAug 12, 2016
SwimmerKatie Ledecky, United States
Meet2016 Olympic Games; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Avg. speed (m/s)1.65
Avg. time 25m (sec.)15.15
Avg. time 50m (sec.)30.30
Avg. time 100m (sec.)01:00.60
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Record progression

DateValueSwimmerMeet
Jan 17, 201608:06.68Katie Ledecky
United States
2016 Arena Pro Swim Series
Austin, United States
Aug 8, 201508:07.39Katie Ledecky
United States
2015 World Championships
Kazan, Russia
Jun 22, 201408:11.00Katie Ledecky
United States
2014 Woodlands Senior Invitational Meet
Shenandoah, United States
Aug 3, 201308:13.86Katie Ledecky
United States
2013 World Championships
Barcelona, Spain
Aug 16, 200808:14.10Rebecca Adlington
United Kingdom
2008 Olympic Games
Beijing, China
Aug 20, 198908:16.22Janet Evans
United States
1989 Pan Pacific Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Mar 22, 198808:17.12Janet Evans
United States
1988 USA Spring Championships
Orlando, United States
Aug 19, 198708:19.53Anke Möhring
East Germany
1987 European Championships
Strasbourg, France
Jul 27, 198708:22.44Janet Evans
United States
1987 USA Nationals & Pan Pacific Trials
Clovis, United States
Aug 5, 197808:24.62Tracey Wickham
Australia
1978 Commonwealth Games
Edmonton, Canada
Feb 21, 197808:30.53Tracey Wickham
Australia
1978 Australian Championships
Brisbane, Australia
Jan 21, 197808:31.30Michelle Ford
Australia
1978 New South Wales State Championships
Sydney, Australia
Jan 6, 197808:34.86Michelle Ford
Australia
1978 KBI meet
Brisbane, Australia
Jul 9, 197708:35.04Petra Thümer
East Germany
1977 GDR Nationals & European Championship Trials
Leipzig, East Germany
Jul 25, 197608:37.14Petra Thümer
East Germany
1976 Olympic Games
Montreal, Canada
Jun 21, 197608:39.63Shirley Babashoff
United States
1976 USA Olympic Trials
Long Beach, United States
Jun 4, 197608:40.68Petra Thümer
East Germany
1976 GDR Olympic Trials
East Berlin, East Germany
Mar 31, 197508:43.48Jennifer Turrall
Australia
1975 Coca-Cola International
London, United Kingdom
Aug 31, 197408:47.59Jo Harshbarger
United States
1974 USAvGDR Duel
Concord, United States
Aug 25, 197408:47.66Jo Harshbarger
United States
1974 AAU Championships
Concord, United States
Jan 5, 197408:50.10Jennifer Turrall
Australia
1974 New South Wales State Championships
Sydney, Australia
Sep 9, 197308:52.97Novella Calligaris
Italy
1973 World Championships
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Sep 3, 197208:53.68Keena Rothhammer
United States
1972 Olympic Games
Munich, West Germany
Aug 6, 197208:53.83Jo Harshbarger
United States
1972 USA Olympic Trials
Chicago, United States
Dec 3, 197108:58.10Shane Gould
Australia
1971 ?
Sydney, Australia
Sep 10, 197108:59.40Ann Simmons
United States
1971 USAvUSSRvGBR Meet (1st leg relay)
Minsk, Soviet Union
Jul 18, 197009:02.45Karen Moras
Australia
1970 Commonwealth Games
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mar 1, 197009:09.10Karen Moras
Australia
1970 Australian Championships
Sydney, Australia
Aug 28, 196809:10.40Debbie Meyer
United States
1968 USA Olympic Trials
Los Angeles, United States
Aug 4, 196809:17.80Debbie Meyer
United States
1968 AAU Championships
Lincoln, United States
Jul 21, 196809:19.00Debbie Meyer
United States
1968 USA Olympic Trials
Los Angeles, United States
Jul 29, 196709:22.90Debbie Meyer
United States
1967 Pan-American Games
Winnipeg, Canada
Jul 9, 196709:35.80Debbie Meyer
United States
1967 Santa Clara International Invitation Swim Meet
Santa Clara, United States
Sep 28, 196409:36.90Sharon Finneran
United States
1964 ?
Los Angeles, United States
Jul 30, 196409:47.30Patty Caretto
United States
1964 ?
Los Altos, United States
Aug 26, 196209:51.60Carolyn House
United States
1962 ?
Los Altos, United States
Aug 17, 196009:55.60Jane Cederqvist
Sweden
1960 ?
Uppsala, Sweden
Feb 19, 195910:11.40Ilsa Konrads
Australia
1959 ?
Hobart, Australia
Jun 13, 195810:11.80Ilsa Konrads
Australia
1958 ?
Townsville, Australia
Feb 20, 195810:16.20Ilsa Konrads
Australia
1958 Australian Championships
Melbourne, Australia
Jan 9, 195810:17.70Ilsa Konrads
Australia
1958 ?
Sydney, Australia
Feb 16, 195710:27.30Mary Kok
Netherlands
1957 ?
Durban, South Africa
Jan 14, 195610:30.90Lorraine Crapp
Australia
1956 ?
Sydney, Australia
Jun 28, 195310:42.40Valéria Gyenge
Hungary
1953 ?
Budapest, Hungary
Aug 13, 194110:52.50Ragnhild Hveger
Denmark
1941 ?
Copenhagen, Denmark
Jul 3, 193611:11.70Ragnhild Hveger
Denmark
1936 ?
Copenhagen, Denmark
Jul 21, 193511:34.40Lenore Kight
United States
1935 ?
Manhattan Beach, United States
Jul 6, 193011:41.20Helene Madison
United States
1930 ?
Long Beach, United States
Jul 23, 193311:44.00Lenore Kight
United States
1933 ?
Jones Beach, United States
Aug 10, 192912:03.80Josephine Mckim
United States
1929 ?
Honolulu, United States
Jul 31, 192712:17.80Martha Norelius
United States
1927 ?
Massapequa, United States
Jul 23, 193112:18.80Yvonne Godard
France
1931 ?
Paris, France
Aug 7, 192612:47.20Martha Norelius
United States
1926 ?
Philadelphia, United States
Aug 15, 192512:56.00Ethel Mcgary
United States
1925 ?
Indianapolis, United States
Aug 6, 192512:58.20Ethel Mcgary
United States
1925 ?
Detroit, United States
Aug 17, 191913:19.00Gertrude Ederle
United States
1919 ?
Indianapolis, United States
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