Michael Phelps holds both records for the 200 meter men's freestyle. His record was 1:42.96 at the summer Olympics in 2008 in Beijing.
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.
Eamon Sullivan regained the 50-meter freestyle world record with a 21.41 seconds swim at the Australian Olympic trials in Sydney. - June 2008!
Cesar Cielo holds the world record in Men's Long Course 100m Freestyle with a time of 46.91 seconds. Amaury Leveaux holds the Short Course record with a time of 44.94 seconds.
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In 2000, Ian Thorpe won the Olympic gold medal in the 400m freestyle, the 4x100m freestyle, and the 4x200m freestyle.
Cesar Cielo of Brazil with a time of 46.91.
World Record: Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.45m Olympic Record: Charles Austin (USA) 2.39m
The world record, as well as the Olympic record, for the mens' 200 meter freestyle was set by Michael Phelps on August 12th, 2008, at the Beijing Summer Olympics. His time was 1:42.96 .