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

  1. Ruta Meilutyte 28.37
  2. Alia Atkinson 28.56
  3. Lily King 28.77
  4. Jessica Hardy 28.80
  5. Bernedetta Pilato 28.81 
  6. Molly Hannis 29.04
  7. Yuliya Efimova 29.08

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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. Here is Alia Atkinson’s 50m Breaststroke World Record swim to view.

Women’s 100m Breaststroke Short Course and 200m Breaststroke Long Course lists for comparison.

Women's 50m Breaststroke - Short Course
Ruta MeilutyteAlia AtkinsonLilly KingJessica HardyBenedetta PilatoMolly HannisYuliya Efimova
Height:5 ft 8 in 173cm5 ft 7 in 170cm5 ft 8 in 174cm6 ft 0 in 183cm5 ft 7 in 170cm5 ft 7 in 170cm5 ft 10 in 178cm
Weight:163 Ib 74kg143 Ib 65kg154 Ib 70kg152 Ib 69kg154 Ib 70kg154 Ib 70kg141Ib 64kg
Country:LTUJAMUSAUSAITAUSARUS
DOB:1997-03-19 1988-12-11 1997-02-10 1987-03-122005-01-28 1992-03-13 1992-04-03
Meet:16th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2022FINA Swimming World Cup 2018ISL 2020 Season - FinalFINA/Arena Swimming World Cup 2009ISL 2020 Season - FinalISL 2020 Season - Match 1FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2016
1st 25m Split12.88
Strokes988979
2nd 25m Split15.49
Strokes121011121212
Total Time:28.3728.5628.7728.8028.8129.0429.08

Note: World’s Fastest 50m Breaststroke Updated 7 April 2023

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