Swimming records refer to the fastest times achieved in various swimming events. These records can be set in different categories, such as short course (25 meters) or long course (50 meters), and may be specific to a particular stroke, such as freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, or butterfly.
Swimming records are maintained by organizations such as FINA (International Swimming Federation) and USA Swimming. These organizations keep track of the fastest times achieved in official competitions and issue official records to the swimmers who set them.
There have been many impressive swimming records set over the years. Some of the fastest times in history include Usain Bolt’s world record in the 100 meter freestyle (47.05 seconds), Michael Phelps’s world record in the 200 meter butterfly (1:51.51), and Katie Ledecky’s world record in the 1500 meter freestyle (15:25.48).