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. (250 items)
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Pieter van den Hoogenband age 40
Pieter Cornelis Martijn van den Hoogenband is a Dutch former swimmer and a triple Olympic champion.
IanHarvey added Inge de Bruijn age 45
Inge de Bruijn is a Dutch former swimmer. She is a four-time Olympic champion and a former world record holder.
Britta Steffen age 35
Britta Steffen is a German swimmer who specializes in freestyle, who is the current holder of the world record in women's 50 and 100 metre freestyle. In 1999, Steffen won six titles at the ...more
Feriko890 added Katinka Hosszú age 29
Katinka Hosszú is a female Hungarian swimmer, who has competed three times at the Summer Olympics: 2004, 2008, and 2012. She currently swims for the Vasas SC, Hungary, under head coach
Feriko890 added Ferry Weertman age 26
Feriko890 added Pernille Blume age 24
Pernille Blume is a Danish swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed for the national team in the Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay, finishing in 6th place in the final.