NEW YEAR’S QUIZ: Which Swimming Events Had a SC or LC World Record Set In 2020?

Can you pick every event with a long course or short course world record set in the calendar year 2020 – without picking any wrong events?

Our latest quiz is a celebration of the year that was. On New Year’s Eve 2020, we’re highlighting all the world records set in the year 2020 with a clickable SwimSwam quiz.

A few notes on this quiz:

  • Be careful! Each event is listed only once – but that event encompasses any 2020 world records set by women, men, or in mixed-gender events, and also includes short course and long course meters.
  • No short course yards, as those events don’t technically feature world records.
  • World-best times do not count – only official swims that are eligible for world records based on FINA’s policies. That means ISL times are included, just not any relay times set by a team where all four swimmers are not of the same nationality.
  • The quiz includes only world records set in the calendar year 2020 – that means January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
  • Clicking an event with no world records in 2020 will end the quiz, so guess carefully.
  • You have four minutes.

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8 months ago

100% in less than 30 seconds (but that might be because I’m currently writing an article about all 10 world records)

Gen D
Reply to  Ben Dornan
8 months ago

Looking forward to reading it because i missed one and can’t figure out which one it is 😅

Reply to  Gen D
8 months ago

Step aside, i got 100% after only 16 tries

Ben Dornan
Reply to  Gen D
8 months ago

2 4×100 medleys (LC China mixed and SC USA women)

Reply to  Ben Dornan
8 months ago

Ahhhh the Chinese LC mixed medley is the one I forgot

Reply to  Ben Dornan
8 months ago

Trying to figure out which is the 10th WR since relay records can only be done with people from the same country. Seen results over the last 25 years that were faster then World Records but had swimmers from different countries (and no, I am not thinking of college relay yards records).

Reply to  Dan
8 months ago

China set the WR in the LCM Mixed Medley earlier this year – that one was the first of the year and got the least press, I think. Maybe that’s the one you’re forgetting?

Reply to  N P
8 months ago

Yes, it was

8 months ago

I somehow missed Dressel’s 50 fr world record but got the others.

8 months ago

200 Breast is not an option in the quiz

8 months ago

What’s the 9th? I got 50 free, 50 back, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, 100 IM, 4x100Medly and 4×50 free

Joe Koller
Reply to  MX4x50relay
8 months ago

200 Back! I forgot this one as well!

8 months ago

I didn’t read the instructions and tried to tap junior world records uhhh 7/9 tho

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