Women’s 200m Backstroke – Long Course

World’s Fastest 200m Backstroke – Women’s Long Course

  1. Kaylee McKeown (29.34, 31.39, 31.11, 31.30) 2:03.14
  2. Regan Smith (29.06, 31.31, 31.47, 31.51) 2:03.35
  3. Missy Franklin  (29.53, 32.85, 31.66, 31.90) 2:04.06
  4. Kristy Coventry  (29.44, 31.47, 31.90, 32.00) 2:04.81
  5. Anastasia Zueva (30.23, 31.98, 31.37, 31.36) 2:04.94
  6. Phoebe Bacon (29.99, 31.50, 31.82, 31.77) 2:05.08
  7. Rhyan White (29.65, 31.94, 31.90, 31.64) 2:05.13
  8. Margherita Panziera (30.11, 31.77, 31.94, 31.74) 2:05.56
  9. Emily Seebohm (29.46, 32.26, 32.58, 31.38) 2:05.68

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The chart below compares the World’s fastest 200m 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. Here is Kaylee McKeown‘s 200m 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 list for the Women’s 100m Backstroke Long Course are Regan Smith, Kaylee KcKeown, Anastasia Zueva and Emily Seebohm.

Women’s 200m Backstroke -Long Course
Kaylee KcKeownRegan SmithMissy FranklinKirsty CoventryAnastasia ZuevaPhoebe BaconRhyan WhiteMargherita PanzieraEmily Seebohm
Height:5 ft 9 in 175cm5 ft 7 in 170cm6 ft 2 in 188cm5 ft 9 in 176cm6 ft 0 in 183cm5 ft 10 in 178cm5 ft 6 in 168cm5 ft 11 in 180cm6 ft 0 in 183cm
Weight:132Ib 60kg121 Ib 55kg165 Ib 75kg141Ib 64kg154Ib 70kg143lb 65kg141Ib 64kg
DOB:2001-07-12 2002-02-09 1995-05-10 1983-09-16 1990-05-08 2002-08-122000-01-251995-08-121992-06-05
Meet:NSW State Open Championships 202318th FINA World Championships 2019Olympic Games 201213th FINA World Championships 200913th FINA World Championships 20092022 USA World Trials2022 USA World TrialsItalian National Championships 2021 17th FINA World Championships 2017
1st 50m Split29.3529.0629.5329.4430.2329.9929.6530.1129.46
Split Time:29.3429.0629.5329.4430.2329.9929.6530.1129.46
50m PB:27.1627.7427.9828.0827.3128.0228.1228.3227.37
Time off 50m PB:2.181.321.551.362.921.971.531.792.09
Percentage of 50m PB:108.027%104.758%105.540%104.843%110.692%107.031%105.441%106.320%107.636%
2nd 50m Split31.3931.3132.8531.4731.9831.5031.9431.7732.26
Split Time:1:00.731.00.371:00.501:00.911:02.211:01.491:01.591:01.881:01.72
3rd 50m Split31.1131.4731.6631.9031.3731.8231.9031.9432.58
Split Time:1:31.841:31.841:32.161:32.811:33.581:33.311:33.491:33.821:34.30
4th 50m Split31.3031.5131.9032.0031.3631.7731.6431.7431.38
Total Time:2:03.142:03.352:04.062:04.812:04.942:05.082:05.132:05.562:05.68

Analyzing the performances of the world’s fastest swimmers in the Women’s 200m Backstroke for Long Course (LC) through the lens of time differences reveals the remarkable precision and competitiveness of this challenging event. The 200m Backstroke is a test of technique, endurance, and strategic pacing. Let’s delve into the analysis of the top swimmers with a focus on the time gaps that distinguish their performances:

  1. Kaylee McKeown (2:03.14):
    • Kaylee McKeown’s impressive time of 2:03.14 positions her as the fastest swimmer in the Women’s 200m Backstroke LC. Her performance exhibits exceptional precision, as she outpaces her closest competitor by 0.21 seconds.
  2. Regan Smith (2:03.35):
    • Regan Smith follows closely with a time of 2:03.35, just 0.21 seconds behind McKeown. Smith’s swim is characterized by efficient transitions and precise underwater work, showcasing the competitive nature of this event.
  3. Missy Franklin (2:04.06):
    • Missy Franklin, an Olympic champion, secures the third position with a time of 2:04.06. Franklin trails the leader by 0.91 seconds, highlighting the importance of pacing and technique in this race.
  4. Kristy Coventry (2:04.81):
    • Kristy Coventry’s time of 2:04.81 places her in the fourth position, 0.75 seconds behind McKeown. Her performance demonstrates her enduring excellence and the margin for improvement in this event.
  5. Anastasia Zueva (2:04.94):
    • Anastasia Zueva closely follows Coventry, just 0.13 seconds behind. Her swim underlines the competitive nature of the event, where small time gaps can determine podium positions.
  6. Phoebe Bacon (2:05.08):
    • Phoebe Bacon secures the sixth position with a time of 2:05.08 seconds. She trails the leader by 0.94 seconds, showcasing her determination and competitive spirit.
  7. Rhyan White (2:05.13):
    • Rhyan White is only 0.05 seconds behind Bacon, emphasizing the narrow margins in this event. Her performance highlights the importance of maintaining consistency in stroke and transition times.
  8. Margherita Panziera (2:05.56):
    • Margherita Panziera’s time of 2:05.56 earns her the eighth position, trailing the leader by 1.42 seconds. Her swim reflects the challenging nature of the race and the precision required for success.
  9. Emily Seebohm (2:05.68):
    • Emily Seebohm concludes the list of top swimmers with a time of 2:05.68 seconds, 1.54 seconds behind the leader. Seebohm’s experience and technical proficiency contribute to her competitive edge.

In summary, the Women’s 200m Backstroke LC is a demanding event where every fraction of a second counts. Kaylee McKeown leads the field with a precision-oriented performance, while the small time differences among the top swimmers highlight the intense competition and the pursuit of excellence in this challenging discipline. Each athlete’s ability to minimize time gaps in stroke execution and transitions is essential in a race where success hinges on maintaining an efficient pace throughout. The Women’s 200m Backstroke showcases the pursuit of perfection in an event that demands technical mastery and unwavering determination.

Note: World’s Fastest 200m Backstroke – Women’s Long Course Update Sept 2023

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