2500m Times

Swimming Standards By Age And Ability

What is a good 2500m time?

A good 2500m time is 51:02. This is the average 2500m time across all ages and genders.

Male 2500m Swimming Times

A good 2500m time for a man is 49:20. This is the average 2500m time across men of all ages.

Average 2500m swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 01:33:52 01:14:49 59:00 46:31 37:05
15 01:21:14 01:04:45 51:03 40:16 32:05
20 01:18:29 01:02:34 49:20 38:54 31:00
25 01:18:29 01:02:34 49:20 38:54 31:00
30 01:18:33 01:02:37 49:22 38:56 31:02
35 01:19:50 01:03:38 50:10 39:34 31:32
40 01:22:36 01:05:50 51:55 40:56 32:38
45 01:25:42 01:08:19 53:52 42:29 33:51
50 01:29:04 01:10:59 55:59 44:08 35:11
55 01:32:41 01:13:53 58:15 45:56 36:37
60 01:36:38 01:17:01 01:00:44 47:53 38:10
65 01:40:55 01:20:26 01:03:26 50:01 39:52
70 01:45:59 01:24:29 01:06:37 52:31 41:52
75 01:53:52 01:30:46 01:11:34 56:26 44:59
80 02:06:02 01:40:27 01:19:13 01:02:27 49:47
85 02:25:05 01:55:39 01:31:11 01:11:54 57:19
90 02:56:47 02:20:55 01:51:06 01:27:37 01:09:50
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:45.3 02:59.6 02:21.6 01:51.6 01:29.0
15 03:15.0 02:35.4 02:02.5 01:36.6 01:17.0
20 03:08.4 02:30.2 01:58.4 01:33.4 01:14.4
25 03:08.4 02:30.2 01:58.4 01:33.4 01:14.4
30 03:08.5 02:30.3 01:58.5 01:33.4 01:14.5
35 03:11.6 02:32.7 02:00.4 01:35.0 01:15.7
40 03:18.2 02:38.0 02:04.6 01:38.2 01:18.3
45 03:25.7 02:44.0 02:09.3 01:41.9 01:21.3
50 03:33.7 02:50.4 02:14.3 01:45.9 01:24.4
55 03:42.5 02:57.3 02:19.8 01:50.2 01:27.9
60 03:51.9 03:04.8 02:25.8 01:54.9 01:31.6
65 04:02.2 03:13.0 02:32.2 02:00.0 01:35.7
70 04:14.4 03:22.7 02:39.9 02:06.1 01:40.5
75 04:33.3 03:37.8 02:51.8 02:15.4 01:48.0
80 05:02.5 04:01.1 03:10.1 02:29.9 01:59.5
85 05:48.2 04:37.5 03:38.8 02:52.6 02:17.6
90 07:04.3 05:38.2 04:26.7 03:30.3 02:47.6
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:26.0 02:44.2 02:09.5 01:42.1 01:21.4
15 02:58.3 02:22.1 01:52.0 01:28.4 01:10.4
20 02:52.2 02:17.3 01:48.3 01:25.4 01:08.0
25 02:52.2 02:17.3 01:48.3 01:25.4 01:08.0
30 02:52.4 02:17.4 01:48.3 01:25.4 01:08.1
35 02:55.2 02:19.6 01:50.1 01:26.8 01:09.2
40 03:01.3 02:24.5 01:53.9 01:29.8 01:11.6
45 03:08.1 02:29.9 01:58.2 01:33.2 01:14.3
50 03:15.4 02:35.8 02:02.8 01:36.9 01:17.2
55 03:23.4 02:42.1 02:07.8 01:40.8 01:20.4
60 03:32.1 02:49.0 02:13.3 01:45.1 01:23.8
65 03:41.5 02:56.5 02:19.2 01:49.8 01:27.5
70 03:52.6 03:05.4 02:26.2 01:55.3 01:31.9
75 04:09.9 03:19.2 02:37.1 02:03.8 01:38.7
80 04:36.6 03:40.5 02:53.8 02:17.1 01:49.3
85 05:18.4 04:13.8 03:20.1 02:37.8 02:05.8
90 06:27.9 05:09.2 04:03.8 03:12.3 02:33.3

Female 2500m Swimming Times

A good 2500m time for a woman is 53:18. This is the average 2500m time across women of all ages.

Average 2500m swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 01:34:21 01:17:05 01:02:22 50:28 41:13
15 01:24:42 01:09:11 55:59 45:18 37:00
20 01:20:38 01:05:52 53:18 43:07 35:14
25 01:20:38 01:05:52 53:18 43:07 35:14
30 01:20:38 01:05:52 53:18 43:07 35:14
35 01:21:09 01:06:18 53:39 43:24 35:27
40 01:22:50 01:07:40 54:45 44:18 36:11
45 01:25:48 01:10:05 56:42 45:53 37:29
50 01:30:13 01:13:42 59:38 48:15 39:25
55 01:35:24 01:17:57 01:03:04 51:01 41:41
60 01:41:13 01:22:41 01:06:54 54:08 44:13
65 01:47:47 01:28:04 01:11:15 57:39 47:06
70 01:55:16 01:34:10 01:16:11 01:01:39 50:22
75 02:03:52 01:41:12 01:21:53 01:06:15 54:07
80 02:14:05 01:49:33 01:28:38 01:11:43 58:35
85 02:30:59 02:03:21 01:39:48 01:20:45 01:05:58
90 03:01:58 02:28:39 02:00:16 01:37:19 01:19:30
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:46.5 03:05.0 02:29.7 02:01.1 01:38.9
15 03:23.3 02:46.1 02:14.4 01:48.7 01:28.8
20 03:13.5 02:38.1 02:07.9 01:43.5 01:24.5
25 03:13.5 02:38.1 02:07.9 01:43.5 01:24.5
30 03:13.5 02:38.1 02:07.9 01:43.5 01:24.5
35 03:14.8 02:39.1 02:08.7 01:44.2 01:25.1
40 03:18.8 02:42.4 02:11.4 01:46.3 01:26.9
45 03:25.9 02:48.2 02:16.1 01:50.1 01:30.0
50 03:36.5 02:56.9 02:23.1 01:55.8 01:34.6
55 03:49.0 03:07.1 02:31.3 02:02.5 01:40.0
60 04:02.9 03:18.4 02:40.6 02:09.9 01:46.1
65 04:18.7 03:31.3 02:51.0 02:18.4 01:53.0
70 04:36.6 03:46.0 03:02.9 02:27.9 02:00.9
75 04:57.3 04:02.9 03:16.5 02:39.0 02:09.9
80 05:21.8 04:22.9 03:32.7 02:52.1 02:20.6
85 06:02.4 04:56.0 03:59.5 03:13.8 02:38.3
90 07:16.7 05:56.8 04:48.7 03:53.6 03:10.8
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:27.1 02:49.2 02:16.9 01:50.7 01:30.5
15 03:05.9 02:31.8 02:02.9 01:39.4 01:21.2
20 02:56.9 02:24.6 01:57.0 01:34.6 01:17.3
25 02:56.9 02:24.6 01:57.0 01:34.6 01:17.3
30 02:56.9 02:24.6 01:57.0 01:34.6 01:17.3
35 02:58.1 02:25.5 01:57.7 01:35.2 01:17.8
40 03:01.8 02:28.5 02:00.2 01:37.2 01:19.4
45 03:08.3 02:33.8 02:04.4 01:40.7 01:22.3
50 03:18.0 02:41.7 02:10.9 01:45.9 01:26.5
55 03:29.4 02:51.0 02:18.4 01:52.0 01:31.5
60 03:42.1 03:01.5 02:26.8 01:58.8 01:37.0
65 03:56.6 03:13.3 02:36.4 02:06.5 01:43.4
70 04:13.0 03:26.7 02:47.2 02:15.3 01:50.5
75 04:31.8 03:42.1 02:59.7 02:25.4 01:58.8
80 04:54.3 04:00.4 03:14.5 02:37.4 02:08.6
85 05:31.4 04:30.7 03:39.0 02:57.2 02:24.8
90 06:39.3 05:26.2 04:24.0 03:33.6 02:54.5

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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