Men’s 50m Freestyle – Long Course

World’s Fastest 50m Freestyle Swimmers – Men’s Long Course

World Record: Cesar Cielo Filho 20.91
Olympic Record: Caeleb Dressel 21.07
World Junior Record: Michael Andrews 21.75
Commonwealth Record: Cameron McEvoy 21.06

Top 8 All-time Performers:

  1. Cesar Cielo Filho 20.91
  2. Frederick Bousquet 20.94
  3. Caeleb Dressel 21.04
  4. Cameron McEvoy 21.06
  5. Benjamin Proud 21.11
  6. Florent Manaudou 21.19, Ashley Callus 21.19, Jernej Godec 21.19

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The chart below compares the World’s Fastest 50m 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 the list of the Men’s 50m Freestyle Short Course for comparison.

Men's 50m Freestyle - Long Course
Cesar Cielo FilhoFrederick BousquetCaeleb DresselCameron McEvoyBenjamin ProudFlorent ManaudouAshley CallusJernej Godec
Height:6 ft 5 in 195cm6 ft 2 in 188cm6 ft 3 in 191cm6ft 1in 1.85m6 ft 3 in 191cm6 ft 6 in 199cm6 ft 2 in 188cm6 ft 3 in 190cm
Weight:176 Ib 80kg190 Ib 86kg200 Ib 92kg165lb 75kg207 Ib 94kg218 Ib 99kg187 Ib 85kg209 Ib 95kg
DOB:1987-01-10 1981-04-08 1996-10-16 1994-05-131994-09-21 1990-11-12 1979-03-101986-01-16
Meet:Brazilian National Championships (50m)French National Championships (50m)US Olympic Team Trials - Wave IIWorld Aquatics Championships - Fukuoka 2023European Championships 201816th FINA World Championships 2015AIS InternationalWorld Military Swimming/ Lifesaving Championships
Total Time:20.9120.9421.0421.0621.1121.1921.1921.19

The 50m freestyle is one of the most exciting events in swimming, with athletes pushing their bodies to the limit to achieve the fastest time possible. Here are the seven fastest male swimmers on the planet under 21.20. Including the world record for the 50m freestyle long course, the other impressive performances are below.

Here is Cesar Cielo Filho 50m Freestyle World Record swim to view.

Note: World’s Fastest 50m Freestyle Swimmers – Men’s Long Course Update May 2024

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