Swimming at the 2018 Commonwealth Games – Women's 100 metre backstroke

The women's 100 metre backstroke event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games was held on 6 and 7 April at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.

Women's 100 metre backstroke
at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
VenueGold Coast Aquatic Centre
Dates6 April (heats, semifinals)
7 April (final)
Competitors26 from 17 nations
Winning time58.63


The schedule is as follows:[1]

All times are Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10)

Date Time Round
Friday 6 April 201811:12Qualifying
Saturday 7 April 201820:03Final


Prior to this competition, the existing world, Commonwealth and Games records were as follows:

World record Kylie Masse (CAN)58.10Budapest, Hungary25 July 2017
Commonwealth record Kylie Masse (CAN)58.10Budapest, Hungary25 July 2017
Games record Belinda Hocking (AUS)59.37Glasgow, Great Britain26 July 2014

The following records were established during the competition:

6 AprilHeat 3Emily Seebohm Australia58.91GR
6 AprilHeat 4Kylie Masse Canada58.70GR
6 AprilSemifinalsKylie Masse Canada58.66GR
7 AprilFinalKylie Masse Canada58.63GR



144Kylie Masse Canada58.70Q, GR
234Emily Seebohm Australia58.91Q, GR
343Elizabeth Simmonds England1:00.49Q
445Georgia Davies Wales1:00.57Q
525Kaylee McKeown Australia1:00.65Q
624Taylor Ruck Canada1:00.72Q
723Hayley Baker Australia1:00.82Q
846Jessica Fullalove England1:01.04Q
942Bobbi Gichard New Zealand1:01.33Q
1033Kathleen Dawson Scotland1:01.38Q
1135Jade Hannah Canada1:01.51Q
1236Cassie Wild Scotland1:02.29Q
1337Naomi Ruele Botswana1:02.58Q
1426Anna Maine England1:02.63Q
1547Nathania van Niekerk South Africa1:02.81Q
1627Danielle Hill Northern Ireland1:03.08Q
1732Mariella Venter South Africa1:03.39
1831Gemma Atherley Jersey1:04.75
1948Tatiana Tostevin Guernsey1:04.90
2028Caroline Zi Xin Chan Malaysia1:05.94
2141Lushavel Stickland Samoa1:06.02
2238Lauren Hew Cayman Islands1:06.41
2321Sylvia Tanya Atieno Brunlehner Kenya1:06.64
2414Aaliyah Palestrini Seychelles1:07.26
2515Vinoli Kaluarachchi Sri Lanka1:07.64
2613Therese Soukup Seychelles1:10.57
2722Harriet West WalesDNS


124Kylie Masse Canada58.66Q, GR
214Emily Seebohm Australia58.95Q
313Taylor Ruck Canada1:00.06Q
423Kaylee McKeown Australia1:00.11Q
515Georgia Davies Wales1:00.33Q
627Jade Hannah Canada1:00.37Q
726Hayley Baker Australia1:00.63Q
812Kathleen Dawson Scotland1:00.67QSO
925Elizabeth Simmonds England1:00.67QSO
1017Cassie Wild Scotland1:00.93
1116Jessica Fullalove England1:01.39
1222Bobbi Gichard New Zealand1:01.75
1311Anna Maine England1:02.29
1418Danielle Hill Northern Ireland1:02.62
1521Naomi Ruele Botswana1:03.01
1628Nathania van Niekerk South Africa1:03.06


14Kathleen Dawson Scotland1:01.06Q
25Elizabeth Simmonds England1:01.13


4Kylie Masse Canada58.63GR
5Emily Seebohm Australia58.66
3Taylor Ruck Canada58.97
46Kaylee McKeown Australia1:00.08
52Georgia Davies Wales1:00.17
68Kathleen Dawson Scotland1:00.74
71Hayley Baker Australia1:00.74
87Jade Hannah Canada1:00.83


  1. "Swimming - Daily Schedule". Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
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