Men’s 200m Backstroke – Long Course

World’s Fastest 200m Backstroke – Men’s Long Course

  1. Aaron Peirsol (26.52, 28.38, 28.40, 28.62) 1:51.92
  2. Ryosuke Irie (26.79, 28.82, 29.02, 27.88) 1:52.51
  3. Ryan Lochte ( 26.66, 28.84, 28.53, 28.93) 1:52.96
  4. Mitchell Larkin ( 26.39, 28.77, 29.50, 28.51) 1:53.17
  5. Evgeny Rylov (27.12., 28.26, 28.72, 29.13) 1:53.23
  6. Tyler Clary (27.37, 28.64, 28.92, 28.48) 1:53.41

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The chart below compares the World’s fastest 200m Backstroke swimmers. Swimmers and coaches can looks at the individual Splits, Stroke Counts and the first 50m split compared to swimmers 50m PB. All swim data has been collected from our team reviewing race footage where possible. Here is Aaron Peirsol’s 200m Backstroke World Record swim to view.

Swimmers above those that make the Top 6 list for the Men’s 100m Backstroke Long Course are Aaron Peirsol, and Mitchell Larkin.

Ryan Lochte also appears in the Men’s 200m IM Long Course and 400m IM Long Course lists.

Men's 200m Backstroke - Long Course
Aaron PeirsolRyosuke IrieRyan LochteMitchell LarkinEvgeny RylovTyler Clary
Height:6ft 3in 1.91m5ft 10in 1.78m6 ft 2 in 188cm6 ft 2 in 188cm6 ft 1 in 185cm6 ft 1 in 185cm
Weight:201lb 91kg137lb 62kg 195Ib 88kg165Ib 75kg172Ib 78kg185Ib 84kg
DOB:1983-07-231990-01-241984-08-03 1993-07-091996-09-23 1989-03-12
Meet:13th FINA World Championships 200913th FINA World Championships 200914th FINA World Championships 2011FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 20152021 Russian National ChampionshipsOlympic Games London 2012
1st 50m Split
Split Time:26.5226.7926.6626.3927.1227.37
50m PB:25.3524.7925.6824.6424.4927.00
Time off 50m PB:
Percentage of 50m PB:104.615%108.068%103.816%107.102%109.800%101.370%
2nd 50m Split28.3828.8228.8428.7728.2628.64
Split Time:54.9055.6155.5055.1655.3856.01
3rd 50m Split28.4029.0228.5329.5028.7228.92
Split Time:1.23.301.24.631.
4th 50m Split28.6227.8828.9328.5129.1328.48
Total Time:1.51.921.52.511.52.961.
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