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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Dec. 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 Dec. 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.

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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

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Otto Wahle was a Jewish Austrian swimmer who competed in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Dec. 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

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

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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 Dec. 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

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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

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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

Dec. 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

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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

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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 Dec. 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 49
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 39
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 47
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 42
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 49
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.