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World Records


Photo of Michael Phelps Victory

Since its opening, ten world records have been set at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex. Two were broken in one day on August 13, 1991, during the Phillips 66/US National Swimming Championships. Two more were broken within 48 hours in August 2002. (Left: Michael Phelps, 08/15/02; Right: Natalie Coughlin, 08/13/02; photos courtesy of Al Bello/Getty Images)

Photo of Natalie Coughlin Victory
Photo of Natalie Coughlin WR Swim

To the left is Natalie Coughlin of the USA, on her way to becoming the first woman to swim under one minute in the 100-meter backstroke and the first American in 37 years to hold the world record in the event. (August 13, 2002; photo by George Olsen)

To the right is Michael Phelps of the USA, on his speedy way to a new world record in the Men's 400m Individual Medley. (August 15, 2002; photo by George Olsen)

Photo of Phelps WR Swim

For other world records, see the following chart:

Swimmer

Country

Event

Time

Date

Catie Ball

USA

100m Breaststroke

1:15.60

12/28/66

Pam Kruse

USA

400m Freestyle

4:36.80

06/30/67

Andy Coan

USA

100m Freestyle

51.11

08/03/75

Mary T. Meagher

USA

200M Butterfly

2:08.41

08/16/79

Mary T. Meagher

USA

200M Butterfly

2:07.01

08/16/79

Kim Linehan

USA

1500m Freestyle

16:04.49

08/19/79

Martin Zubero

ESP

200m Backstroke

1:57.30

08/13/91

Mike Barrowman

USA

200m Breaststroke

2:10.60

08/13/91

Natalie Coughlin

USA

100m Backstroke

0:59.58

08/13/02

Michael Phelps

US

400m Individual Medley

4:11.09

08/15/02

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