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Famous Jews in Swimming. These 46 top Jewish swimmers are an inspiration to every Jew & athlete out there, whether you're a fan of Swimming or just a fan of great athleticism in general. The list of the best Jewish swimmers includes Israelis, Americans, and Jews from other nationalities. Enjoy this whole series of lists celebrating well-known Jewish athletes.

age 51 - Dara Grace Torres is an American former competition swimmer who is a twelve-time Olympic medalist and former world record-holder in three events. Torres is the first and only swimmer to ...more

age 68 - Mark Andrew Spitz is an American former competition swimmer, nine-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in multiple events. He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics ...more

age 43 - Jason Edward Lezak is an American competition swimmer who is a four-time Olympic gold medalist. He formerly swam for Irvine Novaquatics. He graduated from Irvine High School in 1994, and then ...more

age 52 - Tiffany Lisa Cohen is an American former swimmer who was a double gold medalist at the 1984 Summer Olympics. Cohen is Jewish. In 1982, she won the U.S. National Championship in the 500-, 1,000-, ...more

age 43 - Lenny Krayzelburg is an American former backstroke swimmer, and Olympic gold medalist and former world record holder. He swam in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. He won a total of four Olympic gold

age 33 - Garrett Weber-Gale is an American competition swimmer, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and world record-holder in two events.

Died at 65 (1877-1942) - Dr. Otto Herschmann was a Jewish Austrian swimmer, fencer, lawyer, and sports official. Herschmann won a silver medal at the initial modern Olympic Games, the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, ...more

Paul Neumann Died at 57 (1875-1932) - Paul Neumann was an Austrian swimmer and physician, who competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens and became the first Austrian gold medalist ever.

age 72 - Marilyn Ramenofsky is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. She is currently a researcher at the University of California at Davis, studying ...more

Died at 84 (1879-1963) - Otto Wahle was a Jewish Austrian swimmer who competed in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Died at 67 (1889-1956) - Otto Scheff, born Otto Sochaczewsky was an Austrian-Jewish freestyle swimmer, water polo player, lawyer, politician, and sports official who competed in the 1906 Summer Olympics, in the 1908 ...more

age 39 - Scott Daniel Goldblatt is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist who specialized in freestyle events.

age 35 - Sarah Poewe is an Olympic Breaststroke swimmer, who has swum internationally for both South Africa and Germany. At the age of 14, she made her international debut at the 1997 Pan Pacific ...more

Alfred Nakache Died at 68 (1915-1983) - Alfred Nakache was a French swimmer and water polo player. A member of the French team for the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympic Games, he also swam in the first post-war Summer Olympics in London in ...more

age 64 - Andrea Gyarmati is a Hungarian retired female swimmer. She won two medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Her mother and coach, Éva Székely was a breaststroke swimmer who ...more

age 61 - Keena Ruth Rothhammer is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in two events. Rothhammer was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and she was raised ...more

Died at 79 (1907-1986) - Albert L. Schwartz was an American competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. Schwartz received a bronze medal for his ...more

age 39 - Tal Stricker is a breaststroke swimmer from Israel, who competed for his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. There he swam in three events. He won his preliminary ...more

Died at 94 (1896-1990) - Margarete "Grete" Adler was an Austrian freestyle swimmer, diver, and gymnastics teacher, who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics and in the 1924 Summer Olympics. She was Jewish, and ...more

Herbert Klein Died at 78 (1923-2001) - Herbert Klein was a German swimmer. He won the 200 Metres Breaststroke at the 1950 European Aquatics Championships in Vienna and in the bronze medal in the 200 Metres Breaststroke at the 1952 ...more

Dan Kutler age 48 - Dan Kutler is a former butterfly swimmer, who was born in the United States, and swam for Israel in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He grew up in Santa Clara, California, and competed for UCLA ...more

Yoav Gath age 38 - Yoav Gath is an Olympic and national-record backstroke swimmer from Israel. He swam for Israel at the 2000 Olympics. He was the first Israeli swimmer under two minutes in the 200 back. At the ...more

Yoav Bruck age 46 - Yoav Bruck is a former swimmer from Israel, who competed in three Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1992. Bruck is Jewish. He finished 32nd in the 50m freestyle and 31st in the ...more

Eithan Urbach age 41 - Eithan Urbach is a former backstroke swimmer from Israel. Urbach competed in two events in the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 2000 Summer Olympics. In 1997, Urbach shared Israel's Sportsman of the ...more

Eran Groumi age 48 - Eran Groumi is a former backstroke and butterfly swimmer from Israel, who competed for his native country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Michael Halika age 40 - Michael Halika is a former medley swimmer from Israel, who competed in three events at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia as a member of the Israeli swimming team. In 2003 he won ...more

age 35 - Adi Maia Bichman is an Israeli former Olympic swimmer. She participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where she swam in the 400m and 800m freestyle, as well as the 400m medley. She ...more

András Székely Died at 34 (1909-1943) - András Székely was an Hungarian swimmer who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics. In the 1932 Olympics he won a bronze medal in the 4×200 m freestyle relay event. He also was ...more

László Szabados Died at 81 (1911-1992) - László Szabados was an Hungarian swimmer who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics. In the 1932 Olympics he won a bronze medal in the 4×200 m freestyle relay event.

Klara Milch Klara Milch was an Austrian freestyle swimmer who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. She was Jewish. She won the bronze medal in the 4×100 metre freestyle relay event, becoming the ...more

József Munk József Munk was a Hungarian freestyle swimmer who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics. He was Jewish. In the 1908 Olympics he won a silver medal as a member of a Hungarian 4x200 metre ...more

Vadim Alexeev age 48 - Vadim Alexeev is a retired world-class Soviet/Israeli Olympic breaststroke swimmer. Alexeev was born in Almaty, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union. He is Jewish, and emigrated to Israel in 1992. He speaks ...more

Alexei Manziola age 38 - Alexei Manziola is a former Israeli swimmer, currently residing in Russia. Manziola a member of Israel's swimming team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, competing in the Men's ...more

Semyon Belits-Geiman age 73 - Semyon Viktorovich Belits-Geiman is a former Soviet freestyle swimmer. He set a world record in the 800 m freestyle and won two Olympic medals.

Josephine Stricker

Judith Haspel

Alfréd Hajós-Guttman

Anthony Ervin

Éva Székely

Lejzor Ilja Szrajbman

Charlotte Epstein

Gerard Blitz

William Bachrach

Wendy Weinberg age 60 - Wendy Weinberg is an American former competition swimmer who was an Olympic Games, Pan American Games, and Maccabiah Games medalist. At the 1973 Maccabiah Games, she won a gold medal in the ...more

Ben Wildman-Tobriner

Imre Zachar