Men’s 200m Individual Medley – Long Course

World’s Fastest 200m Individual Medley – Men’s Long Course

  1. Ryan Lochte (24.89, 28.59, 33.03, 27.49) 1:54.00
  2. Michael Phelps (24.83, 28.84, 33.13, 27.36) 1:54.16
  3. Shun Wang (24.53, 28.85, 33.56, 27.68) 1:54.62
  4. Leon Marchand (24.94, 28.66, 32.94, 28.28) 1:54.82
  5. Kosuke Hagino (24.43, 28.43, 34.08, 28.13) 1:55.07
  6. Laszio Cseh (24.72, 29.06, 33.62, 27.78) 1:55.18
  7. Shaine Casas (24.30, 29.07, 33.37, 28.50) 1:55.24
  8. Michael Andrew (23.90, 29.19, 32.21, 29.96) 1:55.26
  9. Duncan Scott (25.06, 29.46, 33.30, 27.46) 1:55.28
  10. Eric Shanteau (25.52, 30.83, 31.51, 27.50) 1:55.36
  11. Chase Kalisz (25.44, 29.14, 32.60, 28.22) 1:55.40

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The chart below compares the World’s fastest 200m Individual Medley 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 Ryan Lochte’s 200m Individual Medley World Record swim to view.

Here is the list of the Men’s 400m IM Long Course.

Men's 200m IM - Long Course
Ryan LochteMichael PhelpsWang ShunLeon MarchandKosuke HaginoLaszio CsehShaine CasasMichael AndrewDuncan ScottEric ShanteauChase Kalisz
Height:6ft 2in 188cm6ft 4in 193cm6ft 3in 191cm6ft 2 in 187cm5 ft 10 in 177cm6 ft 2 in 188cm6 ft 4in 193cm6 ft 6 in 196cm6 ft 3 in 190cm6 ft 2 in 188cm6 ft 4 in 193cm
Weight:195lb 88kg194lb 88kg163lb 74kg170lb 77kg157Ib 71kg181Ib 82kg205lb 93kg190lb 81kg176Ib 80kg190Ib 86kg
Country:USAUSACHNFRAJPNHUNUSAUSAGBRUSAUSA
DOB:1984-08-301985-06-30 1994-02-112002-05-171994-08-151985-12-03 1999-12-251999-04-181997-05-061983-10-01 1994-03-07
Meet:14th FINA World Championships 201114th FINA World Championships 20112023 Asian GamesWorld Aquatics Championships - Fukuoka 2023Japan Swim 201613th FINA World Championships 20092022 U.S NatioanlsU.S. Olympics Trials 2021Tokyo Olympics 2020 (2021)13th FINA World Championships 200913th Pan Pacific Championships 2018
1st 50m Split
Strokes16161618161618
Split Time:24.8924.8324.5324.9424.4324.7224.3023.9025.0625.5225.44
50m PB:24.1323.3624.5324.6724.4323.0623.3122.8024.0725.27
Time off 50m PB:0.761.470.000.270.001.660.991.100.990.17
Percentage of 50m PB:103.150%106.293%100.000%101.095%100.000%107.199%104.247%104.825%104.113%100.673%
2nd 50m Split28.5928.8428.8528.6628.4329.0629.0729.1929.4630.8329.14
Strokes3132833292933
Split Time:53.4853.6753.3853.6052.8653.7853.3753.0954.5256.3554.58
3rd 50m Split33.0333.1333.5632.9434.0833.6233.3732.2133.3031.5132.60
Strokes19182018161924
Split Time:1:26.511:26.801:26.941:26.541:26.941:27.401:26.741:25.301:27.821:27.861.27.18
4th 50m Split27.4927.3627.6828.2828.1327.7828.5029.9627.4627.5028.22
Strokes33323331343439
Total Time:1:54.001:54.161:54.621:54.821:55.071:55.181:55.241:55.261:55.281:55.361:55.40
  1. Ryan Lochte (1:54.00):
    • Splits: Lochte’s splits of 24.89, 28.59, 33.03, and 27.49 demonstrate his ability to maintain a strong pace throughout all four disciplines. His closing speed in the freestyle leg contributes to his impressive overall time of 1:54.00.
  2. Michael Phelps (1:54.16):
    • Splits: Phelps, known for his versatility, showcases a well-rounded performance with splits of 24.83, 28.84, 33.13, and 27.36. His ability to excel in multiple strokes is evident, resulting in a time of 1:54.16.
  3. Shun Wang (1:54.62):
    • Splits: Wang’s splits of 24.53, 28.85, 33.56, and 27.68 highlight his consistency across all four disciplines. While slightly behind the top two, his overall time of 1:54.62 demonstrates his competitive edge.
  4. Leon Marchand (1:54.82):
    • Splits: Marchand’s splits of 24.94, 28.66, 32.94, and 28.28 indicate a strong start and an impressive backstroke leg. Although he finishes slightly behind the leaders, his overall time of 1:54.82 reflects his potential.
  5. Kosuke Hagino (1:55.07):
    • Splits: Hagino’s splits of 24.43, 28.43, 34.08, and 28.13 demonstrate a fast opening and a solid breaststroke performance. While he falls short of the top positions, his time of 1:55.07 showcases his prowess in this event.
  6. Laszlo Cseh (1:55.18):
    • Splits: Cseh’s splits of 24.72, 29.06, 33.62, and 27.78 highlight a competitive performance, with a strong backstroke leg. His overall time of 1:55.18 reflects his enduring presence in the swimming world.
  7. Shaine Casas (1:55.24):
    • Splits: Casas displays a powerful start with a 24.30 split but faces challenges in the butterfly and breaststroke segments. His strong freestyle finish contributes to his time of 1:55.24.
  8. Michael Andrew (1:55.26):
    • Splits: Andrew’s 23.90 split in the butterfly is noteworthy, but he encounters difficulties in the breaststroke leg. His freestyle finish helps him secure a time of 1:55.26.
  9. Duncan Scott (1:55.28):
    • Splits: Scott’s splits of 25.06, 29.46, 33.30, and 27.46 reveal a strong finish in the freestyle leg. His overall time of 1:55.28 showcases his ability to compete at the highest level.
  10. Eric Shanteau (1:55.36):
    • Splits: Shanteau’s splits demonstrate a balanced approach, with strengths in the breaststroke and freestyle segments. His overall time of 1:55.36 reflects his competitive spirit.
  11. Chase Kalisz (1:55.40):
    • Splits: Kalisz’s splits highlight a well-rounded performance, with a strong backstroke and butterfly leg. His overall time of 1:55.40 underlines his competence in the 200m Individual Medley.

In summary, these athletes employ different strategies and excel in various strokes, contributing to the dynamic nature of the 200m Individual Medley. Their performances reflect their adaptability and competitiveness in this multi-discipline event, making it a captivating spectacle in the world of swimming.

Note: World’s Fastest 200m Individual Medley – Men’s Long Course Updated Sept 2023

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