2000 yd Swim Times

Swimming Standards By Age And Ability

What is a good 2000 yd swim time?

A good 2000 yd time is 36:58. This is the average 2000 yd time across all ages and genders.

Male 2000 yd Swimming Times

A good 2000 yd time for a man is 35:45. This is the average 2000 yd time across men of all ages.

Average 2000 yd swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 01:08:02 54:13 42:45 33:43 26:52
15 58:52 46:56 37:00 29:11 23:15
20 56:53 45:21 35:45 28:11 22:28
25 56:53 45:21 35:45 28:11 22:28
30 56:56 45:23 35:47 28:13 22:29
35 57:51 46:07 36:22 28:40 22:51
40 59:52 47:43 37:37 29:40 23:39
45 01:02:07 49:31 39:02 30:47 24:32
50 01:04:33 51:27 40:34 31:59 25:30
55 01:07:11 53:33 42:13 33:18 26:32
60 01:10:02 55:49 44:01 34:42 27:40
65 01:13:08 58:18 45:58 36:15 28:53
70 01:16:48 01:01:13 48:17 38:04 30:21
75 01:22:31 01:05:47 51:52 40:54 32:36
80 01:31:20 01:12:48 57:24 45:16 36:05
85 01:45:09 01:23:49 01:06:05 52:07 41:32
90 02:08:07 01:42:07 01:20:31 01:03:30 50:37
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:43.2 02:57.9 02:20.3 01:50.6 01:28.2
15 03:13.2 02:34.0 02:01.4 01:35.7 01:16.3
20 03:06.6 02:28.8 01:57.3 01:32.5 01:13.7
25 03:06.6 02:28.8 01:57.3 01:32.5 01:13.7
30 03:06.8 02:28.9 01:57.4 01:32.6 01:13.8
35 03:09.8 02:31.3 01:59.3 01:34.1 01:15.0
40 03:16.4 02:36.5 02:03.4 01:37.3 01:17.6
45 03:23.8 02:42.4 02:08.1 01:41.0 01:20.5
50 03:31.8 02:48.8 02:13.1 01:44.9 01:23.7
55 03:40.4 02:55.7 02:18.5 01:49.2 01:27.1
60 03:49.8 03:03.1 02:24.4 01:53.9 01:30.8
65 03:59.9 03:11.3 02:30.8 01:58.9 01:34.8
70 04:12.0 03:20.9 02:38.4 02:04.9 01:39.5
75 04:30.7 03:35.8 02:50.2 02:14.2 01:47.0
80 04:59.7 03:58.9 03:08.3 02:28.5 01:58.4
85 05:45.0 04:35.0 03:36.8 02:51.0 02:16.3
90 07:00.3 05:35.0 04:24.2 03:28.3 02:46.0
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:24.1 02:42.7 02:08.3 01:41.1 01:20.6
15 02:56.6 02:20.8 01:51.0 01:27.5 01:09.8
20 02:50.7 02:16.0 01:47.3 01:24.6 01:07.4
25 02:50.7 02:16.0 01:47.3 01:24.6 01:07.4
30 02:50.8 02:16.1 01:47.3 01:24.6 01:07.5
35 02:53.6 02:18.4 01:49.1 01:26.0 01:08.6
40 02:59.6 02:23.1 01:52.9 01:29.0 01:10.9
45 03:06.3 02:28.5 01:57.1 01:32.4 01:13.6
50 03:13.6 02:34.3 02:01.7 01:36.0 01:16.5
55 03:21.5 02:40.6 02:06.7 01:39.9 01:19.6
60 03:30.1 02:47.5 02:12.0 01:44.1 01:23.0
65 03:39.4 02:54.9 02:17.9 01:48.7 01:26.7
70 03:50.4 03:03.7 02:24.8 01:54.2 01:31.0
75 04:07.6 03:17.3 02:35.6 02:02.7 01:37.8
80 04:34.0 03:38.4 02:52.2 02:15.8 01:48.2
85 05:15.4 04:11.4 03:18.3 02:36.3 02:04.6
90 06:24.4 05:06.4 04:01.6 03:10.5 02:31.8

Female 2000 yd Swimming Times

A good 2000 yd time for a woman is 38:35. This is the average 2000 yd time across women of all ages.

Average 2000 yd swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 01:08:19 55:49 45:10 36:32 29:51
15 01:01:20 50:06 40:32 32:48 26:48
20 58:23 47:42 38:35 31:13 25:30
25 58:23 47:42 38:35 31:13 25:30
30 58:23 47:42 38:35 31:13 25:30
35 58:46 48:00 38:51 31:26 25:40
40 59:59 49:00 39:39 32:05 26:12
45 01:02:07 50:45 41:04 33:13 27:09
50 01:05:20 53:22 43:11 34:56 28:33
55 01:09:05 56:26 45:40 36:57 30:11
60 01:13:17 59:52 48:27 39:12 32:01
65 01:18:03 01:03:46 51:36 41:45 34:06
70 01:23:28 01:08:11 55:10 44:38 36:28
75 01:29:42 01:13:17 59:17 47:58 39:11
80 01:37:06 01:19:19 01:04:11 51:56 42:25
85 01:49:20 01:29:19 01:12:16 58:28 47:46
90 02:11:46 01:47:39 01:27:06 01:10:28 57:34
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:44.2 03:03.1 02:28.2 01:59.9 01:37.9
15 03:21.2 02:44.4 02:13.0 01:47.6 01:27.9
20 03:11.5 02:36.5 02:06.6 01:42.4 01:23.7
25 03:11.5 02:36.5 02:06.6 01:42.4 01:23.7
30 03:11.5 02:36.5 02:06.6 01:42.4 01:23.7
35 03:12.8 02:37.5 02:07.4 01:43.1 01:24.2
40 03:16.8 02:40.8 02:10.1 01:45.2 01:26.0
45 03:23.8 02:46.5 02:14.7 01:49.0 01:29.0
50 03:34.3 02:55.1 02:21.7 01:54.6 01:33.6
55 03:46.7 03:05.2 02:29.8 02:01.2 01:39.0
60 04:00.5 03:16.4 02:38.9 02:08.6 01:45.1
65 04:16.1 03:29.2 02:49.3 02:17.0 01:51.9
70 04:33.8 03:43.7 03:01.0 02:26.4 01:59.6
75 04:54.3 04:00.4 03:14.5 02:37.4 02:08.6
80 05:18.6 04:20.2 03:30.6 02:50.4 02:19.2
85 05:58.7 04:53.0 03:57.1 03:11.8 02:36.7
90 07:12.3 05:53.2 04:45.7 03:51.2 03:08.9
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:25.0 02:47.5 02:15.5 01:49.6 01:29.6
15 03:04.0 02:30.3 02:01.6 01:38.4 01:20.4
20 02:55.2 02:23.1 01:55.8 01:33.7 01:16.5
25 02:55.2 02:23.1 01:55.8 01:33.7 01:16.5
30 02:55.2 02:23.1 01:55.8 01:33.7 01:16.5
35 02:56.3 02:24.0 01:56.5 01:34.3 01:17.0
40 02:59.9 02:27.0 01:58.9 01:36.2 01:18.6
45 03:06.4 02:32.3 02:03.2 01:39.7 01:21.4
50 03:16.0 02:40.1 02:09.5 01:44.8 01:25.6
55 03:27.3 02:49.3 02:17.0 01:50.8 01:30.6
60 03:39.9 02:59.6 02:25.3 01:57.6 01:36.1
65 03:54.2 03:11.3 02:34.8 02:05.2 01:42.3
70 04:10.4 03:24.6 02:45.5 02:13.9 01:49.4
75 04:29.1 03:39.8 02:57.9 02:23.9 01:57.6
80 04:51.3 03:58.0 03:12.5 02:35.8 02:07.3
85 05:28.0 04:28.0 03:36.8 02:55.4 02:23.3
90 06:35.3 05:22.9 04:21.3 03:31.4 02:52.7

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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