Welcome to our dedicated page for Tracking Olympic Swimmers Progress. This analytical segment chronicles the paradigm-shifting performances in Olympic swimming, commencing with Sydney 2000 through to Tokyo 2020 (2021).

The Tracking Olympic Swimmers Progress showcases the times required to make each pivotal leap in competition, from reaching semi-finals to finals, securing a spot on the podium, and, ultimately, winning gold. As we delve deeper into this data, the Olympic Swimming Progressions elucidates the increasingly demanding performance criteria that separates swimmers from different echelons.

       

The Tracking Olympic Swimmers Progress reveals patterns that underline the evolution of the sport. Take, for instance, the diminishing time differences between medal-winning performances across different Olympic events. These narrowing margins not only highlight the growing competitiveness but also indicate how advancements in training, nutrition, and technology have leveled the playing field.

In the Swimming Progressions, we see an intriguing trend of champions outperforming their predecessors. The reduction in gold medal-winning times over the years provides evidence of the incremental improvements in athletic performance, painting a picture of the relentless pursuit of excellence that defines the sport.

Our Tracking Olympic Swimming Progress offers more than a retrospective glance. It serves as an analytical tool for understanding performance trends and predicting future standards. The rate of progression shown in this data suggests an exciting future for swimming, with swimmers continuously pushing the boundaries of human potential.

Ultimately, the Swimming Progressions is a testament to the sport’s progress. It illuminates the dedication and commitment required to compete at the highest level. For aspiring athletes, the Olympic Swimming Progressions serves as a valuable benchmark, representing the standards they will need to meet and surpass to become the champions of tomorrow.

Men's 50m FreestyleWomen's 50m Freestyle
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
22.2521.7921.5721.07Tokyo 2020*23.8124.2124.4124.98
22.1822.0821.4921.40Rio 201624.0724.1124.6925.31
22.3021.9821.5921.34London 201224.0524.3924.6925.28
22.1521.7221.4921.30Beijing 200824.0624.1724.7725.19
22.6322.3722.0221.93Athens 200424.5824.9125.2025.83
22.8922.4122.0321.98Sydney 200024.3224.6325.6525.95
Men's 100m FreestyleWomen's 100m Freestyle
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
48.5348.1047.4447.02Tokyo 2020*51.9652.5253.2354.86
48.7048.4147.8547.58Rio 201652.7052.9953.3654.59
49.0748.4447.8047.52London 201253.0053.3854.0254.59
49.5848.3347.6747.21Beijing 200853.1253.3954.2955.36
49.8849.3048.5648.17Athens 200453.8454.4055.2456.03
49.9349.4448.7348.30Sydney 200053.8354.4355.5856.40
Men's 200m FreestyleWomen's 200m Freestyle
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampChampMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
1:47.621:45.781:44.661:44.22Tokyo 2020*1:53.501:54.701:56.391:59.14
1:48.001:45.911:45.231:44.65Rio 20161:53.731:54.921:56.291:57.82
1:48.261:47.751:44.931:43.14London 20121:53.611:55.811:57.681:59.62
1:48.711:47.471:45.141:42.96Beijing 20081:54.821:55.051:57.831:59.41
1:51.351:48.401:45.321:44.71Athens 20041:58.031:58.451:59.202:01.06
1:50.561:49.461:46.651:45.35Sydney 20001:58.241:58.811:59.552:03.34
Men's 400m FreestyleWomen's 400m Freestyle
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
3:45.393:43.943:43.36Tokyo 2020*3:56.694:01.084:08.01
3:49.073:43.493:41.55Rio 20163:56.464:01.924:06.98
3:49.253:44.693:40.14London 20124:01.454:03.014:06.25
3:48.293:42.783:41.86Beijing 20084:03.224:03.524:11.26
3:48.963:44.113:43.10Athens 20044:05.344:06.194:11.35
3:48.523:47.003:40.59Sydney 20004:05.804:07.834:13.11
Men's 800m FreestyleWomen's 800m Freestyle
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
-7:53.317:42.337:41.87Tokyo 2020* 8:12.578:18.358:26.30
Rio 20168:04.798:16.378:27.75
London 20128:14.638:20.328:29.28
Beijing 20088:14.108:23.038:32.35
Athens 20048:24.548:26.618:37.02
Sydney 20008:19.678:24.298:37.39
Men's 1500m FreestyleWomen's 1500m Freestyle
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
-15:04.2614:40.9114:39.65Tokyo 2020* 15:37.3415:42.9116:05.81
15:02.6614:40.8614:34.57Rio 2016
15:00.7614:40.3114:31.02London 2012
15:05.1214:42.6914:40.84Beijing 2008
15:13.6614:45.9514:43.40Athens 2004
15:19.8714:56.5914:48.33Sydney 2000
Men's 100m BackstrokeWomen's 100m Backstroke
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
53.8052.9552.1951.98Tokyo 2020* 57.4758.0559.531:00.49
54.4053.5052.4051.97Rio 201658.4558.7659.231:01.44
54.4853.5552.9752.16London 201258.3358.831:00.501:00.57
54.9353.9953.1852.54Beijing 200858.9659.341:00.181:01.45
56.1555.2754.3654.06Athens 20041:00.371:00.881:01.761:02.48
56.3455.7454.8253.72Sydney 20001:00.211:00.891:02.021:03.31
Men's 200m BackstrokeWomen's 200m Backstroke
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
1:59.361:59.061:54.721:53.27Tokyo 2020*2:04.682:06.172:08.482:12.98
1:59.081:56.361:53.971:53.62Rio 20162:05.992:07.542:09.442:10.15
1:58.991:58.021:53.941:53.41London 20122:04.062:06.552:09.862:11.42
1:59.871:57.001:54.931:53.94Beijing 20082:05.242:07.132:10.122:12.46
2:00.832:00.061:57.561:54.95Athens 20042:09.192:09.882:12.902:15.69
2:03.801:59.381:57.591:56.76Sydney 20002:08.162:11.052:14.572:15.11
Men's 100m BreaststrokeWomen's 100m Breaststroke
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
59.9359.3658.3357.37Tokyo 2020* 1:04.951:05.541:06.941:07.58
1:00.8159.9558.8757.13Rio 20161:04.931:05.691:08.101:07.55
1:00.161:00.8459.4958.46London 20121:05.471:06.461:07.551:08.26
1:00.921:00.2459.3758.91Beijing 20081:05.171:07.341:08.431:09.56
1:02.361:02.421:00.881:00.08Athens 20041:06.641:07.161:08.191:10.84
1:02.891:01.881:00.911:00.46Sydney 20001:07.051:07.551:09.861:10.66
Men's 200m BreaststrokeWomen's 200m Breaststroke
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
2:10.692:08.882:07.132:06.38Tokyo 2020* 2:18.952:20.842:24.572:27.56
2:12.992:08.342:07.702:07.46Rio 20162:20.302:22.282:23.742:26.80
2:11.712:09.442:08.292:07.28London 20122:19.592:20.922:26.002:28.74
2:12.072:11.482:08.942:07.64Beijing 20082:20.222:22.052:25.232:29.64
2:15.912:11.952:10.872:09.44Athens 20042:23.372:25.822:26.392:31.77
2:16.902:14.002:12.732:10.87Sydney 20002:24.352:25.352:27.332:31.71
Men's 100m ButterflyWomen's 100m Butterfly
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
52.2751.4950.7449.45Tokyo 2020*55.5955.7257.0558.10
52.5051.8451.1450.39Rio 201655.4856.6357.1758.65
52.7152.0551.4451.21London 201255.9856.9457.7659.22
52.9451.8651.1250.58Beijing 200856.7357.2558.5459.29
53.1252.5651.3651.25Athens 200457.7257.9959.8359.79
53.8153.1352.2252.00Sydney 200056.6158.4359.431:00.40
Men's 200m ButterflyWomen's 200m Butterfly
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
1:56.671:55.881:54.451:51.25Tokyo 2020* 2:03.862:05.302:09.482:16.38
1:57.621:57.041:53.621:53.36Rio 20162:04.852:05.202:07.872:09.95
1:58.561:55.181:53.211:52.96London 20122:04.062:05.482:07.772:13.09
1:57.481:55.141:52.971:52.03Beijing 20082:04.182:06.262:08.232:11.74
1:59.781:57.481:55.521:54.04Athens 20042:06.052:08.042:10.582:13.41
1:59.031:58.391:56.171:55.35Sydney 20002:05.882:07.122:10.722:11.83
Men's 200m Individual MedleyWomen's 200m Individual Medley
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
2:00.211:57.701:56.171:55.00Tokyo 2020*2:08.522:09.042:12.862:12.85
2:00.811:58.541:57.051:54.66Rio 20162:06.582:08.792:13.562:13.33
2:01.581:59.101:56.221:54.27London 20122:07.572:08.952:14.192:15.12
2:00.982:00.761:56.531:54.23Beijing 20082:08.452:10.342:13.362:14.14
2:03.852:02.161:58.801:57.14Athens 20042:11.142:12.722:15.402:17.41
2:03.902:02.492:00.871:58.98Sydney 20002:10.682:13.322:15.642:18.08
Men's 400m Individual MedleyWomen's 400m Individual Medley
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
4:11.324:10.384:09.42Tokyo 2020*4:32.084:34.904:40.65
4:16.584:09.714:06.05Rio 20164:26.364:32.390:38.06
4:14.894:08.944:05.18London 20124:28.434:32.914:35.62
4:15.404:08.094:03.84Beijing 20084:29.454:31.714:42.13
4:20.084:12.154:08.26Athens 20044:34.834:37.514:50.85
4:20.934:15.334:11.76Sydney 20004:33.594:37.184:45.99
Men's 4 x 100m Medley RelayWomen's 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
3:32.423:29.173:26.78Tokyo 2020*3:51.603:52.503:58.12
3:33.503:29.933:27.95Rio 20163:53.133:55.013:59.50
3:34.193:31.583:29.35London 20123:52.053:55.733:59.46
3:33.703:31.183:29.34Beijing 20083:52.693:56.114:01.35
3:37.773:35.223:30.68Athens 20043:57.323:59.124:07.61
3:40.193:35.883:33.73Sydney 20003:58.304:04.164:07.83
Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle RelayWomen's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
3:13.413:10.223:08.97Tokyo 2020*3:29.693:32.813:35.70
3:14.483:11.373:09.92Rio 20163:30.653:32.893:37.78
3:14.403:11.413:09.93London 20123:33.153:34.243:37.96
3:12.973:09.913:08.24Beijing 20083:33.763:35.053:38.32
3:17.183:14.623:13.17Athens 20043:35.943:37.593:42.90
3:21.003:17.403:13.67Sydney 20003:36.613:40.303:44.49
Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle RelayWomen's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampionChampionMedalistFinalistSemi Finalist
7:08.227:01.846:58.58Tokyo 2020*7:40.337:41.297:58.15
7:11.647:03.507:00.66Rio 20167:43.037:45.397:56.76
7:13.667:06.306:59.70London 20127:42.927:47.497:56.73
7:13.027:04.986:58.56Beijing 20087:44.317:46.337:59.83
7:23.027:11.837:07.33Athens 20047:53.427:57.358:08.34
7:24.377:12.707:07.05Sydney 20007:57.807:58.648:05.99
Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Semi FinalistFinalistMedalistChampion
3:44.773:38.953:37.58Tokyo 2020*(*2021)

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