1 mile Times

Swimming Standards By Age And Ability

What is a good 1 mile time?

A good 1 mile time is 32:24. This is the average 1 mile time across all ages and genders.

Male 1 mile Swimming Times

A good 1 mile time for a man is 31:20. This is the average 1 mile time across men of all ages.

Average 1 mile swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 59:37 47:32 37:28 29:33 23:33
15 51:36 41:08 32:26 25:34 20:23
20 49:51 39:44 31:20 24:43 19:42
25 49:51 39:44 31:20 24:43 19:42
30 49:54 39:46 31:22 24:44 19:43
35 50:43 40:25 31:52 25:08 20:02
40 52:28 41:49 32:59 26:00 20:44
45 54:26 43:24 34:13 26:59 21:30
50 56:34 45:06 35:33 28:02 22:21
55 58:53 46:56 37:00 29:11 23:16
60 01:01:23 48:55 38:35 30:25 24:15
65 01:04:06 51:06 40:17 31:46 25:19
70 01:07:19 53:40 42:19 33:22 26:36
75 01:12:20 57:39 45:28 35:51 28:34
80 01:20:03 01:03:49 50:19 39:40 31:37
85 01:32:09 01:13:28 57:55 45:40 36:24
90 01:52:17 01:29:30 01:10:35 55:39 44:22
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:42.3 02:57.2 02:19.7 01:50.2 01:27.8
15 03:12.4 02:33.4 02:00.9 01:35.4 01:16.0
20 03:05.9 02:28.2 01:56.9 01:32.1 01:13.4
25 03:05.9 02:28.2 01:56.9 01:32.1 01:13.4
30 03:06.1 02:28.3 01:56.9 01:32.2 01:13.5
35 03:09.1 02:30.7 01:58.9 01:33.7 01:14.7
40 03:15.6 02:35.9 02:03.0 01:37.0 01:17.3
45 03:23.0 02:41.8 02:07.6 01:40.6 01:20.2
50 03:31.0 02:48.2 02:12.6 01:44.6 01:23.3
55 03:39.6 02:55.0 02:18.0 01:48.8 01:26.7
60 03:48.9 03:02.4 02:23.9 01:53.4 01:30.4
65 03:59.0 03:10.5 02:30.2 01:58.5 01:34.4
70 04:11.0 03:20.1 02:37.8 02:04.4 01:39.2
75 04:29.7 03:35.0 02:49.5 02:13.7 01:46.6
80 04:58.5 03:58.0 03:07.6 02:27.9 01:57.9
85 05:43.7 04:33.9 03:36.0 02:50.3 02:15.8
90 06:58.7 05:33.8 04:23.2 03:27.5 02:45.4
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:23.3 02:42.1 02:07.8 01:40.8 01:20.3
15 02:56.0 02:20.3 01:50.6 01:27.2 01:09.5
20 02:50.0 02:15.5 01:46.9 01:24.3 01:07.2
25 02:50.0 02:15.5 01:46.9 01:24.3 01:07.2
30 02:50.1 02:15.6 01:46.9 01:24.3 01:07.2
35 02:52.9 02:17.8 01:48.7 01:25.7 01:08.3
40 02:58.9 02:22.6 01:52.4 01:28.7 01:10.7
45 03:05.6 02:28.0 01:56.7 01:32.0 01:13.3
50 03:12.9 02:33.8 02:01.2 01:35.6 01:16.2
55 03:20.8 02:40.0 02:06.2 01:39.5 01:19.3
60 03:29.3 02:46.8 02:11.5 01:43.7 01:22.7
65 03:38.6 02:54.2 02:17.4 01:48.3 01:26.3
70 03:49.5 03:03.0 02:24.3 01:53.8 01:30.7
75 04:06.6 03:16.6 02:35.0 02:02.2 01:37.4
80 04:33.0 03:37.6 02:51.6 02:15.3 01:47.8
85 05:14.2 04:10.5 03:17.5 02:35.7 02:04.1
90 06:22.9 05:05.2 04:00.7 03:09.8 02:31.3

Female 1 mile Swimming Times

A good 1 mile time for a woman is 33:49. This is the average 1 mile time across women of all ages.

Average 1 mile swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 59:52 48:54 39:34 32:01 26:09
15 53:44 43:54 35:31 28:44 23:29
20 51:09 41:47 33:49 27:21 22:21
25 51:09 41:47 33:49 27:21 22:21
30 51:09 41:47 33:49 27:21 22:21
35 51:29 42:04 34:02 27:32 22:30
40 52:33 42:56 34:44 28:06 22:58
45 54:26 44:28 35:59 29:07 23:47
50 57:14 46:46 37:50 30:37 25:00
55 01:00:32 49:27 40:01 32:22 26:27
60 01:04:13 52:28 42:27 34:20 28:03
65 01:08:23 55:52 45:12 36:34 29:53
70 01:13:08 59:44 48:20 39:07 31:57
75 01:18:35 01:04:12 51:57 42:02 34:20
80 01:25:04 01:09:30 56:14 45:30 37:10
85 01:35:47 01:18:15 01:03:19 51:14 41:51
90 01:55:27 01:34:19 01:16:18 01:01:44 50:26
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:43.2 03:02.4 02:27.6 01:59.4 01:37.5
15 03:20.4 02:43.7 02:12.4 01:47.2 01:27.5
20 03:10.7 02:35.8 02:06.1 01:42.0 01:23.3
25 03:10.7 02:35.8 02:06.1 01:42.0 01:23.3
30 03:10.7 02:35.8 02:06.1 01:42.0 01:23.3
35 03:12.0 02:36.9 02:06.9 01:42.7 01:23.9
40 03:16.0 02:40.1 02:09.5 01:44.8 01:25.6
45 03:23.0 02:45.8 02:14.2 01:48.5 01:28.7
50 03:33.4 02:54.4 02:21.1 01:54.1 01:33.3
55 03:45.7 03:04.4 02:29.2 02:00.7 01:38.6
60 03:59.5 03:15.6 02:38.3 02:08.1 01:44.6
65 04:15.0 03:28.3 02:48.6 02:16.4 01:51.4
70 04:32.7 03:42.8 03:00.2 02:25.8 01:59.1
75 04:53.1 03:59.4 03:13.7 02:36.7 02:08.0
80 05:17.2 04:19.2 03:29.7 02:49.7 02:18.6
85 05:57.2 04:51.8 03:56.1 03:11.0 02:36.1
90 07:10.5 05:51.7 04:44.5 03:50.2 03:08.1
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:24.1 02:46.8 02:14.9 01:49.2 01:29.2
15 03:03.2 02:29.7 02:01.1 01:38.0 01:20.0
20 02:54.4 02:22.5 01:55.3 01:33.3 01:16.2
25 02:54.4 02:22.5 01:55.3 01:33.3 01:16.2
30 02:54.4 02:22.5 01:55.3 01:33.3 01:16.2
35 02:55.6 02:23.4 01:56.0 01:33.9 01:16.7
40 02:59.2 02:26.4 01:58.4 01:35.8 01:18.3
45 03:05.6 02:31.6 02:02.7 01:39.3 01:21.1
50 03:15.2 02:39.4 02:09.0 01:44.4 01:25.3
55 03:26.4 02:48.6 02:16.4 01:50.4 01:30.2
60 03:39.0 02:58.9 02:24.7 01:57.1 01:35.7
65 03:53.2 03:10.5 02:34.1 02:04.7 01:41.9
70 04:09.4 03:23.7 02:44.8 02:13.4 01:48.9
75 04:28.0 03:38.9 02:57.1 02:23.3 01:57.1
80 04:50.1 03:57.0 03:11.7 02:35.1 02:06.7
85 05:26.6 04:26.8 03:35.9 02:54.7 02:22.7
90 06:33.6 05:21.6 04:20.2 03:30.5 02:52.0

What do the swimming abilities mean?

Beginner Faster than 5% of swimmers. A beginner swimmer has started swimming and has swum for at least a month.
Novice Faster than 20% of swimmers. A novice swimmer has swum regularly for at least six months.
Intermediate Faster than 50% of swimmers. An intermediate swimmer has swum regularly for at least two years.
Advanced Faster than 80% of swimmers. An advanced swimmer has swum for over five years.
Elite Faster than 95% of swimmers. An elite swimmer has dedicated over five years to become competitive at swimming.

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