UK swimmers have made their mark on the international sporting scene. They are one of the most accomplished teams in the world. British swimmers, thanks to the natural love for the sport, have proven themselves to be a strong force to compete with. Regardless of where they are sent to compete, you can expect that they will dominate the scene.

In this article, we will name the 5 fastest swimmers that have represented Great Britain.

5 fastest UK swimmers for men

Here are the 5 fastest male swimmers in the UK.

Adam Peaty

He holds the current world record in two breaststroke events. The first was set during the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russia when he had the time of 26.42 during the 50m breaststroke competition. The second world record was set during the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil when he set the time of 57.13 for the 100m breaststroke.

Liam Tancock

This UK swimmer holds the current world record for the 50m backstroke – which was achieved during the World Championships in Rome, Italy on August 2, 2009. The record time is 24.04. He also holds the Commonwealth record for the 100m backstroke with his time of 52.73.

Duncan Scott

This UK swimmer has a record time of 48.01 in the 100m freestyle. He did this record during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on August 9, 2016. He represented Great Britain when he set this record time.

James Guy

He represented the country at the World Championships in Kazan, Russia where he set the time of 1:45.14 for the 200m freestyle event. This happened on August 4, 2015. He also set the record time of 3:45.75 during the same sporting event – but this time, for the 400 freestyle competition.

David Davies

This long course UK swimmer represented Great Britain in two events. The first in August 21, 2004, in Athens, Greece where he set the record time of 14:45.95 for a 1500m freestyle during the Olympic Games. The second time was during the World Championships in Rome, Italy back on July 29, 2009, where he set the record of 7:44.32 for the 800m freestyle.

These are the fastest UK swimmers for the men’s division.

5 fastest UK swimmers for women

Here are the 5 fastest female swimmers in the UK.

Francesca Halsall

This UK swimmer holds the Commonwealth record for the 50m butterfly with a time of 25.20. This was set during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She also has a record time of 23.96 for the 50m freestyle competition in the Commonwealth Games. She represented England in Glasgow, United Kingdom and set the record on July 26, 2014. She also has a 52.87 record time for the 100m freestyle competition when she represented Great Britain at the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Italy.

Joanne Jackson

She holds the current Commonwealth record in the 400m freestyle competition with a time of 4:00.60 during the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Italy. She also has a record time of 1:55.54 for the 200m freestyle competition in the 2009 World Championships.

Rebecca Adlington

This UK swimmer holds the European record in the 800m freestyle competition with a time of 8:14.10. This was set during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing China. She is also part of the team that holds the European record of 7:45.51 for the 4x200m freestyle relay during the World Championships in Rome, Italy.

Jasmin Carlin

She is part of the team that holds the European record for the 4x200m freestyle relay during the World Championships in Rome, Italy. The team holds the fastest time to date after finishing the relay in 7:45.51. This swimmer also has a record time of 15:47.26 for the 1500m freestyle event in the World Championships Trials last June 2013 in Sheffield, UK.

Gemma Spofforth

This swimmer holds the World record for the fastest time in the 100m backstroke. She set the 58.12 record time during the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Italy. She also holds the Commonwealth record for the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:06.66 during the same sporting event.

These are the fastest UK swimmers and record holders for the women’s division.