400m Times

Swimming Standards By Age And Ability

What is a good 400m time?

A good 400m time is 07:43. This is the average 400m time across all ages and genders.

Male 400m Swimming Times

A good 400m time for a man is 07:28. This is the average 400m time across men of all ages.

Average 400m swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 14:13 11:20 08:56 07:03 05:37
15 12:18 09:49 07:44 06:06 04:52
20 11:53 09:29 07:28 05:54 04:42
25 11:53 09:29 07:28 05:54 04:42
30 11:54 09:29 07:29 05:54 04:42
35 12:06 09:38 07:36 06:00 04:47
40 12:31 09:58 07:52 06:12 04:57
45 12:59 10:21 08:10 06:26 05:08
50 13:30 10:45 08:29 06:41 05:20
55 14:03 11:12 08:50 06:58 05:33
60 14:38 11:40 09:12 07:15 05:47
65 15:17 12:11 09:37 07:35 06:02
70 16:03 12:48 10:06 07:57 06:21
75 17:15 13:45 10:51 08:33 06:49
80 19:06 15:13 12:00 09:28 07:33
85 21:59 17:31 13:49 10:54 08:41
90 26:47 21:21 16:50 13:16 10:35
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:33.3 02:50.0 02:14.1 01:45.7 01:24.3
15 03:04.6 02:27.2 01:56.0 01:31.5 01:12.9
20 02:58.4 02:22.2 01:52.1 01:28.4 01:10.5
25 02:58.4 02:22.2 01:52.1 01:28.4 01:10.5
30 02:58.5 02:22.3 01:52.2 01:28.5 01:10.5
35 03:01.4 02:24.6 01:54.0 01:29.9 01:11.7
40 03:07.7 02:29.6 01:58.0 01:33.0 01:14.1
45 03:14.8 02:35.3 02:02.4 01:36.5 01:16.9
50 03:22.4 02:41.3 02:07.2 01:40.3 01:20.0
55 03:30.6 02:47.9 02:12.4 01:44.4 01:23.2
60 03:39.6 02:55.0 02:18.0 01:48.8 01:26.7
65 03:49.3 03:02.8 02:24.1 01:53.7 01:30.6
70 04:00.8 03:12.0 02:31.4 01:59.4 01:35.1
75 04:18.8 03:26.3 02:42.6 02:08.2 01:42.2
80 04:46.4 03:48.3 03:00.0 02:21.9 01:53.1
85 05:29.7 04:22.8 03:27.2 02:43.4 02:10.2
90 06:41.7 05:20.2 04:12.5 03:19.1 02:38.7
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:15.1 02:35.5 02:02.6 01:36.7 01:17.1
15 02:48.8 02:14.6 01:46.1 01:23.7 01:06.7
20 02:43.1 02:10.0 01:42.5 01:20.8 01:04.4
25 02:43.1 02:10.0 01:42.5 01:20.8 01:04.4
30 02:43.2 02:10.1 01:42.6 01:20.9 01:04.5
35 02:45.9 02:12.2 01:44.3 01:22.2 01:05.5
40 02:51.6 02:16.8 01:47.9 01:25.1 01:07.8
45 02:58.1 02:22.0 01:51.9 01:28.3 01:10.4
50 03:05.1 02:27.5 01:56.3 01:31.7 01:13.1
55 03:12.6 02:33.5 02:01.1 01:35.5 01:16.1
60 03:20.8 02:40.1 02:06.2 01:39.5 01:19.3
65 03:29.7 02:47.2 02:11.8 01:43.9 01:22.8
70 03:40.2 02:55.5 02:18.4 01:49.1 01:27.0
75 03:56.6 03:08.6 02:28.7 01:57.3 01:33.5
80 04:21.9 03:28.8 02:44.6 02:09.8 01:43.5
85 05:01.5 04:00.3 03:09.5 02:29.4 01:59.1
90 06:07.3 04:52.8 03:50.9 03:02.1 02:25.1

Female 400m Swimming Times

A good 400m time for a woman is 08:02. This is the average 400m time across women of all ages.

Average 400m swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 14:13 11:37 09:24 07:36 06:13
15 12:46 10:26 08:26 06:50 05:35
20 12:09 09:56 08:02 06:30 05:19
25 12:09 09:56 08:02 06:30 05:19
30 12:09 09:56 08:02 06:30 05:19
35 12:14 10:00 08:05 06:33 05:21
40 12:29 10:12 08:15 06:41 05:27
45 12:56 10:34 08:33 06:55 05:39
50 13:36 11:07 08:59 07:16 05:56
55 14:23 11:45 09:30 07:41 06:17
60 15:15 12:28 10:05 08:10 06:40
65 16:15 13:16 10:44 08:41 07:06
70 17:22 14:12 11:29 09:18 07:35
75 18:40 15:15 12:20 09:59 08:09
80 20:13 16:31 13:22 10:49 08:50
85 22:46 18:36 15:03 12:10 09:57
90 27:26 22:24 18:08 14:40 11:59
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:33.3 02:54.3 02:21.0 01:54.1 01:33.2
15 03:11.5 02:36.4 02:06.6 01:42.4 01:23.7
20 03:02.3 02:28.9 02:00.5 01:37.5 01:19.6
25 03:02.3 02:28.9 02:00.5 01:37.5 01:19.6
30 03:02.3 02:28.9 02:00.5 01:37.5 01:19.6
35 03:03.5 02:29.9 02:01.3 01:38.1 01:20.2
40 03:07.3 02:33.0 02:03.8 01:40.2 01:21.8
45 03:14.0 02:38.5 02:08.2 01:43.7 01:24.7
50 03:24.0 02:46.6 02:14.8 01:49.1 01:29.1
55 03:35.7 02:56.2 02:22.6 01:55.4 01:34.2
60 03:48.8 03:07.0 02:31.3 02:02.4 01:40.0
65 04:03.7 03:19.1 02:41.1 02:10.3 01:46.5
70 04:20.6 03:32.9 02:52.3 02:19.4 01:53.9
75 04:40.1 03:48.8 03:05.1 02:29.8 02:02.4
80 05:03.2 04:07.7 03:20.4 02:42.1 02:12.5
85 05:41.4 04:38.9 03:45.6 03:02.6 02:29.2
90 06:51.4 05:36.1 04:31.9 03:40.0 02:59.7
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:15.1 02:39.4 02:08.9 01:44.3 01:25.2
15 02:55.1 02:23.0 01:55.7 01:33.6 01:16.5
20 02:46.7 02:16.2 01:50.2 01:29.1 01:12.8
25 02:46.7 02:16.2 01:50.2 01:29.1 01:12.8
30 02:46.7 02:16.2 01:50.2 01:29.1 01:12.8
35 02:47.8 02:17.1 01:50.9 01:29.7 01:13.3
40 02:51.2 02:19.9 01:53.2 01:31.6 01:14.8
45 02:57.4 02:24.9 01:57.2 01:34.9 01:17.5
50 03:06.5 02:32.4 02:03.3 01:39.8 01:21.5
55 03:17.2 02:41.1 02:10.4 01:45.5 01:26.2
60 03:29.3 02:51.0 02:18.3 01:51.9 01:31.4
65 03:42.9 03:02.1 02:27.3 01:59.2 01:37.4
70 03:58.3 03:14.7 02:37.5 02:07.4 01:44.1
75 04:16.1 03:29.2 02:49.3 02:17.0 01:51.9
80 04:37.2 03:46.5 03:03.2 02:28.3 02:01.1
85 05:12.2 04:15.0 03:26.3 02:46.9 02:16.4
90 06:16.2 05:07.3 04:08.7 03:21.2 02:44.4

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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