Women’s 100m Backstroke – Long Course

World’s Fastest 100m Backstroke – Women’s Long Course

World Record: Kaylee McKeown 57.33
Olympic Record: Kaylee McKeown 57.47
World Junior Record: Regan Smith 57.57
Commonwealth Record: Kaylee McKeown 57.33

Top 10 All-time Performers:

  1. Kaylee McKeown (28.15, 29.18) 57.33
  2. Regan Smith (28.11, 29.40) 57.51
  3. Kylie Masse (28.07, 29.63) 57.70
  4. Mollie O’Callaghan (28.17, 29.71) 57.88
  5. Kathleen Baker (27.90, 30.10) 58.00
  6. Katharine Berkoff (28.24, 29.77) 58.01
  7. Kathleen Dawson (28.23, 29.85) 58.08
  8. Gemma Spofforth (28.71, 29.41) 58.12
  9. Anastasia Zueva (28.13, 30.05) 58.18
  10. Emily Seebohm (28.57,29.66) 58.23
  11. Claire Curzan (28.25, 30.04) 58.29

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The chart below compares the World’s fastest 100m Backstroke 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.

Woman's 100m Backstroke Long Course

Women's 100m Backstroke - Long Course
Kaylee McKeownRegan SmithKylie MasseKathleen BakerKatharine BerkoffKathleen DawsonGemma SpofforthAnastasia ZuevaEmily SeebohmClaire Curzan
Height:5ft 9in 1.75m5ft 7in 1.70m5ft 8in 1.72m5ft 8in 1.73m5ft 8in 1.72m6ft 1in 1.86m6ft 1.83m6ft 1.83m
Weight:132lb 60kg121lb 55kg134lb 61kg149lb 68kg141lb 64kg161lb 73kg154lb 70kg141lb 64kg
Country:AUSUSACanadaUSAUSAGreat BritianGreat BritianRussiaAUSUSA
DOB:2001-07-122002-02-091996-01-18 1997-02-28 2001-01-281997-10-031987-11-17 1990-05-08 1992-06-05 2004-06-30
Meet:Swimming World Cup - Budapest Oct 2023NOVA Speedo Grand ChallengeCanadian Olympic Trials 20212018 USA Summer Nationals2023 U.S. Nationals Finals2021 European Championships13th FINA World Championships 200913th FINA World Championships 2009Olympic Games London 2012World Aquatics Championships Doha 2024
1st 50m Split
Split Time:28.1528.1128.0727.9028.2428.2328.7128.1328.5728.25
50m PB:26.8627.7427.6427.4827.1227.9227.9227.9027.3728.09
Time off 50m PB:1.290.370.430.421.120.310.790.231.200.16
Percentage of 50m PB:104.803%101.334%101.556%101.528%104.130%101.110%102.830%100.824%104.384%100.570%
2nd 50m Split
Split Time:29.1829.4029.6330.1029.7729.8529.4130.0529.6630.04
Total Time:57.3357.5157.7058.0058.0158.0858.1258.1858.2358.29

Here is Emma McKeown’s 100m Backstroke World Record swim to view.

Emily Seebohm is the only swimmer mentioned above to make the Top 6 list for the Women’s 100m Backstroke Short Course.

Swimmers mentioned above those that make the Top 6 list for the Women’s 200m Backstroke Long Course are Regan Smith, Kaylee KcKeown, Anastasia Zueva and Emily Seebohm.

The provided list represents the remarkable achievements of some of the world’s top female swimmers in the 100m backstroke, showcasing their incredible speed and precision in the water. The times in parentheses indicate their split times for the first 50 meters and the second 50 meters of the race.

Kaylee McKeown, with an overall time of 57.33 seconds, demonstrates her dominance in the event. Her swift second 50 meters, clocking in at 29.18 seconds, solidified her position as a force to be reckoned with.

Regan Smith closely follows, with a time of 57.51 seconds. Her evenly distributed split times of 28.11 and 29.40 showcase her consistent performance and potential to challenge McKeown in future races.

Mollie O’Callaghan at the 2024 Australian Swimming Trials impressed with a 28.17 and a 29.71 equaling 57.88

Kylie Masse and Kathleen Baker also impress with their times of 57.70 and 58.00 seconds, respectively. Their strong performances indicate that they are formidable competitors in the world of backstroke swimming.

Kathleen Dawson, Gemma Spofforth, Anastasia Zueva, and Emily Seebohm round out the list with their commendable times, all demonstrating the high level of competition in this discipline.

These times not only reflect the athletes’ dedication and hard work but also provide a glimpse into the thrilling world of swimming, where every fraction of a second can make a world of difference. It’s a testament to the incredible talent and determination of these women in the pursuit of excellence in the sport.

Note: World’s Fastest 100m Backstroke – Women’s Long Course – Update June 2024

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