400 metres Freestyle, Women

# Performance Athlete(s) NOC Games Date Phase Rank
1 6:12.2 Trudy Ederle USA Paris 1924 13 July 1924 Round One, Heat One 1
2 6:02.2 Martha Norelius USA Paris 1924 15 July 1924 Final 1
3 5:45.4 Martha Norelius USA Amsterdam 1928 4 August 1928 Round One, Heat One 1
4 5:42.8 WR Martha Norelius USA Amsterdam 1928 6 August 1928 Final 1
5 5:40.9 Lenore Kight USA Los Angeles 1932 11 August 1932 Round One, Heat Three 1
6 5:28.5 WR Helene Madison USA Los Angeles 1932 13 August 1932 Final 1
7 5:28.0 Ragnhild Hveger DEN Berlin 1936 13 August 1936 Round One, Heat One 1
8 5:26.4 Rie Mastenbroek NED Berlin 1936 15 August 1936 Final 1
9 5:25.7 Karen Margrethe Harup DEN London 1948 6 August 1948 Semi-Finals, Heat One 1
10 5:17.8 Ann Curtis USA London 1948 7 August 1948 Final 1
11 5:16.6 Evelyn Kawamoto USA Helsinki 1952 31 July 1952 Round One, Heat Four 1
12 5:16.6 Daphne Wilkinson GBR Helsinki 1952 31 July 1952 Round One, Heat Four 2
13 5:12.1 Valéria Gyenge HUN Helsinki 1952 2 August 1952 Final 1
14 5:07.6 Marley Shriver USA Melbourne 1956 5 December 1956 Round One, Heat Two 1
15 5:02.5 Dawn Fraser AUS Melbourne 1956 5 December 1956 Round One, Heat Three 1
16 5:00.2 Lorraine Crapp AUS Melbourne 1956 5 December 1956 Round One, Heat Four 1
17 4:54.6 Lorraine Crapp AUS Melbourne 1956 7 December 1956 Final 1
18 4:53.6 Chris von Saltza USA Roma 1960 31 August 1960 Round One, Heat One 1
19 4:50.6 Chris von Saltza USA Roma 1960 1 September 1960 Final 1
20 4:48.6 Ginny Duenkel USA Tokyo 1964 17 October 1964 Round One, Heat One 1
21 4:47.7 Marilyn Ramenofsky USA Tokyo 1964 17 October 1964 Round One, Heat Four 1
22 4:43.3 Ginny Duenkel USA Tokyo 1964 18 October 1964 Final 1
23 4:35.0 Debbie Meyer USA Ciudad de México 1968 19 October 1968 Round One, Heat Two 1
24 4:31.8 Debbie Meyer USA Ciudad de México 1968 20 October 1968 Final 1
25 4:27.53 Jenny Wylie USA München 1972 30 August 1972 Round One, Heat One 1
26 4:24.14 Novella Calligaris ITA München 1972 30 August 1972 Round One, Heat Four 1
27 4:19.04 WR Shane Gould AUS München 1972 30 August 1972 Final 1
28 4:15.71 Rebecca Perrott NZL Montréal 1976 20 July 1976 Round One, Heat One 1
29 4:09.89 WR Petra Thümer GDR Montréal 1976 20 July 1976 Final 1
30 4:08.76 Ines Diers GDR Moskva 1980 22 July 1980 Final 1
31 4:07.10 Tiffany Cohen USA Los Angeles 1984 31 July 1984 Final 1
32 4:03.85 WR Janet Evans USA Seoul 1988 22 September 1988 Final 1
33 4:03.71 Katie Hoff USA Beijing 2008 10 August 2008 Round One, Heat Five 1
34 4:02.19 Federica Pellegrini ITA Beijing 2008 10 August 2008 Round One, Heat Six 1
35 4:01.45 Camille Muffat FRA London 2012 29 July 2012 Final 1
36 3:58.71 Katie Ledecky USA Rio de Janeiro 2016 7 August 2016 Round One, Heat Four 1
37 3:56.46 WR Katie Ledecky USA Rio de Janeiro 2016 7 August 2016 Final 1