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.

22 Records Found

04:02 United States

Most Push-Ups On A Floating Paddleboard In Four Minutes

Alicia Weber

Alicia Weber completed 129 push-ups on a floating paddleboard in four minutes.

08:01 United States

Fastest Time To Perform 200 Consecutive Push-Ups And A 200-Meter Freestyle Swim

Alicia Weber

Alicia Weber performed 200 consecutive push-ups followed by a 200-meter freestyle swim in seven minutes, 45.45 seconds.

03:14 Australia

Most Laps In A Four-Meter Pool In One Minute While Riding An Inflatable Tube And Wearing A Three-Piece Suit

Tobin Anderson

Tobin A. completed nine laps in one minute riding an inflatable tube in a four-meter do-it-yourself paddling pool while wearing a three-piece suit.

02:37 United States

Shortest Triathlon

Alex Cunningham

Alex Cunningham completed a triathlon. The whole course measures 22 feet in distance.

06:56 England

Most Recreational Scuba Diving Qualifications Acquired

James Neal

James Neal has acquired 115 internationally-recognized recreational scuba diving qualifications.

01:53 United States

Most Catches Juggling Four Balls While Swimming

Joe Salter

Joe Salter completed 88 catches juggling four balls while swimming.

00:55 Georgia

Fastest Time To Swim 25 Meters While Handcuffed And Feet Tied Together With Iron Chain

Georgian Records Federation

Ana Lominadze of the Georgian Records Federation swam 25 meters in 21.76 seconds while wearing handcuffs and with her feet tied together with an iron chain. She set the record at the Dighomi Swimming Pool in Tbilisi, Georgia.

00:32 United States

Fastest 25-Yard Swim With A Broken Finger

Joseph Karre

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.

01:58 Malaysia

Shallowest Water To Swim In While Doing A Backstroke

Kenny Khong

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

03:39 United States

Longest Time For Four People To Splash In A Swimming Pool

Ian McGehee

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

01:50 United States

Most Jumps Into A Pool By Two Kids In One Minute

Ian McGehee

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

03:10 United States

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

Zach Wroe

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

01:00 United States

Longest Distance Unicycled Underwater

Zakk Shanks

Zakk S. unicycled 30 feet underwater.

01:29 Georgia

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

Georgian Records Federation

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.

07:17 United States

Fastest Time To Jump In All Five Great Lakes

Dan Miller

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.

01:17 United States

Fastest Time To Complete 25 Push-Ups And A 50-Meter Swim Sprint


Clyde completed 25 push-ups and a 50-meter swim sprint in one minute, 16.23 seconds.

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