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List of the best Olympic athletes in the sport of swimming. Olympians on this list have competed at the Olympic games in swimming. Olympic athletes on this list have made it all the way to the Olympics in their sport and have either won their event or did not even place. But this list isn't just about winners, times, distances and points, it's about who are the public's favorite Olympic athletes in swimming. Olympians on this list have captured the hearts of the public in one way or another, and have led their peers in swimming competitions. Only the greatest swimming Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so vote for your favorites and let only the best swimming Olympians see the top. Swimming athletes who have competed in the Olympics don't all have what it takes to be called the "best" in their Olympic sport, so vote carefully and make sure that only the true greats get a place on the front page of this list. Examples of athletes on this list include Amaury Leveaux and Brenton Rickard. You may want to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it with your Facebook friends, Twitter followers or with any other social networks you use regularly. {#nodes}
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Michael Phelps is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Inge de Bruijn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
IanHarvey added Inge de Bruijn age 43

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Murray Rose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
IanHarvey added Murray Rose Died at 73 (1939-2012)

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Natalie Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Ian Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Ian Thorpe age 34

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Mark Spitz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Mark Spitz age 67

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Pieter van den Hoogenband is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Aaron Peirsol is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Aaron Peirsol age 33

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Katie Ledecky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
OCD Man added Katie Ledecky age 20

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Dana Vollmer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Dave_7672 added Dana Vollmer age 29

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Janet Evans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Janet Evans age 45

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Leisel Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Leisel Jones age 31

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Dara Torres is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Dara Torres age 49

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Amanda Beard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Amanda Beard age 35

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Libby Lenton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Libby Lenton age 32

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Jenny Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Brendan Hansen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Rebecca Soni is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Rebecca Soni age 30

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Krisztina Egerszegi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
IanHarvey added Krisztina Egerszegi age 42

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Emily Seebohm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Emily Seebohm age 24

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Matt Biondi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Matt Biondi age 51

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Grant Hackett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Grant Hackett age 36

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Stephanie Rice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Kosuke Kitajima is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Hayden Stoeckel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Sarah Sjöström is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Rebecca Adlington is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Ryan Lochte is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Ryan Lochte age 32

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Britta Steffen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Gary Hall, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Laure Manaudou is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Dave_7672 added Laure Manaudou age 30

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John Naber is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
John Naber age 61

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Missy Franklin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
chicosh added Missy Franklin age 21

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Jessica Hardy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Dave_7672 added Jessica Hardy age 30

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Federica Pellegrini is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Lenny Krayzelburg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Dave_7672 added Lenny Krayzelburg age 41

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Kirsty Coventry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Jason Lezak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Jason Lezak age 41

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Mary T. Meagher is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Haley Cope is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Haley Cope age 37

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Amy Van Dyken is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Amy Van Dyken age 44

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Alain Bernard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Alain Bernard age 33

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Andrew Lauterstein is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Park Tae-hwan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Park Tae-hwan age 27

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Cullen Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Cullen Jones age 33

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Matt Grevers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Matt Grevers age 32

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Inge Dekker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Inge Dekker age 31

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Cate Campbell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Cate Campbell age 24

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Femke Heemskerk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Amanda Weir is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Amanda Weir age 31