Janet Evan's record in the 800m freestyle event...set in 1989, broken by Rebecca Adlington in the Beijing Olympics in 2008
The current Olympic record in men's 100 meter freestyle swimming event is held by Eamon Sullivan of Australia with a time of 47.05 seconds. The record was set at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The current Olympic record in women's 100 meter freestyle swimming event is held by Britta Steffen of Germany with a time of 53.12 seconds. The record was set at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
the girl record for 100 meters freestyle is a 60
The Olympic 400m men freestyle record is 3:40.59 by Ian Thrope.
In swimming, there are different record holders for different events. For example, Stephanie Rice may hold the record in sprint freestyle, but Chloe Sutton holds the record in the mile freestyle.
Rebecca Adlington, GBR: 8:14.10 (August 16th, 2008, at Beijing Olympic Games)
Rebecca Adlington's time of 8:14.10 in the finals of the women's 800 meter freestyle was an Olympic record and a world record.
The Olympic record for the 100 meter freestyle is 47.84 posted by Pieter van den Hoogenband, of the Netherlands at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
Eamon Sullivan regained the 50-meter freestyle world record with a 21.41 seconds swim at the Australian Olympic trials in Sydney. - June 2008!
Ian Thorpe of Australia in a time of 1:44.71, a new Olympic record.