Women’s 100m IM – Short Course

World’s Fastest 100m Individual Medley – Women’s Short Course

  1. Katinka Hosszu (25.97, 30.54) 56.51
  2. Sarah Sjoestroem (26.06, 31.04) 57.10
  3. Beryl Gastaldello (26.41, 30.89) 57.30
  4. Alicia Coutts (26.14, 31.39) 57.53
  5. Anastasiya Shkurdai (26.16, 31.43) 57.59, Mariia Kameneva (26.41, 31.18) 57.59, Siobhan O’Connor (26.38, 31.21) 57.59

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The chart below compares the World’s fastest 100m Individual Medley 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 Katinka Hosszu’s 100m Individual Medley World Record swim to view.

Here is a list of the Women’s 200IM Short Course.

Women's 100m IM - Short Course
Katinka HosszuSarah SjoestroemBeryl GastaldelloAlicia CouttsAnastasiya ShkurdaiMariia KamenevaSiobhan O'Connor
Height:5 ft 9 in 175cm6 ft 0 in 182cm5 ft 10 in 178cm5 ft 6 in 176cm5 ft 9 in 182cm5 ft 8 in 172cm5 ft 7 in 170cm
Weight:150 Ib 68kg168 Ib 76kg150 Ib 68kg154 Ib 70kg154 Ib 70kg121 Ib 55kg132 Ib 60kg
DOB:1989-05-03 1993-08-17 1995-02-16 1987-09-14 2003-01-03 1999-05-27 1995-11-20
Meet:FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2017FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2017ISL 2020 Season - FinalFINA Swimming World Cup 2013ISL 2020 Season - FinalEuropean Short Course Swimming Championships 2019European Short Course Swimming Championships 2015
1st 25m Split
Split Time:
2nd 25m Split
Split Time:25.9726.0626.4126.1426.1626.4126.38
3rd 25m Split
Split Time:
4th 25m Split
Total Time:56.5157.1057.3057.5357.5957.5957.59

Analyzing the performances of the world’s fastest swimmers in the Women’s 100m Individual Medley (IM) for Short Course (SC) based on time differences offers a fascinating glimpse into the intricacies of this multi-stroke event. The 100m IM demands excellence in four distinct swimming styles, making it one of the most challenging races in the world of aquatic sports. Here’s an in-depth look at the top swimmers and the time differences that separate them:

  1. Katinka Hosszu (56.51):
    • Katinka Hosszu’s commanding performance of 56.51 seconds places her at the pinnacle of the 100m IM rankings. Her extraordinary versatility across all four strokes—butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle—sets her apart. Hosszu’s lead of 0.59 seconds over her closest competitor illustrates her dominance in this event.
  2. Sarah Sjoestroem (57.10):
    • Sarah Sjoestroem, trailing Hosszu by 0.59 seconds, exhibits her prowess primarily in freestyle and butterfly. Her remarkable speed and technique in these strokes position her as a formidable contender in the 100m IM.
  3. Beryl Gastaldello (57.30):
    • Beryl Gastaldello’s time of 57.30 seconds, just 0.20 seconds behind Sjoestroem, underscores her strength in backstroke and freestyle. Her consistent performance highlights her ability to compete at the highest level.
  4. Alicia Coutts (57.53):
    • Alicia Coutts, with a time of 57.53 seconds, showcases her technical excellence and precision. Her swim emphasizes control and efficiency, allowing her to remain competitive in this demanding multi-stroke event.
  5. Anastasiya Shkurdai (57.59), Mariia Kameneva (57.59), Siobhan O’Connor (57.59):
    • Anastasiya Shkurdai, Mariia Kameneva, and Siobhan O’Connor share a time of 57.59 seconds, highlighting the intense competition in the 100m IM. Shkurdai’s strong butterfly and backstroke, Kameneva’s freestyle and backstroke, and O’Connor’s breaststroke and freestyle expertise create a closely matched trio.

In conclusion, the Women’s 100m Individual Medley in Short Course is a captivating showcase of swimming prowess, demanding exceptional versatility and precision. Katinka Hosszu’s lead signifies her unparalleled mastery of this event. However, the tight time differences among the top swimmers underscore the competitive nature of the 100m IM. Each athlete brings their unique strengths to the pool, and the event serves as a thrilling testament to the multifaceted talent within the world of swimming. It’s a race that requires not only physical prowess but also a deep understanding of the nuances of each stroke to emerge as a true champion.

Note: World’s Fastest 100m Individual Medley – Women’s Short Course update Sept 2023

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