Women’s 100m Breaststroke – Long Course

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

World Record: Lilly King 1:04.13
Olympic Record: Tatjana Schoenmaker 1:04.82
World Junior Record: Ruta Meilutyte 1:04.35
Commonwealth Record: Tatjana Schoenmaker 1:04.82

Top 7 All-time Performers:

  1. Lilly King (29.80, 34.33) 1:04.13
  2. Ruta Meilutyte (30.10, 34.25) 1:04.35
  3. Yuliya Efimova (30.34, 34.71) 1:04.36
  4. Qianting Tang (29.64, 34.75) 1:04.39
  5. Jessica Hardy (29.45, 35.00) 1:04.45
  6. Tatjana Schoenmaker (30.21, 34.61) 1:04.82
  7. Rebecca Soni (31.03, 33.81) 1:04.84

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

Women’s 100m Breaststroke - Long Course
Lily KingRuta MeilutyteYuliya EfimovaQianting TangJessica HardyTatjana SchoenmakerRebecca Soni
Height:5 ft 8.5 in 174 cm 5 ft 8 in 173cm5 ft 10 in 178cm5 ft 11in 180cm6 ft 0 in 183cm5 ft 10 in5 ft 8 in 173cm
Weight:154 Ib 70 kg163 Ib 74 kg141 Ib 64kg140 Ib 64kg139 lb 63kg134 Ib 64kg
DOB:1997-02-10 1997-03-19 1992-04-03 2004-03-141987-03-12 1997-07-091987-03-18
Meet:17th FINA World Championships 201715th FINA World Championships 201317th FINA World Championships 20172024 Chinese Championships Shenzhen2009 U.S.OpenTokyo Olympics 2020 (2021)13th FINA World Championships 2009
1st 50m Split
Split Time:29.8030.1030.3429.6429.4530.2131.03
50m PB:29.4029.4829.5229.5129.8030.2130.11
Time off 50m PB:0.400.620.820.13-0.350.000.92
Percentage of 50m PB:101.361%102.103%102.778%100.441%98.826%100.000%103.055%
2nd 50m Split
Split Time:34.3334.2534.7134.7535.0034.6133.81
Total Time:1:04.131:04.351:04.361:04.391:04.451:04.821:04.84

Here is Lilly King’s 100m Breaststroke World Record swim to view.

Of the above mentioned swimmers Rebecca Soni and Yuliya Efimova also appear in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke Short Course and 200m Breaststroke Long Course lists. Lilly King also appears on the 100m Breaststroke Short Course list.

Analyzing the performances of the world’s fastest swimmers in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke for Long Course (LC) offers a glimpse into the precision and power required for success in this challenging event. The 100m Breaststroke is a true test of a swimmer’s technical prowess and strength. Let’s delve into the analysis of the top swimmers and the time differences that distinguish their performances:

  1. Lilly King (1:04.13):
    • Lilly King’s exceptional time of 1:04.13 seconds makes her the fastest swimmer in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke LC. Her performance showcases not only remarkable speed but also flawless technique, as she expertly balances power and finesse to secure the top spot.
  2. Ruta Meilutyte (1:04.35):
    • Ruta Meilutyte follows closely, just 0.22 seconds behind King. Meilutyte’s swim demonstrates her strong breaststroke skills and fierce competitiveness, with her performance being a testament to her capabilities.
  3. Yuliya Efimova (1:04.36):
    • Yuliya Efimova secures the third position with a time of 1:04.36 seconds, a mere 0.01 seconds behind Meilutyte. Her performance highlights her consistency and mastery of breaststroke technique, making her a formidable contender.
  4. Qianting Tang (1:04.39) 
  5. Jessica Hardy (1:04.45):
    • Jessica Hardy closely trails Efimova by just 0.09 seconds. Hardy’s swim reflects her ability to maintain a strong pace throughout the race, showcasing her skill in both the sprint and endurance aspects of the 100m Breaststroke.
  6. Tatjana Schoenmaker (1:04.82):
    • Tatjana Schoenmaker secures the fifth position with a time of 1:04.82 seconds. Her swim is characterized by a powerful and controlled breaststroke technique, allowing her to compete at the highest level.
  7. Rebecca Soni (1:04.84):
    • Rebecca Soni concludes the list of top swimmers with a time of 1:04.84 seconds. Soni’s performance, while slightly behind the top contenders, still underscores her proficiency in the 100m Breaststroke LC and her ability to deliver strong performances.

In summary, the Women’s 100m Breaststroke LC is a demanding event that requires swimmers to combine technique and strength to perfection. Lilly King’s lead showcases her excellence in this event, while the close time differences among the top swimmers emphasize the intense competition. Each athlete’s ability to execute precise breaststroke movements while generating tremendous power is what defines this captivating race. The Women’s 100m Breaststroke is a testament to the mastery of a swimming style that combines grace and power, where fractions of a second can decide the outcome and where swimmers strive to achieve the perfect balance between speed and technique.

Note: World’s Fastest 100m Breaststroke – Women’s Long Course Update July 2024

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