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Table 2 Age of peak swimming performance of the top ten breaststroke and freestyle swimmers in Swiss and FINA competitions during the 2006-2010

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

Level Top Swiss swimmers FINA finalists
Stroke Breaststroke (years) Freestyle (years) Breaststroke (years) Freestyle (years)
Men     
50 m 20-21 26-27 26-27 28-29
100 m 18-19 22-23 26-27 28-29
200 m 16-17 22-23 20-21 22-23
Women     
50 m 18-19 20-21 22-23 26-27
100 m 18-19 20-21 22-23 24-25
200 m 18-19 20-21 22-23 22-23
  1. Results represent the age group with the fastest swimming speed in years.