Question: What is the top speed a swimmer can achieve?

How fast can a swimmer go?

Humans at their peak athleticism can swim at best around 6 mph — Michael Phelps topped out around there in 2010, according to ESPN, and that’s still about three times faster than the average human swimmer. A shortfin mako shark, on other hand, can hit top speeds of about 60 mph.

How fast can Michael Phelps swim top speed?

Olympic gold-medalist Michael Phelps can swim the 200-meter freestyle in approximately 1.42 minutes, which equates to a speed of about 4.7 mph (miles per hour) or 7.6 km/h (kilometers per hour). A sailfish could cover 200 meters in about 10 seconds!

How fast can Michael Phelps swim a 50?

Personal Best Results

Event Time Pool Length
Men 50 Freestyle 22.93 50m
Men 4×100 Freestyle Relay 03:08.24 WR 50m
Men 4×200 Freestyle Relay 06:58.55 WR 50m
Men 4×100 Medley Relay 03:38.32 50m

How fast can a human swim a mile?

On average it should take beginners anywhere from 40 to 50 minutes to swim a mile, while intermediate swimmers will be able to swim a mile in roughly 30 to 35 minutes and advanced swimmers in about 25 minutes or less.

Who is the best swimmer in the world 2020?

World Swimmers of the Year

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Year Female Winner Male Winner
2017 Sarah Sjöström Caeleb Dressel
2018 Katie Ledecky Adam Peaty
2019 Regan Smith Caeleb Dressel
2020 Not awarded due to COVID-19 pandemic

Is anyone faster than Michael Phelps?

Clay High School graduate Caeleb Dressel shattered the 100-meter butterfly world record of Michael Phelps at Friday’s FINA world swimming championships. Clay County’s swimming star is now the fastest butterfly swimmer on the planet.

What is the fastest 50 free time ever?

The current world record for the 50 freestyle long course is held by Cesar Cielo (BRA), who set the mark on December 18, 2009 at the CBDA Open – Brazilian Championships, in a time of 20.91. (For World, Olympics and World Championship records you can view them here.)

What is the fastest 50 fly time?

Long course

# Time Meet
1 23.60 Australia Championships
2 23.44 World Championships
3 23.43 World Championships
4 23.30 Big 12 Time Trials