List of famous swimmers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

A swimmer is an athlete who swims, especially to participate in competitive swimming events. Swimming is a water based sport that became popular in the 19th century. As a recreational activity, swimming had been around for centuries; the earliest recorded evidence of swimming dates back to Stone Age paintings. In competitive swimming, the swimmers attempt to constantly improve upon one’s time or strive to surpass the competitors in a given event. The Summer Olympic Games include 16 swimming events for male and female athletes which are held in a 50-meter pool called a long course pool. The Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) is the international governing body for competitive swimming. There are four major styles of swimming—freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly stroke. Competitive events may be held in one or all of these styles. Swimmers need to be powerful and need to create muscle power in order to build resistance. It is especially important for swimmers to have strong abdominal muscles. Due to their continued exposure to water and the sun, swimmers have to take great care of their skin and hair to prevent damage to them. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous swimmers from all over the world.

Wim HofWim Hof

Till LindemannTill Lindemann
(German)
Bud SpencerBud Spencer
(Italian)
Ryan LochteRyan Lochte
(American)

Charlene, Princess of MonacoCharlene, Princess of Monaco
(South African)
Johnny WeissmullerJohnny Weissmuller
(American)
Katie LedeckyKatie Ledecky
(American)

Esther WilliamsEsther Williams
(American)
Ian ThorpeIan Thorpe
(Australian)
Diana NyadDiana Nyad
(American)

Herbert NitschHerbert Nitsch
(Austrian)
Missy FranklinMissy Franklin
(Canadian,American)
Rebecca AdlingtonRebecca Adlington
(British)

Duke KahanamokuDuke Kahanamoku
(American)
Nathan AdrianNathan Adrian
(American)
Summer SandersSummer Sanders
(American)

Dara TorresDara Torres
(American)
Dick PoundDick Pound
(Canadian)
Sun YangSun Yang

Lynne CoxLynne Cox
(American)
Gertrude EderleGertrude Ederle
(American)
Amanda BeardAmanda Beard
(American)

Audrey MestreAudrey Mestre
(French)
Stephanie RiceStephanie Rice
(Australian)
Jenny ThompsonJenny Thompson
(American)

Trevor BaylisTrevor Baylis
(British)
Allison SchmittAllison Schmitt
(American)
Janet EvansJanet Evans
(American)

Jason LezakJason Lezak
(American)
Matthew MitchamMatthew Mitcham
(Australian)
Matt BiondiMatt Biondi
(American)

Grant HackettGrant Hackett
(Australian)
Annette KellermanAnnette Kellerman
(Australian)
Dana VollmerDana Vollmer
(American)

Rebecca SoniRebecca Soni
(American)
Martin StrelMartin Strel
(Slovenian)
Cullen JonesCullen Jones
(American)

Natalie du ToitNatalie du Toit
(South African)
Leisel JonesLeisel Jones
(Australian)
Matt GreversMatt Grevers
(American)

Eamon SullivanEamon Sullivan
(Australian)
Boy CharltonBoy Charlton
(Australian)
Liam TancockLiam Tancock
(British)

Maritza CorreiaMaritza Correia
(Spanish)
Maddison ElliottMaddison Elliott
(Australian)
Alexander PopovAlexander Popov
(Russian)

João HavelangeJoão Havelange
(Brazilian)
Răzvan FloreaRăzvan Florea
(Romanian)
Uğur TanerUğur Taner
(Turkish)

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