5k Times

Swimming Standards By Age And Ability

What is a good 5k time?

A good 5k time is 01:44:17. This is the average 5k time across all ages and genders.

Male 5k Swimming Times

A good 5k time for a man is 01:40:43. This is the average 5k time across men of all ages.

Average 5k swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:11:38 02:32:45 02:00:27 01:34:59 01:15:42
15 02:45:51 02:12:12 01:44:15 01:22:12 01:05:31
20 02:40:15 02:07:44 01:40:43 01:19:25 01:03:18
25 02:40:15 02:07:44 01:40:43 01:19:25 01:03:18
30 02:40:16 02:07:45 01:40:44 01:19:26 01:03:19
35 02:42:50 02:09:48 01:42:21 01:20:42 01:04:20
40 02:48:45 02:14:31 01:46:04 01:23:38 01:06:40
45 02:55:13 02:19:40 01:50:08 01:26:50 01:09:13
50 03:02:11 02:25:13 01:54:30 01:30:17 01:11:58
55 03:09:44 02:31:14 01:59:15 01:34:02 01:14:57
60 03:17:56 02:37:47 02:04:25 01:38:06 01:18:12
65 03:26:53 02:44:54 02:10:02 01:42:32 01:21:44
70 03:37:28 02:53:21 02:16:41 01:47:47 01:25:54
75 03:53:44 03:06:19 02:26:55 01:55:50 01:32:20
80 04:18:43 03:26:14 02:42:37 02:08:13 01:42:12
85 04:57:39 03:57:15 03:07:04 02:27:31 01:57:35
90 06:02:09 04:48:40 03:47:37 02:59:29 02:23:04
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:50.0 03:03.3 02:24.5 01:54.0 01:30.8
15 03:19.0 02:38.6 02:05.1 01:38.6 01:18.6
20 03:12.3 02:33.3 02:00.9 01:35.3 01:16.0
25 03:12.3 02:33.3 02:00.9 01:35.3 01:16.0
30 03:12.3 02:33.3 02:00.9 01:35.3 01:16.0
35 03:15.4 02:35.8 02:02.8 01:36.8 01:17.2
40 03:22.5 02:41.4 02:07.3 01:40.4 01:20.0
45 03:30.3 02:47.6 02:12.2 01:44.2 01:23.1
50 03:38.6 02:54.3 02:17.4 01:48.3 01:26.4
55 03:47.7 03:01.5 02:23.1 01:52.8 01:29.9
60 03:57.5 03:09.3 02:29.3 01:57.7 01:33.8
65 04:08.3 03:17.9 02:36.0 02:03.0 01:38.1
70 04:21.0 03:28.0 02:44.0 02:09.3 01:43.1
75 04:40.5 03:43.6 02:56.3 02:19.0 01:50.8
80 05:10.5 04:07.5 03:15.1 02:33.9 02:02.6
85 05:57.2 04:44.7 03:44.5 02:57.0 02:21.1
90 07:14.6 05:46.4 04:33.1 03:35.4 02:51.7
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:30.3 02:47.6 02:12.2 01:44.2 01:23.1
15 03:02.0 02:25.1 01:54.4 01:30.2 01:11.9
20 02:55.8 02:20.2 01:50.5 01:27.1 01:09.5
25 02:55.8 02:20.2 01:50.5 01:27.1 01:09.5
30 02:55.9 02:20.2 01:50.5 01:27.2 01:09.5
35 02:58.7 02:22.4 01:52.3 01:28.6 01:10.6
40 03:05.2 02:27.6 01:56.4 01:31.8 01:13.2
45 03:12.3 02:33.2 02:00.8 01:35.3 01:15.9
50 03:19.9 02:39.3 02:05.6 01:39.1 01:19.0
55 03:28.2 02:46.0 02:10.9 01:43.2 01:22.2
60 03:37.2 02:53.1 02:16.5 01:47.6 01:25.8
65 03:47.0 03:00.9 02:22.7 01:52.5 01:29.7
70 03:58.6 03:10.2 02:30.0 01:58.3 01:34.3
75 04:16.5 03:24.4 02:41.2 02:07.1 01:41.3
80 04:43.9 03:46.3 02:58.4 02:20.7 01:52.1
85 05:26.6 04:20.3 03:25.3 02:41.9 02:09.0
90 06:37.4 05:16.8 04:09.8 03:16.9 02:37.0

Female 5k Swimming Times

A good 5k time for a woman is 01:49:01. This is the average 5k time across women of all ages.

Average 5k swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:13:01 02:37:41 02:07:35 01:43:14 01:24:20
15 02:53:15 02:21:32 01:54:31 01:32:39 01:15:42
20 02:44:56 02:14:45 01:49:01 01:28:12 01:12:04
25 02:44:56 02:14:45 01:49:01 01:28:12 01:12:04
30 02:44:56 02:14:45 01:49:01 01:28:12 01:12:04
35 02:46:01 02:15:38 01:49:44 01:28:47 01:12:32
40 02:49:27 02:18:26 01:52:00 01:30:37 01:14:02
45 02:55:30 02:23:23 01:56:00 01:33:51 01:16:41
50 03:04:33 02:30:46 02:01:59 01:38:42 01:20:38
55 03:15:10 02:39:27 02:09:00 01:44:23 01:25:16
60 03:27:03 02:49:09 02:16:51 01:50:44 01:30:28
65 03:40:30 03:00:08 02:25:45 01:57:55 01:36:20
70 03:55:47 03:12:38 02:35:51 02:06:06 01:43:01
75 04:13:24 03:27:01 02:47:30 02:15:31 01:50:43
80 04:34:18 03:44:05 03:01:18 02:26:42 01:59:51
85 05:08:52 04:12:20 03:24:10 02:45:11 02:14:57
90 06:12:14 05:04:06 04:06:02 03:19:04 02:42:38
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:51.6 03:09.2 02:33.1 02:03.9 01:41.2
15 03:27.9 02:49.8 02:17.4 01:51.2 01:30.8
20 03:17.9 02:41.7 02:10.8 01:45.8 01:26.5
25 03:17.9 02:41.7 02:10.8 01:45.8 01:26.5
30 03:17.9 02:41.7 02:10.8 01:45.8 01:26.5
35 03:19.2 02:42.8 02:11.7 01:46.5 01:27.0
40 03:23.3 02:46.1 02:14.4 01:48.7 01:28.8
45 03:30.6 02:52.1 02:19.2 01:52.6 01:32.0
50 03:41.5 03:00.9 02:26.4 01:58.4 01:36.8
55 03:54.2 03:11.3 02:34.8 02:05.3 01:42.3
60 04:08.5 03:23.0 02:44.2 02:12.9 01:48.6
65 04:24.6 03:36.2 02:54.9 02:21.5 01:55.6
70 04:42.9 03:51.2 03:07.0 02:31.3 02:03.6
75 05:04.1 04:08.4 03:21.0 02:42.6 02:12.9
80 05:29.2 04:28.9 03:37.6 02:56.0 02:23.8
85 06:10.6 05:02.8 04:05.0 03:18.2 02:41.9
90 07:26.7 06:04.9 04:55.2 03:58.9 03:15.2
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:31.8 02:53.0 02:20.0 01:53.3 01:32.5
15 03:10.1 02:35.3 02:05.7 01:41.7 01:23.1
20 03:01.0 02:27.9 01:59.6 01:36.8 01:19.1
25 03:01.0 02:27.9 01:59.6 01:36.8 01:19.1
30 03:01.0 02:27.9 01:59.6 01:36.8 01:19.1
35 03:02.2 02:28.8 02:00.4 01:37.4 01:19.6
40 03:05.9 02:31.9 02:02.9 01:39.4 01:21.2
45 03:12.6 02:37.3 02:07.3 01:43.0 01:24.1
50 03:22.5 02:45.4 02:13.9 01:48.3 01:28.5
55 03:34.2 02:55.0 02:21.6 01:54.5 01:33.6
60 03:47.2 03:05.6 02:30.2 02:01.5 01:39.3
65 04:02.0 03:17.7 02:39.9 02:09.4 01:45.7
70 04:18.7 03:31.4 02:51.0 02:18.4 01:53.0
75 04:38.0 03:47.2 03:03.8 02:28.7 02:01.5
80 05:01.0 04:05.9 03:18.9 02:41.0 02:11.5
85 05:38.9 04:36.9 03:44.0 03:01.3 02:28.1
90 06:48.4 05:33.7 04:30.0 03:38.4 02:58.5

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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