Swimming in Tokyo 2021 Olympics | Schedule, Timetable & Results

Swimming in Tokyo 2021 Olympics


Swimming in Tokyo Olympics 2021 starts on June 24th. On our page you can find all the information you need about the swimming events: schedule, results, and historical facts.
Swimming has been included in Olympics since 1896.
Photo: Olavi Kaljunen / Trackpic
Swimming has been included in Olympics since 1896.


Swimming has been included in the Olympics ever since the first modern Olympics in 1896. Thus, it is one of the four events that have been part of every instance of the Olympics, from the first one to the latest. Women were allowed to participate in Olympic-level swimming for the first time in the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games.

There were four different swimming events in the 1896 Olympics. Since then, the number of events has grown steadily, and the Tokyo Olympics 2021 will see as many as 37 different events - compared to 34 events held in Rio in 2016.



Swimming Schedule & Timetable in Tokyo Olympics 2021


Local time in Tokyo.

Saturday June 24th

TimeEvents
19:02Men's 400m Individual Medley - Heat 1
19:07Men's 400m Individual Medley - Heat 2
19:13Men's 400m Individual Medley - Heat 3
19:19Men's 400m Individual Medley - Heat 4
19:25Women's 100m Butterfly - Heat 1
19:28Women's 100m Butterfly - Heat 2
19:30Women's 100m Butterfly - Heat 3
19:33Women's 100m Butterfly - Heat 4
19:35Women's 100m Butterfly - Heat 5
19:38Men's 400m Freestyle - Heat 1
19:44Men's 400m Freestyle - Heat 2
19:49Men's 400m Freestyle - Heat 3
19:54Men's 400m Freestyle - Heat 4
20:00Men's 400m Freestyle - Heat 5
20:05Women's 400m Individual Medley - Heat 1
20:12Women's 400m Individual Medley - Heat 2
20:18Women's 400m Individual Medley - Heat 3
20:25Men's 100m Breaststroke - Heat 1
20:27Men's 100m Breaststroke - Heat 2
20:30Men's 100m Breaststroke - Heat 3
20:32Men's 100m Breaststroke - Heat 4
20:35Men's 100m Breaststroke - Heat 5
20:37Men's 100m Breaststroke - Heat 6
20:40Men's 100m Breaststroke - Heat 7
20:43Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Heat 1
20:48Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Heat 2


Sunday June 25th

TimeEvents
10:30Men's 400m Individual Medley Final
10:40Women's 100m Butterfly Semifinal 1
10:46Women's 100m Butterfly Semifinal 2
10:52Men's 400m Freestyle Final
11:12Women's 400m Individual Medley Final
11:33Men's 100m Breaststroke Semifinal 1
11:39Men's 100m Breaststroke Semifinal 2
11:45Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final
19:02Women's 100m Backstroke - Heat 1
19:04Women's 100m Backstroke - Heat 2
19:07Women's 100m Backstroke - Heat 3
19:09Women's 100m Backstroke - Heat 4
19:12Women's 100m Backstroke - Heat 5
19:14Women's 100m Backstroke - Heat 6
19:17Men's 200m Freestyle - Heat 1
19:21Men's 200m Freestyle - Heat 2
19:24Men's 200m Freestyle - Heat 3
19:27Men's 200m Freestyle - Heat 4
19:30Men's 200m Freestyle - Heat 5
19:34Women's 100m Breaststroke - Heat 1
19:37Women's 100m Breaststroke - Heat 2
19:40Women's 100m Breaststroke - Heat 3
19:43Women's 100m Breaststroke - Heat 4
19:45Women's 100m Breaststroke - Heat 5
19:48Women's 100m Breaststroke - Heat 6
19:51Men's 100m Backstroke - Heat 1
19:54Men's 100m Backstroke - Heat 2
19:56Men's 100m Backstroke - Heat 3
19:58Men's 100m Backstroke - Heat 4
20:01Men's 100m Backstroke - Heat 5
20:03Men's 100m Backstroke - Heat 6
20:06Women's 400m Freestyle - Heat 1
20:12Women's 400m Freestyle - Heat 2
20:18Women's 400m Freestyle - Heat 3
20:24Women's 400m Freestyle - Heat 4
20:30Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Heat 1
20:35Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Heat 2


Monday June 26th

TimeEvents
10:30Women's 100m Butterfly Final
10:37Men's 200m Freestyle Semifinal 1
10:43Men's 200m Freestyle Semifinal 2
10:50Women's 100m Breaststroke Semifinal 1
10:56Women's 100m Breaststroke Semifinal 2
11:12Men's 100m Breaststroke Final
11:20Women's 400m Freestyle Final
11:31Men's 100m Backstroke Semifinal 1
11:37Men's 100m Backstroke Semifinal 2
11:53Women's 100m Backstroke Semifinal 1
11:59Women's 100m Backstroke Semifinal 2
12:05Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final
19:02Women's 200m Freestyle - Heat 1
19:07Women's 200m Freestyle - Heat 2
19:12Women's 200m Freestyle - Heat 3
19:17Women's 200m Freestyle - Heat 4
19:22Women's 200m Freestyle - Heat 5
19:27Women's 200m Freestyle - Heat 6
19:29Men's 200m Butterfly - Heat 1
19:35Men's 200m Butterfly - Heat 2
19:41Men's 200m Butterfly - Heat 3
19:47Men's 200m Butterfly - Heat 4
19:56Women's 200m Individual Medley - Heat 1
20:02Women's 200m Individual Medley - Heat 2
20:08Women's 200m Individual Medley - Heat 3
20:14Women's 200m Individual Medley - Heat 4
20:20Women's 200m Individual Medley - Heat 5
20:26Women's 200m Individual Medley - Heat 6
20:32Women's 1500m Freestyle - Heat 1
20:49Women's 1500m Freestyle - Heat 2
21:06Women's 1500m Freestyle - Heat 3
21:23Women's 1500m Freestyle - Heat 4


Tuesday June 27th

TimeEvents
10:30Women's 200m Freestyle Semifinal 1
10:36Women's 200m Freestyle Semifinal 2
10:43Men's 200m Freestyle Final
10:51Women's 100m Backstroke Final
10:59Men's 100m Backstroke Final
11:17Women's 100m Breaststroke Final
11:35Men's 200m Butterfly Semifinal 1
11:41Men's 200m Butterfly Semifinal 2
11:58Women's 200m Individual Medley Semifinal 1
12:05Women's 200m Individual Medley Semifinal 2
19:02Men's 100m Freestyle - Heat 1
19:05Men's 100m Freestyle - Heat 2
19:08Men's 100m Freestyle - Heat 3
19:11Men's 100m Freestyle - Heat 4
19:14Men's 100m Freestyle - Heat 5
19:17Men's 100m Freestyle - Heat 6
19:20Men's 100m Freestyle - Heat 7
19:23Men's 100m Freestyle - Heat 8
19:28Women's 200m Butterfly - Heat 1
19:34Women's 200m Butterfly - Heat 2
19:40Women's 200m Butterfly - Heat 3
19:46Women's 200m Butterfly - Heat 4
19:50Men's 200m Breaststroke - Heat 1
19:56Men's 200m Breaststroke - Heat 2
20:02Men's 200m Breaststroke - Heat 3
20:08Men's 200m Breaststroke - Heat 4
20:14Men's 200m Breaststroke - Heat 5
20:17Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Heat 1
20:27Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Heat 2
20:37Men's 800m Freestyle - Heat 1
20:47Men's 800m Freestyle - Heat 2
20:57Men's 800m Freestyle - Heat 3
21:07Men's 800m Freestyle - Heat 4
21:17Men's 800m Freestyle - Heat 5
21:27Men's 800m Freestyle - Heat 6


Wednesday June 28th

TimeEvents
10:30Men's 100m Freestyle Semifinal 1
10:35Men's 100m Freestyle Semifinal 2
10:41Women's 200m Freestyle Final
10:49Men's 200m Butterfly Final
10:57Women's 200m Butterfly Semifinal 1
11:04Women's 200m Butterfly Semifinal 2
11:21Men's 200m Breaststroke Semifinal 1
11:28Men's 200m Breaststroke Semifinal 2
11:45Women's 200m Individual Medley Final
11:54Women's 1500m Freestyle Final
12:26Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final
19:02Women's 100m Freestyle - Heat 1
19:05Women's 100m Freestyle - Heat 2
19:08Women's 100m Freestyle - Heat 3
19:11Women's 100m Freestyle - Heat 4
19:14Women's 100m Freestyle - Heat 5
19:17Women's 100m Freestyle - Heat 6
19:20Women's 100m Freestyle - Heat 7
19:25Men's 200m Backstroke - Heat 1
19:31Men's 200m Backstroke - Heat 2
19:37Men's 200m Backstroke - Heat 3
19:43Men's 200m Backstroke - Heat 4
19:52Women's 200m Breaststroke - Heat 1
19:58Women's 200m Breaststroke - Heat 2
20:04Women's 200m Breaststroke - Heat 3
20:10Women's 200m Breaststroke - Heat 4
20:15Men's 200m Individual Medley - Heat 1
20:20Men's 200m Individual Medley - Heat 2
20:25Men's 200m Individual Medley - Heat 3
20:30Men's 200m Individual Medley - Heat 4
20:34Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Heat 1
20:44Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Heat 2




Thursday June 29th

TimeEvents
10:30Men's 800m Freestyle Final
10:44Men's 200m Breaststroke Final
10:53Women's 100m Freestyle Semifinal 1
10:58Women's 100m Freestyle Semifinal 2
11:04Men's 200m Backstroke Semifinal 1
11:11Men's 200m Backstroke Semifinal 2
11:28Women's 200m Butterfly Final
11:37Men's 100m Freestyle Final
11:54Women's 200m Breaststroke Semifinal 1
12:01Women's 200m Breaststroke Semifinal 2
12:08Men's 200m Individual Medley Semifinal 1
12:14Men's 200m Individual Medley Semifinal 2
12:31Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final
19:02Women's 800m Freestyle - Heat 1
19:14Women's 800m Freestyle - Heat 2
19:26Women's 800m Freestyle - Heat 3
19:38Women's 800m Freestyle - Heat 4
19:50Men's 100m Butterfly - Heat 1
19:53Men's 100m Butterfly - Heat 2
19:56Men's 100m Butterfly - Heat 3
19:59Men's 100m Butterfly - Heat 4
20:02Men's 100m Butterfly - Heat 5
20:05Men's 100m Butterfly - Heat 6
20:08Women's 200m Backstroke - Heat 1
20:13Women's 200m Backstroke - Heat 2
20:18Women's 200m Backstroke - Heat 3
20:23Women's 200m Backstroke - Heat 4
20:28Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Heat 1
20:38Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Heat 2


Friday June 30th

TimeEvents
10:30Men's 100m Butterfly Semifinal 1
10:35Men's 100m Butterfly Semifinal 2
10:41Women's 200m Breaststroke Final
10:50Men's 200m Backstroke Final
10:59Women's 100m Freestyle Final
11:16Men's 200m Individual Medley Final
11:35Women's 200m Backstroke Semifinal 1
11:42Women's 200m Backstroke Semifinal 2
19:02Men's 50m Freestyle - Heat 1
19:04Men's 50m Freestyle - Heat 2
19:06Men's 50m Freestyle - Heat 3
19:08Men's 50m Freestyle - Heat 4
19:10Men's 50m Freestyle - Heat 5
19:12Men's 50m Freestyle - Heat 6
19:14Men's 50m Freestyle - Heat 7
19:16Men's 50m Freestyle - Heat 8
19:18Men's 50m Freestyle - Heat 9
19:20Men's 50m Freestyle - Heat 10
19:22Men's 50m Freestyle - Heat 11
19:24Women's 50m Freestyle - Heat 1
19:26Women's 50m Freestyle - Heat 2
19:28Women's 50m Freestyle - Heat 3
19:30Women's 50m Freestyle - Heat 4
19:32Women's 50m Freestyle - Heat 5
19:34Women's 50m Freestyle - Heat 6
19:36Women's 50m Freestyle - Heat 7
19:38Women's 50m Freestyle - Heat 8
19:40Women's 50m Freestyle - Heat 9
19:42Women's 50m Freestyle - Heat 10
19:44Women's 50m Freestyle - Heat 11
19:46Women's 50m Freestyle - Heat 12
19:48Men's 1500m Freestyle - Heat 1
20:06Men's 1500m Freestyle - Heat 2
20:24Men's 1500m Freestyle - Heat 3
20:42Men's 1500m Freestyle - Heat 4
21:00Men's 1500m Freestyle - Heat 5
21:18Men's 1500m Freestyle - Heat 6
21:36Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Heat 1
21:42Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Heat 2
21:50Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Heat 1
22:00Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Heat 2
22:10Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Heat 3


Saturday June 31st

TimeEvents
10:30Men's 100m Butterfly Final
10:37Women's 200m Backstroke Final
10:46Women's 800m Freestyle Final
11:11Men's 50m Freestyle Semifinal 1
11:16Men's 50m Freestyle Semifinal 2
11:32Women's 50m Freestyle Semifinal 1
11:37Women's 50m Freestyle Semifinal 2
11:43Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final


Sunday August 1st

TimeEvents
10:30Men's 50m Freestyle Final
10:37Women's 50m Freestyle Final
10:44Men's 1500m Freestyle Final
11:15Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final
11:36Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final


Results










Swimming Qualifying Standards in Tokyo Olympics 2021


Men's qualifying Standards

EventOlympic QTOlympic ST
50 m freestyle22.0122.67
100 m freestyle48.5750.03
200 m freestyle1:47.021:50.23
400 m freestyle3:46.783:53.58
800 m freestyle7:54.318:08.54
1500 m freestyle15:00.9915:28.02
100 m backstroke53.8555.47
200 m backstroke1:57.502:01.03
100 m breaststroke59.931:01.73
200 m breaststroke2:10.352:14.26
100 m butterfly51.9653.52
200 m butterfly1:56.481:59.97
200 m individual medley1:59.672:03.26
400 m individual medley4:15.844:21.46


Women's qualifying Standards

EventOlympic QTOlympic ST
50 m freestyle24.7725.51
100 m freestyle54.3856.01
200 m freestyle1:57.282:00.80
400 m freestyle4:07.904:15.34
800 m freestyle8:33.368:48.76
1500 m freestyle16:32.0417:01.80
100 m backstroke1:00.251:02.06
200 m backstroke2:10.392:14.30
100 m breaststroke1:07.071:09.08
200 m breaststroke2:25.522:29.89
100 m butterfly57.9259.66
200 m butterfly2:08.432:12.28
200 m individual medley2:12.562:16.54
400 m individual medley4:38.534:46.89




The most successful swimmers in Olympic history


In terms of the number of medals, the most successful Olympic swimmer of all time is Michael Phelps with his 28 medals, 18 of which are personal. With his medal catch, this American swimmer is also the most successful Olympic athlete in all history. The female swimmer with the highest medal score is the American Jenny Thompson with her 12 medals.

#AthleteMedals
1.Michael Phelps (USA)23-3-2 = 28
2.Jenny Thompson (USA)8-3-1 = 12
3.Mark Spitz (USA)9-1-1 = 11
4.Matt Biondi (USA)8-2-1 = 11
5.Ryan Lochte (USA)6-3-3 = 12
6.Kristin Otto (GDR)6-0-0 = 6
6.Amy Van Dyken (USA)6-0-0 = 6
8.Gary Hall, Jr. (USA)5-3-2 = 10
9.Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN)5-1-1 = 7
10.Dana Vollmer (USA)5-1-1 = 7
11.Katie Ledecky (USA)5-1-0 = 6
12.Missy Franklin (USA)5-0-1 = 6


Swimming Olympic records


The swimming olympic records have development very rapidly. All the records have been made during the last three olympic games so the oldest records date to 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics in China.

Women have improved their olympic records even more intensely: all women's swimming olympic records are made during the latest olmpic games in London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Women

DisciplineAthleteTimeGames
50 m freestyleRanomi Kromowidjojo (NLD)24.05London, England 2012
100 m freestyleSimone Manuel (USA) / Penny Oleksiak (CAN)52.70Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
200 m freestyleAllison Schmitt (USA)1:53.61London, England 2012
400 m freestyleKatie Ledecky (USA)3:56.46Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
800 m freestyleKatie Ledecky (USA)8:04.79Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
100 m backstrokeEmily Seebohm (AUS)58.23London, England 2012
200 m backstrokeMissy Franklin (USA)2:04.06London, England 2012
100 m breaststrokeLilly King (USA)1:04.93Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
200 m breaststrokeRebecca Soni (USA)2:19.59London, England 2012
100 m butterflySarah Sjöström (SWE)55.48Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
200 m butterflyJiao Liuyang (CHN)2:04.06London, England 2012
200 m medleyKatinka Hosszu (HUN)2:06.58Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
400 m medleyKatinka Hosszu (HUN)4:26.36Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
400 m medley relayUnited States3:52.05London, England 2012
400 m freestyle relayAustralia3:30.65Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
800 m freestyle relayUnited States7:42.92London, England 2012


Swedish Sarah Sjöström won Olympic gold medal in the 100 m butterfly with an olympic record time of 55,48 in Rio 2016. Sjöström's time is also the world record time for 100 m butterlfy.
Swedish Sarah Sjöström won Olympic gold medal in the 100 m butterfly with an olympic record time of 55,48 in Rio 2016. Sjöström's time is also the world record time for 100 m butterlfy. (Sarah Sjöström. Photo: Kanal 75, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)


Men

DisciplineAthleteTimeGames
50 m freestyleCesar Cielo (BRA)21.30Beijing, China 2008
100 m freestyleEamon Sullivan (AUS)47.05Beijing, China 2008
200 m freestyleMichael Phelps (USA)1:42.96Beijing, China 2008
400 m freestyleSun Yang (CHN)3:40.14London, Great Britain 2012
1500 m freestyleSun Yang (CHN)14:31.02London, Great Britain 2012
100 m backstrokeRyan Murphy (USA)51.85Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
200 m backstrokeTyler Clary (USA)1:53.41London, Great Britain 2012
100 m breaststrokeAdam Peaty (GBR)57.13Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
200 m breaststrokeIppei Watanabe (JPN)2:07.22Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
100 m butterflyJoseph Schooling (SGP)50.39Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
200 m butterflyMichael Phelps (USA)1:52.03Beijing, China 2008
200 m medleyMichael Phelps (USA)1:54.32Beijing, China 2008
400 m medleyMichael Phelps (USA)4:03.84Beijing, China 2008
400 m medley relayUnited States3:27.95Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016
400 m freestyle relayUnited States3:08.24Beijing, China 2008
800 m freestyle relayUnited States6:58.56Beijing, China 2008