Men’s 100m Freestyle – Long Course

World’s Best 100m Freestyle Swimmers – Men’s Long Course

  1. Zhanle Pan (22.26, 24.54) 46.80
  2. David Popovici (22.74, 24.12) 46.86
  3. Cesar Cielo Filho (22.17, 24.74) 46.91
  4. Alain Bernard (22.35, 24.59) 46.94
  5. Caeleb Dressel (22.29, 24.67) 46.96
  6. Cameron McEvoy (22.54, 24.50) 47.04
  7. Eamon Sullivan (22.44, 24.61) 47.05
  8. Kyle Chalmers (22.79, 24.29) 47.08
  9. James Magnussen (22.68, 24.42) 47.10
  10. Kliment Kolesnikov (22.52, 24.59) 47.11

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The chart below compares the World’s best 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 Zhanle Pan’s 46.80 World Record to view.

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

Top Men's 100m Freestyle Swim Analysis

Men's 100m Freestyle - Long Course
Zhanle PanDavid PopoviciCesar Cielo FilhoAlain BernardCaeleb DresselCameron McEvoyEamon SullivanKyle ChalmersJames MagnussenKliment Kolesnikov
Height:6ft 2in 1.90m6 ft 3 in 191cm6ft 5in 1.95m6ft 5in 1.96m6ft 2in 1.88m6ft 1in 1.85m6ft 2in 1.89m6ft 4in 1.93m6ft 6in 1.98m6 ft 5 in 196cm
Weight:165lb 75kg194lb 88kg198lb 90kg192lb 87kg165lb 75kg172lb 78kg198lb 90kg207lb 94kg190Ib 80kg
Meet:World Aquatics Championships Doha 2024European Aquatics Championships 202213th FINA World Championships 2009French Championships 200918th FINA World Championships 20192016 Australian ChampsOlympic Games Beijing 200818th FINA World Championships 20192012 EnergyAustralia SwimmingTokyo Olympics 2020 (2021)
1st 50m Split
Split Time:22.2622.7422.1722.3522.2922.5422.4422.7922.6822.52
50m PB:22.2622.2220.9121.4921.0421.4421.2822.0721.5221.89
Time off 50m PB:0.000.521.260.861.
Percentage of 50m PB:100.000%102.340%106.026%104.002%105.941%105.131%105.451%103.262%105.390%105.390%
2nd 50m Split
Split Time:24.5424.7424.7424.5924.6724.5024.6124.2924.4224.59
Total Time:46.8046.8646.9146.9446.9647.0447.0547.0847.1047.10

The Men’s Long Course 100m Freestyle stands out as an electrifying and closely monitored event in the world of swimming. This competition highlights the astonishing speed and power of athletes as they strive to cover the distance in the shortest time possible. The following list showcases the world’s best 100m freestyle swimmers and their remarkable performances in this highly competitive event.

Leading the pack from the Doha 2024 World Aquatics Championships is Zhanle Pan, who has demonstrated incredible speed with splits of 22.26 and 24.54, resulting in an impressive overall time of 46.80 seconds in the lead off leg of the 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay. David Popovici, known for his exceptional speed at a young age, follows closely with a blazing time of 46.86 seconds, having splits of 22.74 and 24.12. Cesar Cielo Filho, renowned for explosive starts and strong finishes, holds a time of 46.91 seconds with splits of 22.17 and 24.74.

Other notable swimmers on the list include Alain Bernard, Caeleb Dressel, Cameron McEvoy, Eamon Sullivan, Kyle Chalmers, James Magnussen, and Kliment Kolesnikov. These athletes have consistently demonstrated their exceptional skills, with impressive times below the 47-second mark, adding to the excitement of this thrilling event. Notably, only four swimmers currently break the magical 47-second mark, with David Popovici achieving this feat twice, emphasizing his dominance in the field.

Here is David Popovici 46.86 Former World Record to view.

Note: World’s best 100m Freestyle – Men’s Long Course Update Feb 2024

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