Olympics
The page provides a comprehensive list of Olympic records set by men in swimming.

Men's Swimming

Introduced in the 1896 Athens Games, swimming has been a part of the Olympics ever since and undergone much transformation: from being an outdoor sport held in a river to being an indoor sport held in a pool. Despite the transformation it is one of the most popular sports in Olympics. In men's category, except for the record time of 3:40.59 min set by Ian Thorpe of Australia in 400m freestyle, all the record times in each event was newly set by swimmers across the world. As of now, USA with 489 medals, out of which 214 are gold, is at the top of the medals tally. In the 2012 London Games, 950 swimmers will take part in the competition in as many as 34 events. The competition will be held at Olympic Park - Aquatics Centre and Hyde Park from 28th July to 4th August.

Men's 100 Meter Backstroke

Men's 100 Meter Breaststroke

Men's 100 Meter Butterfly

Men's 100 Meter Freestyle Swimming

Men's 1500 Meter Freestyle Swimming

Men's 200 Meter Backstroke

Men's 200 Meter Breaststroke

Men's 200 Meter Butterfly

Men's 200 Meter Freestyle

Men's 200 Meter Individual Medley

Men's 4 x 100 Meter Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 x 100 Meter Medley Relay

Men's 4 x 200 Meter Freestyle Relay

Men's 400 Meter Freestyle

Men's 400 Meter Individual Medley

Men's 50 Meter Freestyle


Men's 1 Mile Freestyle

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1904 Emil Rausch
Germany
Géza Kiss
Hungary
Francis Gailey
United States

Men's 10 KM open water

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
2008 Maarten van der Weijden
Netherlands
David Davies
Great Britain
Thomas Lurz
Germany
2012 Oussama Mellouli
Tunisia
Thomas Lurz
Germany
Richard Weinberger
Canada

Men's 100 Yard Backstroke

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1904 Walter Brack
Germany
Georg Hoffmann
Germany
Georg Zacharias
Germany

Men's 100 Yard Freestyle

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1904 Zoltán Halmay
Hungary
Charles Daniels
United States
Scott Leary
United States

Men's 1000 Meter Freestyle

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1900 John Jarvis
Great Britain
Otto Wahle
Austria
Zoltán Halmay
Hungary

Men's 1200 Meter Freestyle

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Alfréd Hajós
Hungary
Ioannis Andreou
Greece
Efstathios Chorafas
Greece

Men's 200 Meter Obstacle Event

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1900 Frederick Lane
Australia
Otto Wahle
Austria
Peter Kemp
Great Britain

Men's 200 Meter Team Swimming

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1900 Deutscher Schwimm Verband Berlin
Germany
Tritons Lillois
France
Pupilles de Neptune
France

Men's 400 Meter Breaststroke

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Walter Bathe
Germany
Thor Henning
Sweden
Percy Courtman
Great Britain
1920 Håkan Malmrot
Sweden
Thor Henning
Sweden
Arvo Ossian Aaltonen
Finland

Men's 400 Meter Medley

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Tom Dolan
United States



Men's 4000 Meter Freestyle

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1900 John Jarvis
Great Britain
Zoltán Halmay
Hungary
Louis Martin
France

Men's 440 Yardr Breaststroke

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1904 Georg Zacharias
Germany
Walter Brack
Germany
Jam Handy
United States

Men's 500 Meter Freestyle

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Paul Neumann
Austria
Antonios Pepanos
Greece
Efstathios Chorafas
Greece

Men's 880 Yard Freestyle

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1904 Emil Rausch
Germany
Francis Gailey
United States
Géza Kiss
Hungary

Men's Freestyle 220 Yard

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1904 Charles Daniels
United States
Francis Gailey
United States
Emil Rausch
Germany

Men's Freestyle 440 Yard

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1904 Charles Daniels
United States
Francis Gailey
United States
Otto Wahle
Austria

Men's Freestyle 4x50 Yard Relay

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1904 Charles Daniels, Louis Handley, Leo Goodwin, Joe Ruddy
United States
Hugo Goetz, David Hammond, Raymond Thorne, Bill Tuttle
United States
Gwynne Evans, Bill Orthwein, Amedee Reyburn, Marquard Schwarz
United States

Men's Freestyle 50 Yard

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1904 Zoltán Halmay
Hungary
Scott Leary
United States
Charles Daniels
United States

Men's Sailors 100 Meter Freestyle

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Ioannis Malokinis
Greece
Spyridon Chazapis
Greece
Dimitrios Drivas
Greece

Men's Underwater Swimming

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1900 Charles Devendeville
France
André Six
France