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  1. Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps


    Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (18, double the second highest record holders), Olympic gold medals in individual events (11), and Olympic medals in individual events for a male (13). In winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps took the record for the most first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. Five of those victories were in individual events, tying the single Games record. In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four golds and two silver medals, making him the most successful athlete of the Games for the third Olympics in a row.

  2. Sharron Davies

    Sharron Davies


    Sharron Elizabeth Davies MBE (born 1 November 1962) is a retired swimmer from the United Kingdom. She won a silver medal in the 400-metre individual medley at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, and two gold medals at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton. Since retiring from the sport, she has worked as television presenter and served as a patron of charities for disabled children and fitness. She was also a contestant on Dancing on Ice 2011.

  3. Alison Armitage

    Alison Armitage


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  4. Ian Thorpe

    Ian Thorpe


    Ian James Thorpe, OAM (born 13 October 1982) is an Australian swimmer who specialises in freestyle, but also competes in backstroke and the individual medley. He has won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any Australian, and with three gold and two silver medals, was the most successful athlete at the 2000 Summer Olympics. At the 2001 World Aquatics Championships, he became the first person to win six gold medals in one World Championship. In total, Thorpe has won eleven World Championship golds, the third-highest number of any swimmer. Thorpe was the first person to have been named Swimming World Swimmer of the Year four times, and was the Australian Swimmer of the Year from 1999 to 2003. His athletic achievements made him one of Australia's most popular athletes, and he was recognised as the Young Australian of the Year in 2000.

  5. Amanda Beard

    Amanda Beard


    Amanda Ray Beard (born October 29, 1981), also known by her married name Amanda Brown, is an American swimmer and a seven-time Olympic medalist (two gold, four silver, one bronze). She is a former world record holder in the 200-meter breaststroke (long course).

  6. Franziska van Almsick

    Franziska van Almsick


    Franziska van Almsick (born 5 April 1978 in Berlin, East Berlin) is a German swimmer. She won her first Olympic medals in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympic Games aged fourteen.

  7. Stephanie Rice

    Stephanie Rice


    Stephanie Louise Rice, OAM (born 17 June 1988) is an Australian competitive swimmer. She won three gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on 26 January 2009.

  8. Ryan Lochte

    Ryan Lochte


    Ryan Steven Lochte (/ˈlɒkti/, LOCK-tee; born August 3, 1984) is an American competitive swimmer and an 11-time Olympic medalist (five gold, three silver, three bronze). His seven individual Olympic medals rank near the top in men's swimming. As part of the American team, he holds the world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay (long course). Individually, he currently holds the world record in the 100-meter individual medley, 200-meter individual medley (long and short course), and the 400-meter individual medley (short course).

  9. Federica Pellegrini

    Federica Pellegrini


    Federica Pellegrini (born 5 August 1988) is an Italian swimmer. A native of Mirano, in the province of Venice, she holds the women's 200 m freestyle world records (long course and short course), and won a Gold Medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Pellegrini became the first woman ever to breach the 4 minute barrier in 400 m freestyle with the time 3:59.15. Pellegrini is the first female Olympic champion in the history of Italian swimming; she is also the only Italian swimmer to have set world records in more than one event.

  10. Dara Torres

    Dara Torres


    Dara Grace Torres (born April 15, 1967) is an American former competition swimmer who is a twelve-time Olympic medalist and former world record-holder in three events. Torres is the first and only swimmer to represent the United States in five Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2008), and, at age 41, was the oldest swimmer ever to earn a place on the U.S. Olympic team. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she competed in the 50-meter freestyle, 4×100-meter medley relay, and 4×100-meter freestyle relay, and won silver medals in all three events.

  11. Laure Manaudou

    Laure Manaudou


    Laure Manaudou (born 9 October 1986) is a retired French 2004 Olympic, world and European champion swimmer. She has held the world record in freestyle events between 200 and 1500 meter. She is the daughter of a French father and a Dutch mother, and she is the older sister of Florent Manaudou who is also an Olympic gold medalist swimmer.

  12. Hanna-Maria Seppälä

    Hanna-Maria Seppälä


    Hanna-Maria Seppälä (born 13 December 1984 in Kerava) is a freestyle swimmer from Finland, who won the world title in the 100 m freestyle at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

  13. Natalie Coughlin

    Natalie Coughlin


    Natalie Coughlin Hall (born August 23, 1982), née Natalie Anne Coughlin, is an American competition swimmer and twelve-time Olympic medalist. While attending the University of California, Berkeley, she became the first woman ever to swim the 100-meter backstroke (long course) in less than one minute—ten days before her 20th birthday in 2002. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she became the first U.S. female athlete in modern Olympic history to win six medals in one Olympiad, and the first woman ever to win a 100-meter backstroke gold in two consecutive Olympics. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she earned a bronze medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. Her total of twelve Olympic medals ties her with Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres for the most all-time medals by a female swimmer.

  14. Amy Van Dyken

    Amy Van Dyken


    Amy Deloris Van Dyken (born February 15, 1973) is an American former competitive swimmer, Olympic champion, former world record-holder, and national radio sports talk show co-host. She has won six Olympic gold medals in her career, four of which she won at the 1996 Summer Olympics, making her the first American woman to accomplish such a feat and the most successful athlete at the 1996 Summer Olympics. She won gold in the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 4×100-meter freestyle relay, and 4×100-meter medley relay.

  15. Giaan Rooney

    Giaan Rooney


  16. César Cielo

    César Cielo


    César Cielo Filho (born 10 January 1987) is a Brazilian competitive swimmer who specializes in sprint events. He is the most successful Brazilian swimmer in history, having obtained three Olympic medals, winning six individual World Championship gold medals and breaking two world records.

  17. Sharon Davies

    Sharon Davies


  18. Ryk Neethling

    Ryk Neethling


    Ryk Neethling (born 17 November 1977) is a South African swimmer. He won an Olympic gold medal in the 4×100 m freestyle relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He is the former joint owner of the 4×100 m freestyle relay world record and holds several South African records. He also is the first South African to compete four successive Olympic Games.

  19. Missy Franklin

    Missy Franklin


    Melissa Jeanette Franklin (born May 10, 1995) is an American competition swimmer and four-time Olympic gold medalist. She currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke (long course) and American records in both the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke (long course). As a member of the U.S. national swim team, she also holds the world record in the 4×100-meter medley relay (short course and long course).

  20. Christine Jacob

    Christine Jacob


    Christine Sotto Jacob-Sandejas, also known as Christine Jacob, is a Filipina swimmer, actress, T.V. host, and newscaster. She was born April 30, 1967 in the Philippines to a Scottish American father Roger Jacob and a former T.V. host Rosemarie (née Sotto), and grew up in the United States in her elementary years.

  21. Nathan Adrian

    Nathan Adrian


    Nathan Ghar-jun Adrian (born December 7, 1988) is an American competitive swimmer and three-time Olympic gold medalist who currently holds the American record in the long course 50-meter and short course 50- and 100-yard freestyle events.

  22. Aaron Peirsol

    Aaron Peirsol


    Aaron Wells Peirsol (born July 23, 1983) is an American former competition swimmer and backstroke specialist who is a former world champion and world record-holder. He is a three-time Olympian and seven-time Olympic medalist (five gold, two silver). As a member of the U.S. national team, he holds the world record in the men's 4×100-meter medley relay (long course). Individually, he currently holds the world record in the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke events (long course). In February 2011, Peirsol announced his retirement, saying, "I ended up doing everything I set out to do."

  23. Bia Feres

    Bia Feres


  24. Rita Dravucz

    Rita Dravucz


    Rita Drávucz (born 14 April 1980 in Szolnok) is a female water polo player from Hungary, who competed for her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China and the 2012 Summer Olympics in the London, Great Britain.

  25. Mark Foster

    Mark Foster


    Mark Andrew Foster (born 12 May 1970) is a retired English swimmer, specialising in butterfly and freestyle at 50 metres.

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