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Famous Swimmers from Slovenia

List of notable or famous swimmers from Slovenia, with bios and photos, including the top swimmers born in Slovenia and even some popular swimmers who immigrated to Slovenia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Slovenian swimmers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These swimmers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known swimmer from Slovenia is included when available.

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    Alenka Kejžar is an Olympic class swimmer. She was born February 15, 1979 in Kranj, Slovenia. Kejžar attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She was a Golden Key International Honour Society member. Her coaches were Ciril Globočnik and Steve Collins. Her swimming career began in 1987, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Kranj, Slovenia
    • Profession: Swimmer
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    Anja Čarman

    Anja Čarman is a Slovenian swimmer. She won several medals at European LC and SC Championships and competed at 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. Anja is an alumnus of swimming powerhouse The Bolles School. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Škofja Loka, Slovenia
    • Profession: Athlete, Swimmer
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    Anja Klinar is a butterfly and medley swimmer from Slovenia. She has competed for her native country at three Olympic Games, from 2004—2012. She is also a two-time gold medalist at the Mediterranean Games in the individual medley events, and medaled at both the short course and long course European ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Jesenice, Slovenia
    • Profession: Athlete, Swimmer
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    Blaž Medvešek is a former backstroke swimmer from Slovenia, who competed for his native country of Slovenia at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece as well as at 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. In his swimming career, he has represented Branik, Maribor and Ilirija, Ljubljana Swimming ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Maribor, Slovenia
    • Profession: Swimmer
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    Damir Dugonjič

    Damir Dugonjič is a Slovenian swimmer, who competed for his native country at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He competed in 100 metre breaststroke, where he finished 16th. He attended school and swam for the USA's University of California, Berkeley from 2007–2011. At the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming & ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Ravne na Koroškem, Slovenia
    • Profession: Athlete, Swimmer
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    Jernej Godec is a freestyle and butterfly swimmer from Slovenia, who competed for his native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Member of the Ilirija Swimming Club from Ljubljana, Slovenia; his former coaches include Aleš Cerkovnik and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Profession: Swimmer
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    Lavra Babič is a freestyle swimmer from Slovenia, who participated for her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Brezje, Novo Mesto, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
    • Profession: Swimmer
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    Maja Cesar

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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: Jesenice, Slovenia
    • Profession: Athlete, Swimmer
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    Martin Strel

    Martin Strel, is a Slovenian long-distance swimmer, best known for swimming the entire length of various rivers. Strel holds successive Guinness World Records for swimming the Danube river, the Mississippi River, the Yangtze River, and the Amazon River. His motto is "swimming for peace, friendship and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Municipality of Mokronog–Trebelno, Slovenia
    • Profession: Swimmer
    • Credits: Big River Man
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    Mojca Sagmeister

    Mojca Sagmeister is a Slovenian swimmer. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's 400 metre freestyle, finishing 32nd in the heats, failing to qualify for the final. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 19
    • Birthplace: Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
    • Profession: Athlete, Swimmer
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    Nastja Govejsek

    Nastja Govejšek is a Slovenian swimmer. Govejšek was born 15 July 1997 in Slovenia. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's 100 metre freestyle, finishing in 28th place overall in the heats, failing to qualify for the semifinals. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 18
    • Birthplace: Celje, Slovenia
    • Profession: Swimmer
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    Nataša Kejžar is an olympic swimmer, born October 14, 1976 in Jesenice, Slovenia, Yugoslavia. She studied at Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Ljubljana and achieved her PhD degree in Statistics in 2007. She is co-author with Douglas White, Constantino Tsallis, J. Doyne Farmer and Scott White ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Jesenice, Slovenia
    • Profession: Mathematician, Swimmer
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    Peter Mankoč is a Slovenian swimmer. He is one of the most successful short course European Championship swimmers in the history of the event. Mankoč is the former world record holder in the 100 meter individual medley. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Profession: Public Servant, Athlete, Swimmer
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    Robert Zbogar

    Robert Žbogar is a Slovenian swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 200 metre butterfly, finishing in 24th place overall in the heats, failing to qualify for the semifinals. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Kranj, Slovenia
    • Profession: Athlete, Swimmer
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    Sara Isaković is a retired Slovenian swimmer. In 2008 Beijing Olympics, at the age of 20, she placed 2nd in the 200 freestyle with the time of 1.54.97, being the second woman ever to brake the 1 min 55 sec mark. Bringing home her Silver medal, was a historic moment for Slovenian sports. Being raised by ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Bled, Slovenia
    • Profession: Athlete, Swimmer
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    Spela Bohinc

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    • Age: age 20
    • Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Profession: Athlete, Swimmer
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    Tjasa Oder

    Tjasa Oder is a Slovenian swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's 800 metre freestyle, finishing in 25th place overall in the heats, failing to qualify for the final. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 21
    • Birthplace: Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
    • Profession: Athlete, Swimmer
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    Tjaša Vozel

    Tjaša Vozel is a Slovenian swimmer. She is competing for Slovenia at the 2012 Summer Olympics. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 21
    • Birthplace: Trbovlje, Slovenia
    • Profession: Athlete, Swimmer
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    Ursa Bezan

    Urša Bežan is a Slovenian swimmer. She competed in the 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 21
    • Birthplace: Kranj, Slovenia
    • Profession: Athlete, Swimmer
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