World’s Fastest Women’s 50m Backstroke – Short Course

  1. Maggie MacNeil 25.25
  2. Claire Curzan 25.54
  3. Kira Toussaint, Mariia Kameneva 25.60
  4. Mollie O’Callaghan 25.61
  5. Kylie Masse 25.62
  6. Etiene Medeiros 25.67
  7. Sanja Jovanovic 25.70
  8. Olivia Smoliga 25.74
  9. Minna Atherton 25.81
  10. Jing Zhao 25.82

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The chart below compares the World’s fastest 50m Backstroke swimmers. Swimmers and coaches can looks at the individual Splits, and Stroke Counts.. All swim data has been collected from our team reviewing race footage where possible. Here is Kira Toussaint’s 50m Backstroke World Record swim to view which was performed at the ISL 2020.

Here is the list for comparison for the Women’s 100m Backstroke Short Course.

Women's 50m Backstroke - Short Course
Margaret MacneilClaire CurzanKira ToussaintMariia KamenevaMolly O'CallaghanKylie MasseEtiene MedeirosSanja JovanovicOlivia SmoligaMinna AthertonJing Zhao
Height:5 ft 6 in 167cm5 ft 8 in 172cm5 ft 7 in 170cm5 ft 8 in 172cm5 ft 8 in 172cm5ft 8in 172cm5 ft 6 in 168cm5 ft 8 in 173cm6 ft 2 in 188cm5 ft 9 in 181cm5 ft 9 in 176cm
Weight:159 Ib 72kg121 Ib 55kg130 Ib 59kg134lb 61kg176 Ib 80kg149 Ib 68kg 163 Ib 74kg165 Ib 75kg130 Ib 59kg
DOB:2000-02-26 2004-06-041994-05-22 1999-05-27 2004-04-02 1996-01-181991-05-24 1986-09-15 1994-10-12 2000-05-17 1990-12-31
Meet:16th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 202216th FINA World Short Course Championships 2022ISL 2020 Season - Semifinal 12022 Russian Short Course Championships16th FINA World Short Course Championships 20222021 World Championships Short Course12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2014European Short Course Swimming Championships 2009ISL 2020 Season - Match 1ISL 2019 SeasonFINA/ Arena Swimming World Cup 2009
1st 25m Split12.3212.5412.54
2nd 25m Split12.9313.0013.07
Split Time:25.5425.6025.6025.6925.6725.7025.7425.8125.82
Total Time:25.2525.5425.6025.6025.6125.6225.6725.7025.7425.8125.82

Here is the list of the World’s Fastest 50m Backstroke Women’s Long Course:

  1. Xiang Liu 26.98
  2. Jing Zhao 27.06
  3. Kira Toussaint 27.10
  4. Yuanhui Fu 27.11
  5. Katharine Berkoff 27.12
  6. Etiene Medeiros 27.14
  7. Kaylee McKeown 27.19

Kaylee McKeown will be one to watch as she seems to be improving every meet she attends.

Note: World’s Fastest Women’s 50m Backstroke Short Course Update May 2023

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