2k Times

Swimming Standards By Age And Ability

What is a good 2k time?

A good 2k time is 40:32. This is the average 2k time across all ages and genders.

Male 2k Swimming Times

A good 2k time for a man is 39:12. This is the average 2k time across men of all ages.

Average 2k swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 01:14:36 59:28 46:53 36:58 29:28
15 01:04:33 51:28 40:35 32:00 25:30
20 01:02:23 49:43 39:12 30:55 24:38
25 01:02:23 49:43 39:12 30:55 24:38
30 01:02:26 49:46 39:14 30:56 24:40
35 01:03:26 50:34 39:52 31:26 25:04
40 01:05:38 52:19 41:15 32:32 25:56
45 01:08:07 54:17 42:49 33:45 26:54
50 01:10:47 56:25 44:29 35:05 27:58
55 01:13:40 58:43 46:18 36:30 29:06
60 01:16:47 01:01:12 48:16 38:03 30:20
65 01:20:12 01:03:55 50:24 39:45 31:41
70 01:24:13 01:07:08 52:56 41:44 33:16
75 01:30:29 01:12:08 56:53 44:51 35:45
80 01:40:09 01:19:50 01:02:57 49:38 39:34
85 01:55:18 01:31:54 01:12:28 57:08 45:33
90 02:20:29 01:51:59 01:28:18 01:09:37 55:30
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:43.8 02:58.4 02:20.7 01:50.9 01:28.4
15 03:13.7 02:34.4 02:01.7 01:36.0 01:16.5
20 03:07.1 02:29.2 01:57.6 01:32.7 01:13.9
25 03:07.1 02:29.2 01:57.6 01:32.7 01:13.9
30 03:07.3 02:29.3 01:57.7 01:32.8 01:14.0
35 03:10.3 02:31.7 01:59.6 01:34.3 01:15.2
40 03:16.9 02:37.0 02:03.8 01:37.6 01:17.8
45 03:24.3 02:42.9 02:08.4 01:41.3 01:20.7
50 03:32.3 02:49.2 02:13.5 01:45.2 01:23.9
55 03:41.0 02:56.1 02:18.9 01:49.5 01:27.3
60 03:50.4 03:03.6 02:24.8 01:54.2 01:31.0
65 04:00.6 03:11.8 02:31.2 01:59.2 01:35.0
70 04:12.7 03:21.4 02:38.8 02:05.2 01:39.8
75 04:31.5 03:36.4 02:50.6 02:14.5 01:47.2
80 05:00.5 03:59.5 03:08.8 02:28.9 01:58.7
85 05:45.9 04:35.7 03:37.4 02:51.4 02:16.6
90 07:01.5 05:35.9 04:24.9 03:28.9 02:46.5
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:24.6 02:43.1 02:08.6 01:41.4 01:20.8
15 02:57.1 02:21.2 01:51.3 01:27.8 01:10.0
20 02:51.1 02:16.4 01:47.5 01:24.8 01:07.6
25 02:51.1 02:16.4 01:47.5 01:24.8 01:07.6
30 02:51.2 02:16.5 01:47.6 01:24.9 01:07.6
35 02:54.0 02:18.7 01:49.4 01:26.2 01:08.7
40 03:00.1 02:23.5 01:53.2 01:29.2 01:11.1
45 03:06.8 02:28.9 01:57.4 01:32.6 01:13.8
50 03:14.2 02:34.8 02:02.0 01:36.2 01:16.7
55 03:22.1 02:41.1 02:07.0 01:40.1 01:19.8
60 03:30.6 02:47.9 02:12.4 01:44.4 01:23.2
65 03:40.0 02:55.4 02:18.3 01:49.0 01:26.9
70 03:51.0 03:04.2 02:25.2 01:54.5 01:31.3
75 04:08.2 03:17.9 02:36.0 02:03.0 01:38.1
80 04:34.7 03:39.0 02:52.7 02:16.2 01:48.5
85 05:16.3 04:12.1 03:18.8 02:36.7 02:04.9
90 06:25.4 05:07.2 04:02.2 03:11.0 02:32.2

Female 2k Swimming Times

A good 2k time for a woman is 42:20. This is the average 2k time across women of all ages.

Average 2k swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 01:14:56 01:01:13 49:32 40:05 32:44
15 01:07:16 54:57 44:28 35:58 29:23
20 01:04:02 52:19 42:20 34:15 27:59
25 01:04:02 52:19 42:20 34:15 27:59
30 01:04:02 52:19 42:20 34:15 27:59
35 01:04:27 52:39 42:36 34:28 28:10
40 01:05:47 53:45 43:29 35:11 28:45
45 01:08:08 55:40 45:02 36:26 29:46
50 01:11:39 58:32 47:22 38:19 31:18
55 01:15:46 01:01:54 50:05 40:31 33:06
60 01:20:23 01:05:40 53:08 42:59 35:07
65 01:25:37 01:09:56 56:35 45:47 37:24
70 01:31:33 01:14:47 01:00:31 48:57 40:00
75 01:38:23 01:20:22 01:05:02 52:37 42:59
80 01:46:30 01:27:00 01:10:23 56:57 46:32
85 01:59:55 01:37:58 01:19:16 01:04:08 52:24
90 02:24:31 01:58:04 01:35:31 01:17:17 01:03:08
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:44.8 03:03.7 02:28.6 02:00.2 01:38.2
15 03:21.8 02:44.9 02:13.4 01:47.9 01:28.2
20 03:12.1 02:36.9 02:07.0 01:42.7 01:23.9
25 03:12.1 02:36.9 02:07.0 01:42.7 01:23.9
30 03:12.1 02:36.9 02:07.0 01:42.7 01:23.9
35 03:13.4 02:38.0 02:07.8 01:43.4 01:24.5
40 03:17.4 02:41.2 02:10.4 01:45.5 01:26.2
45 03:24.4 02:47.0 02:15.1 01:49.3 01:29.3
50 03:35.0 02:55.6 02:22.1 01:55.0 01:33.9
55 03:47.3 03:05.7 02:30.3 02:01.6 01:39.3
60 04:01.2 03:17.0 02:39.4 02:09.0 01:45.4
65 04:16.8 03:29.8 02:49.8 02:17.4 01:52.2
70 04:34.6 03:44.4 03:01.5 02:26.9 01:60.0
75 04:55.1 04:01.1 03:15.1 02:37.8 02:08.9
80 05:19.5 04:21.0 03:31.2 02:50.9 02:19.6
85 05:59.7 04:53.9 03:57.8 03:12.4 02:37.2
90 07:13.5 05:54.2 04:46.6 03:51.9 03:09.4
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:25.6 02:47.9 02:15.9 01:49.9 01:29.8
15 03:04.5 02:30.7 02:02.0 01:38.7 01:20.6
20 02:55.7 02:23.5 01:56.1 01:33.9 01:16.7
25 02:55.7 02:23.5 01:56.1 01:33.9 01:16.7
30 02:55.7 02:23.5 01:56.1 01:33.9 01:16.7
35 02:56.8 02:24.4 01:56.9 01:34.6 01:17.2
40 03:00.5 02:27.4 01:59.3 01:36.5 01:18.8
45 03:06.9 02:32.7 02:03.5 01:40.0 01:21.7
50 03:16.6 02:40.6 02:09.9 01:45.1 01:25.9
55 03:27.9 02:49.8 02:17.4 01:51.2 01:30.8
60 03:40.5 03:00.1 02:25.8 01:57.9 01:36.3
65 03:54.8 03:11.9 02:35.2 02:05.6 01:42.6
70 04:11.1 03:25.2 02:46.0 02:14.3 01:49.7
75 04:29.9 03:40.5 02:58.4 02:24.3 01:57.9
80 04:52.1 03:58.7 03:13.1 02:36.2 02:07.6
85 05:29.0 04:28.7 03:37.4 02:55.9 02:23.7
90 06:36.4 05:23.9 04:22.0 03:32.0 02:53.2

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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