400 metres Freestyle, Men

# Performance Athlete(s) NOC Games Date Phase Rank
1 6:24.0 Otto Scheff AUT Athina 1906 27 April 1906 Final Standings 1
2 5:48.8 Sydney Battersby GBR London 1908 13 July 1908 Round One, Heat One 1
3 5:42.2 Henry Taylor GBR London 1908 14 July 1908 Round One, Heat Six 1
4 5:40.6 Otto Scheff AUT London 1908 15 July 1908 Semi-Finals, Heat One 1
5 5:36.8 Henry Taylor GBR London 1908 16 July 1908 Final 1
6 5:36.0 Harold Hardwick ANZ Stockholm 1912 11 July 1912 Round One, Heat One 1
7 5:34.0 Cecil Healy ANZ Stockholm 1912 11 July 1912 Round One, Heat Five 1
8 5:25.4 George Hodgson CAN Stockholm 1912 13 July 1912 Semi-Finals, Heat One 1
9 5:24.4 George Hodgson CAN Stockholm 1912 14 July 1912 Final 1
10 5:22.4 Ralph Breyer USA Paris 1924 16 July 1924 Round One, Heat One 1
11 5:22.2 Johnny Weissmuller USA Paris 1924 16 July 1924 Round One, Heat Three 1
12 5:13.6 Johnny Weissmuller USA Paris 1924 17 July 1924 Semi-Finals, Heat One 1
13 5:04.2 Johnny Weissmuller USA Paris 1924 18 July 1924 Final 1
14 5:01.6 Alberto Zorrilla ARG Amsterdam 1928 9 August 1928 Final 1
15 4:53.2 Takashi Yokoyama JPN Los Angeles 1932 8 August 1932 Round One, Heat One 1
16 4:51.4 Takashi Yokoyama JPN Los Angeles 1932 9 August 1932 Semi-Finals, Heat One 1
17 4:48.4 Buster Crabbe USA Los Angeles 1932 10 August 1932 Final 1
18 4:45.5 Shunpei Uto JPN Berlin 1936 10 August 1936 Round One, Heat Five 1
19 4:44.5 Jack Medica USA Berlin 1936 12 August 1936 Final 1
20 4:42.2 Jimmy McLane USA London 1948 31 July 1948 Round One, Heat One 1
21 4:41.0 Bill Smith USA London 1948 4 August 1948 Final 1
22 4:38.6 Per-Olof Östrand SWE Helsinki 1952 28 July 1952 Round One, Heat Six 1
23 4:33.1 Jean Boiteux FRA Helsinki 1952 29 July 1952 Semi-Finals, Heat One 1
24 4:30.7 Jean Boiteux FRA Helsinki 1952 30 July 1952 Final 1
25 4:27.3 Murray Rose AUS Melbourne 1956 4 December 1956 Final 1
26 4:21.0 Tsuyoshi Yamanaka JPN Roma 1960 30 August 1960 Round One, Heat One 1
27 4:19.2 Alan Somers USA Roma 1960 30 August 1960 Round One, Heat Six 1
28 4:18.3 Murray Rose AUS Roma 1960 31 August 1960 Final 1
29 4:15.8 Don Schollander USA Tokyo 1964 14 October 1964 Round One, Heat Seven 1
30 4:12.2 WR Don Schollander USA Tokyo 1964 15 October 1964 Final 1
31 4:09.0 Mike Burton USA Ciudad de México 1968 23 October 1968 Final 1
32 4:06.59 Bengt Gingsjö SWE München 1972 1 September 1972 Round One, Heat Two 1
33 4:05.89 Steve Genter USA München 1972 1 September 1972 Round One, Heat Three 1
34 4:04.59 Brad Cooper AUS München 1972 1 September 1972 Round One, Heat Four 1
35 4:00.27 Brad Cooper AUS München 1972 1 September 1972 Final 1
36 3:59.62 Djan Madruga BRA Montréal 1976 22 July 1976 Round One, Heat Two 1
37 3:57.56 Vladimir Raskatov URS Montréal 1976 22 July 1976 Round One, Heat Three 1
38 3:56.40 Tim Shaw USA Montréal 1976 22 July 1976 Round One, Heat Six 1
39 3:55.24 Brian Goodell USA Montréal 1976 22 July 1976 Round One, Heat Seven 1
40 3:51.93 WR Brian Goodell USA Montréal 1976 22 July 1976 Final 1
41 3:51.31 Vladimir Salnikov URS Moskva 1980 24 July 1980 Final 1
42 3:51.23 George DiCarlo USA Los Angeles 1984 2 August 1984 Final 1
43 3:50.91 Thomas Fahrner FRG Los Angeles 1984 2 August 1984 B Final 1
44 3:49.51 Mariusz Podkościelny POL Seoul 1988 23 September 1988 Round One, Heat Five 1
45 3:46.95 WR Uwe Daßler GDR Seoul 1988 23 September 1988 Final 1
46 3:45.00 WR Yevgeny Sadovy EUN Barcelona 1992 29 July 1992 Final 1
47 3:44.65 Ian Thorpe AUS Sydney 2000 16 September 2000 Round One, Heat Six 1
48 3:40.59 WR Ian Thorpe AUS Sydney 2000 16 September 2000 Final 1
49 3:40.14 Sun Yang CHN London 2012 28 July 2012 Final 1