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Florence ChadwickAug 8, 1950

Mao ZedongJul 25, 1966

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Swims - Historical Events
Date Event
1810-05-03

English poet Lord Byron swims the Hellespont (modern day Dardanelles)

1922-07-09

Johnny Weissmuller swims 1st 100 m free style under 1 minute

1924-02-24

Johnny Weissmuller, swims 100m record (57 2/5 secs)

1934-07-12

Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0)

1935-09-08

Willy de Supervise swims runs world record 200 m freestyle (2:25.2)

1936-02-27

Willy den Ouden swims world record 100 m free style (1:04.6)

1937-02-10

Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400m (5:14.2)

1938-02-26

Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)

1939-11-29

Cor Klint swims world record 200 m backstroke (2:38.8)

1940-05-29

Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec)

1950-08-08

Florence Chadwick swims English Channel (13:23)

1950-08-22

Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)

1956-03-03

Cockie Gastelaars swims world record 100 m freestyle (1:04.2)

1958-06-28

Nancy Ramey swims world record 100m (1:09.6)

1960-08-27

Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)

1961-09-21

Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel round trip (44 miles)

1966-04-06

Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India

1966-07-25

Mao Zedong swims Yangtse River

1978-07-29

Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m

1981-01-02

Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 m butterfly (2:05.65)

1981-01-03

Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 m butterfly (58.91)

1981-08-13

Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 200m butterfly (2:05.96)

1981-08-15

Robin Leamy of US swims record 7.98 kph for 50 m

1981-08-16

Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 100m butterfly (57.93)

1982-01-10

Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)

1982-08-01

Petra Schneider swims world record 400m medley (4:36.10)

1984-06-22

Jolande van de Meer swims Dutch record 800 m freestyle (8:39.30)

1985-02-08

Michael Gross swims world record 800m freestyle (7:38.75)

1986-02-09

West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17)

1986-06-18

Heike Friedrich swims female world record 200m freestyle (1:57.55)

1986-06-23

Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)

1987-08-07

Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39°F (4°C) Bering Sea

1987-08-18

Straatsburg: Manuela Stellmach/Astrid Strauss/Anke Mohring/ Heike Friedrich swims female world record 4x200m freestyle (7:55.47)

1987-08-21

Silke Horneer swims female world record 100m breaststroke (1:07.91)

1987-09-22

Janet B Evans swims female world record 400m freestyle (4:03.85)

1988-03-26

Janet B Evans swims 1500m freestyle female world record (15:52.10)

1988-08-03

Skip Storch swims 246 km of Hudson River from Albany to NYC

1988-08-08

Matt Biondi swims US record 200m freestyle (1:47.72)

1988-08-10

Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec)

1988-09-06

Thomas Gregory (11) swims English Channel

1989-08-15

Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)

1989-08-20

Janet B Evans swims female world record 800m freestyle (8:16.22)

1989-12-30

Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec)

1990-02-04

Anders Holmertz swims world record 400 m freestyle (3:40.81)

1990-03-02

Mark Tewsksbury swims world record 50m backstroke (25.06 sec)

1990-03-24

Tom Hunter swims world record 50m freestyle (21.81 sec)

1991-01-06

Qian Hong swims female world record 50m butterfly (27.30 sec)

1991-01-08

Tamas Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36)

1991-01-12

Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 m butterfly (1:55.69)

1991-04-10

Martin Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:52.51)

1991-08-13

Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)

1991-08-20

Norbert Rosza swims world record 100m breast stroke (1:01.29)

1991-08-22

Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke (1:00.31)

1991-08-25

Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)

1991-11-23

Martin Lopez-Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:56.57)

1992-02-02

Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m freestyle (14:32.40)

1992-02-09

Jani Sievinen swims world record 400m medley (4:07.10)

1992-02-14

Kieren John Perkins swims world record 800m freestyle (7:46.60)

1992-03-01

Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record (1:01.40)

1992-03-01

Nelson Diebel swims 100m freestyle US record (54.48 secs)

1992-03-02

Anita Hall swims female world record 200m freestyle (2:25.35)

1992-03-07

Nicole Stevenson swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.78)

1992-07-29

Evgueni Sadovyi swims world record/OR 400m freestyle (3:45.00)

1992-07-30

Lin Li swims female world record/OR 200m medley (2:11.65)

1992-07-31

Jeff Rouse swims world record/OR 100m backstroke (53.86 sec)

1992-07-31

Kieren John Perkins swims world record/OR 1500m free style (14:43.4)

1992-07-31

Tamas Darnyi swims world record/Olympics 200m backstroke (1:59.36)

1992-07-31

Yang Wenyi swims world record/OR 50m freestyle (24.79 sec)

1992-11-21

Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 sec)

1992-11-21

Jani Sievinen swims world record 100m medley (53.78 sec)

1992-11-21

Louise Karlsson swims world record 50m freestyle (31.19 sec)

1992-11-22

Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)

1993-01-09

Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 m free style (53.33)

1993-02-10

Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59)

1993-02-16

Sandra Völker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)

1993-02-17

Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec)

1993-04-11

Jeff Rouse swims world record 100m backstroke (51.43 sec)

1993-07-21

Angela Kennedy swims world record 50 m butterfly stroke (26.93)

1994-01-01

Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.83)

1994-01-05

Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.82)

1994-01-05

Yat Weiju swims world record 100m butterfly stroke (58.71)

1994-01-05

Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool record (58.71)

1994-01-06

Yat Weiju swims world record 50m butterfly stroke (26.44)

1994-01-06

Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool (26.44)

1994-03-22

Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)

1994-06-18

Aleksander Popov swims world record 100m free style (48.21 sec)

1994-08-24

Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m free style (14:41.66)

1994-08-24

Kieren Perkins swims world record 800m free style (7:46.00)

1994-09-05

Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women's freestyle (54.01 sec)

1994-09-06

Franziska van Almsick swims female record 200m freestyle (1:56.78)

1994-09-06

Tom Dolan swims world record 400m medley (4:12.30)

1994-09-10

Chong Hey swims female record 400m medley (4:01.67)/100m backstroke

1994-09-11

Jingyi Le swims female world record 50m freestyle

1994-10-07

Lu Bin swims female 200m medley world record (2:11.57)

1995-02-01

Amy van Dikes swims woman's world record 50 m butterfly (26.73)

1995-02-04

Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke (27.77)

1995-02-05

Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke: 27.77

1995-02-11

Danyon Loader swims world record 400m freestyle (340.46)

1995-02-11

Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.55 sec)

1995-02-11

Sandra Volker swims European record 50m backstroke (27.67 sec)

1995-02-12

Angela Kennedy swims woman's world record 50m butterfly

1995-02-12

Jeff Rouse swims world record 50m backstroke (24.37 sec)

1995-02-18

Angela Kennedy swims world record 100m butterfly

1995-02-18

Warnecke swims world record 50m freestyle

2016-08-13

Katie Ledecky Swims Into History With 4th Olympic Gold

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