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Table 1 Swimming speed (m/s) of the top three breaststroke and freestyle swimmers in Swiss and FINA competitions during 2006-2010

From: Sex-related differences and age of peak performance in breaststroke versus freestyle swimming

Level Top Swiss swimmers FINA finalists
Stroke Breaststroke (m/s) Freestyle (m/s) Breaststroke (m/s) Freestyle (m/s)
Men     
50 m 1.79 ± 0.01 2.25 ± 0.03 1.87 ± 0.01 2.36 ± 0.01
100 m 1.60 ± 0.02 2.04 ± 0.02 1.71 ± 0.00 2.12 ± 0.01
200 m 1.47 ± 0.02 1.87 ± 0.02 1.57 ± 0.00 1.94 ± 0.02
Women     
50 m 1.55 ± 0.01 1.92 ± 0.02 1.66 ± 0.00 2.10 ± 0.01
100 m 1.34 ± 0.01 1.77 ± 0.01 1.54 ± 0.01 1.90 ± 0.02
200 m 1.33 ± 0.03 1.64 ± 0.01 1.41 ± 0.00 1.75 ± 0.02
  1. Results are mean ± SD.