Women’s 200m Backstroke – Short Course

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

  1. Kaylee McKeown (28.40, 30.19, 30.41, 29.94) 1:58.94
  2. Katinka Hosszu (28.17, 30.19, 30.41, 30.46) 1:59.23
  3. Minna Atherton (27.62, 30.13, 30.90, 30.60) 1:59.25
  4. Daryna Zevina (28.93, 30.69, 29.81, 29.92) 1:59.35
  5. Emily Seebohm (27.83, 30.41, 31.05, 30.20) 1:59.49
  6. Missy Franklin  (28.64, 30.22, 30.75, 30.42) 2:00.03

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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.

Swimmers mentioned above those that make the list for the Women’s 100m Backstroke Long Course are Regan Smith, Kaylee KcKeown, and Emily Seebohm.

Women's 200m Backstroke - Short Course
Kaylee MckeownKatinka HosszuMinna AthertonDaryna ZevinaEmily SeebohmMissy Franklin
Height:5 ft 9 in 175cm5 ft 9 in 175cm5 ft 9 in 181cm5 ft 11 in 189cm6 ft 0 in 183cm6 ft 2 in 188cm
Weight:132Ib 60kg150 Ib 68kg165Ib 75kg139 Ib 69kg141Ib 64kg165 Ib 75kg
DOB:2001-07-12 1989-05-03 2000-05-17 1994-09-01 1992-06-05 1995-05-10
Meet:2020 HP Australian Virtual Short Course12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2014ISL 2019 SeasonFINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 20162015 Hancock Prospecting AustraliaFINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2011
1st 25m Split
2nd 25m Split
Split Time:28.4028.1727.6228.9327.8328.64
50m PB:26.0025.9525.8125.9925.8327.48
Time off 50m PB:2.402.221.812.942.001.16
Percentage of 50m PB:109.231%108.555%107.013%111.312%107.743%104.221%
3rd 25m Split
4th 25m Split
Split Time:58.5958.3657.7559.6258.2458.86
5th 25m Split
6th 25m Split
Split Time:
7th 25m Split
8th 25m Split
Total Time:1.58.941.

Note: World’s Fastest 200m Backstroke – Women’s Short Course Update April 2023

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