Swimming at the 2018 Commonwealth Games – Women's 200 metre freestyle

The Women's 200 metre freestyle event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games was held on 5 April at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.

Women's 200 metre freestyle
at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
VenueGold Coast Aquatic Centre
Dates5 April 2018
Competitors21 from 12 nations
Winning time1:54.81


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

World record Federica Pellegrini (ITA)1:52.98Rome, Italy29 July 2009
Commonwealth record Emma McKeon (AUS)1:54.83Adelaide, Australia10 April 2016
Games record Emma McKeon (AUS)1:55.57Glasgow, United Kingdom24 July 2014

The following records were established during the competition:

5 AprilFinalTaylor Ruck Canada1:54.81CR, GR


The schedule is as follows:[1]

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

Date Time Round
Thursday 5 April 201811:00Qualifying



124Ariarne Titmus Australia1:57.02Q
234Emma McKeon Australia1:57.40Q
335Taylor Ruck Canada1:57.44Q
414Eleanor Faulkner England1:57.87Q
536Holly Hibbott England1:58.10Q
615Penny Oleksiak Canada1:58.21Q
725Leah Neale Australia1:58.91Q
833Lucy Hope Scotland1:59.18Q
933Kathryn Greenslade Wales1:59.66
1026Carina Doyle New Zealand2:00.01
1116Ellena Jones Wales2:01.47
1213Joanna Evans Bahamas2:01.75
1327Gemma Atherley Jersey2:03.64
1432Dune Coetzee South Africa2:04.15
1512Kristin Bellingan South Africa2:04.37
1637Lauren Hew Cayman Islands2:07.21
1722Marlies Ross South Africa2:08.29
1831Alison Jackson Cayman Islands2:12.08
1917Makaela Holowchak Antigua and Barbuda2:14.01
2021Theresa Soukup Seychelles2:15.63
2111Aliah Maginley Antigua and Barbuda2:25.35


3Taylor Ruck Canada1:54.81CR, GR
4Ariarne Titmus Australia1:54.85
5Emma McKeon Australia1:56.26
46Eleanor Faulkner England1:57.72
52Holly Hibbott England1:58.55
61Leah Neale Australia1:58.76
77Penny Oleksiak Canada1:59.55
88Lucy Hope Scotland1:59.58


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