African Swimming Records – Jan 2021

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African_records_in_swimming

The African records in swimming are the fastest times ever by a swimmer representing an African country. These records are ratified by CANA, the African Swimming Confederation (its acronym derives from its name in French: Confédération Africaine Natation).

All records were set in finals unless noted otherwise.

Long Course (50 m)

Men – LCM

EventTime,NameNationalityDateMeetLocationRef
50m freestyle21.67=Roland Schoeman South Africa16 August 2008Olympic GamesBeijing, China
50m freestyle21.67=, sfRoland Schoeman South Africa2 August 2013World ChampionshipsBarcelona, Spain[1]
100m freestyle47.79hLyndon Ferns South Africa29 July 2009World ChampionshipsRome, Italy[2]
200m freestyle1:45.20Chad le Clos South Africa8 August 2016Olympic GamesRio de Janeiro, Brazil[3]
400m freestyle3:41.11Oussama Mellouli Tunisia26 July 2009World ChampionshipsRome, Italy[4]
800m freestyle7:35.27Oussama Mellouli Tunisia29 July 2009World ChampionshipsRome, Italy[5]
1500m freestyle14:37.28Oussama Mellouli Tunisia2 August 2009World ChampionshipsRome, Italy[6]
50m backstroke24.34Gerhard Zandberg South Africa2 August 2009World ChampionshipsRome, Italy[7]
100m backstroke53.12hChristopher Reid South Africa11 April 2016South African ChampionshipsDurban, South Africa[8]
200m backstroke1:55.75sfGeorge Du Rand South Africa30 July 2009World ChampionshipsRome, Italy[9]
50m breaststroke26.54hCameron van der Burgh South Africa25 July 2017World ChampionshipsBudapest, Hungary[10]
100m breaststroke58.46Cameron van der Burgh South Africa29 July 2012Olympic GamesLondon, United Kingdom[11][12]
200m breaststroke2:09.61sfNeil Versfeld South Africa30 July 2009World ChampionshipsRome, Italy[13]
50m butterfly22.90hRoland Schoeman South Africa26 July 2009World ChampionshipsRome, Italy[14]
100m butterfly50.56Chad le Clos South Africa8 August 2015World ChampionshipsKazan, Russia[15]
200m butterfly1:52.96Chad le Clos South Africa31 July 2012Olympic GamesLondon, United Kingdom[16]
200m individual medley1:57.03sfDarian Townsend South Africa25 April 2009French ChampionshipsMontpellier, France[17]
400m individual medley4:10.53Oussama Mellouli Tunisia29 June 2009Mediterranean GamesPescara, Italy[18]
4×100m freestyle relay3:11.93 (48.32)Lyndon Ferns (48.05)Graeme Moore (48.05)Darian Townsend (47.51)Roland Schoeman South Africa26 July 2009World ChampionshipsRome, Italy[19]
4×200m freestyle relay7:08.01h (1:45.99)Jean Basson (1:46.22)Darian Townsend (1:47.78)Jan Venter (1:48.02)Sebastien Rousseau South Africa31 July 2009World ChampionshipsRome, Italy[20]
4×100m medley relay3:31.53h (53.90)George Du Rand (58.32)Cameron van der Burgh (52.06)Lyndon Ferns (47.25)Graeme Moore South Africa2 August 2009World ChampionshipsRome, Italy[21]

Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANAWR – World record;
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

Women – LCM

EventTime.NameNationalityDateMeetLocationRef
50m freestyle24.62sfFarida Osman Egypt29 July 2017World ChampionshipsBudapest, Hungary[22]
100m freestyle54.23Erin Gallagher South Africa9 April 2018Commonwealth GamesGold Coast, Australia[23]
200m freestyle1:57.04Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe7 June 2008Texas Senior CircuitAustin, United States
400m freestyle4:07.92Karin Prinsloo South Africa31 January 2014Aquatic Super SeriesPerth, Australia[24]
800m freestyle8:25.71Wendy Trott South Africa14 June 2012Trofeo Sette ColliRome, Italy
1500m freestyle16:05.63hWendy Trott South Africa25 July 2011World ChampionshipsShanghai, China[25]
50m backstroke28.08Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe13 June 2015Mare NostrumMonte Carlo, Monaco[26]
100m backstroke58.77sfKirsty Coventry Zimbabwe11 August 2008Olympic GamesBeijing, China
200m backstroke2:04.81Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe1 August 2009World ChampionshipsRome, Italy[27]
50m breaststroke30.52Tatjana Schoenmaker South Africa15 December 2020NTS ChampionshipsPretoria, South Africa[28]
100m breaststroke1:06.32sfTatjana Schoenmaker South Africa5 July 2019UniversiadeNaples, Italy[29]
200m breaststroke2:21.79sfTatjana Schoenmaker South Africa25 July 2019World ChampionshipsGwangju, South Korea[30]
50m butterfly25.39Farida Osman Egypt29 July 2017World ChampionshipsBudapest, Hungary[31]
100m butterfly57.67Erin Gallagher South Africa10 April 2019South African ChampionshipsDurban, South Africa[32]
200m butterfly2:09.41hKatheryn Meaklim South Africa12 August 2008Olympic GamesBeijing, China
200m individual medley2:08.59Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe13 August 2008Olympic GamesBeijing, China
400m individual medley4:29.89Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe9 August 2008Olympic GamesBeijing, China
4×100m freestyle relay3:43.35h (55.17)Erin Gallagher (56.21)Tayla Lovemore (55.28)Emma Chelius (56.69)Rebecca Meder South Africa21 July 2019World ChampionshipsGwangju, South Korea[33]
4×200m freestyle relay8:08.12 (1:59.18)Karin Prinsloo (2:00.43)Marlies Ross (2:05.23)Rene Warnes (2:03.28)Erin Gallagher South Africa26 July 2014Commonwealth GamesGlasgow, United Kingdom[34]
4×100m medley relay4:03.62tt (1:01.14)Melissa Corfe (1:08.28)Suzaan van Biljon (58.82)Mandy Loots (55.38)Lize-Mari Retief South Africa6 April 2008South African ChampionshipsDurban, South Africa[35]

Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANAWR – World record;
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

Mixed relay – LCM

EventTime.NameNationalityDateMeetLocationRef
4×100m freestyle relay3:31.24 (50.42)Douglas Erasmus (49.74)Ryan Coetzee (55.87)Emma Chelius (55.21)Erin Gallagher South Africa23 August 2019African GamesCasablanca, Morocco[36]
4×100m medley relay3:49.90h (54.73)Christopher Reid (1:06.96)Tatjana Schoenmaker (53.59)Ryan Coetzee (54.62)Erin Gallagher South Africa24 July 2019World ChampionshipsGwangju, South Korea[37]

Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANAWR – World record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat

Short Course (25 m)

Men – SCM

EventTime.NameNationalityDateMeetLocationRef
50m freestyle20.30Roland Schoeman South Africa8 August 2009South African ChampionshipsPietermaritzburg, South Africa[38]
100m freestyle45.78Chad le Clos South Africa6 August 2017World CupBerlin, Germany[39]
200m freestyle1:40.89Darian Townsend South Africa15 November 2009World CupBerlin, Germany
400m freestyle3:36.75Oussama Mellouli Tunisia15 November 2008World CupBerlin, Germany
800m freestyle7:36.84Oussama Mellouli Tunisia7 December 2014World ChampionshipsDoha, Qatar[40]
1500m freestyle14:18.79Oussama Mellouli Tunisia7 December 2014World ChampionshipsDoha, Qatar[41]
50m backstroke22.85Gerhard Zandberg South Africa15 November 2009World CupBerlin, Germany
100m backstroke50.00George Du Rand South Africa10 November 2009World CupStockholm, Sweden
200m backstroke1:47.08George Du Rand South Africa7 November 2009World CupMoscow, Russia
50m breaststroke25.25WRCameron van der Burgh South Africa14 November 2009World CupBerlin, Germany
100m breaststroke55.61Cameron van der Burgh South Africa15 November 2009World CupBerlin, Germany
200m breaststroke2:02.56Neil Versfeld South Africa14 November 2009World CupBerlin, Germany
50m butterfly21.87Roland Schoeman South Africa14 November 2009World CupBerlin, Germany
100m butterfly48.08Chad le Clos South Africa8 December 2016World ChampionshipsWindsor, Canada[42]
200m butterfly1:48.32Chad le Clos South Africa11 December 2018World ChampionshipsHangzhou, China[43]
100m individual medley51.05Gerhard Zandberg South Africa14 November 2009World CupBerlin, Germany
200m individual medley1:51.55Darian Townsend South Africa15 November 2009World CupBerlin, Germany
400m individual medley3:57.40Oussama Mellouli Tunisia16 December 2010World ChampionshipsDubai, United Arab Emirates[44]
4×50m freestyle relay1:24.14 (21.22)Brad Tandy (20.31)Chad le Clos (21.29)Douglas Erasmus (21.32)Ryan Coetzee South Africa14 December 2018World ChampionshipsHangzhou, China[45]
4×100m freestyle relay3:12.87h (48.05)Leith Shankland (47.89)Clayton Jimmie (48.32)Calvyn Justus (48.61)Myles Brown South Africa3 December 2014World ChampionshipsDoha, Qatar[46]
4×200m freestyle relay6:52.13 (1:43.45)Myles Brown (1:43.96)Sebastien Rousseau (1:40.61)Chad le Clos (1:44.31)Leith Shankland South Africa4 December 2014World ChampionshipsDoha, Qatar[47]
4×50m medley relay1:34.31h (24.42)Charl Crous (26.20)Cameron van der Burgh (22.12)Chad le Clos (21.56)Luke Pendock South Africa4 December 2014World ChampionshipsDoha, Qatar[48]
4×100m medley relay3:31.97h (52.62)Darren Murray (59.36)Giulio Zorzi (52.70)Garth Tune (47.29)Leith Shankland South Africa16 December 2012World ChampionshipsIstanbul, Turkey[49]

Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANAWR – World record;
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

Women – SCM

EventTime.NameNationalityDateMeetLocationRef
50m freestyle24.37Farida Osman Egypt20 December 2019International Swimming LeagueLas Vegas, United States[50]
100m freestyle52.70sfErin Gallagher South Africa12 December 2018World ChampionshipsHangzhou, China[51]
200m freestyle1:55.89hLeone Vorster South Africa19 December 2010World ChampionshipsDubai, United Arab Emirates[52]
400m freestyle4:03.50Melissa Corfe South Africa11 April 2008World ChampionshipsManchester, United Kingdom
800m freestyle8:22.05Jessica Pengelly South Africa4 November 2011World CupSingapore, Singapore
1500m freestyle16:11.24Jessica Pengelly South Africa14 July 2010Australian ChampionshipsBrisbane, Australia
50m backstroke26.85Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe13 April 2008World ChampionshipsManchester, United Kingdom[53]
100m backstroke56.56Chanelle Van Wyk South Africa15 November 2009World CupBerlin, Germany
200m backstroke2:00.91Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe11 April 2008World ChampionshipsManchester, United Kingdom[54]
50m breaststroke30.11Achieng Ajulu-Bushell Kenya6 August 2009British Grand PrixLeeds, United Kingdom
100m breaststroke1:03.89Tatjana Schoenmaker South Africa25 October 2020South African ChampionshipsPietermaritzburg, South Africa[55]
200m breaststroke2:18.02Tatjana Schoenmaker South Africa26 October 2020South African ChampionshipsPietermaritzburg, South Africa[56]
50m butterfly25.31Farida Osman Egypt17 November 2019International Swimming LeagueCollege Park, United States[57]
100m butterfly56.46Farida Osman Egypt20 December 2019International Swimming LeagueLas Vegas, United States[58]
200m butterfly2:04.24Mandy Loots South Africa21 November 2009World CupSingapore, Singapore
100m individual medley59.77Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe11 April 2008World ChampionshipsManchester, United Kingdom[59]
200m individual medley2:06.13Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe12 April 2008World ChampionshipsManchester, United Kingdom[60]
400m individual medley4:22.88Katheryn Meaklim South Africa21 November 2009World CupSingapore, Singapore
4×50m freestyle relay1:42.78h (25.41)Erin Gallagher (25.03)Lehesta Kemp (25.26)Trudi Maree (27.08)Rene Warnes South Africa7 December 2014World ChampionshipsDoha, Qatar[61]
4×100m freestyle relay3:41.80h (54.97)Trudi Maree (54.70)Lehesta Kemp (56.45)Megan Stephens (55.68)Vanessa Mohr South Africa15 December 2012World ChampionshipsIstanbul, Turkey[62]
4×200m freestyle relay8:02.49h (1:58.41)Karin Prinsloo (2:02.84)Michelle Weber (2:00.99)Kyna Pereira (2:00.25)Jessica Pengelly South Africa12 December 2012World ChampionshipsIstanbul, Turkey[63]
4×50m medley relay1:52.16h (28.26)Erin Gallagher (32.06)Tatjana Schoenmaker (27.04)Trudi Maree (24.80)Lehesta Kemp South Africa5 December 2014World ChampionshipsDoha, Qatar[64]
4×100m medley relay4:00.73 (1:02.21)Melissa Corfe (1:05.18)Suzaan van Biljon (58.62)Mandy Loots (54.72)Lize-Marie Retief South Africa11 April 2008World ChampionshipsManchester, United Kingdom[65]

Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANAWR – World record;
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

Mixed relay – SCM

EventTime.NameNationalityDateMeetLocationRef
4×50m freestyle relay1:33.19 (22.01)Luke Pendock (21.30)Clayton Jimmie (24.90)Lehesta Kemp (24.98)Trudi Maree South Africa6 December 2014World ChampionshipsDoha, Qatar[66]
4×50m medley relay1:42.53h (24.24)Ricky Ellis (26.45)Giulio Zorzi (27.18)Trudi Maree (24.66)Lehesta Kemp South Africa4 December 2014World ChampionshipsDoha, Qatar[67]

Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANAWR – World record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat