Swimming World Records

Swimming world records can be set in a pool, in the sea, in a lake or even at a water park. You don't have to be a speedy swimmer, either - belly flops make for very entertaining world records, as do props like pool noodles, swim caps and inner tubes. Whatever way you choose to set your record, just remember: wear a life jacket if your swimming skills are a little shabby.

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17 Records Found

Fastest Juggling Triathlon

02:49 United States

Joe Salter completed a juggling triathlon in one hour, 57 minutes. He swam 0.25 miles while juggling three balls, rode 16.2 miles on a bike while juggling two balls in one hand and then completed a 4-mile run while juggling three balls.

Most Catches Juggling Four Balls While Swimming

00:17 United States

Bob E. completed 49 catches juggling four balls while swimming.

Farthest Distance Unicycled Underwater

01:00 United States

Zakk S. unicycled 30 feet (360 inches) underwater.

Fastest Time To Jump In All Five Great Lakes

07:17 United States

Dan Miller and his friends jumped in all five Great Lakes (Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and Lake Superior) in eight hours, 51 minutes, 44 seconds.

Fastest Time To Swim 5,500 Meters With Hands And Legs Bound

01:29 Georgia

Georgian Records Federation's Ana Lominadze swam 5,500 meters in the Dardanelles Strait in 50 minutes with her hands and legs bound. See photos of the attempt here. Learn more about the attempt here. NOTE: This record is dangerous and should only be attempted by professionals.

Most People Fit Inside A Swim Cap

00:52 United States

Joey Mette and Jed fit two people in one swim cap while holding it open.

Longest Lazy River Inner Tube Chain

00:28 United States

A total of 28 campers at iD Tech Camp Purdue University joined togther while in inner tubes and rode along a lazy riverwhile connected. [#iDTech][]

Longest Time For Four People To Splash In A Swimming Pool

03:39 United States

Ian, Gavin, Jaylen, and Josh splashed each other in a swimming pool for one minute, 36.35 seconds.

Most Push-Ups On A Floating Paddleboard In Four Minutes

04:05 United States

Alicia Weber completed 121 push-ups on a floating paddleboard in four minutes.

Most Consecutive Jumps Off A Dock By Three People In Three Minutes

03:10 United States

Zach, Alex, and Tyler jumped off a dock a total of 25 times in three minutes.

Most Jumps Into A Pool By Two Kids In One Minute

01:50 United States

Ian and Carter jumped a total of 10 times into a pool in one minute.

Shallowest Water To Swim In While Doing A Backstroke

01:58 Malaysia

Kenny Khong swam 10 laps backstroke in a 14-inch deep swimming pool.

Fastest 25-Yard Swim With A Broken Finger

00:32 United States

JK32 swam 25 feet in 21.20 seconds with a broken ring finger on his left hand. He set the record at Red Lerille's Health Club in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Most Pool Noodles Fit In The Cargo Area Of A Prius

00:52 United States

This record was set as part of Toyota Prius Records, a two-day event streamed live on the Internet. In a 48-hour period, URDB officials adjudicated 200 Prius-related world records. This was the most records ever documented in a 48-hour window, a world record in and of itself. The event took place in Los Angeles, California on March 30th and 31st, 2011. See all the records set at the event here.

Fastest Time To Run Across A Covered Swimming Pool

00:28 Spain

Shin Clinton ran across his covered swimming pool in 4.69 seconds.

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