1500m Times

Swimming Standards By Age And Ability

What is a good 1500m time?

A good 1500m time is 30:08. This is the average 1500m time across all ages and genders.

Male 1500m Swimming Times

A good 1500m time for a man is 29:09. This is the average 1500m time across men of all ages.

Average 1500m swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 55:28 44:13 34:52 27:29 21:55
15 48:00 38:16 30:10 23:47 18:58
20 46:23 36:58 29:09 22:59 18:19
25 46:23 36:58 29:09 22:59 18:19
30 46:25 37:00 29:11 23:00 18:20
35 47:11 37:36 29:39 23:23 18:38
40 48:48 38:54 30:41 24:11 19:17
45 50:39 40:22 31:50 25:06 20:00
50 52:38 41:57 33:05 26:05 20:47
55 54:46 43:40 34:26 27:09 21:38
60 57:06 45:31 35:53 28:18 22:33
65 59:38 47:32 37:29 29:33 23:33
70 01:02:38 49:55 39:22 31:02 24:44
75 01:07:17 53:38 42:18 33:21 26:35
80 01:14:28 59:22 46:49 36:55 29:25
85 01:25:44 01:08:20 53:53 42:29 33:52
90 01:44:28 01:23:16 01:05:40 51:46 41:16
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:41.9 02:56.9 02:19.5 01:50.0 01:27.6
15 03:12.0 02:33.1 02:00.7 01:35.2 01:15.9
20 03:05.5 02:27.9 01:56.6 01:31.9 01:13.3
25 03:05.5 02:27.9 01:56.6 01:31.9 01:13.3
30 03:05.7 02:28.0 01:56.7 01:32.0 01:13.4
35 03:08.7 02:30.4 01:58.6 01:33.5 01:14.5
40 03:15.2 02:35.6 02:02.7 01:36.8 01:17.1
45 03:22.6 02:41.5 02:07.3 01:40.4 01:20.0
50 03:30.5 02:47.8 02:12.3 01:44.3 01:23.2
55 03:39.1 02:54.6 02:17.7 01:48.6 01:26.6
60 03:48.4 03:02.1 02:23.6 01:53.2 01:30.2
65 03:58.5 03:10.1 02:29.9 01:58.2 01:34.2
70 04:10.5 03:19.7 02:37.5 02:04.2 01:39.0
75 04:29.2 03:34.5 02:49.2 02:13.4 01:46.3
80 04:57.9 03:57.5 03:07.2 02:27.6 01:57.7
85 05:42.9 04:33.4 03:35.5 02:50.0 02:15.5
90 06:57.9 05:33.1 04:22.6 03:27.1 02:45.1
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:22.9 02:41.7 02:07.5 01:40.5 01:20.1
15 02:55.6 02:20.0 01:50.4 01:27.0 01:09.4
20 02:49.6 02:15.2 01:46.6 01:24.1 01:07.0
25 02:49.6 02:15.2 01:46.6 01:24.1 01:07.0
30 02:49.8 02:15.3 01:46.7 01:24.1 01:07.1
35 02:52.5 02:17.5 01:48.5 01:25.5 01:08.2
40 02:58.5 02:22.3 01:52.2 01:28.5 01:10.5
45 03:05.2 02:27.7 01:56.4 01:31.8 01:13.2
50 03:12.5 02:33.4 02:01.0 01:35.4 01:16.0
55 03:20.3 02:39.7 02:05.9 01:39.3 01:19.1
60 03:28.8 02:46.5 02:11.3 01:43.5 01:22.5
65 03:38.1 02:53.9 02:17.1 01:48.1 01:26.2
70 03:49.1 03:02.6 02:24.0 01:53.5 01:30.5
75 04:06.1 03:16.2 02:34.7 02:02.0 01:37.2
80 04:32.4 03:37.1 02:51.2 02:15.0 01:47.6
85 05:13.6 04:10.0 03:17.1 02:35.4 02:03.9
90 06:22.1 05:04.6 04:00.2 03:09.4 02:30.9

Female 1500m Swimming Times

A good 1500m time for a woman is 31:27. This is the average 1500m time across women of all ages.

Average 1500m swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 55:41 45:29 36:48 29:47 24:20
15 49:59 40:50 33:02 26:44 21:50
20 47:35 38:52 31:27 25:27 20:47
25 47:35 38:52 31:27 25:27 20:47
30 47:35 38:52 31:27 25:27 20:47
35 47:53 39:07 31:39 25:37 20:55
40 48:53 39:56 32:18 26:08 21:21
45 50:38 41:22 33:28 27:04 22:07
50 53:14 43:30 35:11 28:28 23:16
55 56:18 46:00 37:13 30:07 24:36
60 59:44 48:48 39:29 31:57 26:06
65 01:03:36 51:58 42:03 34:01 27:47
70 01:08:01 55:34 44:58 36:23 29:43
75 01:13:06 59:43 48:19 39:06 31:56
80 01:19:08 01:04:39 52:18 42:19 34:34
85 01:29:06 01:12:47 58:54 47:39 38:56
90 01:47:23 01:27:43 01:10:58 57:26 46:55
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:42.7 03:02.0 02:27.2 01:59.1 01:37.3
15 03:19.9 02:43.3 02:12.1 01:46.9 01:27.3
20 03:10.3 02:35.5 02:05.8 01:41.8 01:23.1
25 03:10.3 02:35.5 02:05.8 01:41.8 01:23.1
30 03:10.3 02:35.5 02:05.8 01:41.8 01:23.1
35 03:11.6 02:36.5 02:06.6 01:42.4 01:23.7
40 03:15.5 02:39.7 02:09.2 01:44.6 01:25.4
45 03:22.5 02:45.4 02:13.9 01:48.3 01:28.5
50 03:33.0 02:54.0 02:20.8 01:53.9 01:33.0
55 03:45.2 03:04.0 02:28.9 02:00.4 01:38.4
60 03:58.9 03:15.2 02:37.9 02:07.8 01:44.4
65 04:14.4 03:27.9 02:48.2 02:16.1 01:51.2
70 04:32.1 03:42.3 02:59.8 02:25.5 01:58.9
75 04:52.4 03:58.9 03:13.3 02:36.4 02:07.7
80 05:16.5 04:18.6 03:29.2 02:49.3 02:18.3
85 05:56.4 04:51.2 03:55.6 03:10.6 02:35.7
90 07:09.5 05:50.9 04:43.9 03:49.7 03:07.7
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:23.7 02:46.4 02:14.6 01:48.9 01:29.0
15 03:02.8 02:29.3 02:00.8 01:37.8 01:19.9
20 02:54.0 02:22.2 01:55.0 01:33.1 01:16.0
25 02:54.0 02:22.2 01:55.0 01:33.1 01:16.0
30 02:54.0 02:22.2 01:55.0 01:33.1 01:16.0
35 02:55.2 02:23.1 01:55.8 01:33.7 01:16.5
40 02:58.8 02:26.1 01:58.2 01:35.6 01:18.1
45 03:05.2 02:31.3 02:02.4 01:39.0 01:20.9
50 03:14.7 02:39.1 02:08.7 01:44.1 01:25.1
55 03:25.9 02:48.2 02:16.1 01:50.1 01:30.0
60 03:38.5 02:58.5 02:24.4 01:56.8 01:35.4
65 03:52.7 03:10.1 02:33.8 02:04.4 01:41.6
70 04:08.8 03:23.2 02:44.4 02:13.0 01:48.7
75 04:27.4 03:38.4 02:56.7 02:23.0 01:56.8
80 04:49.4 03:56.4 03:11.3 02:34.8 02:06.4
85 05:25.9 04:26.2 03:35.4 02:54.3 02:22.4
90 06:32.7 05:20.8 04:19.6 03:30.0 02:51.6

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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