View Full Version : What is World Class Speed?

March 19th, 2004, 08:24 PM
What is a World class speed for freestyle swim ?

For the different distances up to say 100 meters. World record and world class.

Just want to see how far I'm off!

March 19th, 2004, 08:32 PM
Not that I know anything about world-class speed myself, but you can find what you need here:


Go to their "Rankings" section, and search by distance, gender, etc.

March 19th, 2004, 09:33 PM
Thanks for that link!

I see womens #1 rank 50 meters is 24.82
I guess thats 24 minutes ect.. just kidding! I will have to take a stop watch for "laughs' to see how I do..(cheating with my fins!)

Gives me and maybe others a idea what fast is!

March 20th, 2004, 02:21 AM
Something around 56 seconds is probably what you would consider "world class" in the women's 100 meter long course free. If you are swimming in a 25 yard pool, figure this converts to around 49 seconds.