World Records

An incomplete list of swimmers from southern Africa have set world records.


 

Olympic Records


September 1, 1960 1:12,0 100m backstroke Laura Ranwell Rome 
July 23, 1996 2:26,63 200m breaststroke Penny Heyns Atlanta
July 23, 1996 2:25,40 200m breatstsroke Penny Heyns Atlanta
July 28, 2012  58,83 100m breastroke Cameron van der Burgh London
         

World Records


July 9, 1960 1:11,1 110yds backstroke Natalie Steward Blackpool
September 24, 1960 1:11,0 110yds backstroke Natalie Steward Blackpool
August 10, 1965 1:08,7 110yds backstroke Karen Muir Blackpool
February 21, 1966 1:08,6 110yds backstroke Ann Fairlie Kimberley
February 26, 1966 1:08,3 110yds backstroke Karen Muir Durban
March 1, 1966 1:08,0 110yds backstroke Karen Muir Durban
July 23, 1966 01:07.4 100m backstroke Ann Fairlie Béziers
July 25, 1966 02:27.1 200m backstroke Karen Muir Béziers
August 18, 1966 02:26.4 200m backstroke Karen Muir Lincoln
August 25, 1966 2:28,2 220yds Karen Muir Vancouver
August 26, 1966 1:07,9 110yds backstroke Ann Fairlie Vancouver
January 28, 1967 2:27,7 220yds Karen Muir Pretoria
July 22, 1967 1:07,5 110yds backstroke Karen Muir Coventry
January 26, 1968 2:24,1 220yds backstroke Karen Muir Kimberley
January 30, 1968 01:06.7 110yds backstroke Karen Muir Kimberley
April 6, 1968 01:06.4 100m backstroke Karen Muir Paris
January 6, 1968 02:24.1 200m backstroke Karen Muir Kimberley
July 21, 1968 02:23.8 200m backstroke Karen Muir Los Angeles
July 6, 1969 01:05.6 100m backstroke Karen Muir Utrecht
August 14, 1976 49.44  100m freestyle Jonty Skinner Philadelphia
August 14, 1976 23.86  50m freestyle Jonty Skinner Philadelphia
April 10, 1988 22.18  100m freestyle Peter Williams Indianapolis
September 26, 1999 30.60  50m breaststroke SC Penelope Heyns Durban
July 26, 1998 30.95  50m breaststroke  Penelope Heyns New York
August 28, 1999 30.83  50m breaststroke  Penelope Heyns Sydney
March 4, 1996 01:07.5 100m breaststroke Penelope Heyns Durban
July 21, 1996 01:07.0 100m breaststroke Penelope Heyns Atlanta
July 18, 1999 01:07.0 100m breaststroke Penelope Heyns Los Angeles
July 18, 1999 01:06.9 100m breaststroke Penelope Heyns Los Angeles
August 23, 1999 01:06.5 100m breaststroke Penelope Heyns Sydney, Australia
July 17, 1999 02:24.7 200m breaststroke Penelope Heyns Los Angeles
July 17, 1999 02:24.5 200m breaststroke Penelope Heyns Los Angeles
August 26, 1999 02:24.4 200m breaststroke Penelope Heyns Sydney
August 27, 1999 02:23.6 200m breaststroke Penelope Heyns Sydney
March 23, 2000 21.31 50m freestyle SC Roland Schoeman Minneapolis
August 12, 2006 20.98  50m freestyle SC Roland Schoeman Hamburg
September 7, 2008 20.64  50m freestyle SC Roland Schoeman Germiston
August 8, 2009 20.30 50m freestyle SC Roland Schoeman Pietermaritzburg
January 22, 2005 46.25  100m freestyle SC Roland Schoeman Berlin
August 15, 2004 03:13.2 4 x 100 m freestyle relay   Athens
  48.17   Roland Schoeman  
  48.13   Lyndon Ferns  
  48.96   Darian Townsend  
  47.91   Ryk Neethling  
January 18, 2005 52.51  100m IM SC Roland Schoeman Stockholm
January 22, 2005 52.11  100m IM SC Ryk Neethling Berlin
January 26, 2005 52.01  100m IM SC Ryk Neethling Moscow
February 11, 2005 51.52  100m IM SC Ryk Neethling East Meadow, NY 
November 15, 2009 1:51,55 200m IM SC Darian Townsend Berlin
November 22, 2009 4:22,80 400 IM SC Kathryn Meaklim Singapore
July 24, 2005 23.01 50 m butterfly Roland Schoeman Montreal
July 25, 2005 22.96  50 m butterfly Roland Schoeman Montreal
November 8, 2008 26.08  50m breststroke SC Cameron van der Burgh Moscow
November 11, 2008 25.94  50m breststroke SC Cameron van der Burgh Stockholm
April 18, 2009 27.06 50m breaststroke  Cameron van der Burgh Durban
July 28, 2009 26.74 50m breaststroke Cameron van der Burgh Rome
July 29, 2009 26.67 50m breaststroke Cameron van der Burgh Rome
August 8, 2009 25.43 50m breaststroke SC Cameron van der Burgh Pietermaritzburg
August 9, 2009 55.99 100m breststroke SC Cameron van der Burgh Pietermaritzburg
November 7, 2009 1:47.08 200m backstroke George du Randt Moscow
November 15, 2009 55.61 100m breastsroke Cameron van der Burgh Berlin
July 29, 2012 58,46 100m breaststroke Cameron van der Burgh London
August 7, 2013 1:49.04 200m butterfly SC Chad le Clos Eindhoven
 December 4, 2014 48.44 100m butterfly SC Chad le Clos  Doha
 December 8, 2018 48.04 100m butterfly SC Chad le Clos  Windsor, Canada
August 7, 2013 1:49,04 200m butterfly SC Chad le Clos  Eindhoven
November 5, 2013 1:48,56 200m butterfly SC Chad le Clos Singapore

 

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