Men’s 50m Freestyle – Short Course

World’s Fastest 50m Freestyle – Men’s Short Course

  1. Caeleb Dressel 20.16
  2. Ben Proud 20.40
  3. Florent Manaudou 20.26
  4. Roland Schoeman 20.30
  5. Vladimir Morozov  / Jordon Crooks 20.31
  6. Amaury Leveaux 20.48
  7. Cesar Cielo Filho 20.51

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The chart below compares the World’s fastest 100m 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 Caeleb Dressel’s World Record

Here is the list of the Men’s 100m Freestyle Short Course for comparison.

Men's 50m Freestyle - Short Course
Caeleb DresselBen ProudFlorent ManaudouRoland SchoemanVladimir MorozovJordon CrooksAmaury LeveauxCesar Cielo Filho
Height:6 ft 3 in 191cm6 ft 3 in 191cm6 ft 6 in 199cm6 ft 3 in 190cm6 ft 1 in 185cm6 ft 8 in 202cm6 ft 5 in 195cm
Weight:200 Ib 92kg207 lb 94 kg218 Ib 99kg185 Ib 84kg187 Ib 85kg194 Ib 88kg176 Ib 80kg
DOB:1996-10-16 1994-09-211990-11-12 1980-07-041992-06-162002-05-021985-12-021987-01-10
Meet:ISL 2020 Season - Final2023 European Short Course Championships - Bucharest12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2014South African National Championships (25m)European Short Course Swimming Championships 20172022 FINA World Short Course Swimming ChampionshipsEuropean Short Course Swimming Championships 200810th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2010
1st 25m Split9.64
2nd 25m Split
Total Time:20.1620.1820.2620.3020.3120.3120.4820.51

Statistical Insights:

  • Time Differences:
    • The top 7 all-time performers are separated by just 0.35 seconds. This narrow range underscores the intense competitiveness of the event and the elite standards required to be among the fastest.
  • Average Time of Top 7 Performers:
    • The average time of the top 7 swimmers is approximately 20.33 seconds, highlighting the benchmark for elite performance in this event.

In conclusion, the statistical analysis of the 50-meter freestyle men’s short course highlights the exceptional performances of the top swimmers. The narrow margins and focus on explosive starts and efficient strokes reflect the intense competition and the tactical approach required to excel in this demanding event. Continuous advancements in training and technology suggest that the boundaries of what is possible will keep being pushed, setting new standards in the sport.

Update: World’s Fastest 50m Freestyle – Men’s Short Course Update December 2023

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