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.

Esther WilliamsEsther Williams
(American)

Wim HofWim Hof
Till LindemannTill Lindemann
(German)

Bud SpencerBud Spencer
(Italian)

Charlene, Princess of MonacoCharlene, Princess of Monaco
(South African)

Johnny WeissmullerJohnny Weissmuller
(American)
João HavelangeJoão Havelange
(Brazilian)

Ian ThorpeIan Thorpe
(Australian)
Ryan LochteRyan Lochte
(American)

Lynne CoxLynne Cox
(American)

Missy FranklinMissy Franklin
(Canadian,American)

Dick PoundDick Pound
(Canadian)
Diana NyadDiana Nyad
(American)

Duke KahanamokuDuke Kahanamoku
(American)
Summer SandersSummer Sanders
(American)

Katie LedeckyKatie Ledecky
(American)

Maddison ElliottMaddison Elliott
(Australian)

Rebecca AdlingtonRebecca Adlington
(British)
Amanda BeardAmanda Beard
(American)

Nathan AdrianNathan Adrian
(American)
Dara TorresDara Torres
(American)

Gertrude EderleGertrude Ederle
(American)

Annette KellermanAnnette Kellerman
(Australian)

Audrey MestreAudrey Mestre
(French)
Matthew MitchamMatthew Mitcham
(Australian)

Sun YangSun Yang
Natalie du ToitNatalie du Toit
(South African)

Herbert NitschHerbert Nitsch
(Austrian)

Liam TancockLiam Tancock
(British)

Stephanie RiceStephanie Rice
(Australian)
Leisel JonesLeisel Jones
(Australian)

Rebecca SoniRebecca Soni
(American)
Jenny ThompsonJenny Thompson
(American)

Eamon SullivanEamon Sullivan
(Australian)

Trevor BaylisTrevor Baylis
(British)

Matt BiondiMatt Biondi
(American)
Boy CharltonBoy Charlton
(Australian)

Matt GreversMatt Grevers
(American)
Allison SchmittAllison Schmitt
(American)

Janet EvansJanet Evans
(American)

Jason LezakJason Lezak
(American)

Grant HackettGrant Hackett
(Australian)
Dana VollmerDana Vollmer
(American)

Cullen JonesCullen Jones
(American)
Martin StrelMartin Strel
(Slovenian)

Maritza CorreiaMaritza Correia
(Spanish)

Uğur TanerUğur Taner
(Turkish)

Răzvan FloreaRăzvan Florea
(Romanian)
Alexander PopovAlexander Popov
(Russian)

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