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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. (234 items)

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Michael Phelps is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Katie Ledecky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
OCD Man added Katie Ledecky age 20

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Natalie Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Pieter van den Hoogenband is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Dana Vollmer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Dave_7672 added Dana Vollmer age 29

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Leisel Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Leisel Jones age 31

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Aaron Peirsol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Aaron Peirsol age 33

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Ian Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Ian Thorpe age 34

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Stephanie Rice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Mark Spitz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Mark Spitz age 67

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Missy Franklin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
chicosh added Missy Franklin age 21

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Janet Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Janet Evans age 45

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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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Penny Oleksiak is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Penny Oleksiak

The Best Olympic Athletes in Synchronized Swimming

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Inge de Bruijn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
IanHarvey added Inge de Bruijn age 43

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

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Murray Rose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
IanHarvey added Murray Rose Died at 73 (1939-2012)

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Libby Lenton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Libby Lenton age 32

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Amanda Beard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Amanda Beard age 35

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Rebecca Soni is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Rebecca Soni age 30

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Ryan Lochte is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Ryan Lochte age 32

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Brendan Hansen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Emily Seebohm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Emily Seebohm age 24

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

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

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Haley Cope is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Haley Cope age 37

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Matt Biondi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Matt Biondi age 51

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Gary Hall, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

The Hottest Female Swimmers

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Grant Hackett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Grant Hackett age 36

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Kosuke Kitajima is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Sarah Sjöström is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Hayden Stoeckel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Britta Steffen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Laure Manaudou is listed (or ranked) 34 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) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
John Naber age 61

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Jessica Hardy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Dave_7672 added Jessica Hardy age 30

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Krisztina Egerszegi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
IanHarvey added Krisztina Egerszegi age 42

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Andrew Lauterstein is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Kirsty Coventry is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Kaitlin Sandeno is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Dave_7672 added Kaitlin Sandeno age 34

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Elizabeth Beisel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Chloe Sutton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Chloe Sutton age 25

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

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Cate Campbell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Cate Campbell age 24

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Joanne Jackson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Amanda Weir is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Amanda Weir age 31

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Mary T. Meagher is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming

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Lenny Krayzelburg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Dave_7672 added Lenny Krayzelburg age 41

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Jason Lezak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Jason Lezak age 41

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Park Tae-hwan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Swimming
Park Tae-hwan age 27