800m Times

Swimming Standards By Age And Ability

What is a good 800m time?

A good 800m time is 15:46. This is the average 800m time across all ages and genders.

Male 800m Swimming Times

A good 800m time for a man is 15:16. This is the average 800m time across men of all ages.

Average 800m swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 29:02 23:09 18:15 14:23 11:28
15 25:08 20:02 15:48 12:27 09:56
20 24:17 19:21 15:16 12:02 09:35
25 24:17 19:21 15:16 12:02 09:35
30 24:18 19:22 15:16 12:03 09:36
35 24:42 19:41 15:31 12:14 09:45
40 25:33 20:22 16:03 12:40 10:06
45 26:31 21:08 16:40 13:08 10:28
50 27:33 21:58 17:19 13:39 10:53
55 28:40 22:51 18:01 14:13 11:20
60 29:53 23:49 18:47 14:49 11:48
65 31:13 24:53 19:37 15:28 12:20
70 32:47 26:08 20:36 16:15 12:57
75 35:13 28:05 22:08 17:27 13:55
80 38:59 31:04 24:30 19:19 15:24
85 44:53 35:46 28:12 22:14 17:44
90 54:41 43:35 34:22 27:06 21:36
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:37.8 02:53.6 02:16.9 01:47.9 01:26.0
15 03:08.5 02:30.2 01:58.5 01:33.4 01:14.4
20 03:02.1 02:25.1 01:54.4 01:30.2 01:11.9
25 03:02.1 02:25.1 01:54.4 01:30.2 01:11.9
30 03:02.2 02:25.3 01:54.5 01:30.3 01:12.0
35 03:05.2 02:27.6 01:56.4 01:31.8 01:13.2
40 03:11.6 02:32.7 02:00.4 01:35.0 01:15.7
45 03:18.8 02:38.5 02:05.0 01:38.5 01:18.5
50 03:26.6 02:44.7 02:09.9 01:42.4 01:21.6
55 03:35.0 02:51.4 02:15.2 01:46.6 01:24.9
60 03:44.2 02:58.7 02:20.9 01:51.1 01:28.6
65 03:54.1 03:06.6 02:27.1 01:56.0 01:32.5
70 04:05.9 03:16.0 02:34.5 02:01.9 01:37.1
75 04:24.2 03:30.6 02:46.0 02:10.9 01:44.4
80 04:52.4 03:53.1 03:03.8 02:24.9 01:55.5
85 05:36.6 04:28.3 03:31.5 02:46.8 02:13.0
90 06:50.1 05:26.9 04:17.8 03:23.3 02:42.0
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:19.1 02:38.7 02:05.2 01:38.7 01:18.7
15 02:52.3 02:17.4 01:48.3 01:25.4 01:08.1
20 02:46.5 02:12.7 01:44.7 01:22.5 01:05.8
25 02:46.5 02:12.7 01:44.7 01:22.5 01:05.8
30 02:46.6 02:12.8 01:44.7 01:22.6 01:05.8
35 02:49.3 02:15.0 01:46.4 01:23.9 01:06.9
40 02:55.2 02:19.7 01:50.1 01:26.8 01:09.2
45 03:01.8 02:24.9 01:54.3 01:30.1 01:11.8
50 03:08.9 02:30.6 01:58.7 01:33.6 01:14.6
55 03:16.6 02:36.7 02:03.6 01:37.4 01:17.7
60 03:25.0 02:43.4 02:08.8 01:41.6 01:21.0
65 03:34.1 02:50.6 02:14.5 01:46.1 01:24.6
70 03:44.8 02:59.2 02:21.3 01:51.4 01:28.8
75 04:01.6 03:12.5 02:31.8 01:59.7 01:35.4
80 04:27.3 03:33.1 02:48.0 02:12.5 01:45.6
85 05:07.8 04:05.3 03:13.4 02:32.5 02:01.6
90 06:15.0 04:58.9 03:55.7 03:05.9 02:28.1

Female 800m Swimming Times

A good 800m time for a woman is 16:26. This is the average 800m time across women of all ages.

Average 800m swim time by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 29:06 23:46 19:14 15:34 12:43
15 26:07 21:20 17:16 13:58 11:25
20 24:52 20:19 16:26 13:18 10:52
25 24:52 20:19 16:26 13:18 10:52
30 24:52 20:19 16:26 13:18 10:52
35 25:01 20:27 16:32 13:23 10:56
40 25:32 20:52 16:53 13:40 11:10
45 26:27 21:37 17:29 14:09 11:33
50 27:49 22:44 18:23 14:53 12:09
55 29:25 24:02 19:27 15:44 12:51
60 31:13 25:30 20:38 16:41 13:38
65 33:14 27:09 21:58 17:47 14:31
70 35:32 29:02 23:30 19:00 15:32
75 38:12 31:12 25:15 20:26 16:41
80 41:21 33:47 27:20 22:07 18:04
85 46:33 38:02 30:46 24:54 20:20
90 56:06 45:50 37:05 30:00 24:31
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:38.2 02:58.3 02:24.2 01:56.7 01:35.3
15 03:15.9 02:40.0 02:09.5 01:44.7 01:25.6
20 03:06.5 02:32.3 02:03.2 01:39.7 01:21.5
25 03:06.5 02:32.3 02:03.2 01:39.7 01:21.5
30 03:06.5 02:32.3 02:03.2 01:39.7 01:21.5
35 03:07.7 02:33.3 02:04.1 01:40.4 01:22.0
40 03:11.6 02:36.5 02:06.6 01:42.4 01:23.7
45 03:18.4 02:42.1 02:11.1 01:46.1 01:26.7
50 03:28.6 02:50.4 02:17.9 01:51.6 01:31.2
55 03:40.6 03:00.2 02:25.8 01:58.0 01:36.4
60 03:54.1 03:11.2 02:34.7 02:05.2 01:42.3
65 04:09.3 03:23.6 02:44.8 02:13.3 01:48.9
70 04:26.6 03:37.8 02:56.2 02:22.6 01:56.5
75 04:46.5 03:54.0 03:09.3 02:33.2 02:05.2
80 05:10.1 04:13.3 03:25.0 02:45.8 02:15.5
85 05:49.2 04:45.3 03:50.8 03:06.7 02:32.6
90 07:00.8 05:43.8 04:38.1 03:45.0 03:03.9
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
10 03:19.5 02:43.0 02:11.9 01:46.7 01:27.2
15 02:59.1 02:26.3 01:58.4 01:35.8 01:18.2
20 02:50.5 02:19.3 01:52.7 01:31.2 01:14.5
25 02:50.5 02:19.3 01:52.7 01:31.2 01:14.5
30 02:50.5 02:19.3 01:52.7 01:31.2 01:14.5
35 02:51.6 02:20.2 01:53.4 01:31.8 01:15.0
40 02:55.2 02:23.1 01:55.8 01:33.7 01:16.5
45 03:01.4 02:28.2 01:59.9 01:37.0 01:19.3
50 03:10.8 02:35.9 02:06.1 01:42.0 01:23.4
55 03:21.7 02:44.8 02:13.4 01:47.9 01:28.1
60 03:34.0 02:54.9 02:21.5 01:54.5 01:33.5
65 03:47.9 03:06.2 02:30.7 02:01.9 01:39.6
70 04:03.7 03:19.1 02:41.1 02:10.4 01:46.5
75 04:21.9 03:34.0 02:53.1 02:20.1 01:54.4
80 04:43.5 03:51.6 03:07.4 02:31.6 02:03.9
85 05:19.3 04:20.8 03:31.0 02:50.8 02:19.5
90 06:24.8 05:14.3 04:14.3 03:25.8 02:48.1

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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