Women’s 50m Butterfly – Short Course

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

  1. Therese Alshammar 24.38
  2. Ranomi Kromowidjojo 24.44
  3. Sarah Sjostroem 24.50
  4. Claire Curzan 24.55
  5. Melanie Henique 24.56
  6. Arina Surkova 24.58
  7. Inge Dekker 24.59
  8. Courtney Phillips 24.63

Download the new MySwimSplits App

The chart below compares the World’s fastest 50m Butterfly 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 the list of the Women’s 100m Butterfly Short Course.

Women's 50m Butterfly - Short Course
Therese AlshammarRanomi KromowidjojoSarah SjoestroemClaire CurzanMelanie HeniqueArina SurkovaInge DekkerCourtney Phillips
Height:5 ft 10 in 179cm5 ft 11 in 180cm6 ft 0 in 182cm5 ft 6 in 171cm6 ft 0 in 183cm
Weight:139 Ib 63kg148 Ib 67kg168 Ib 76kg132 Ib 60kg148 Ib 67kg
DOB:1977-08-26 1990-08-20 1993-08-17 2004-06-301992-12-22 1998-07-171985-08-18
Meet:FINA/ Arena Swimming World Cup 20092021 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) European Short Course Swimming Championships 2021World Championships SC 19 Dec 2021European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019Russian Short Course National ChampionshipsFINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014New Zealand National Championships (25m) 14 Dec 2018
1st 25m Split
2nd 25 split
Total Time24.3824.4424.5024.5524.5624.5824.5924.63

Analyzing the performances of the world’s fastest swimmers in the Women’s 50m Butterfly for Short Course (SC) provides insights into the lightning-fast and fiercely competitive nature of this sprint event. The 50m Butterfly is a showcase of explosive speed and impeccable technique, where swimmers aim to cover the shortest distance in the fastest time. Here’s a closer look at the top swimmers and the time differences that separate them:

  1. Therese Alshammar (24.38):
    • Therese Alshammar’s phenomenal time of 24.38 seconds establishes her as the fastest swimmer in the Women’s 50m Butterfly SC. Her performance is marked by exceptional speed and precision, setting her apart from her competitors by a margin of 0.06 seconds.
  2. Ranomi Kromowidjojo (24.44):
    • Ranomi Kromowidjojo closely follows Alshammar, just 0.06 seconds behind. Kromowidjojo’s swim highlights the intense competition in the 50m Butterfly, showcasing her remarkable speed and technique.
  3. Sarah Sjostroem (24.50):
    • Sarah Sjostroem secures the third position with a time of 24.50 seconds, 0.12 seconds behind Alshammar. Sjostroem is a dominant force in sprint events, and her performance in this event reflects her excellence.
  4. Melanie Henique (24.56):
    • Melanie Henique is just 0.06 seconds behind Sjostroem, claiming the fourth spot. Henique’s performance underscores the closely contested nature of the 50m Butterfly, with her strong technique and speed making her a formidable contender.
  5. Inge Dekker (24.59):
    • Inge Dekker follows closely, only 0.03 seconds behind Henique. Dekker’s presence among the top swimmers highlights the global nature of the 50m Butterfly and the caliber of athletes from various countries.
  6. Courtney Phillips (24.63):
    • Courtney Phillips secures the sixth position with a time of 24.63 seconds, 0.04 seconds behind Dekker. Her competitive swim reflects her speed and determination in this sprint event.

In summary, the Women’s 50m Butterfly SC is a thrilling showcase of pure speed and precision. Therese Alshammar’s lead exemplifies her exceptional explosiveness and technique, but the small time differences among the top swimmers emphasize the fierce competition in this event. Each athlete’s capacity to generate immense power while maintaining flawless technique is what makes the 50m Butterfly one of the most exciting and closely watched races in the world of swimming. It’s a race where fractions of a second can separate victory from defeat, and where swimmers’ mastery of the perfect butterfly stroke is paramount.

Note: World’s Fastest 50m Butterfly – Women’s Short Course Update Nov 2023

Translate »