Swimming at the African Games

Swimming was an African Games event at its inaugural edition in 1965 and has continued to feature prominently at the competition in each of its subsequent editions.

Editions

Games Year Host city # countries # swimmers
I1965 Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
II1973 Lagos, Nigeria
III1978 Algiers, Algeria
IV1987 Nairobi, Kenya
V1991 Cairo, Egypt
VI1995 Harare, Zimbabwe
VII1999 Johannesburg, South Africa18128
VIII2003 Abuja, Nigeria21117 [1]
(male=63; female=54)
IX2007 Algiers, Algeria16121
X2011 Maputo, Mozambique
XI2015 Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

Games records

All records were set in finals unless noted otherwise. All times are swum in a long-course (50m) pool.

Men

Event Time NameNationalityDateMeetLocation Ref
50m freestyle 22.34 =Salim Iles Algeria July 20072007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
50m freestyle 22.34 =Gideon Louw South Africa 10 September 20112011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [2][3]
100m freestyle 49.38 Salim Iles Algeria July 20072007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
200m freestyle 1:47.77 Devon Brown  South Africa 6 September 20152015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [4]
400m freestyle 3:48.06 Ahmed Akram  Egypt 9 September 20152015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [5]
800m freestyle 7:55.36 Ahmed Akram  Egypt 7 September 20152015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [6]
1500m freestyle 15:11.68 Ahmed Akram  Egypt 10 September 20152015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [7]
50m backstroke 25.68 Gerhard Zandberg South Africa July 20072007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
100m backstroke 55.26 Charl Crous South Africa 9 September 20112011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [8][9]
200m backstroke 2:01.74 Darren Murray South Africa 7 September 20112011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [10]
50m breaststroke 27.18 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 7 September 20152015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [11]
100m breaststroke 1:00.19 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa 6 September 20152015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [12]
200m breaststroke 2:14.27 Sofiane Daid Algeria July 20072007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
50m butterfly 23.51 Chad le Clos  South Africa 8 September 20152015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [13]
100m butterfly 51.24 Chad le Clos  South Africa 7 September 20152015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [14]
200m butterfly 1:56.37 Chad le Clos South Africa 9 September 20112011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [15][16]
200m individual medley 2:00.70 Chad le Clos South Africa 10 September 20112011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [17][18]
400m individual medley 4:16.88 Chad le Clos South Africa 6 September 20112011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [19][20]
4×100m freestyle relay 3:19.42  South Africa 8 September 2011 2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [21][22]
4×200m freestyle relay 7:18.62
 South Africa 8 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [23]
4×100m medley relay 3:42.44
 Egypt 11 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [24]

Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANA; WRWorld record; AFAfrican record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

Women

Event Time NameNationalityDateMeetLocation Ref
50m freestyle 25.12 Farida Osman  Egypt 10 September 20152015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [25]
100m freestyle 55.41 Farida Osman  Egypt 6 September 20152015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [26]
200m freestyle 1:59.84 Karin Prinsloo South Africa 6 September 20112011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [27][28]
400m freestyle 4:15.53 Melissa Corfe South Africa July 20072007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
800m freestyle 8:43.89 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe July 20072007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
1500m freestyle 17:03.22 Roxanne Tammadge South Africa 10 September 20112011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [29][30]
50m backstroke 28.89 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe July 20072007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
100m backstroke 1:00.86 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe 7 September 20112011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [31]
200m backstroke 2:10.66 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe July 20072007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
50m breaststroke 32.45 hMaii Atif Egypt 8 September 20152015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [32]
100m breaststroke 1:07.58 Penny Heyns South Africa September 19991999 All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa
200m breaststroke 2:28.00 Penny Heyns South Africa September 19991999 All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa
50m butterfly 26.27 hFarida Osman  Egypt 7 September 20152015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [33]
100m butterfly 58.83 Farida Osman  Egypt 9 September 20152015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [34]
200m butterfly 2:12.46 Mandy Loots South Africa 10 September 20112011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique [35][36]
200m individual medley 2:13.02 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe July 20072007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
400m individual medley 4:39.91 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe July 20072007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria
4×100m freestyle relay 3:49.04
  •  (57.91)
    Marlies Ross
  •  (57.14)
    Jessica Ashley Cooper
  •  (58.50)
    Vanessa Mohr
  •  (55.49)
    Karin Prinsloo
 South Africa 8 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [37]
4×200m freestyle relay 8:20.28
  •  (2:04.51)
    Rene Warnes
  •  (2:06.57)
    Marlies Ross
  •  (2:08.04)
    Charlise Oberholzer
  •  (2:01.16)
    Karin Prinsloo
 South Africa 6 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [38]
4×100m medley relay 4:10.90  South Africa July 2007 2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria

Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANA; WRWorld record; AFAfrican record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

Mixed relay

Event Time NameNationalityDateMeetLocation Ref
4×100m freestyle relay 3:31.56
 South Africa 7 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [39]
4×100m medley relay 3:56.04
 Egypt 10 September 2015 2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [40]

Legend: # – Record awaiting ratification by CANA; WRWorld record; AFAfrican record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat

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