QUIZ: Can You Name All Short Course World Record-Holders?

Can you name every short course meters world record-holder in swimming?

Short course meters is often the forgotten course – not included in the Olympics or in the NCAA. But the International Swimming League is providing a high-profile medium for short course meters swims, and that makes it a timely subject for our latest SwimSwam swimming quiz.

Some notes:

  • Entering the last name only is enough to get credit – and it gets you out of having to spell first names!
  • In cases of ties, either record-holder should get you credit.
  • These are in short course meters, as of October 23, 2020.
  • We’ve tried to account for a few spelling variations, but you’ll mostly have to spell names correctly.

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4 months ago

36/36 lets go

4 months ago

31/36 missed Paltrinieri, Larkin, VDB and Medeiros

4 months ago

30/36… what have I become

Reply to  Coleman Hodges
4 months ago

Everyone is doing fairly well on this one…previous quizzes had many people get only around half of the answers correct

Gen D
Reply to  swimfan210_
4 months ago

Everyone has probably been googling these fairly recently because of ISL

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  Gen D
4 months ago

which explains why the most commonly missed answer is kohler. the 800/1500 arent in the isl and kohler is easily the most obscure of the distance free wr holders

Last edited 4 months ago by Old Man Chalmers
Gen D
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
4 months ago

That makes sense! Those two were among the three i missed.

Reply to  Coleman Hodges
4 months ago

Better than me. 29/36 here

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