Men’s 200m Freestyle – Long Course

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

  1. Paul Biedermann (24.23, 25.89, 26.18, 25.70) 1:42.00
  2. Michael Phelps (24.31, 25.98, 26.55, 26.12) 1:42.96
  3. David Popovici (24.10, 26.25, 26.61, 26.01) 1:42.97
  4. Yannick Agnel (24.55, 26.09, 26.52, 25.98) 1:43.14
  5. Danila Izotov (24.78, 26.46, 26.34, 26.32) 1:43.90
  6. Ian Thorpe (24.81, 26.64, 26.81, 25.79) 1:44.06
  7. Tom Dean (24.21, 26.25, 26.92, 26.84) 1:44.22
  8. Duncan Scott (24.81, 26.57, 26.42, 26.46) 1:44.26
  9. Matt Richards (24.23, 26.60, 26.94, 26.53) 1:44.30
  10. Danas Rapsys (24.55, 26.35, 27.19, 26.29) 1:44.38
  11. Sun Yang (24.87, 26.63, 26.35, 26.94) 1:44.39
  12. Sun-Woo Hwang (24.23, 26.54, 26.80, 26.85) 1:44.42
  13. Ryan Lochte (24.53, 26.67, 26.29, 26.95) 1:44.44
  14. Katsuhiro Matsumoto (24.17, 26.25, 27.35, 26.88) 1:44.65
    Pan Zhanle
    (24.56, 26.73, 27.30, 26.06) 1:44.65
  15. Fernando Scheffer (24.24, 26.01, 27.03, 27.38) 1:44.66
  16. Martin Malyutin (24.87, 26.41, 27.24, 26.27) 1:44.79
  17. Park Taehwan ( 24.78, 26.51, 26.74, 26.77) 1:44.80
  18. Luke Hobson (24.73, 26.28, 26.74, 27.12) 1:44.87
  19. Pieter Van Den Hoogenband (24.48, 26.42, 26.79, 27.20) 1:44.89

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The chart below compares the World’s fastest 200m Freestyle 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 Paul Biedermann’s 200m Freestyle World Record swim to view.

Here is the list of the Men’s 400m Freestyle Long Course for comparison, note Paul Biedermann, Ian Thorpe and Sun Yang on both these lists.

Men's 200m Freestyle - Long Course
Paul BiedermannMichael PhelpsDavid PopoviciYannick AgnelDanila IzotovIan ThropeTom DeanDuncan ScottMatthew RichardsDanas RapsysSun YangSun-Woo HwangRyan LochteKatsuhiro MatsumotoPan ZhanleFernando SchefferMartin MalyutinPark TaehwanPieter Van Den Hoogenband
Height:6ft 4in 193cm6ft 4in 193cm6 ft 3 in 191cm6 ft 8 in 202cm6 ft 4 in 192cm6 ft 5 in 196cm6 ft 4 in 194cm6 ft 3 in 190cm6 ft 1 in 186cm6 ft 7 in 200cm6 ft 1 in 186cm6 ft 2 in 188cm6 ft 1 in 186cm6 ft 2 in 188cm6 ft 0 in 183cm6 ft 4 in 193cm
Weight:205lb 93kg194lb 88kg198Ib 90kg198Ib 90kg229Ib 104kg194lb 88kg190lb 81kg176Ib 80kg196Ib 89kg159lb 72kg195Ib 88kg187lb 85kg174lb 79kg168Ib 76kg176Ib 80kg
Country:GermanyUSAROUFRARUSAUSGBRGBRGBRLTUCHNSouth KoreaUSAJPNCHNBRARUSKORNED
DOB:1986-08-07 1985-06-30 2004-09-151992-06-09 1991-10-02 1982-10-132000-05-021997-05-062002-12-171995-05-21 1991-12-01 2003-05-211984-08-03 1997-02-282004-08-041998-04-061999-07-051989-09-27 1978-03-14
Meet:13th FINA World Championships 2009Olympic Games Beijing 2008European Aquatic Championships 2022Olympic Games London 201213th FINA World Championships 20099th FINA World Championships 2001Tokyo Olympics 2020 (2021)Tokyo Olympics 2020 (2021)World Aquatics Championships - Fukuoka 2023FINA Swimming World Cup 201917th FINA World Championships 2017World Aquatics Championships - Fukuoka 202314th FINA World Championships 20112021 Japan Swim (Olympic Trials)2023 Chinese NationalsTokyo Olympics 2020 (2021)2021 European Championships16th Asian Games 2010European Championships 2002
1st 50m Split24.2324.3124.1024.5524.7824.8124.2124.8124.2324.5524.8724.2324.5324.1724.5624.2424.8724.7824.48
Strokes302528262727292829262630
50m PB:22.9822.9322.2222.7822.6623.5723.1822.2121.9823.6924.6822.3923.3522.6122.5524.7222.5722.03
Time off 50m PB:1.251.381.881.772.121.241.032.602.250.860.191.841.181.562.010.152.212.45
Percentage of 50m PB:105.440%106.018%108.461%107.770%109.356%105.261%104.443%111.706%110.237%103.630%100.770%108.218%105.054%106.900%108.914%100.607%109.792%111.121%
2nd 50m Split25.8925.9826.2526.0926.4626.6426.2526.5726.6026.3526.6326.5426.6726.2526.7326.0126.4126.5126.42
Strokes3226303230313230313032323031
Split Time:50.1250.2950.3550.6451.2451.4550.4651.3850.8350.9051.1050.7751.2050.4251.2950.2551.2851.2950.90
100m PB:48.3147.5146.8647.8448.1848.5648.3047.8747.7249.0449.2748.0448.5848.5247.2249.6051.4748.4247.68
Time off 100m PB:1.812.783.492.803.062.892.163.513.111.861.832.732.621.904.070.65-0.192.873.22
Percentage of 100m PB:103.747%105.851%107.448%105.853%106.351%105.951%104.472%107.332%106.517%103.793%103.714%105.683%105.393%103.916%108.619%101.311%99.631%105.923%106.753%
3rd 50m Split26.1826.5526.6126.5226.3426.8126.9226.4226.9427.1926.3526.8026.2927.3527.3027.0327.2426.7426.79
Strokes3428333430333333332933333134
Split Time1:16.301:16.841:16.961:17.161:17.581:18.261:17.381:17.801:17.771:18.091:17.451:17.571:17.491:17.771:18.591:17.281:18.521:18.031:17.69
4th 50m Split25.7026.1226.0125.9826.3225.7926.8426.4626.5326.2926.9426.8526.9526.8826.0627.0326.2726.7727.20
Strokes3629353734353736363435353436
Total time:1:42.001:42.961:42.971:43.141:43.901:44.061:44.221:44.261:44.301:44.381:44.391:44.421:44.441:44.651:44.651:44.661:44.791:44.801:44.89

Note: World’s Fastest 200m Freestyle – Men’s Long Course Updated July 2023

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